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1. Produce videos that get your message across without sound
If you've been creating videos for your brand's YouTube channel and sharing them on social, are those videos projecting the message you want if the viewer turns in on mute? It's been reported that 85 percent of Facebook videos are watched without sound. Make sure your videos are embedded with closed captioning and convey your message and the emotional response you want--even if they're watched in silence.
2. Expand your focus to include Generation Z
We've spent so many years trying to talk to millennials that it's easy to overlook the booming Z generation that's set to make up nearly 30 percent of the workforce by 2030.
At Digital Summit, Levey attended a session hosted by editor Kim Patel at VICE all about this generation. Patel says that Generation Z wants brands to fill them with inspiration, to be authentic in their marketing and partnerships, and to provide them with an outlet to experience things. She also said they're a very loyal generation and that brands should leverage their brand heritage--this generation will buy into it.
3. Plan for how your brand will surface in voice-assisted search
Several speakers stressed the importance of voice, audio, and the sonic revolution in the future of marketing.
In one presentation, Johanna Weber of NPR discussed voice-assisted technology and recommending thinking about "how your brand looks with no visual support" when people use a smart speaker to search. She said that businesses need to address how they're going to make their data and content available and discoverable in this verbal revolution.
4. Get ready for Facebook Messenger Marketing
Messaging is the future, Larry Kim of Mobile Monkey said during a conference talk. You can use chat blasting to send messages to customers in Facebook messenger, similar to an email campaign. Messenger has push notifications and is more engaging than email. Think of this platform as email plus a landing page. Being an early adopter of this marketing channel you'll get a leg up on your competitors.