Beyond the Hype: Roadmap for Social Media’s Future . . . and Ours

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Angela & Steve agree It's really all about one-to-one relationships

A few weeks ago,  I felt like I’d died and gone to Heaven.

That’s the sensation one has when a passion is being filled to the brimming [tipping?] point.

For a student of the Social Media Revolution, nothing could be more gratifying and fulfilling than to hear a panel of highly influential Social Media Mavens describe what’s happening “out there” . . . Now . . . and what’s likely in our Future.

EVENT DETAILS

Sponsored by The Next Bench, an official HP destination for innovation and computing enthusiasts.

Wednesday, Aug 19 – San Mateo, CA

Moderated by Tony “Frosty: Welch, Community Manager for The Next Bunch, responsible for Web, Community and Social Media Strategy.

Panelists:

Steve Rubel, SVP Director of Insights for Edelman Digital, div. of the world’s largest independent PR firm.

Richard Brewer-Hay, Senior Manager Social Media Strategy & Chief Blogger for Ebay

Michael Brito, Social Media Strategist at Intel

Angela LoSasso, Social Networking Manager at HP

Selected HEADLINES from the panel discussion:

THE ENTIRE WEB WILL GO SOCIAL

FISH WHERE THE FISH ARE

YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU NEED UNTIL YOU NEED IT

IT’S ALL ABOUT STORY-TELLING

THE MORE YOU LOWER THE BAR, THE EASIER IT IS FOR THE WORLD TO GO ROUND

IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT CONVERSION — CONVERSATION IS CRITICAL

Selected quips from the conversation:

* Experts are looking to lower the bar.

* Being “Gracious” is vital to being IN with Social Media.

* The Social Media Revolution is like a fast-moving sushi train.

* The Four Basic Means of Measuring Social Media Value: (1) Reach; (2) Engagement; (3) Reputation; (4) Trial/Transaction

* The Top Ten websites from a decade ago had one social network site; today more than half are social media.

* Digital Embassy Strategy: Fish where the fish are — have Embassies in all the venues where your customers are

“People don’t buy products; they buy LifeStyles.”

* Companies are screwing up as they experiment with social media, BUT these mistakes don’t seem to hurt the Bottom Line.

* Innovation really matters: *****INNOVATE IN SMALL WAYS – Those who innovate and iterate in small ways are positioned to pull ahead when things go mainstream. When something becomes a winner, you’ll be there.

* Social Media is NOT YET MAINSTREAM!

“Those who innovate and iterate in small ways are postioned to pull ahead when things go mainstream.”

* Smart companies will take advantage of people with strong personal brands.

* Do not look at Social Media in a vacuum: Look at all stakeholders and determine where social media fits. Where’s the HIGHER PURPOSE?

* Social Media, conversation media, whatever you want to call it — it’s all about one-to-one.

* We’re on THE CUTTING EDGE: The Internet is always changing.

Frosty Welch, HP Panel Moderator

Frosty Welch, HP Panel Moderator

Michael, the Voice of Intel

Michael, the Voice of Intel

Richard, Ebay's Chief Blogger

Richard, Ebay

VIDEOS

for SOCIAL MEDIA ROADMAP

panel now posted onYouTube:

Steve Rubel opens #hpsmr panel discussing lifestreams

Richard Brewer-Hay says “Fish were the fish are”

Social Media Tools will change, #hpsmr panel agrees

Steve Rubel discusses “embassy strategy” for businesses

Michael Brito – Bloggers need passion

Starbucks and Dell listen to people

Richard Brewer-Hay: “Human Connection” at Ebay

Richard Brewer-Hay evaluates his Ebay web presence

Michael Brito’s “Twitter Manifesto”

Michael Brito: “A lot of what I say doesn’t matter”

“An entire generation growing up will never call 800 number”

Respect & Graciousness win points in Web 2.0

Michael Brito: Opportunities & Risks of Online Personas

Social Media Roadmap panel discusses personal brands

Richard Brewer-Hay says if social media works well, he will be irrelevant

Will Social Media Super Stars become irrelevant?

Steve Rubel & Angela LoSasso offer predictions for social media

Don’t miss the next in HP’s series. Just check with Frosty.

ALSO Do Not miss my report on “Does Marketing/PR Suck? And what to do about it” – a panel discussion featuring Guy Kawasaki, Louis Gray, Loic LeMuir, Renee Blodgett, and Steve Patrizi

Next Post: Notes about SEO from PRWeb webinar

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Posted by Shari Weiss   @   20 August 2009
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5:49 pm
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