I just received this email from Social Media Examiner. They are one of the experts I follow regularly to stay informed on all things social media. Michael’s article is quite serious and is a wake up call. Yes, it is also a sales opportunity. However, Social Media Examiner has always educated first then made sales so I trust his opinions. Read on… And get prepared to change your game.
Why Facebook’s future should concern all marketers
It’s Mike Stelzner (founder of Social Media Examiner) coming to you with some commentary and direction.
I took detailed notes of Mark Zuckerberg’s opening keynote at the F8 conference. It’s what he DIDN’T say that’s troubling.
Mark didn’t say a thing about Pages. There was no mention of live video, and no mention of the Watch platform.
But there was a lot of talk about private messages, participation in small groups, and creating Stories as the fastest growing opportunities.
Facebook also profiled a new look, it’s biggest change in five years.
“Reduced permanence,” is also a phrase Mark used over the last few weeks. It means disappearing content.
If Facebook is fully focused on groups and content that’s here today and gone tomorrow, this means most marketers will need to rethink their strategies.
Picture a day where content is only discovered within groups and cannot be shared outside of them.
Think of a day where you must make disappearing visual content—every day—to stay in front of your audience.
This is not an unreal possibility. You need a plan.