By Hamish Nicklin, Industry leader, creative agency at Google, marketingmagazine.co.uk, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 12:00AM
Now consider this in the context of 3bn video views and 60 hours of content uploaded to the site daily. It's safe to say that the world has a voracious appetite for content creation and consumption. Brands that can understand how to use this will win.
Can your brand credibly create entertaining content like Red Bull? Can it produce content that educates like O2's Guru TV, the brand's YouTube news and reviews channel?
Or can you create an environment where your customers' self-expression creates the content with you, like the graphic novel Axe Anarchy? Content that consumers seek out, comment on and share is always going to stand out and be of major benefit to brands.
Some may argue that not all brands naturally have the right to play in this space, but let's face it: if an aggregator of car insurance such as Comparethemarket.com can get people hunting for a Russian meerkat's back story, then any brand can.
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It is a significant move that brings the ability for Twitter users to easily leave their contact details within expanded tweets, called the Lead Generation Card, to express interest in what a brand is offering.