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2015 Is the Year of the Crowd (Slides & Video)



In the embedded presentation above, I assert that 2015 Is the Year of the Crowd, and make the point in a few ways:

  • The growth in nearly every sector of society with the expanded Collaborative Economy (healthcare, logistics, municipal, corporate and more), see Honeycomb 2,
  • Massive funding in this space, which has overtook funding to popular social networks, see spreadsheet,
  • How the disruptive incumbents are pushing back –legitimizing the movement, see disruption deck,
  • How brands are moving into this space, their adoption is clipping upward, see timeline of brands,
  • How Crowd Companies, a council for large brands that we founded, which has experienced over 100% growth, see Crowd Companies.

Below is the predictions slide, which calls out an area for discussion across the whole movement. In particular, read Lisa Gansky’s piece on Fast Company on how the startups should start sharing the value with the people that are making them popular. I’d love to hear your thoughts on what the future spells for the Collaborative Economy in this coming year.

Ten Minute Video:
This presentation was from the LewEb keynote in Paris on Dec 9, 2014 (picture of audience), you can watch the live video, to get the full context of the slides, below:

Keynote Slides: How Crowds and Companies both Share


The above embedded presentation is my keynote at the 500 attendee SHARE conference today, I’m also on the conference board of advisors. This San Francisco conference has over 450 attendees spanning the sharing economy startup space, government, investment, and corporate to understand how these new collaborative economy models impact all areas of society. I’m pleased to present after industry pioneer Lisa Gansky who’ll set the stage for the industry. My focus? To explain how this collaborative economy is not limited to peer to peer only –but how corporations can and are playing a role.

Why focus on corporations? There’s at least three reasons: 1) If we can influence just 1% of their business model towards this new economy, it has global impacts to millions of people and long lasting impacts to resources 2) Corporations often build the very things that we’re sharing, and they must understand the new behaviors in this market, so they can address these new needs. 3) Lastly, when corporations nod towards utility of resources via sharing, it signals this behavior type starts to become more mainstream. While there are a number of other reasons, I’ll close my preso on five final takeaways:

Five Final Takeways (slide 31)

  1. The core of the sharing economy is always about people.
  2. Yet to make it sustain, we must engage governments, regulators, and corporations.
  3. Corporations who want to succeed will build shareable products, designed to last.
  4. Corporations will enable marketplaces of used goods and services.
  5. Crowd and Companies will work together for new business models for share

In this presentation I shared data from the collaborative economy timeline, a frequency of brand deploymentpeople adoption is going to double, the full report on behaviors, and the recently launched collaborative honeycomb. On a closing note, Deloitte University published a point of view on this growing collaborative economy, and noted that brands have a role. Companies are learning how to share with the community, to find new business models where both parties are going to benefit.


Keynote Slides: The Collaborative Economy provides Opportunities for Corporations


What role do corporations play if customers don’t need them?  What if the people who used to be their customers get their goods and services from each other?  I’d love to answer that at your next event.

That’s exactly the question that our research answers after analyzing 200 of the startups, and interviewing three dozen experts (you can read the full report, right here).  Customers are using social media tools, called “sharing websites,” to share products, services, and even money – bypassing the corporate world.  What’s the solution?  We found a counterintuitive opportunity for today’s innovative companies, that, we believe, they must use to enable their own business functions, business models, and products to be social and, therefore, able to compete in one of the most significant cultural market changes in history.

The above embedded slide deck is from the Vocus marketing and communications conference in DC last week, it’s designed for a 45 minute session.

About the Content
The speech uses the story of Danish King Frederick VII, whom I learned about on last month’s trip to Copenhagen.  I was intrigued by his unique dilemma as he saw a revolution coming to his gates, giving him one of two choices:  1) Fight them and, potentially, lose his head, or 2) collaborate with them. We weave in and out of his experience throughout the presentation, as we cover key steps in the presentation: a definition of the trend, real world examples from many verticals B2B and B2C, numbers showing the disruption in terms of dollars, and the causes of this sharing movement.  In the meat of the presentation, we focus on the solution, which we call the Collaborative Economy Value Chain, and provide real world examples of what corporations are doing now.  To top things off, we’re honest about the many challenges, but we also explain the benefits for companies that are willing to join the collaborative economy.

The appendix has additional data from our research, a glossary, and interviewee citations.

