How to create authentic brand experiences with your customers
In today’s hyper-socialized world, consumers have come to expect authentic experiences that they can customize and personalize specifically to their wants and needs. The same goes for their interactions with brands. To engage
consumers, marketers must create environments that enable consumers to interact with, contribute to, and tailor
brands, while avoiding the power struggle to control their brand over a consumer’s need to own it and live it.
This shift in the power balance between individuals and organizations has been witnessed in the use of open source and collaborative networks. By taking advantage of these social tools, successful companies are encouraging and facilitating user-generated content to find, create and leverage knowledge and expertise to solve problems and foster innovation faster and at a lower cost than ever before. As a result, marketers are not only creating stronger engagement and loyalty for their brands, they are creating a new innovation model.