Friday 11th March, 2011
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Now that digital and mobile is a component of any innovative ad campaign, the question arises: How much do marketers need to know about technology? The truth is, advertisers and brand marketers are entering a brave new world -- one where code is on par with content. The 21st-century ad isn't something to be looked at, it's something to be used. Our reliance on mobile tools, such as apps, position them as the perfect vehicles for brands. "Consumers" are now "users." So are "marketers" now "developers"?
Enter the hybrid marketer. More and more agencies are finding they need to educate and cultivate a new breed of people who understand tech from a marketing and brand perspective, and who have a consumer mindset. These creative technologists also lend a software company vibe around an agency.
But should agencies really try this stuff at home? Should they be worrying about, say, the video capability of the latest iPhone? Or just stick to their core competencies and work with real software companies and development shops to realize their ideas? This panel will look at this new staffing paradigm and debate what the agency of the future should look like.
Entrepreneur, craft beer enthusiast, musician, photographer. CEO & Co-founder of @Circa. Co-founded @1PercentOf, @SimpleGeo & @Socialthing. bio from Twitter
revenue consultant @tumblr. ceo, @secretch. angel investor, writer, @betabeat columnist, record label owner, native alaskan. co-founded @barbariangroup. bio from Twitter
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