Brand Journalism: The Rise of Non-Fiction Advertising
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom F (500 E Cesar Chavez St)
Speaker: Bob Garfield, Brian Clark, David Eastman, Kyle Monson, Shiv Singh
About: Hard to believe it's been 11 years since The Cluetrain Manifesto, and we're still doing the same f***ing panel. And we're still trying to teach big companies and ad agencies how to communicate like humans, how to listen, and how to use transparency as a messaging tactic. Brand Journalism is a way to take those decade-old ideas and incorporate them into actual campaigns (we know, we've done it). The first step is to teach agencies and clients to think like publishers instead of marketers--it's not a new idea, but it's one that is rarely executed well. In this panel, Brand Journalism pioneers will share some of the secrets, successes, and obstacles of their award-winning campaigns.