Here are all of the posts tagged ‘Chris Brogan’.

SXSW Interactive starts tomorrow

by Nathan McDonald in News Google+

After some great meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area, including a visit to Silicon Valley, it’s time to head to Austin, Texas, for SXSW Interactive.

There are too many sessions I’m hoping to attend to list here, but the I’m especially looking forward to the panels on Making Whuffie: Raising Social Capital in Online Communities, Social Patterns and Antipatterns, Curiosity Marketing and Digital Urbanites. Bruce Sterlng and Clay Shirky should also be interesting.

We Are Social is attending as a member of the UK Trade & Investment’s Digital Mission to SXSW, so you will find me at the Great British Breakfast, and Britbash. I’m looking forward to the 32bit party which our friends at Get Satisfaction are co-hosting with Scott Beale. The Bigg Digg Shindigg looks promising, as does the The TechSet Meets The Rat Pack party.

I wasn’t in London when came to record us, so I’m hoping to catch up with them somewhere in Austin, possibly at the Digital Mission stand in the tradeshow area, or during the SXSW Block Party.

I may try to rendezvous with the RVIP Lounge, “a karaoke party on wheels,” and I’ll will also be keeping an eye out for the hat, though Running w/ SXSWissors could be a bit dangerous after a few drinks.

Perhaps optimistically I’m hoping to shoot some pool with Chris Brogan at Pool 2.0 so if anyone’s up for a game, please get in touch.

Here’s the Upcoming list of events that I am working, though I’m obviously not going to get to them all, and the number of SXSW scheduling tools I’ve come across is impressive, if confusing. The best advice seems to be to go with the flow a bit, so I’m hoping for tips and updates from the likes of @sxswguide, @sxswparty, @sxswtwits, and the @digitalmission crew.

I’ll be posting images to my flickr stream as often as possible (experimenting with Tarpipes to get things auto-tagged and auto-tweeted) to keep you jealous entertained.

And if you can’t make it along to #swsw, you could always join the #notatsxsw crew on Twitter.


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Panasonic’s influencer campaign at CES

by Robin Grant in News Google+

Bloggers Speak with Panasonic NA Chairman Yoshi Yamada

Brian Morrissey in Adweek covers the latest influencer campaign from Panasonic:

Among the hundreds of journalists at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week there are five people producing reams of copy, photos and video about the show, new product demos and press conferences. Unlike the reporters, though, they are popular bloggers in Las Vegas courtesy of Panasonic.

The Panasonic program is one of several undertaken by brands carving out a new take on the old notion of advertorial. Rather than relying on magazines, they are contracting with influential bloggers who bring with them their own powerful distribution networks. Rather than a long-form narrative, content is fit for the Web via blog posts, Twitter updates and YouTube videos. And the key differentiator: instead of dictating the content to lead to a sale, brands typically keep their distance to maintain credibility.

Panasonic wanted to build cachet among Internet influencers for its array of tech products. As part of its “Living in High Definition” push, Crayon [a social media agency] recruited five bloggers to travel to CES on Panasonic’s dime. Panasonic footed the bill for their travel and passes to the event while also loaning them digital video and still cameras. The bloggers, which include popular Internet figures Chris Brogan and Steve Garfield, will also meet with Panasonic executives and preview products.

It’s good to see the sort of work we’re doing getting mainstream coverage in Adweek and that savvy brands like Panasonic understand the competitive advantage campaigns like this can bring.

However, Brian is wrong to view these sort of campaigns as ‘advertorial’ (and in the same article bracket them with ‘pay per post’ type campaigns) – what Panasonic have done (and we do with our influencer campaigns and advocacy programmes) is generate genuine, emotive and far-reaching Word of Mouth, which is substantively different to crude advertorial (or even dispassionate editorial) copy.

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