Five “Megatrends” to Watch

…and brands which embody them.

Regular trends include worrying about the H1N1 flu and/or vaccine, Twitter being considered mainstream and going “green”.

Five megatrends to watch are:

Mass collaboration is powering the new economy

  • The brand that gets it: Apple (app store and developer community)

Constant connectivity in an on-demand world

  • The brand that gets it: Sprint (the “now network”)

Globalization: Making the world a smaller place

  • The brand that gets it: Aliababa.com

Pervasive distrust in big corporations

  • The brand that gets it: Ally Bank (“straightforward” is its tagline and some ad copy is: “That means talking straight, doing right and being obviously better for our customers”)

A global sense of urgency to fix the problems of a modern world

  • The brand that gets it: IBM (“A smarter planet”)

Five Marketing Megatrends You Can’t Ignore by Adam Kleinberg (blog | twitter)

For discussion: is mass collaboration the answer for pervasive distrust in big corporations? It is interesting that big corporations are deliberately using social media to both seem smaller and encourage that collaboration.

We use the following formula when explaining this stuff to clients:

Engagement = Transparency + Co-Creation

What do you think?

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4 Responses to Five “Megatrends” to Watch

  1. [...] 2009-11-04T11:26:28  RT @edlee "Five megatrends to watch and brands which embody them" [link to post] [...]

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  3. [...] 2009-11-04T11:32:48  five megatrends to watch and brands which embody them [link to post] [...]

  4. I don’t know that mass collaboration is the answer to pervasive mistrust, but I do agree that social media is going to more and more put pressure on enterprises of every size to embrace transparency and be better global citizens.

    Thanks for the post and the link!

    Adam

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