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#21 arwen

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:46 PM

I thought of another question for Emma if she is so inclined to answer:

With the amount of traveling she does how does she manage to make sure she eats right (which is always hard when you are eating out a lot and not preparing your own meals - can't control what goes into it) and stay fit - does she exercise when on holiday or on movie location? And if she does find time to workout what type of exercise does she do (weights, elliptical etc.)? Does she have a trainer?

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:11 AM

I have several questions for Emma...

1. What's happening with Beauty and the Beast? Is she still attached to the project?
2. Maybe Emma could add another video on her website to let us know how she is.
3. Maybe a list of Emma's favourite things on the website.
4. Some new photos on the website.

That's all I can think of. Can you please, please, please ask Emma if she's thinking of coming to Australia anytime soon? That would be amazing!
And let Emma know that we all love her and will support her in everything she does! :D

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:21 AM

ROFL. =))


At least, I try it :lol: :lol:

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:28 AM

Hey guys! Long time no talk (most of you probably don't remember me, I used to be loopygurl on the board wayyy back in the day).

Anyway, particularly interested in this topic since websites are kind of my life (I grew up to be a web designer/developer), and Emma's definitely needs a pick me up. Not that there will likely be a redesign involved (I'm sure this site cost a small fortune, given the agency that created it), but I have to say that this site is gorgeous and much better than the old site. A mobile version would be nice (technically there is one, in that it strips out the Flash and does something a bit more manageable, but the layout isn't very user friendly on a typical mobile device), but yeah Emma may not want to shell out another couple thousand dollars for that. Just a suggestion she may want to pass onto her tech team.

Honestly, though, as far as content, I definitely think the site has more than enough than what would be considered reasonable for a site of this kind. I definitely agree with missing more frequent updates and such, but that's kind of what Twitter is for. She could think about feeding her Facebook feed into her updates so that the updates appear in both places (which is much more convenient and something we do for clients who don't have the time to update multiple channels). Or, you know, the opposite way, where she can update her site and then have it auto update her Twitter and Facebook, to take the pressure off updating those things. :) (Haha can you tell my job is about making things easier for my clients?)

I find music is a great way to learn more about somebody without being too invasive (music is super personal but sharing music allows others to form their own personal connection, allowing fans to connect with Emma without her feeling like her privacy is being invaded), so maybe she could have an update every once in a while with a song that she really loves.

So, yes, my main recommendation would be one fair-sized blog-like update with what she's been up to every so often (like every month or so?), maybe a snapshot she's taken with her phone over the course of the month (not of her, but of something fun she's seen or somewhere cool she's been), maybe the answer to one or two fan questions and maybe her top song. I think it would give fans something to look forward to, which would keep them engaged with the site (I think some people feel discouraged with the lack of updates, and making them super consistent in terms of content and frequency could help with that).

Also it would be nice to use the "sign up" function in some way that could be interesting... I can only imagine that the agency who does Emma's site must have over a million sign ups at this point and have yet to do anything with them. You could do some kind of "exclusive content" thing with that, such as a random Emma fact, or use it as a way to send exclusive Emma-related news before it hits the blogosphere/news outlets. Or you could set up some kind of exclusive fan giveaway... an autograph or something special. Everyone likes to feel like they're part of a special club, and I'm not sure why else they'd have this functionality since it's not like Emma's really looking for conversions (trying to gain clients or sell products, etc).

Good luck with this, Jo! If you want to shoot around any other web-related ideas or techie questions or whatever, feel free to email me at ling@aisy.ca :D

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:03 AM

More questions:
1) Any more fair trade collaborations on the horizon?
2) Does Emma actually wear/own any of her own fair trade creations. Do her friends/family? Has she ever seen anyone on the street wearing her designs?
3) What are some of Emma's favourite places to buy fair trade products besides People Tree?
4) Does it bother Emma that there are people out there who try to copy her style?
5) Does Emma own any of the clothing items she has worn in a photo shoot?
6) What personal guidelines do you wish fans and other people would remember/respect if they do happen to see you in a public place?

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:15 AM

5-6 new members...Jo you need to post more often ^.^.

I guess I have to ask what are you trying to accomplish? Just injecting more activity or trying to make it more interactive or a little bit of everything?

Ling brings up great points in her post, especially

Honestly, though, as far as content, I definitely think the site has more than enough than what would be considered reasonable for a site of this kind. I definitely agree with missing more frequent updates and such, but that's kind of what Twitter is for. She could think about feeding her Facebook feed into her updates so that the updates appear in both places (which is much more convenient and something we do for clients who don't have the time to update multiple channels). Or, you know, the opposite way, where she can update her site and then have it auto update her Twitter and Facebook, to take the pressure off updating those things. :) (Haha can you tell my job is about making things easier for my clients?)

