Here is my keynote slide deck from my presentation at Social Media Day San Diego where I discussed how brands can leverage live streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope to tell stories, for marketing, for conversations and community.
I focus more on understanding exactly what is “Mobile Live Broadcasting” while presenting the features, benefits and use cases for both of these apps. The key for me is less about the technology and more about having a strategy and philosophy for embracing them and engaging with your community. Apps and technology will constantly change but those brands and leaders who understand what it means to engage, create great content and the power of video will be able to jump between apps or like me find value on both apps.
New mobile live streaming app Periscope owned by Twitter, has been causing quite a stir on social media, forcing brands to scramble to try and embrace the power behind mobile live streaming. Unfortunately much like Snapchat the technology, the learning curve and the requirement to embrace change is scaring many brands from adopting this technology.
The more I work with brands and see brands leveraging Snapchat and Periscope the more excited I am for the future of marketing, social media and community engagement. With that being said too many are looking at these technologies as one in the same. Although both are brand-new, the value propositions, the way brands should be leveraging these technologies, the audience that is using the technology and the community as a whole are very unique. Both apps require a new creative strategic real-time social media strategy that scares many into saying foolish things like: “My target audience isn’t using snapchat” or “B2B customers don’t care or have time to consume live streaming”, both of these myths I debunk in this slidedeck