Blog post
June 24, 2019

The voice

Who will win – journalists, influencers or something else?

Unlike the popular television program, it’s harder to distinguish the ‘voice’ that’s connecting with the most people or generating the most impact. It’s noisy, changing and diverging as new technology and behaviours’ continue to change at rapid pace.

The mixture of voices from traditional journalists and radio jockeys to social influencers and television personalities seems to have grown almost overnight. And while the growth of this noise isn’t new, it’s interesting to watch the overlap that’s happening already – and to question whether it’s one, or a combination of all that will win out in the end.

For those in Communications and Marketing, it’s intriguing to watch the disruption that this is having on the industry. The swell of activity for communicators and marketers to understand (at speed) the integrated approaches and the numerous voices that exist to help get their messages across is exciting to watch, as it also has the potential to be more dynamic.

While traditional journalists experience shifts in their mediums, their roles and core responsibilities have seemingly remained largely unchanged. However, for many social influencers there’s an interesting struggle occurring between creativity and business. Not only do you need to nail your content, you must also have a sound business knowledge to ensure you aren’t caught off guard by the algorithms at play and their potential to harm further growth. 

We’ve seen countless examples of former TV stars turn radio jockeys – some more successful than others – but wouldn’t it be interesting to see the same with journalists turn influencer, or vice versa?

In the example shared by Bottle for Botol below, the argument could be made that this strikes a nice balance between both. Fulfilling the more traditional journalistic needs to find and present information, while leveraging social channels to distribute the message.

We may not know who will win yet, but it’s sure to be an interesting finale.

Share

Similar articles

Blog
Sustainable Social Media Hype

WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA HYPE? In today’s digital age, hype is a powerful marketing tool on social media platforms. The social media sphere is often caught up in different waves of hype. Hype takes shape in the form of seemingly unending buzz around a particular new product, event, venue opening and so on. As with […]

Blog
Reputation management: Winning trust in today’s changing mediascape

In today’s ever-changing media landscape, sharing data and information are made easy with the convenient access to social media and the fact that brand’s online reputation is never fully controllable, is what makes it so valuable and trustworthy. Organizations are using digital content and online search to position their brand. The importance of online presence […]

Whitepaper
The Power of Hashtags – Are Hashtags Being Neglected in Branding Strategies?

The hashtag is a hash symbol (#) followed by a word or short phrase. It has since became an imperative element of social media platforms. What are the various roles of a hashtag and how can it be used effectively in branding strategies?

Blog
Facebook Top Fan Badges – And why you should be interested

You may be surfing some of the popular Facebook pages and have noticed this little jewel icon with the legend of ‘Top fan’ on some of the commenter’s posts. This is a new Facebook feature as part of the global roll out, meant to help brands like yours, identify top fans of your content. Isentia […]

Ready to get started?

Get in touch or request a demo.