The lack of updates seems to be the biggest issue among posters here. However, we can't really blame Emma. I'm her age and in college, and I barely have time to do most things. Any college student will tell you they don't have time to spare. Emma tackles not only that but a variety of other projects from film to fashion. I can't blame her for not updating more often, even through twitter/FB. Also keep in mind Emma is smart, she knows whatever she posts will be reposted, and once it's on the internet, it's on the internet. Whatever she posts will be under intense scrutiny, so it's not as easy as just typing out a quick message.

Of course you don't have to rely just on direct activity from Emma. There's also indirect activity, such as fashion updates (photos, ect), maybe start competitions (Graphics, art, literare [poetry/short stories maybe?], music [people have made songs for emma before they won't stop now]). Indirect activity won't generate as much interest from people as direct activity from Emma, but it can help to spark interest, just look at Emmawatson.net (as I'm sure you have ^.^), while many other fan sites have declined over the years, Dook's amazing work has kept it afloat, in part due to the constant flow of updates he's provided.

Also we know she can act, but she's expressed interest in visual and literary arts, and it would be refreshing to see those sides of her personality. I think someone suggested earlier that she post her own work (if she has any [I'm a busy college student don't hate me for not keeping up as much as I use to, I'm still an Emma fan ^.^]). A great way to generate activity in general is to show us an aspect of Emma's personality that can't be found anywhere else.


Ultimately I think the website is pretty amazing as it is given the current circumstances. Social media has really replaced, in large part, the need for fan sites because, for instance, Emma can communicate directly to us now via twitter or facebook. Doesn't that in large part make her official site just a place of storage in terms of what she's accomplished (biography, movies, fashion, info, ect), photos, causes that she supports, projects, awards? If so, there's only so much you can make out of that, and so I think the way the site is right now is good enough, just maybe another tweet here or there ^.^.

All in all, Emma's not part of a large franchise like HP and I doubt any of her new movies will generate the manic response she got while portraying Hermione, and that's not a bad thing. Emma leads a very steady, grounded, life, very drama free (which is why we love her!). I can tell you as a creative writer that drama is everything when trying to spark interest, and while Emma's life is drama free and may not generate as much interest, I don't think many of us would have it any other way ^.^.

Any who, I got analysis happy towards the end there but thanks for reading. If I think of any wild ideas I'll let you know.

As for questions,
1) If you were to write a book, what would it be about and why?
2) Do you have an aspirations of ever directing a film, if so, what kind?
3) (I think she was starting to study literature? I'm horrible at keeping up these days. If not you can disregard this question) Who is your favorite 19th and 20th century author and why?


Any who, thanks for everything Jo, I don't think any of us can thank you enough for the community you've started here that's lasted so long ^.^.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:32 AM

Hi Jo. It's been quite a while since we've heard from you.

Here are some suggestions for Emma's official site I have.


- Changes for messages.

One issue with the official site is that the messages only allow a certain amount of words, making it very difficult to leave complete messages. This is more of an issue for me since I tend to leave longer messages and responses to updates and messages from Emma. Even on twitter unlike most people I tend to use up several tweets for a single response :P. I prefer to get a full response through that Emma can read and understand rather than try to cram everything in one brief message. I imagine it would make messages more interesting for Emma to read. While she has other accounts to leave messages on such as twitter and facebook, it would be great to improve on this one as well.


- Character introductions

Recently Emma "introduced" us to Nicki, the character she will be playing in the Bling Ring on her twitter account. I think it would be interesting if Emma did something similar with other characters she played. Maybe writing a message in character, or perhaps even a short video message with her in character on set(if it's allowed), in order to give a sneak preview of what to expect for her future projects.


- More old "never before sceen" pictures and footage.

As you know the official site in the past had pictures Emma's father took over the years posted on it of Emma working on the Harry Potter films. It would be nice if Emma posted more stuff like that, and not just with Harry Potter, but other projects and events as well if she has anything like that, whether they be pictures or videos. Of course this is for only the stuff Emma is comfortable with showing.

I'll think of some more, but pretty much everyone already addressed things I would like to see, such as more updates on her site either by Emma or yourself, more information on Emma's interests, personal touches and graphics, etc. Of course you guys should ONLY do what is reasonable and what you can actually do, not go overboard trying to appease every one. These are suggestions, not demands after all :P.

