Are you befuddled whenever a new “feature” gets added to your favourite Social Media site? Or are you excited about the possibility that the new feature may unlock for you? The Endorsement feature of LinkedIn holds fascinating possibilities, but unlike every other part of your profile, it is the one that is completely beyond your control.
It’s always easy to look at other organizations – or other people – and marvel at their incredible foresight, acumen, and investment. To look at some of the most successful companies and their products – Apple and Google come to mind – and say “They were just lucky” is too easy, and unlikely.
Have you noticed that each magazine, newspaper, and TV news show has its own style? They do so because style builds brand equity with their target audience. But look underneath the glitz of style, these pros have structured each story almost exactly the same. They understand the power of the archetype.
Are you one of “those” people who has thoroughly adopted Social Media, but has a nagging feeling that you just aren’t that productive with it? Or are you tapped out, and have no interest in adding extra time to your day with low-value Social Media activities? In either case, you’re not alone.
Branded content can be loosely defined as content produced by an organization with two discrete (and overlapping) goals: to engage the ultimate content consumer, and to drive an organizational goal – often brand-building, competitive differentiation, or sales.
If you are reading this post, you very well may be in the minority. Some people just don’t enjoy reading. Others have difficulty without their reading glasses. And still others have challenges reading the English language. That YouTube is reportedly the world’s second most used search engine is evidence of this. As is the continuing popularity of TV, whether broadcast, cable, or via Netflix.