Co-Creating the story with truly original content and emotional connections…
Each of the following images offer examples of original content. Within each example, the potential for marketers to co-create wonderful social media experiences is extraordinary. Communication will move across social platforms effortlessly, but people will have social filters in place, to remove the noise, and to ensure they don’t miss the moments that matter most.
YouTube | Personal brands are accountable for the greatest volume of video views and sharing. Discovery is so exciting and a key trigger of emotional sharing.
72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute [YouTube]
The future of social media will be motivated by original content, our curiosity and the excitement of discovery. We will filter for relevance, invest with privacy and share only the content that we have emotional connections to.
With social filters in place, traditional digital ad strategy will not work, and ideal connections will not be due to chance, or smart re-targeting. Brands must learn the importance of responding to the content that we think is great!
Social Viewing is for REAL…Real-Time and Real-People
While Social Media teams remain challenged, trying to define policy and protocol for interaction, the affability of brands is in question. It is time for brands to define strong connections, create resourceful content, embrace original content and support co-creation. Keep in mind…People are defining who they are, through what they share.
Enable data to focus direction and authentic reactions…
Now that you have our attention, be careful not to control dialogues. It’s easy for brands to slip into the role of moderator or lecturer often leading to “transmit-mode” and a negative experience.
A final thought: When people invest precious time and attention connecting with a brand… an authentic response IS now required.