This talk was presented at Marketing Kingdom, Zagreb, 15 March 2013.
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Ideas on Social & Innovation Waves
Socia is whatever we want it to be. Some of the greatest marketing minds are even themselves at odds for how to tackle social... yet it's all quite simple. It has to be.
We also look at the history of innovation, from early water power and printing to the industrial revolution and now digital. The cycles of innovation has accelerated with this Fifth Wave - the digital evolution.
We also talk of the highly recommended book - Crossing the Chasm - from Geoffrey Moore, where companies can learn how to cross their own business canyons.. to translate their traditional businesses into more enduring C21st entities online.
Touching on changes in media too, from the reversal of the traditional broadcasting model to more consumer-held models, we now need to feed consumers branded and crucially unbranded stories, which they can use within their own networks and groups.
Other topics we need to engage more in for social include better attention to what consumers and audiences are already saying. Responsiveness will win the day with more demonstrable engagement from the winning brands being increasingly recognized the mainstream public. Social media will continue to be a fore-runner in customer care and service, even cross and up-selling too.
Revisiting some important fundamentals in marketing and management, this talk also engages C-suite level debate on issues and opportunities affecting the industries of advertising, digital and public relations, as they increasingly converge and messages become no longer tied to particular channels.
Overall talk length: 45mins, interactive.