Apr 29, 2013

How To Combine Paid, Owned & Earned Media
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When paid, owned and earned media come together, they give birth to what some marketers are calling, “converged media.” Converged media happens when at least two or more of the above-mentioned media channels come together, use a consistent story line (look and feel), and work in concert to meet a certain marketing or content marketing goal.

A Quick Lesson: Paid, Owned & Earned Media

Paid Media: Paid media is exactly what it sounds like. Think ads, paid search (SEO), or even sponsorships. Owned Media: Encompasses your brand-owned sites, like your website, social platforms, blog, etc. Earned Media: This is the GOOD stuff, or when your customers and brand advocates are the medium/channel. WOM (word of mouth) or peer-to-peer recommendations, buzz surrounding your brand, or perhaps it happened when a social post of yours went viral.

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Converged Media

So, by taking two or more of the forms of media listed above and combining them, you have converged media.

THE IDEA IS THAT YOU’RE AIMING TO HAVE SYNERGY WITH THE MEDIA PIECES; THEY NEED TO WORK TOGETHER IN HARMONY TO CREATE THE DESIRED EFFECT.

To see the examples for how to create converged media, read the original post: B Squared Media – B² Blog: What Is Converged Media?

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Like many of you, Chief Social Strategist and Founder of B Squared Media, Brooke Ballard, has seen a fundamental shift in business due to social media. How do businesses take advantage of this? Where do they start? Is social media for everyone? In-the-trenches social media experience helps B Squared Media answer these questions for companies seeking to formulate successful social strategies. Using tactics developed in her yearlong honors thesis study, Brooke helps bright and innovative entities develop social strategies around content curation. Good content boosts trust and loyalty among customers. By focusing on "what is" (psychographics: values, interests, beliefs and attitudes) and letting go of "what might be" (demographics) brands can secure a closer connection to consumers and their buying habits. Simply put: Think conversation, Not campaign.

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