EXPERIMENTATION  IS THE NEW ENGAGEMENT Dan Pankraz
Dan Pankraz Senior Youth Marketing Strategist DDB Sydney danpankraz.wordpress.com twitter.com/danpankraz [email_address]
BRAND RELEVANCE IS DETERMINED IN THE MOMENT
Thursday, March 12, 2009 McDonalds Australia – Youth & social media presentation © DDB All rights reserved SO BEING  AGILE...
 
 
Thursday, March 12, 2009 McDonalds Australia – Youth & social media presentation © DDB All rights reserved HOW SOCIAL MEDI...
HAPPINESS  =  BEING PART OF THE TRIBE
SWARM  BEHAVIOUR Mobilising in minutes, moving as one, sharing intelligence and creating as they go
CHAMELEONS
SOCIAL SLIPSTREAMING TO STAY IN THE KNOW Who is with who? Who is/isn’t invited? What’s she wearing in that pic? What’s goi...
CONTINUOUS PARTIAL ATTENTION VIA  38HRS  OF CONTENT A DAY
SPONTANEITY
AGENTS OF CHANGE
 
BOUNCE OFF POP CULTURE AND EXPLORE CULTURAL TENSIONS
CHANGING BEHAVIOUR BY TURNING THE MUNDANE INTO SOMETHING FUN
MYTHOLOGY
EMPOWER YOUTH TO DO GOOD
“ We don’t do advertising,  we do cool stuff … …we no longer need awareness…we need to become part of people’s lives…digit...
AUTHENTICITY Ken Block Chief Brand Officer/ Co-Founder
REMEMBER EXPERIMENT WITH HOW YOU CAN CREATE HYPER SOCIAL IDEAS   Ideas that spark a rapid mobilisation of youth via social...
 
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A presentation I recently gave at AIMIA (Australian Interactive Media Industry Association) on "EXPERIMENTATION BEING THE NEW ENGAGEMENT". It's all about how brands these days need to experiment with youth, create brand games, play with consumers, bounce off popular culture and explore cultural tensions.

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  • Hi there, today I’m going to talk about EXPERIMENTATION being the new form of engagement for Gen Y In such a fast paced and dynamic media environment, BRAND RELEVANCE IS DETERMINED IN THE MOMENT - fame spikes, even for the famous.. So constant EXPERIMENTATION is a pre-requisite for brands trying to create TRIBAL IDEAS – ideas that spark a rapid mobilisation of youth
  • In such a fast paced and dynamic media environment, BRAND RELEVANCE IS DETERMINED IN THE MOMENT - fame spikes, even for the famous..
  • B eing agile and adaptive is critical as the brand story has to change to what the community wants..they want to put their own spin on it
  • As we all know the era of One way messages is long gone they no longer CONSUME ideas, they actively want to PARTICIPATE To be successful with Gen Y, brands must let youth PLAY WITH THEIR BRANDS by continually experimenting with them and collaborating Ask yourself how are you PLAYING with youth? It’s less about your brand story and more about what your brands game ? They want to share their contribution to the game
  • As we all know the era of One way messages is long gone they no longer CONSUME ideas, they actively want to PARTICIPATE To be successful with Gen Y, brands must let youth PLAY WITH THEIR BRANDS by continually experimenting with them and collaborating Ask yourself how are you PLAYING with youth? It’s less about your brand story and more about what your brands game ? They want to share their contribution to the game
  • SPARK A RAPID MOBILISATION OF YOUTH VIA SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS. They inspire members of youth tribes to connect with each other and PARTICIPATE in a brands story, helping craft the outcome
  • So lets talk a bit about Gen Y This generation more than any other need to BELONG TO A COMMUNITY , it’s a primal need hardwired from birth…. HAPPINESS for youth has and always will be a direct function of belonging and expressing themselves within the tribe. This CONSTANT connectivity helps define their self identities Web 2.0 has TURBO CHARGED THESE SOCIAL CONNECTIONS It’s about friending , updating, tagging ,gifting, texting, MMSing..... Goal of modern marketing is to get Gen Y CONNECTING with each other around interesting ideas, cultural objects, causes, movements
  • Social media platforms has enabled SWARM BEHAVIOUR…. Just like a swarm of bees, they Gen Y MOBILISE IN MINUTES AND SWARM TOWARDS NEW AND INTERESTING OBJECTS Gen Y tribes MOVE AS ONE, THEY DON’T FOLLOW A LEADER, THEY’RE ACTIVE, SHARE INTELIGENCE, AND ABOVE ALL THEY’RE FAST This massive peer influence on the social web has made DECISION MAKING A TEAM SPORT So today, marketing is about the ‘WE’ not ‘Me’..talking to the community not the individual
  • Social media has helped create the CHAMELEON They have EXPERIMENTAL PERSONAS, changing their personality and belonging to many different tribes ALL AT O NCE At any one time they could be part of the indie tribe,festival rat, free spirit, surfie, PC gamer, skater, muso tribe They MOVE FLUIDLY through these tribes and HATE to be seen as ONE DIMENSIONAL The exciting thing is that the tribes are constantly EVOLVING.. So brands have to be amazingly AGILE AND ADAPTIVE
  • Facebook has brought out their COMPETITIVE side, making them MORE EXTROVERTED than ever. there is a COMPETITIVE PRESSURE to constantly be in the know They call it ‘SNOOPING’ …and they spend hours crafting their online personas YOUTH ARE NOW SOCIAL SLIPSTREAMING TO STAY IN THE KNOW, important to have enough experts in your tribe
  • The social web has facilitated CONSTANT CONVERSATIONS , There’s NO hello or goodbye, it’s a constant stream of dialogue.. W hether it’s youtube, facebook, twitter or SMS’s They are having over 150 CONVERSATIONS about brands per week, 2x as many as older people Taking in 38HRS OF CONTENT A DAY, living in a state of CONTINUOUS PARTIAL ATTENTION
  • In a world full of structure, university timetables, commitments youth want to be SPONTANEOUS in how they live their lives brands to be more AGILE and ADAPTIVE Give them the power to CHANGE THE MOMENT and create new stories to share with the tribe.
  • Gen y are the CHANGE GENERATION Every young person with access to the web or smartphone has a VOICE They’re now EMPOWERED to make the world a better place and change the status quo The tribe search for things to REBEL AGAINST, its in the nature. Mobile phones play a powerful role in sparking this TRIBAL BEHAVIOUR Iranian youth to STARTED A MOVEMENT against the government as they marched across facebook, skype and twitter BRANDING EVERYTHING GREEN to show their upset with the results of the election.
  • It’s about experimenting with popular culture and keeping the tribe guessing Allows you to create a diverse stream of content to ride HYPER CURRENT cultural trends.
  • Marketing with gen Y is about BOUNCING off broader conversations that are happening in culture Exploting cultural conflicts that exist to create new and interesting conversations Picking potentially things that don’t go together, but create interesting cultural tensions Whopper sacrifice
  • RED BULL ARE THE KINGS OF creating mythology around their brand Sean W h ite Secret Halfpipe Was it real, not real?
  • RED BULL ARE THE KINGS OF creating mythology around their brand Sean W h ite Secret Halfpipe Was it real, not real?
  • In the digital world, everything is TRANSPARENT AND ON SHOW YOU’VE GOT TO BE AUTHENTIC AND TRUE TO YOURSELF AT ALL COSTS OR the tribe will DESERT you Gen y have the most finely tuned bullshit detectors going round, so if you try too hard or don’t try at all they sniff you out in a second and you pay for it in the bloggosphere. US skate/action sports brand DC SHOES is a great example of an AUTHENTIC BRAND that understands social media They have cult rallying sensation Ken Block as their CHIEF BRAND OFFICER .responsible for the brands imagery..gives the brand cred. The GYMKHANA youtube videos featuring Ken doing crazy stunts get over 20million views within days of Ken releasing them…
  • SPARK A RAPID MOBILISATION OF YOUTH VIA SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS. They inspire members of youth tribes to connect with each other and PARTICIPATE in a brands story, helping craft the outcome
  • Requires a commitment to always be in beta mode, Create continuous conversations NOT campaigns … real time adaptive branding where you’re AGILE and open source, inviting gen y to play Embrace a fail forward approach
  • Experimentation Is The New Engagement By Dan Pankraz