Questions for Emma:

1) I've heard that you would love to write a novel someday. If so what would it be about? Who would the characters be?
2) Would you play a character in a film adaptation of the aforementioned novel? Who would you cast for it?
3) What types of characters would you love to play?
4) What has been your favorite role so far?
5) What has been the most interesting thing you have learned at university?


I'll try to think of some more before the time expires. I hope all is well with you and your family and good luck to you in your meeting with Emma. Be sure to put in the good word for me and tell her I love her and wish her good luck at the MTV Movie Awards.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 05:42 AM

Website suggestions:

1) Paid Premium Membership Services

While most content and videos can be free on the Internet, there's an opportunity to offer behind the scenes videos, photos, etc. Just think if Emma launched a section where fans could access videos, behind the scene photos, computer backgrounds, screensaver, etc. With almost 3M followers on Twitter and obsessed fans, I’m pretty sure loyal fans will pay :)

Singed Memorabilia

A signed photograph or DVD is something fans will cherish forever. If you don’t have the chance to get in person, the next best way is to buy online. Often times, you never know if the autograph is real, but when you buy from a celebrity’s official site, it can’t get more official than that. Offer fans the ability to purchase signed items online ;)

Questions:

1) Do you find it difficult to find the role/type of characters that you want to play?
2) Which actresses do you admire, and why?
3) Do you have any plans to write or direct in the future?
4) How have the roles for women in films changed?
5) Tell me about an area in which you would like to improve as an actress?  
6) Do you ever think that you could've done a bit better in any particular role? 
7) What is something that you know now that you wish you knew when you were first starting out as an actor?
8) What is your favorite daily wear attire?
9) Any words of wisdom that you would like to pass on to actors looking to break into show business?
I know this one is silly, but I'd love to know the answer: If I came to your home and looked inside the refrigerator, what would I find? 

Thanks for taking us into account, Jo! xo

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:23 AM

As per my point of view present site is also good,ur choice is always acceptable.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:31 AM

I have other questions from other people if interested

1. Would you consider releasing outtakes for some of your photoshoots?

2. What is the current situation in regards to your studies

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:23 AM

What about your technical skills?
For example you bought a wardrobe from Ikea. Do you like to assemble it?

What about motorbiking? Have you ever been sitting on a motorbike?

Greetings from Berlin :)

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:29 AM

Website suggestions:

1) Paid Premium Membership Services

While most content and videos can be free on the Internet, there's an opportunity to offer behind the scenes videos, photos, etc. Just think if Emma launched a section where fans could access videos, behind the scene photos, computer backgrounds, screensaver, etc. With almost 3M followers on Twitter and obsessed fans, I’m pretty sure loyal fans will pay :)

Would that really be fair though? There were discussions of doing something similar for the forums awhile back, and it's always been decided against because not everyone can pay and because we didn't believe in limiting anyone's opportunities. Emma still has a lot of younger fans and even older fans given the tough economic situation might have trouble scrapping up money for a Premium membership. On top of that a lot of behind the scenes content is controlled by the studios and working around the legal issues might be more trouble than it's worth. Also I don't really see the use in generating income unless it's being used for some purpose of enhancing or maintaining the site. I don't think it's a question of loyalty, we're all devoted fans and our visiting this site and offering suggestions is a testament to that.

That's not to say that Premium Memberships wouldn't offer any benefits, but it feels like the con's would outweigh the pro's.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:45 AM

Hi Jo
thank you for asking our questions from Emma.i really love Emma.
please ask her who are her favorite singers and actors?
I hear Emma & Taylor swift are friends.i'm one of Emma & Taylor's fan.i wanna know is it true???
I love Emma's brother,too.i mean alex watson.i wanna know what's his birthday's date???
i love Emma forever & always :)

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:49 AM

questions :

what's happening with her studies ? in Oxford ? and still back to Brown in september?

does she plan to travel during her next holidays ? where ?

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:22 AM

Ask her if she likes Heavy Metal

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:45 AM

All i can say is i have never witnessed her drinking tea or coffee, she has made herself a cup of hot water in the past. I think at Starbucks she has (in the past) got a Frappacino - which do not contain coffee (or at least the chocolate cream ones don't) ;-)

Thank you for the information. xD

Have fun tomorrow!

Edited by Elena Gilbert, 22 May 2012 - 09:45 AM.


