2011 THINGS
TO THINK ABOUT
                                                         (for brands and marketers)




by @ina...
1. WHAT WILL BE THE NEXT BIG THING?
2. CAN WE PREDICT THE FUTURE?
3. WHERE TO LOOK FOR INSPIRATION?
4. CAN THE BRAND BE TH...
"We   expect that the next big thing
will be a bigger version of the last big thing.

What we don’t expect, yet what is mo...
THE NEXT BIG THING WILL
BE NOTHING LIKE THE LAST ONE


                               The only thing we can be shure of,
 ...
LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE FOR INSPIRATION
The following model and words was made by
Matt Might who made The Illustrated Guid...
IMAGINE A CIRCLE THAT CONTAINS
all of human
knowledge
Matt Might




MEDIAFRONT
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BY THE TIME YOU FINISH ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL
you know
a little
Matt Might




MEDIAFRONT
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BY THE TIME YOU FINISH HIGH SCHOOL
you know
a bit more
Matt Might




MEDIAFRONT
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WITH A BACHELOR’S DEGREE
you gain
a speciality
Matt Might




MEDIAFRONT
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A MASTER’S DEGREE
deepens that
speciality
Matt Might




MEDIAFRONT
A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
READING RESEARCH PAPERS
takes you to
the edge of
human
knowledge
Matt Might




MEDIAFRONT
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ONCE YOU’RE AT THE BOUNDARY
you focus
Matt Might




MEDIAFRONT
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YOU PUSH AT THE BOUNDARY
for a few years
Matt Might




MEDIAFRONT
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UNTIL ONE DAY
the boundary
gives way
Matt Might




MEDIAFRONT
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AND, THAT DENT YOU’VE MADE
is called
a Ph.D.
Matt Might




MEDIAFRONT
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OF COURSE
the worlds
looks different
to you
now
Matt Might




MEDIAFRONT
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SO,
don’t forget
the bigger
picture!
Matt Might




MEDIAFRONT
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HOW IS THIS RELEVANT?
Your Ph.D.
is your brand,
and your field
of interest.

Let’s not forget
to be inspired
by what happen...
WHAT POSSIBILITIES HAVE THE WEB GIVEN
US?




MEDIAFRONT
A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
Can kids teach themselves?
Scientist, Sugatra Mitra
Hole in the Wall (HIW) experiment,
where in the year 1999 a computer w...
CAN THE BRAND BE THE CURATOR?
"Discovery                    is a problem that will always need to be solved."
– John Batte...
GOOGLE
find a strong signal LINKS
curate it at scale  SEARCH ENGINE
currency            HUMAN ATTENTION

FACEBOOK
find a str...
"The inflexibility to deal with individual's specific discovery needs
is still there...This is an opportunity for every bran...
THE PRODUCT IS STILL MORE IMPORANT
THAN THE TERRITORY




                              Video resource:
                  ...
WHICH CHANNEL TO CHOOSE?

"A new channel is like a new window in the brands building..."
– Khartik S. http://itwofs.com/be...
8: THE MARKET
Sustainability!




                              Watch video: http://vimeo.com/10718086




MEDIAFRONT
A PA...
The Post-Consumer!




                              Photo resource: http://

MEDIAFRONT
                              dar...
A VIRAL IS JUST REALL GOOD CONTENT
                     Y
that people
voluntarily
wants to share




                     ...
http://www.facebook.com/skittles




MEDIAFRONT
A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
EVOLVE OR DIE
Can the five key traits that innovaters share inspire us?


– Kaihan Krippendorff http://www.fastcompany.com/...
OBSERVE
– observe intensly
– spot customer needs and emerging week signals
– put your antenna up for this months buzz topi...
EXPERIMENT
– try things just to see if they work
– sign up to all possible new services
– launch beta products
- try five l...
QUESTION
– be curious, walk the journey of discovery
– challenge your discoveries
– Ask!
– When, what, how, who, why?




...
NETWORK
– without a precise goal in mind
– meet and talk to people with opposing views
– get access to a breadth of inform...
DO NOT FORGET TO EXLPORE
THE UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES
THE AMAZING WORLD WIDE WEB AND ALL THE SHARERS OUT THERE
WHO GIVE AWA...
blog.mediafront.no
@mediafront
mediafront.no




MEDIAFRONT
A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
"Creativity                   requires the courage to let go of certainties."
– Erich Fromm




