Video marketing is evolving into dimensions bigger than we ever imagined. It speaks volume for the message you want to convey. What will take you a week of social media captions will only take you 30 seconds of video snippets. It’s engaging, it’s provocative, it’s new media.
Are we witnessing the craziest phenomenon of modern times in the recent rise of the Pokemon Go? Are businesses ready to cash in on the “Pokemon effect?” The iPhone and Android game may have appeared to be an overnight success. But we are in for a big surprise if we’re given a chance to peek into the “big picture” story of how this phenomenal game started.
Yes, it is probably too soon to speculate, but there is no harm in being prepared. It’s high time for creative people in the digital economy to find solutions to the underlying problem that resulted in the Brexit scenario. The future of digital business will remain bright, no matter how the tides might change. It’s just a matter of having the right perspective to go through this interesting stage in the global economy.
No matter how good you are (you think) in your content marketing, your competitors are also having the time of their lives creating content. Sadly, Google can only hold a handful of the search results on the first page. And every content creator on the planet hopes to be on the spot - as badly as you need to.
Human beings on the internet only pay attention to updates that are relevant to us. It’s the battle between click and scroll. Would the content be relevant enough for the user to click? Or it is just a good time to scroll down? In the digital marketing wars, there are only two types of marketers. The lazy one and the hard-working one. And personalisation of content is not for the lazy ones. It requires designing a specific message for a specific audience at a specific time and place.
So everyone is scrambling to catch the Google Home wave in the recently concluded Google I/O 2016. And to say that the future is here is an understatement. It is more like - the future is here, there and everywhere! (let us have that one minute pause in remembrance of The Beatles). Sundar Pichai puts it very bluntly short of apocalyptic; “Looking to the future, the next big step will be for the very concept of the ‘device’ to fade away.” And when someone like Google’s CEO opens his mouth, we better not blink an ear.
In the content marketing agenda, it has been a norm to talk about the role of marketers in coming up with a compelling proposition. Enough to drive an almost one-sided conversation that storytelling is better left to the marketers. We seem to have that scary idea that those who are in charge of lead generation and inbound activities are the only storytellers in the room. If you are from the sales team, it’s time to stand up!
We could all agree that social media transformed the “social” component of our lives. We can now experience digital media content. What was once a simple phone call to a friend, or a house visit has become a larger platform for shared experiences. And that need for shared experience is what makes the technology even more engaging. And a giant like Facebook, it will never run out of ways to feed that increasing “hunger” to share an experience.
So SpaceX landed last Friday - on a floating droneship. Ladies and gentlemen these are stuff that we can only read in sci-fi stories. When man first steps on the moon, it was “one giant leap for mankind”. With what SpaceX did, the narrative is now “one step closer to the stars.” Yes, we live in very exciting times right now, though I still look forward to the flying cars which I first saw on The Jetsons. I want to talk about how the conversation brought about by a curious culture placed SpaceX where it is now, not on a landing pad but in a spotlight that makes it the hottest talk of the town as I write.