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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:06 PM

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:47 PM

Would that really be fair though? There were discussions of doing something similar for the forums awhile back, and it's always been decided against because not everyone can pay and because we didn't believe in limiting anyone's opportunities. Emma still has a lot of younger fans and even older fans given the tough economic situation might have trouble scrapping up money for a Premium membership. On top of that a lot of behind the scenes content is controlled by the studios and working around the legal issues might be more trouble than it's worth. Also I don't really see the use in generating income unless it's being used for some purpose of enhancing or maintaining the site. I don't think it's a question of loyalty, we're all devoted fans and our visiting this site and offering suggestions is a testament to that.

That's not to say that Premium Memberships wouldn't offer any benefits, but it feels like the con's would outweigh the pro's.


Yeah, I would DEFINITELY advise against Premium Memberships, especially because as of yet there isn't even really a... Normal Membership option, meaning there really is no product here. Not to mention in this day in age there's no such thing as entirely exclusive. Stuff shared with "Premium" members would automatically be posted around the Internet, which is a definite rip off for people who DO pay, and also, once again, shows that there is no product. :P My idea of using the data the site has already cultivated to release "exclusive" data is a lot easier to maintain, at the end of the day would become public anyway (much like any press release), and isn't excluding Emma's fans who may not be able to, or want to, pay for a subscription. Everyone knows roughly how much Emma is worth, she doesn't need to be paid to release information, and I think it could be a bit... iffy, for her reputation if she did so.

Haha, sorry, I've arrived at work for the morning (like I said, I'm a designer/dev for a marketing agency), and I'm in full marketing swing. :D I think while it's good to have lots of ideas for Jo to take to Emma, it will take several meetings before anyone has an idea of where they want the site to go. It's all well and good shouting out suggestions, but at the end of the day many of the suggestions don't meld well with the current purpose of the site – which is, generally speaking, a static site that's more akin to a resume or portfolio than a way for Emma to connect with fans. If she wants to take it in another, more interactive, direction, it's pretty much going to be a "back to the drawing board!" scenario, in terms of figuring out EXACTLY what she wants to accomplish AND THEN shouting out ideas that fit accordingly. :)

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:49 PM

Hi everyone,
I just wondered if anyone had any (sensible) suggestions for Emma's official site? or some Good questions that you wanted to ask her (one's that she hasn't anwsered already 10000 times). I'm meeting with her this Wednesday for a discussion about her official website, so any thoughts, suggestions, questions etc.... please let me know.

Thanks, :hug:
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Hi Jo,

I'm new to this so please forgive me. :P. I'm not sure whether this falls under a Good question but I've wanted to ask Emma Has she ever been locked out of her house or forgotten her house key? and if so, what has she done in the mean time to occupy herself? It came into my head the other day as it's one of these things that can happen to people and it's rather embarrassing haha and i thought hey maybe it could be a question.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:16 PM

Yeah, I would DEFINITELY advise against Premium Memberships, especially because as of yet there isn't even really a... Normal Membership option, meaning there really is no product here. Not to mention in this day in age there's no such thing as entirely exclusive. Stuff shared with "Premium" members would automatically be posted around the Internet, which is a definite rip off for people who DO pay, and also, once again, shows that there is no product. :P My idea of using the data the site has already cultivated to release "exclusive" data is a lot easier to maintain, at the end of the day would become public anyway (much like any press release), and isn't excluding Emma's fans who may not be able to, or want to, pay for a subscription. Everyone knows roughly how much Emma is worth, she doesn't need to be paid to release information, and I think it could be a bit... iffy, for her reputation if she did so.

Haha, sorry, I've arrived at work for the morning (like I said, I'm a designer/dev for a marketing agency), and I'm in full marketing swing. :D I think while it's good to have lots of ideas for Jo to take to Emma, it will take several meetings before anyone has an idea of where they want the site to go. It's all well and good shouting out suggestions, but at the end of the day many of the suggestions don't meld well with the current purpose of the site – which is, generally speaking, a static site that's more akin to a resume or portfolio than a way for Emma to connect with fans. If she wants to take it in another, more interactive, direction, it's pretty much going to be a "back to the drawing board!" scenario, in terms of figuring out EXACTLY what she wants to accomplish AND THEN shouting out ideas that fit accordingly. :)

I remember you of course :)
Sounds like your very good at your job ;-)

You are right of course, We won't be doing a premium section to the site for the exact reasons you state here. Emma isn't interested in making money from her fans - in fact your bang on, at the moment is very much a portfolio - whether that remains the case...well i guess that needs to be decided tomorrow.




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