MEDIAFRONT
A PART OF MCCAN...
PLEASE, MAKE SHURE TO READ MORE
FROM THE ORIGINAL SOURCES
http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/
http://ww...
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  1. 1. 2011 THINGS TO THINK ABOUT (for brands and marketers) by @inahill – Karina Hillestad, Copywriter @MediaFront MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  2. 2. 1. WHAT WILL BE THE NEXT BIG THING? 2. CAN WE PREDICT THE FUTURE? 3. WHERE TO LOOK FOR INSPIRATION? 4. CAN THE BRAND BE THE CURATOR? 5. HOW IMPORTANT IS THE PRODUCT? 6. WHICH CHANNEL BETTER IS BEST? 7. WERE CAN WE FIND THE TRENDS? 8. WHAT IS A VIRAL? 9. WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE MARKET? 10. IS THERE A KEY TO INNOVATION? 11. HOW BIG ARE THE POSSIBILITIES? MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  3. 3. "We expect that the next big thing will be a bigger version of the last big thing. What we don’t expect, yet what is most likely, is that the next big thing won’t look important to us at all —until it’s so important that we can’t ignore it. " – Brian Eno http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/2010/11/brian-eno-next-big-thing/ MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  4. 4. THE NEXT BIG THING WILL BE NOTHING LIKE THE LAST ONE The only thing we can be shure of, is that the next big thing will probably be nothing like the previous one. Who knew that the One Piece would become a success in 2009? What will be the One Piece of 2011? Can we find some mechanics and other traits shared by the successfull brands and campaigns? Photo credit: Screenshot from http://www.onepiece.no MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  5. 5. CREATIVITY DRIVES THE FUTURE Visual Futurist, Syd Mead – technology tends to build on itself, grow together and cross-reference each other – technology is just an assistant to the human intellect – creativity is the creation of putting elements together in different combinations, and creativity drives the future - science fiction is reality ahead of future Video resource: http://vimeo.com/17376932 MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  6. 6. LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE FOR INSPIRATION The following model and words was made by Matt Might who made The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D, to explain to a fresh batch of students what a Ph.D. is. Please support his work at http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/ MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  7. 7. IMAGINE A CIRCLE THAT CONTAINS all of human knowledge Matt Might MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  8. 8. BY THE TIME YOU FINISH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL you know a little Matt Might MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  9. 9. BY THE TIME YOU FINISH HIGH SCHOOL you know a bit more Matt Might MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  10. 10. WITH A BACHELOR’S DEGREE you gain a speciality Matt Might MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  11. 11. A MASTER’S DEGREE deepens that speciality Matt Might MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  12. 12. READING RESEARCH PAPERS takes you to the edge of human knowledge Matt Might MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  13. 13. ONCE YOU’RE AT THE BOUNDARY you focus Matt Might MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  14. 14. YOU PUSH AT THE BOUNDARY for a few years Matt Might MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  15. 15. UNTIL ONE DAY the boundary gives way Matt Might MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  16. 16. AND, THAT DENT YOU’VE MADE is called a Ph.D. Matt Might MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  17. 17. OF COURSE the worlds looks different to you now Matt Might MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  18. 18. SO, don’t forget the bigger picture! Matt Might MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  19. 19. HOW IS THIS RELEVANT? Your Ph.D. is your brand, and your field of interest. Let’s not forget to be inspired by what happens in other fields and in the big picture! MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  20. 20. WHAT POSSIBILITIES HAVE THE WEB GIVEN US? MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  21. 21. Can kids teach themselves? Scientist, Sugatra Mitra Hole in the Wall (HIW) experiment, where in the year 1999 a computer was placed in a kiosk created within a wall in an Indian slum at Kalkaji, Delhi and children were allowed to freely use it. The experiment aimed at proving that kids could be taught by computers very easily without any formal training. Sugata termed this as Minimally Invasive Education (MIE). The experiment has since been repeated at many places. Video resource: http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_shows_how_kids_teach_themselves.html MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  22. 22. "Beyond the age of information is the age of choices." – Charles Eames " The power of influencers is not new. But having tools available to instantly convey personal opinions is a revolution. As the number of choices expand, our dependence on curators increases proportionally." - Steve Addis http://curatoreffect.blogspot.com/ MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  23. 23. CAN THE BRAND BE THE CURATOR? "Discovery is a problem that will always need to be solved." – John Battelle 1) Help people create an exchange value 2) Give them the tools, the motivation, the information to do so 3) Represent the culture they serve, be the senter of the thing you do 4) Pick the most qualified and enthusiasthic people to represent you – Douglas Rushkoff http://rushkoff.com/2010/03/25/program-or-be-programmed/ MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  24. 