About the Presentation
Many of the slides have animations, which can’t be fully experienced in this SlideShare mode.  You may download the full PowerPoint presentation to see the animations.  The presentation is open research and, as part of creative commons, may be used with attribution.  I’d like to thank the Altimeter research team and designers, as well as RexiMedia for their excellent coaching and visual production.  As a former musician, I’ve learned to take preparation seriously, so I choose to work with the best teams during preparation and rehearsals to ensure that I give my audience the best experience possible.

Upcoming Speaking Events and Samples
I’m getting the word out about the Collaborative Economy.  I have presented elements of this subject in Copenhagen, London, the District of Columbia, and San Francisco, in addition to individual clients on private calls. I would be delighted to speak at your event.

I’d be pleased to share with your business teams how the evolving Collaborative Economy is moving from sharing of ideas to sharing of goods and services. I am happy to do so either by using the free webinars listed above or appearing live at your conference or private event.

Resources: Converged Media, Integrating your Paid, Owned, and Earned


The Convergence of Paid, Owned & Earned Media

Is Facebook paid, owned or earned? The answer is yes.

Facebook is all. They integrate advertising units along with content created by brands on their Facebook pages, and allow for consumers to share their opinions right in the comments. Sometimes, ads look like social content, and it’s hard to distinguish the difference. At Altimeter, we see this convergence only increasing, and these Venn diagrams will continue to have overlapping circles of paid, owned, and earned.

To meet this converging media types, Altimeter kicked off a research project with Rebecca Lieb (a fantastic speaker in her own right), Jessica Groopman (expert researcher), and yours truly.

We found that companies must now integrate their marketing process, strategy, and tactics so each channel leverages each other. In fact, we’ve identified a few workflows that help marketers, and their agency partners do just that. If you’ve read the report, some of this is a rehash, but I wanted to share the story in the above embedded video of how I like to articulate it while on stage.

So here’s all three components in one location: The report that started it all, videos from a keynote speech to 2,500 marketers at Marketo Summit in SF last month, and all the slides. Wishing you all best in your efforts to converge media.

And yes, turn those phones on when I speak, not off.

Above: The Converged Media Report. we’re proud it’s been viewed over 128k times.

Above: The speech, from Marketo Summit in SF. Thanks to CMO and host, Sanjay Dholakia for the intro, I start around the 7min frame.

Above: The slides form this report.

Keynote Slides: Converging Your Paid+Owned+Earned Media #MUS13


What should 2000 marketers know about the future of digital marketing? Thanks to Marketo, I’ve been asked to share recent research from Altimeter Group on how Paid, Owned, and Earned is converging into one single form of media live at their customer event here in San Francisco.

In this presentation, you’ll find the highlights from our recent report on Converged Media (Open Research, which you can download and share at will) and this slideshare includes a problem statement, definition, 6 real world examples, a workflow broken down into pieces, and closing remarks.

Love to hear your comments, if your brand is already converging Paid, Owned, and Earned, so we can tell your story on your success. A thank you to Jessica Groopman and Rebecca Lieb at Altimeter, who co-authored this research and content with me.

-Thanks to Danielle Naboulsi of Sundog for the write up
-CMS Wire covers the presentation, as well as Amber’s, who spoke after me.
-Additional discussion on Facebook


Video: Scaling Your Social Business (Dreamforce Presentation)


I was pleased to be a featured speaker at Dreamforce, to share Altimeter’s research on Social Business. My topic? To focus on how companies need to scale social business. I referenced the following Open Research (meaning you can download them) reports: Social Business Readiness, Career path of the Corporate Social Strategist, and Managing Social Media Proliferation, see all my Open Research on this tab.

Key Agenda Points:

  • Social business does not scale, companies are at risk for “Social Sanitation”
  • Advanced companies scale with at least six programs:
  • 1) Get into a scalable formation now
  • 2) Enable business units (safely)
  • 3) Streamline workflow with tools
  • 4) Scale with peer to peer communities
  • 5) Grow an unpaid army of advocates
  • 6) Integrate in all manners
Below you’ll find the video recording, and raw slides on slideshare. Thank you Salesforce for providing the opportunity to share this research to the Dreamforce attendees.

Above: Video recording of presentation, with slides, see on YouTube

Above: Slideshare slides, available for download or perusing.

Update: Maddie from Socialfish has blogged her take on this presentation.