In 2010, branded content was one the largest trends among retailers and brands. In 2011, branded content shifted to branded entertainment. Now, in 2012, we’ll look toward content cultivation and aggregation.
By creatively using Pinterest and Tumblr, brands are becoming enthralled with consumer curation, primarily because these types of curated sites create non-linear paths to purchases.
First, retailers post visually appealing images and ideas that are accessible to the online user/consumer. Then, consumers post those images to curated sites. From there, retailers can build brand awareness by directly linking to product pages and encouraging purchase conversions.
“We’re demonstrating the power of peer-to-peer shopping search,” says Buyosphere’s Tara Hunt. “Algorithms are a long way off from picking up nuances that a person can. And personal taste is full of nuance.”
The future of ecommerce, search and social marketing is now tied to personality-influenced consumer curation. Here are 10 product discovery and sharing sites worth paying attention to.
GleanIn's revolutionary new social marketing software is storming the UK events’ market due to its unique value proposition for visitors AND exhibitors.
GleanIn's social registration widget sits within the registration process and encourages visitors to connect their social profile/s in order to see who else is registered for the event AND also which exhibitor brands, exhibitor personnel and speakers they follow, like or are connected to. GleanIn also make it easy for them to invite others to register for the event and share their attendance with their social networks.
After a thorough investigation, a rich gangster finds out that his bookkeeper has cheated him out of $10 million. His bookkeeper is deaf. That was the reason he got the job in the first place. It was assumed that a deaf bookkeeper would not hear anything that he might have to testify about in court. [more…]
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