24. GOOGLE find a strong signal LINKS curate it at scale SEARCH ENGINE currency HUMAN ATTENTION FACEBOOK find a strong signal THE SOCIAL ENGINE curate it at scale THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM currency HUMAN ATTENTION TWITTER find a strong signal TWEETS curate it at scale THE TWITTER PLATFORM currency HUMAN ATTENTION TUMBLR, QUORA, GOWALLA? – John Battelle http://battellemedia.com/archives/2010/12/signal_curation_discovery MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  25. 25. "The inflexibility to deal with individual's specific discovery needs is still there...This is an opportunity for every brand." – John Battelle http://battellemedia.com/archives/2010/12/signal_curation_discovery MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  26. 26. THE PRODUCT IS STILL MORE IMPORANT THAN THE TERRITORY Video resource: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPS9YKGaKQE MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  27. 27. WHICH CHANNEL TO CHOOSE? "A new channel is like a new window in the brands building..." – Khartik S. http://itwofs.com/beastoftraal/2010/12/20/social-media-roi-what-is-the-roi-of-installing-a-new-window-in-your-organization/ "A truly great story doesn’t need a gatekeeper...it just needs a home." – The new journalism http://www.twistimage.com/blog/archives/the-new-journalism/ MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  28. 28. WHAT CHANNEL IS THE NEXT? "Fish were the developers are" Open API Timeline – Steve Rubel http://www.steverubel.com/ fish-where-the-developers-are-2011-digital-tr Share your data with open API! «Marketers typically don't try to becomeplatforms or court developers, but that's all about to change. An ever-changing array of platforms will erode our fascination with single venues and get us thinking about how we can hedge our bets by helping developers succeed across a portfolio of them.» MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP Photo resource: http://blog.programmableweb.com/2011/
  29. 29. 8: THE MARKET Sustainability! Watch video: http://vimeo.com/10718086 MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  30. 30. The Post-Consumer! Photo resource: http:// MEDIAFRONT darmano.typepad.com/ logic_emotion/2009/04/ A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP why-marketing-in-a-post- consumer-era-wont-look- like-marketing.html
  31. 31. A VIRAL IS JUST REALL GOOD CONTENT Y that people voluntarily wants to share Watch video: http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/homeless-man-golden-radio-voice-12539245 MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  32. 32. MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  33. 33. http://www.facebook.com/skittles MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  34. 34. EVOLVE OR DIE Can the five key traits that innovaters share inspire us? – Kaihan Krippendorff http://www.fastcompany.com/1711531/five-innovative-new-year-s-resolutions?partner=rss MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  35. 35. ASSOSIATE – connect the dots – seek the patterns in seemingly unrelated information – find diverse sources of information and inspiration THE MUSIC INDUSTRY http://www.robyn.com/wedancetothebeat/ THE FASHION INDUSTRY http://looklet.com/ MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  36. 36. OBSERVE – observe intensly – spot customer needs and emerging week signals – put your antenna up for this months buzz topics and issues MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  37. 37. EXPERIMENT – try things just to see if they work – sign up to all possible new services – launch beta products - try five low risk experiments on behalf of the brand? MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  38. 38. QUESTION – be curious, walk the journey of discovery – challenge your discoveries – Ask! – When, what, how, who, why? The mind is not contained to the cranium. It’s province is of the infinite imaginative spirit. http://synapticstimuli.com/ Photo resource: Jung-Yeon Min http:// www.kashyahildebrand.org/ zurich/min/index.html MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  39. 39. NETWORK – without a precise goal in mind – meet and talk to people with opposing views – get access to a breadth of information Photo resource: http://www.exactitudes.com/ - open serendipitous opportunities MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  40. 40. DO NOT FORGET TO EXLPORE THE UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES THE AMAZING WORLD WIDE WEB AND ALL THE SHARERS OUT THERE WHO GIVE AWA THEIR KNOWLEDGE, TIME AND THOUGHTS FOR US TO BUILD UPON! Y MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  41. 41. blog.mediafront.no @mediafront mediafront.no MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  42. 42. "Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties." – Erich Fromm MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP
  43. 43. PLEASE, MAKE SHURE TO READ MORE FROM THE ORIGINAL SOURCES http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/ http://www.exactitudes.com/ http://synapticstimuli.com/ Jung-Yeon Min http://www.kashyahildebrand.org/zurich/min/index.html http://www.facebook.com/skittles http://darmano.typepad.com/logic_emotion/2009/04/why-marketing-in-a-post-consumer-era-wont-look-like-marketing.html http://www.quora.com/ http://www.onepiece.no http://vimeo.com/17376932 http://vimeo.com/10718086 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPS9YKGaKQE http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/homeless-man-golden-radio-voice-12539245 http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_shows_how_kids_teach_themselves.html http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/2010/11/brian-eno-next-big-thing/ http://www.fastcompany.com/1711531/five-innovative-new-year-s-resolutions?partner=rss http://rushkoff.com/2010/03/25/program-or-be-programmed/ http://battellemedia.com/archives/2010/12/signal_curation_discovery http://curatoreffect.blogspot.com/ http://www.twistimage.com/blog/archives/the-new-journalism/ http://itwofs.com/beastoftraal/2010/12/20/social-media-roi-what-is-the-roi-of-installing-a-new-window-in-your-organization/ Questions? Contact me @inahill or @mediafront MEDIAFRONT A PART OF MCCANN WORLDGROUP

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