Presentation on theme: "Communicating on the Read/Write Web NEVILLE HOBSON, ABC SHEL HOLTZ, ABC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WWW.FORIMMEDIATERELEASE.BIZ IAOC BRUSSELS JUNE 16, 2006."— Presentation transcript:
Communicating on the Read/Write Web NEVILLE HOBSON, ABC SHEL HOLTZ, ABC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WWW.FORIMMEDIATERELEASE.BIZ IAOC BRUSSELS JUNE 16, 2006
The Seismic Shifts 2 Web 2.0 – the evolution from read-only to read/write Anyone with a point of view can talk to the world Text Audio Video Disrupting traditional businesses and models New companies, new ideas appearing to leverage the shifts www.forimmediaterelease.biz
3 Relentless Advances Widespread use of virtual reality for education and recreation All government services delivered electronically 25% of UK workforce teleworking at least 2 days a week Solar reflector satellites bringing sunlight to major Northern cities All domestic animals tagged 60% of internet accesses from mobile devices Electronic newspapers Neighbourhood video surveillance networks Neighbourhood intranets People reduce tax liability by being partially paid in information products Worldwide population of over 65s increases by 1 million monthly Cybercommunity with 100 million people Within 5 years Source: Technology Timeline BTExact Technologies
4 www.forimmediaterelease.biz Truths New media do not replace old media Markets are conversations The audience controls the message Numbers dont matter
5 www.forimmediaterelease.biz The Long Tail We sold more books today that didn't sell at all yesterday than we sold today of all the books that did sell yesterday.
6 www.forimmediaterelease.biz Participation Institutions must cede control of the message in order to participate in the conversation.
7 www.forimmediaterelease.biz Forces of Change: Equation #1 Low barriers to entry +Pervasive access +Growing broadband = The Nets original promise
8 www.forimmediaterelease.biz Forces of Change: Equation #2 The Nets original promise +Shifts in trust +Demands for transparency = Tectonic change
9 www.forimmediaterelease.biz Who Do We Trust? We trust… Each other Independent subject matter experts NGOs We dont trust… Business Government Mainstream media Person like yourself or your peer is seen as the most credible spokesperson about a company and among the top three spokespeople in every country surveyed. – 2006 Annual Edelman Trust Barometer
10 www.forimmediaterelease.biz The Era of Social Computing The social structure in which technology puts power in communities, not institutions.
11 www.forimmediaterelease.biz The First Rumblings of Tectonic Change Social communication tools Weblogs Podcasts Internet telephony Mobile/text/video Virtual communities My Space Second Life
12 www.forimmediaterelease.biz A Person Like Me…
25 www.forimmediaterelease.biz Impacts Personal relationships Business relationships The workplace
26 www.forimmediaterelease.biz Personal Getting to know people – before you meet them Creating virtual relationships The doppel-gänger lifestyle
27 www.forimmediaterelease.biz Business New forms of trust The virtual extension
28 www.forimmediaterelease.biz The Workplace Disruptive technologies They herald change Not every organization ready Not every organization willing New ways of working Facilitating collaboration Participating in conversation New types of employer/employee relationships Greater informality Greater empowerment
29 www.forimmediaterelease.biz Communication Choices Engage and Participatevs.Transmit Advocatevs.Preach Influence and Persuadevs.Command and Control Informal and Conversational vs.Formal and Instructive Build Communityvs.Tell Your Audience
www.forimmediaterelease.biz 30 Case Study: The Hobson & Holtz Report Started January 2005 First podcast in the communication profession Co-hosts: Neville Hobson (Amsterdam) and Shel Holtz (California) 70-90 mins, twice weekly, Monday and Thursday, recorded via Skype Global audience Local reporters Building community
31 www.forimmediaterelease.biz Why Podcast? Low barriers to entry Anybody can do it A growing audience 10 million and counting Niche audiences You can listen while doing something else
32 Its About Community Involve listeners Listen to them Encourage listeners Address their needs Engage Global distribution: FIR listeners 31/5/06 http://www.frappr.com/fir www.forimmediaterelease.biz
35 www.forimmediaterelease.biz Keeping Up Attention: The scarcest resource Focus and refine your attention RSS: the attention device Strategize Its still business communication: What will achieve desired outcomes? Engage Audience appetite is focused
36 www.forimmediaterelease.biz Conversation… Neville Hobson, ABC, and Shel Holtz, ABC For Immediate Release podcasts www.forimmediaterelease.biz www.forimmediaterelease.biz Comment Line: +1 206 222 2803 Email: email@example.com@gmail.com …listen to my podcast… …and watch my videocast This document is protected under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license. No commercial use, no changes. But feel free to share it, post it, print it, or copy it. Original cartoon by Hugh MacLeod (gapingvoid.com). Used with permission.