Instead of a blog post, I decided to create a quick presentation on how (and why) to create remarkable digital content. These ideas are likely not new to some of you, however I still felt the need to create something to serve as a primer on content marketing (specifically, social content). This should be helpful to those who are new, struggling to get results, or just looking for some inspiration.
Kara Swisher, usually quite the quality reporter for WSJ’s All Things Digital blog, had a pretty surprising post this week lamenting a lack of business models for the entertainment industry in the digital age. Surprising, in that Kara let herself get influenced by an industry that has been disrupted by technology, but refuses to change.
Failure is always an option, a phrase popularized by Adam Savage from MythBusters, is a powerful ideology all of us should embrace. It runs counter to the old saying by buttoned-down military commanders, managers, football coaches and other commonly associated power figures that failure is not an option.
I’ve shared why the concept of social media addiction makes little sense in the past, but it continues to be a popular, if inaccurate label. I expect that sort of post from Mashable or Social Media Examiner. They are media outlets and are supposed to frame industry content in a sensationalistic way. To them, it’s not about accuracy or authority, it’s about pageviews and ReTweets – and you can’t blame them, it’s their business model.
Donna Farrugia, Executive Director at The Creative Group (a staffing agency) wrote a post over at iMedia Connection this week on finding social media talent. Some of what she wrote makes sense, however there are a few items that as a practitioner, I disagree with.
I’m currently reading a fascinating book: The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us. You’re already familiar with the invisible gorilla experiment if you’ve watched the popular “awareness test”
video that got passed around in 2008 (and has been viewed nearly 10 million times). That test was essentially a clone of the original experiment.