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MovieStarPlanet goes to Barcelona – this year’s company adventure

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We are from the North and don’t mind the occasional dark and cold days, as long as we can also bask in the sun every now and again. Hey, even Vikings need their Vitamin D, right? This is the story of this year’s company trip which has taken us to the warm beaches and blue waters of the Mediterranean.

Because our team has put a great deal of effort into making MovieStarPlanet the best social network for kids and tweens, it has been decided that Barcelona would be the best place for us to recharge our solar dependent batteries this year. As a very welcomed reward, our company trip this year has taken us on a Spanish adventure where we had loads of fun – the kind that all Movie Stars should have!

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MovieStarPlanet wins “Most Innovative Company in Denmark” Prize at EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

We are very proud to announce that MovieStarPlanet ApS has been awarded with an outstanding distinction! On Thursday, we have been awarded the prize for the most innovative company in Denmark, at the very prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition. The two other finalists in the category were also companies on the forefront of Danish innovation and business success: Global Connect ApS and Laser Touch ApS. Coming ahead of such prominent companies, makes us even more grateful for being recognized for our core values and achievements.

At MovieStarPlanet innovation is center piece of the way we do business and drive growth. Continue reading


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MSP participated at Europol Annual Experts Seminar 2014

The Head of Safety at MovieStarPlanet, Vernon Jones, was asked to speak at the Europol Annual Experts Seminar on Child Sexual Exploitation. This important seminar brings together Law Enforcement Agencies, NGO’s and The Private Sector to further cooperation in safeguarding children.

‘The safety of children is given the highest priority by everyone working at MovieStarPlanet and attending these meetings we are able to gain knowledge and network with other experts in the field of safeguarding children’
The Europol Expets Seminar is an annual event and MovieStarPlanet is looking forward to attending next years seminar.

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Great fun at MSP’s Halloween Party 2014!

“Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.” (Shakespeare)

Did you get into the Halloween spirit? We certainly did here at MovieStarPlanet! Halloween is a great occasion for us to put our creative minds to work and to have fun. Just like in previous years, we have celebrated Halloween globally through our weekly theme and competitions, which gave our fans the chance to create awesome MovieStarPlanet content:

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MSP among the finalists of the “Entrepreneur of the Year” competition

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme is considered one of the world’s most prestigious business awards and is held in more than 145 cities and in more than 60 countries worldwide. It is both Denmark and the world’s most acclaimed entrepreneur competition. Among its winners are Michael Dell (Dell Inc.), Jeff Bezos (Amazon.com) and Jeff Weiner (LinkedIn). In Denmark, the first EY Entrepreneur Of The Year prize was awarded in 1997 and the list of Danish winners includes the likes of Jysk A/S, Dyrberg Kern A/S, Pandora Jewelry A/S, Monjasa A/S and Haldor Topsoe.

This year’s regional edition of EY in Copenhagen has given us a reason to celebrate: MovieStarPlanet has qualified among the competition’s five finalists Continue reading


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MovieStarPlanet was at the ITU Match Making event

MovieStarPlanet is a company in a constant quest to find its perfect match in terms of talented people. That’s why we took part in the ITU Match Making event last week: we know it takes the best people to produce the greatest success stories.

ITU Match Making is a career fair of the IT-University which is held twice a year in April and October. It’s a great occasion for IT-University students to talk to visiting companies where they might find interesting prospects for future careers. It is also a good chance to discuss project collaboration or inspiration for projects or simply explore ideas. In other words the ITMM is for all students – not just those who are looking for a real job and a great opportunity for companies to inspire and get inspiration.

Below you can see the MovieStarPlanet team and their colorful booth, ready to talk to students and, who knows, future colleagues!

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MovieStarPlanet has launched its official Webshop!

Great news from the fashion world! You can now shop at the official MovieStarPlanet Webshop!

Responding to an ever-growing number of requests from our fans, we have now launched THE place where MSP comes to the real world. Tweens from Denmark, Norway, Sweden (and, soon, other countries in Europe) can now browse through an exciting selection of T-shirts, boasting the beloved MSP logos, characters and other very creative designs.

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Since we spare no effort into making things the MSP way (fun and with a strong sense of quality) we have chosen to partner with CoBrand - one of the strongest partners in the licensing industry – to spearhead our e-commerce efforts. Furthermore, all shirts are made in a responsible manner, using high quality fabrics, certified with Ecotex label.

Just to make our fans even happier, within the coming months we are planning to introduce additional categories, relevant for tweens, such as: bedding sets, towels, water bottles, gym bags.

As for communication, we like to talk to our fans directly, bringing beloved items at their convenience: directly inside the MSP universe, at the core of their engagement with our brand.

So check out our Webshop, let us know your thoughts and do some shopping! Christmas is coming!

 


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MSP attended the POSCON Meeting in Prague

Keeping our users safe while online is our number one priority. Thus, we spare no effort into keeping up to date with the latest information regarding online safety and the production of positive content for children. We therefore maintain a permanent line of discussion with other producers of positive content, NGOs and Governmental representatives.

Vernon Jones, MovieStarPlanet’s Head of Safety, has recently attended the POSCON (Positive Content and Services for Children in Europe) meeting in Prague. This is a project sponsored by the EU Safer Internet Program and it brings together producers of content, NGOs and Governmental representatives in Europe. The 4th edition of POSCON has focused on:

  • Business models for producing positive content (as well as positive content for children with special needs)
  • Review of positive content services in member states
  • Complete and review the book on Positive Content to be launched in Brussels at EU Safer Internet Forum in November
  • Discussion about availability of gateways / portals (such as FragFinn in Germany) giving parents access to sites that have been assessed as offering positive content

MPS believes in a world where children have a right to access educational, professionally produced and entertaining content. Therefore, we will strive to bring these topics as high as possible on the online safety agenda. We will also continue to maintain and constantly improve the quality of our content and safety of our users online.


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MSP survived the Zombierun

We don’t need an excuse to run in a marathon or a race. However, when there’s a horde of zombies chasing after us, you can bet we’ll put as much distance, as fast as possible between the walking dead and us. Luckily that’s just a Hollywood scenario for now, but we did train for it this weekend at the annual Zombierun in the Vallensbæk Mose park in Copenhagen.

The Zombierun is a great ocassion for a 5 km long run, demanding not only fitness, but also creativity and wits to evade the hungry zombies. The rules are simple: You can enter as a runner or zombie. Each runner has 3 lives that the zombie tries to take. For each life lost you have to run an extra short detour. Watch the video below to get more gritty details:

MSP sent both survivors and zombies to the race and, as always, it all ended with loads of fun!

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MSP ran in the DHL Relay Race

Copenhagen loves to run and so does MSP! Following an already established tradition, MSP sent some of its best runners to this year’s edition of the DHL Relay Race. If you don’t know what this great event is, here’s a short introduction:

DHL Relay Race takes place once a year in the popular park Fælledparken in Copenhagen’s Østerbro area. More than 100,000 competitors convene during the five day event. Participants compete in teams of five persons who each run five kilometres. The race is an annual tradition and a social event for many organisations and companies as well as families and friends, who team up to participate in the biggest event of its kind in the world. The runners will start and end in the park. Also, a great part of the track runs through the park optimising the cheering opportunity for the audience and the team mates in the tents. After the run, it is tradition to enjoy a picninc dinner together.

As you can see in the pictures, our runners had a great time (save from some muscle cramps and soars) and we’ll definitely be there next year again:

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