fbpx
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
Australia’s Great Vaccine Roll Out: Communicating through the COVID-19 Inoculation Initiative

We are fast approaching one of the largest health undertakings in 60 years, since the move to eradicate polio in the 1950’s. Australia’s vaccination initiative presents a mammoth challenge for everyone, particularly communicators.  From government at all levels, to aged and health care services, to logistics providers as we distribute the vaccine; to the business […]

Whitepaper
The Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, and Wellness Industry Landscape in Southeast Asia

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed incomparable high demands on the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry and its ability to adapt and respond has intensely demonstrated its capacity to bring about their research, solutions, and innovations to the global stage faster than expected. While we have experienced businesses fluctuate in demand due to the lockdowns and quarantines, […]

Whitepaper
The Automotive Industry Landscape in Southeast Asia

In Southeast Asia (SEA), the strict movement control restrictions this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic was expected to hit the automotive industry hard, as with other industries regionally and globally. Or so assumed. A study of digital journalism coverage and social media postings in key Southeast Asian countries, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand […]

Whitepaper
The Finance, Banking, and Insurance Landscape in Southeast Asia

In Southeast Asia, the Covid-19 pandemic has become the biggest challenge for many industries and economies. Businesses are struggling with maintaining their distribution channels while practicing social distancing. Under this circumstance, banks and financial service entities’ role was to help economies avoid downfalls and businesses overcome difficulties caused by the pandemic. On the other hand, […]

Ready to get started?

Get in touch or request a demo.