This morning, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel on content marketing at Bryan Person’s Social Media Breakfast. I was fortunate enough to have three very smart, eloquent and experienced individuals in Lionel Menchaca, chief blogger at Dell Inc., Simon Salt, ceo and founder of Incslingers and Natanya Anderson, VP of content strategy and development at Powered (yup, she’s my colleague).
The premise of today’s talk was that as consumers continue with their “search and click” approach to buying new products, it’s becoming harder for brands to differentiate themselves from the pack. As continued pricing pressures continue to mount, these same companies are turning to great content as a way to drive ongoing, active engagement with their brands and products, which can ultimately create deeper loyalty with their customers. Creating this type of “user-centric” content that puts the customer’s needs first instead of focusing on brand and product messaging requires a paradigm shift and development of new ways of communicating.
Because I was the moderator, I wasn’t able to take many notes but due to the power of Twitter and hashtagging, I was able to go back and read through many of the nuggets captured during the session. Here are my ten favorite:
Here is the full stream of tweets from Social Media Breakfast 7 (in Austin).
Is your company creating great, engaging content? Are they engagine in “social” content that Simon Salt mention is so important creating engagement?