Feeds. Widgets. Social media. Search. You read about them
all the time and use them in your work. And according to this
year’s Razorfish FEED report, consumers are adopting these
new technologies faster than the industry pundits would lead
you to believe. Are you ready?
Razorfish created FEED: The Razorfish Based on our findings, the second half of FEED:
Consumer Experience Report with a relatively The Razorfish Consumer Experience Report is
simple mission: to gain a better understanding of explicitly concerned with examining the trends,
how technology affects today’s digital consumer companies and services that are shaping the
experience and explore the emerging trends that consumer landscape of the future. For example,
will shape those experiences for years to come. in “Mad Widgetry,” I discuss the impact of
widgets and RSS feeds on the advertising and
Though our mission may have been
media landscape. In “Advertising As a Service,”
straightforward, our findings were anything but.
Brandon Geary examines how smart marketers
The rise of search as a primary mode of like Nike and Visa are taking a dramatically
navigation, the widespread adoption of Web 2.0 different approach to reaching consumers.
features and technologies and the noticeable
In addition, there are a host of other thought
uptick in mainstream social media usage have
provoking pieces, including “Let’s Talk About It”
fundamentally altered the consumer landscape—
and “Twitterific,” by Marisa Gallagher and Shiv
fracturing it in ways that we couldn’t have
Singh respectively, that weigh the impact of social
imagined just a few years ago. As our design team
media participation and “micro-interactions” on
explains in our Razorfish Digital Consumer
the marketplace. And, in a bit of delightful
Behavior Study, today’s consumer is more
provocation, Tim Richards challenges usability
technically adept, open for experimentation
guru Jakob Nielsen’s canon in “Putting Jakob
and—most importantly—active than ever before.
Back on the Shelf,” arguing a whole new set of
For brands to remain relevant in this environment, design standards for digital experiences.
they will need to adapt to both emerging
As always, we invite you to read, consider and
technologies and shifting consumer behavior
discuss on our Razorfish Digital Design Blog
without delay. Those who will succeed need to act
(http://www.digitaldesignblog.com). In addition to
more like publishers, entertainment companies or
a lively conversation, you will also find a variety of
even party planners, than advertisers, such as
downloads related to the report, including the full
Nike who recently scored a major coup by hosting
questions and responses to the Digital Consumer
a global “Human Race.”
Behavior Study, plus charts and graphs.
Brands will need to create content that engages
and “reaches” consumers across channels,
provide valuable services over mere advertising See you there.
and master an increasingly complicated and
expansive content distribution model. And, of
course, they will need to rethink the way they
create relationships (or conversations) with
consumers before it’s too late.
Group Vice President,