Short follow-up on last weeks iStrategy event in Berlin about Social Media and Enterprise 2.0. The Coca Cola Company presented their view on social media with some interesting statements.
Social Media Management is a tactic ... not a strategy? While I agree that once established it's used on a tactical level but given the recent move by Pepsi to shift their investment towards social media, I am sure the Coca Cola people have some strategic angle to it.
Keep it simple: Spot on! Usability is a key element of todays "technologized" world. When you listen to the comments about the Apple iPad you hear a lot of noise about what is missing from the iPad. Who cares? I am very certain the iPad is going to be a great success because it is simple and fun ... just like social media should be.
Always work with the pros. I am sure the advisors love that statement :-) and there have been some good ones at the event (see my comment about Ogilvy). But I have to agree with that statement from own experiences. When my former company entered the space some years ago, we had no idea and had to learn it the hard way. We later turned to Electric Artists and netmedia and got things done.
There are many more good ideas from the Coca Cola people, check the full presentation below. You might also see Geert Bestens' perspective.