No it's not vlogging, podcasts or a new platform, it is a complete philosophical shift in how we use the internet for marketing.
The way I look at it is that the internet is growing up, so Mildred Parten's 1929 Stages of Play is a useful model, you'll probably recognise some of these stages:
- Unoccupied play – not playing, just observing.
- Solitary play – uninterested in or unaware of what others are doing.
- Onlooker play – watching others but not engaging.
- Parallel play – separately but close to others, mimicking their actions.
- Associative play – interested in other people, but not in coordinating activities.
- Cooperative play – interested in both the people playing and in the activity, they are doing
And what does that look like?
Actual conversation and communication; I call it Osmoblogging - instead of trying to be louder, cleverer or more shocking to get your prospects attention; drilling down, taking a real interest in the problem you choose to solve, and building solutions with your prospects and clients through conversation. Excellent questions and lots of listening...