Today “storytelling” and “content marketing” are two extremely abused buzzwords in our industry, but that doesn’t mean that they are not valuable tools to share your brand’s stories and experiences in order to connect with online audiences.
The abundance of content (not just stories) out there, the dramatic competition for our attention, and the staggering speed at which these stories spread and are consumed (or discarded) has made it more difficult to break through the noise and reach our audiences.
Here are five sessions taking place at SMW New York this February 22-26 that will teach, inspire, and think ahead to the current and future state of content marketing and storytelling.
(Presented by Digiday)
When it comes to brands creating engaging content, the stakes have never been higher considering the growth in programmatic and ad blockers. The content needs to be at Hollywood scale, and at the quality of best-in-class digital journalism. Shareen Pathak (Brands Editor at Digiday) will examine how leading brands, agencies and publishers are finding success.
2. Mediapocalypse! Are Platforms Killing The Business Of Media & Advertising? And Why Won’t Anyone Talk About It?
(Presented by Deep Focus)
Platforms like Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Twitter are up-ending the media business. Publishers and advertisers, content producers and creators, advertisers and agencies are all dealing with the repercussions of distributed media models. Hear from executives at Deep Focus, College Humor, and Starcom Media Group on this always-evolving battle.
(Presented by Code and Theory)
Code and Theory’ Co-Founder, Dan Gardner, will introduce attendees to Atomization, his agency’s approach to helping today’s businesses take advantage of strategic opportunities via social media. Attendees will learn: 1) How to reach multiple audiences with multiple stories; 2) How to take advantage of trending culture and conversation; 3) The importance of matching content to context; and 4) How to design for natural behaviors online.
(Presented by BuzzFeed)
In this interactive presentation, BuzzFeed social experts Rachel Christensen and Summer Anne Burton will discuss how they helped successfully build the largest social networks in media—by rethinking the way the industry sees social media editors, content, and distribution. They’ll cover how BuzzFeed stuck to scrappy and unconventional ways of thinking about and creating content for social platforms, and how they used data to inform their strategies.
(Presented by Wattpad)
In this MasterClass with Wattpad’s #1 fantasy writer and #1 Amazon Bestseller Sally Slater, you’ll take a deep dive into the business of viral storytelling and learn how you can leverage an online community to market your brand, attract an audience and share your story with millions–whether you’re an aspiring novelist or a creative marketer.
View The Initial Program Of Events for SMW New York
Social Media Week New York, now in it’s 8th year, brings together thousands of professionals in marketing, media and technology. We’re excited to announce the initial schedule and speaker lineup for SMW New York, which takes place this February 22-26.
Join us across our two official venues, and hear from organizations such as Ogilvy, Starcom MediaVest, MRY, Forbes, Mashable, MTV, The Economist, GE, Pinterest, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Spotify and many more!
Register for SMW New York
If you’d like to hear from visionary speakers, and join the thousands of attendees that come to Social Media Week in New York each year, register today by purchasing your pass. You can also save 20% until January 14th!