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Phil Thomas Di Giulio
Works at WellcomeMat
Attended Penn State
Lives in Brooklyn, NY
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Co-Founder, WellcomeMat
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Branding, Design, Social, Marketing, Video, Product, UX/UI
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  • WellcomeMat
    Founder, 2006 - present
    I help companies successfully bring new products and services to market. Currently managing product design, development and marketing at WellcomeMat, a publishing platform changing the way people experience places and spaces through video.
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Hey there! I help companies successfully bring new products and services to market. Currently managing product design, development and marketing at WellcomeMat, a publishing platform changing the way people experience places and spaces through video.

Say hello anytime https://twitter.com/holaphil or learn more here: http://holaphil.com/about/

Strengths: Product, UI/UX, strategy, emerging media, video, mobile.

Weaknesses: Chocolate, tequila, waaves

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    Integrative Arts (Multimedia), 1994 - 1998
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Whether you work in  #startups  or within  #agencies , if you love product design, management or development, you're invited to join product experts from +TechStars, +Shutterstock and Crisp Media next Thursday (8/15) at +Huge in Brooklyn for the launch of Product Council NYC. This is demo day with a twist!

Join us for a beer, some peer driven product feedback and then sit down with +Indiegogo home security sensation Canary.is for a fireside chat. Did I mention beer?

Click here for full details: http://productcouncil.tumblr.com/

Cc/ +Wyatt Jenkins +Phoebe E +Tom Limongello +Tami Reiss 
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Airlines going mobile beyond the check-in. http://t.co/qRg9hrNT /// via @holaphil http://twitter.com/holaphil/status/251312819323166720
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Instagram just published an update (v4.0) which now includes video integration. If you’re a video junkie like myself, I’m sure you’ve already begun experimenting with mobile video on Instagram. What do you think of Instagram adding video? How will this effect Vine users? Where will you post your videos?

My experience so far…

Pros:
- Videos require a minimum of 5 secs and maximum of 15–always good to set boundaries.
- Intuitive interface with nothing for user to screw up.
- Filters, filters, filters!
- Switching from front to rear camera during shoot is permitted–very useful.
- Option of choosing any frame (photo) to represent each video on your timeline.

Cons:
- No video editing feature.
- No option to filter videos and photos in content stream. They could do this easily by adding a pulldown next to the Instagram logo (similar to Vine’s, but with ‘View… videos, photos, or all’).
- Saving to camera roll requires video upload to Instagram. Can be especially unfortunate after you’ve created one video over the course of a few hours. This actually happened to me this morning. I shot a few seconds of a video around 9am. Later around 11am I shot the rest of the video. Once finished, my video began processing but then completely disappeared never to be seen (literally) again. If you want users to rely on your product to create content, allow them to save their content regardless of upload. Few things are more upsetting than losing a moment you can’t get back.
- No option to choose videos from camera roll. For time being, videos must be recorded in app only.

If I’m Vine, I’m a bit concerned. When it comes to sharing content, most people will choose a path which offers the least amount of friction and the highest reward; Instagram is the clear leader here. While there are advantages to posting via Vine (in-stream playback on Twitter), how many brands will see that as critical enough to warrant spending time and $$$ on both? That said, I believe Vine has a distinct advantage over Instagram to evolve into other offerings (e-commerce?) as opposed to a pure social UGC/brand offering.
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The Internet knows what @PoppyHarlowCNN keeps private http://t.co/3xsVZE2k - Yes this so called 'FREE' social networking comes with a cost. /// via @holaphil http://twitter.com/holaphil/status/251023384165621760
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HOLY RT's - 94,445 and counting: https://t.co/Oq9AIidK #NFL /// via @holaphil http://twitter.com/holaphil/status/250835195387858945
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BlockAvenue aims to be Yelp for neighborhoods: http://t.co/zUA9DDav - Congrats Mr. @tonylongo #keepitlocal /// via @holaphil http://twitter.com/holaphil/status/250712461097979904
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