Best panel at the Forrester Consumer Forum Ze, Pud, and Jeremy Allaire

This panel at the Forrester Consumer forum is a lot of fun, with Ze Frank, Philip Kaplin (Pud of F’d Company fame), and Jeremy Allaire of Brightcove (cold fusion anyone)

Random comments: Networks are irrelevant.

People are their own networks

no one cares if it’s on fox

if it’s on the web it’s everywhere and people discover things through what their friends are sending them

Philip Kaplin (Pud): “There is a 50 to 100 times difference in CPM (cost per thousand) between advertising on ESPN than advertising on joes super football blog” (great quote)

Ze Frank: huge problem when marketing people use “interactive” to include massive multiplayer games and setting up a messageboard

Ze: Greatest source of consumer generated content is classified ads and people have been doing it for years

Ze: Simple interactions around your product

Ze: Doing innovative stuff like setting up in secondLife, don’t underestimate the value of stories about stories

Q: This conversation about social media seems very optimistic, what is the potential darkside

Ze: Optimism and pessimism shouldn’t enter this conversation, lets talk about reality. If you wake up in the morning and think about what might happen in your day you may just stay in bed.

Pud: the biggest risk in social media is if your product sucks, it will get out

Q: Why should companies get involved in social media now, is there a risk to waiting.

Pud: Media companies have to innovate or disappear. Imagine Bill Gates waking up one morning after dominating the operating system for 20 years have to start competing against free email, online spreadsheets etc. They’re now a media company, making video game consoles and creating competing products to the ipod.

Q: What is the backlash against companies advertising their products with viral videos

Ze: viral doesn’t have to be secret or insidious, there is something wonderful in being self depreciating. The mentos video blog of their intern everyday was wonderful, quirky, and fun

Cool, Ze mentions Nokia :-)

Other bloggers writing about this:
Jeremiah Owyang
Chris Thilk
Jeremy Pepper

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  • By Consumer Forum Day 2: Rechanneling the Energy on October 12, 2007 at 10:33 am

    [...] Panel? Karl really enjoyed the panel of Pud, Ze Frank, and Jeremy Allaire. Messages from the fringes: Great Twitter quotes Twitter is a form of consciousness, not sure [...]

  • [...] Colin wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptThey’re now a media company, making video game consoles and creating competing products to the ipod. Q: What is the backlash against companies advertising their products with viral videos. Ze: viral doesn’t have to be secret or … [...]

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