Original content is an excellent catalyst for web community development, which means publishers are uniquely positioned to build relationships with established communities, and perhaps even grow their own. In this session, we’ll look at ways content can form the foundation of a web community effort.
Francois Gossieaux is a co-founder and partner at Beeline Labs, a marketing Innovation firm and President of Corante, a social media publishing company. Prior to Beeline Labs and Corante he was consulting on marketing and social media, involved with BlogBridge, and the founder of Synopia, Inc., a product innovation focused software startup. Before that he spent 5 years leading marketing, product management and strategy at eRoom Technology, a collaboration software company which was sold to Documentum in 2002. Francois has a long history with online and marketing – having implemented an Intranet for a large multinational in the early 90’s; and being the organizer of the first large scale virtual event – InterAct’96 – with Time Magazine and Infoworld. He has used blogs for grassroots political and environmental activities, and is currently blogging at emergencemarketing.com and for the Marketing 2.0 blog. He also runs a marketing 2.0 community.
Ed is a Global Deloitte Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) subject matter specialist for Technology, and he advises TMT companies in the areas of strategic planning, product innovation, competitive positioning, and digital Convergence.
Ed architects Deloitte’s” State of the Media Democracy Survey, which provides current data on different generations’ adoption of, and receptivity to, new technology platforms, media distribution methods, and advertising models. He also co-founded and manages Deloitte’s Tribalization of Business Study with Beeline Labs and the Society for New Communications Research. The Tribalization of Business Study provides data and analysis on successful enterprise use of online communities and social networks.
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