Posted By Joe Pulizzi on April 20, 2009
Over the next 52 weeks, Vogel's "I'm gonna make it in New York" opportunity will be followed through five YouTube shows over eight months, as well as countless blog postings and social media outlets. The first show (episode 0) has good production quality, and the link-up with Facebook makes too much sense.
Overall, this is a cool content sponsorship by Sprite...but here's what interests me the most:
It's unclear where this is all going. I believe that the best thing for marketers to do is to create consistently valuable content that their customers would be interested in, and spread it around like crazy. That said, it's not easy, and many corporations don't dedicate to the "consistent" part. Without committing to consistent content over a long period of time, it just won't work. So, many marketers will start to allign with individual influencers that can create the content for them, and ride the waves. Successful marketing in the future will probably revolve around both options.
So, if I were you, I'd start finding those voices in your industry that are spreading "your gospel" and support them through sponsorship. That, and of course, do it yourself. That's exactly what Sprite is doing.
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