No one knows more about using the new Real-Time tools and strategies to spread ideas, influence minds and build business than David Meerman Scott. He's a marketing strategist, speaker, advisor to emerging companies, and author of ten books including three international bestsellers.
The final video in my series of four from my day at General Motors is with Mary Henige who is in charge of both social media communications and broadcast communications. I ask her about her dual role and we talk about storytelling (especially online) and its role in humanizing the company.
If you have not seen the other videos, the links are:
My favorite (lightly edited) quote: "From the beginning of time, people have been telling stories... You make things personal when you tell stories… Now through the power of YouTube and blogging, you’re telling a story that seems very intimate... You make friends with people that you’ve never met."
:00 – 2:00 Humanizing GM by showcasing GM people.
2:00 -3:20 Storytelling to make an emotional connection to customers.
3:20 – 5:10 On Henige’s dual role of broadcast media and social media: How different are they?
5:10 – 6:40 Henige’s advice to her peers about communicating through social media.
I'll be doing one more post later today where I share my thoughts with GM marketers about what they are doing well and some suggestions for improvement.