Content Marketing is a massive buzzword... but why have we come to a 'strategic inflection point' in marketing? Is 'brands as publishers' a useful dictum? And how should publishers influence content marketers?
What's the Real Role of Content - Future of Digital Marketing #fodm 2013
WHAT’S THE REAL ROLE OFCONTENT?
I’m James CarsonI run a Content Strategy consultancy.I was formerly Head of Digital Marketing at BauerMedia. I worked on FHM, Grazia, heat, Empireamongst other magazine titles.@mrjamescarsonhttp://uk.linkedin.com/in/jacarson85www.carsoncontent.comABOUT ME…
SPONSORED CONTENT PRETTY F*$%ING AWESOMEMedia consumers across the United Statesare reporting this week that sponsoredcontent… is easily the coolest f*$%ingpublished material anyone could everread or watch.http://www.theonion.com/articles/sponsored-content-pretty-fucking-awesome,32479/
In five years, will every magazine be a retailer? Willconsumers look at a magazine that’s not shopableand think it’s broken?I think so. I think the magazines with pages ladenwith product absolutely need to be shopable. Onehundred percent. Otherwise you’re just not deliveringservice. It would be like going to [grocery app] Ocadoand having a look and then having to go to thesupermarket. They have to be shopable. But I thinkthere’s still a place for inspiration. There’s still an areaof entertainment. People still love books andphotography and art exhibitions. It’s lovely thatthere’s still an appetite for great content and greatstories and we’ll play to that while having shopableelements.
WE’RE NOT APPY, WE’RE NOT APPY AT ALLhttp://digital.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/2013/03/12/were-not-appy-not-appy-at-all/
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ThePersonalisedFutureAugmentedRealityMobileQuantifiedSelfTheInternet ofThings“The 1:1 future holds immenseimplications for individualprivacy, social cohesiveness,and the alienation andfractionalization that couldcome from the breakdownof mass media. It will changeforever how we seek ourinformation, education, andentertainment, and how wepursue our happiness.”