    1. 1. EXPERIMENTATION IS THE NEW ENGAGEMENT Dan Pankraz
    2. 2. Dan Pankraz Senior Youth Marketing Strategist DDB Sydney danpankraz.wordpress.com twitter.com/danpankraz [email_address]
    3. 3. BRAND RELEVANCE IS DETERMINED IN THE MOMENT
    4. 4. Thursday, March 12, 2009 McDonalds Australia – Youth & social media presentation © DDB All rights reserved SO BEING AGILE IS CRITICAL
    5. 7. Thursday, March 12, 2009 McDonalds Australia – Youth & social media presentation © DDB All rights reserved HOW SOCIAL MEDIA IS DRIVING TRIBAL BEHAVIOUR AMONGST YOUTH
    6. 8. HAPPINESS = BEING PART OF THE TRIBE
    7. 9. SWARM BEHAVIOUR Mobilising in minutes, moving as one, sharing intelligence and creating as they go
    8. 10. CHAMELEONS
    9. 11. SOCIAL SLIPSTREAMING TO STAY IN THE KNOW Who is with who? Who is/isn’t invited? What’s she wearing in that pic? What’s going on this weekend ? What’s on next?
    10. 12. CONTINUOUS PARTIAL ATTENTION VIA 38HRS OF CONTENT A DAY
    11. 13. SPONTANEITY
    12. 14. AGENTS OF CHANGE
    13. 16. BOUNCE OFF POP CULTURE AND EXPLORE CULTURAL TENSIONS
    14. 17. CHANGING BEHAVIOUR BY TURNING THE MUNDANE INTO SOMETHING FUN
    15. 18. MYTHOLOGY
    16. 19. EMPOWER YOUTH TO DO GOOD
    17. 20. “ We don’t do advertising, we do cool stuff … …we no longer need awareness…we need to become part of people’s lives…digital allows us to do that” Simon Penstridge, Nike UK
    18. 21. AUTHENTICITY Ken Block Chief Brand Officer/ Co-Founder
    19. 22. REMEMBER EXPERIMENT WITH HOW YOU CAN CREATE HYPER SOCIAL IDEAS Ideas that spark a rapid mobilisation of youth via social media platforms
    20. 24. danpankraz.wordpress.com
    21. 25. My Other Youth Presentations On Slideshare

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