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What is Gamification? - Wanda Meloni - M2 reseach

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Gamification is on everyone’s lips these days. Using game-like mechanics and systems to increase fun and engagement is a relatively new and expansive topic, subject to much debate and dialogue. Without a doubt: If "engagement" is the super metric of the next decade, then "gamification" is its elixir. What do we mean by gamification, featuring Wanda Meloni.

To mark this first-ever conference on an emerging field that will touch just about every business and social sector, we are pleased to exclusively unveil the first-ever research around codifying the size and growth potential for gamified goods, services and brands. Audience members will hear Wanda Meloni, M2 Research, describe for the first time the important findings of this one-of-a-kind months-long ressearch.

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What is Gamification? - Wanda Meloni - M2 reseach

  1. 1. Gamification - LEVEL 1<br />Presented at Gamification Summit by Wanda Meloni, January 20, 2011<br />M2 Research<br />
  2. 2. M2 Research Overview<br />Company Overview <br />M2 Research Covers:<br /><ul><li> Content Creation
  3. 3. Games and Entertainment
  4. 4. User/Consumer Segmentation: Profiles and Demographics
  5. 5. Emerging Trends: Mobile, Microtransactions, Cloud
  6. 6. Technology: Platforms, Tools, Production Pipelines</li></ul>Our Analysis Includes : <br /><ul><li> Market Reports, Newsletters, and Briefs
  7. 7. Industry Surveys
  8. 8. Customized Market Profiles and Analysis
  9. 9. Assist Clients with Marketing, Competitive and Growth Strategies </li></li></ul><li>M2’sView of Markets<br />Industrial<br />Consumer<br />
  10. 10. Consumer Engagement and Loyalty<br />Customize products, collect points, spend on more products<br />Source: M2 Research<br />
  11. 11. Gamification Today<br />Devhub<br />Huffington Post<br />EpicWin<br />Mint.com<br />Nissan Leaf<br />MaxMara<br />
  12. 12. Gamification Survey – Level 1<br />Survey Findings<br />Source: M2 Research<br />
  13. 13. M2 Industry Study -Vendors<br />Badgeville<br />Big Door Media<br />Bunchball<br />Cynergy<br />Gamify<br />SpectrumDNA<br />Reputely<br />Leapfrog Builders<br />iActionable<br />SCVNGR<br />Manumatix<br />
  14. 14. Gamification Features<br />What are your clients currently asking for with game mechanics?<br />Source: M2 Research<br />
  15. 15. Gamification Adoption Cycle<br />What is the current breakdown of your clients on the gamification adoption curve?<br />Source: M2 Research<br />
  16. 16. Gamification Industries<br />How does your client base currently break down by industry?<br />Source: M2 Research<br />
  17. 17. Gamification Business Models<br />How do you charge for your service? <br />Source: M2 Research<br />
  18. 18. Gamification Market Size<br />
  19. 19. Additional Survey Findings<br />Gamification projects – almost entirely from marketing<br />80% are completely focused on gamification <br />Average growth rate for next 2 years – 150%<br />Investment in market still a big play for 2011/2012 <br />Source: M2 Research<br />
  20. 20. Level 1 - Observations<br />Need to move beyond a pure marketing play:<br /><ul><li>Gamification budgets – almost entirely from marketing
  21. 21. Engagement must be built in at product development level</li></ul>Done properly requires understanding:<br /><ul><li>Game mechanics
  22. 22. Real-time data analysis and social networks</li></ul>There is risk:<br /><ul><li>Trial and error is part of learning curve
  23. 23. Keep “player” in mind when building </li></ul>There are skeptics (but):<br /><ul><li>Emerging markets always require education
  24. 24. Build products responsibly</li></li></ul><li>Co-op FTW<br />Help us discover and define the market<br /> Metrics? How do we measure this?<br />The sky might be the limit<br /> What is the potential opportunity for ROI?<br />
  25. 25. Thank You!<br />Please contact:<br />Wanda Meloni<br />wanda@m2research.com<br />www.m2research.com<br />

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