Ten Principles of Consumer Generated Advertising Campaigns
June 12, 2007 at 2:39 pm
I was recently reading Max Kalehoff’s blog about Consumer Generated Advertising Campaigns and really think he hits the nail on the head. Many of his commentsÂ echo the outcomes of the module from our Brand Summit moderated by Colin Decker. I encourage you to read it and take heed when thinking about using CGM (Consumer Generated Media) in your next campaign.
Important to note that a CGM campaign must be connected to larger business goals (otherwise why bother?) and that CGM is not necessarily a less costly alternative than traditional productionÂ as this avenue can be very resource intensive. Finally, item ten in his list is a big winner in my book. Move from campaign to platform. One of Colin’s points during our session and echoed by Max is that the big mistake marketers make is producing a successful CGM campaign, and not “letting it live.” As Max says, “prepare a platform to facilitate and leverage sustained engagement and brand return.”
What do you think?