In the Modern Age bigger isn’t better, but effectiveness is. And we have the means to measure effectiveness down to the penny. We need to stop trying to “go viral” or somehow duplicate the Super Bowl Oreo tweet and spend that time creating content aimed at cultivating specific, high-quality audiences instead.
It’s helpful to look back at history and understand how and why things happened before talking about how we can improve our digital storytelling. This is a social media history tour through the eyes of a guy who has been involved in the industry since the pre-MySpace Days.