Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2011 about Money and User Generated Content

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Friday 11th March 2011

  • Got Great UGC, Poor Monetization?

    by Marty Roberts

    What makes your user-generated content great? It’s the users. If they like it, they’ll come and stick around. So if they like what they see and you’ve got a high number of video views, how do make that work for your business? First, you have to realize that building an audience and monetizing UGC doesn’t require a special strategy, because everything your content business puts out into the world already comes from a socially-oriented vantage point. Uh-oh; you mean you don’t have that mindset? Okay, that’s a problem. You can’t expect people to engage and share if everything you do doesn’t give them a reason to care. During this panel, we’ll talk about why a user-focused approach is the best foundation for UGC campaign success. We’ll discuss transparency of ads and sponsorships, balancing content and ads, good design, and how UGC sites with large, naturally engaged audiences can build on their success.

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Friday 11th March

    In Hill Country CD, Hyatt Regency Austin