Slides from goviral's opening seminar at the Cannes Lions 2012.
The title of the seminar is: "Engaging generation social"
The next mass medium could be called social mixed media. It consists of all previous media in one, mixed in new and increasingly amazing ways. People now experience, share and purchase goods, entertainment and content in ways previously unimaginable and completely platform agnostic.
While the big screen might still be in the living room, under the surface social media is boiling and it is the young, the digital native, GenY, who drives the change. They consume on demand and opt in and out as they like – and the older and affluent are the followers.
By 2015 generation social will be the single largest consumer group on the planet with tremendous influence on the purchase behavior of others.
It is in this reality advertising has to take on a new role. René examines how we move advertising forward to engage, impact and give generation social a reason to be receptive and opt in. The focus is be on engaging formats that deliver high impact experiences like branded entertainment, premium formats and social content.