The inaugural BuzzInContent Awards, to be held on December 9, will see over 20 top leaders from the industry discussing and laying out the future outlook of the content marketing, along with providing solutions for ongoing challenges.
The BuzzInContent Conversations have been divided into five sharp sessions (15 minutes each) that will have high-powered panels pondering upon the issues and challenges faced by the industry while highlighting the opportunities ahead.
The agenda for the BuzzInContent Conversations panels include:
In these sensitive times, it's essential to maintain brand safety by creating content that doesn't attract a backlash. One doesn't really know what can cause pain to people. This mostly happens when one tries to be quirky or takes a stand on social causes. In such a situation, should the brand stand with its content or withdraw fearing flak? This session will have experts sharing their viewpoint on the topic.
Whenever brands and publishers collaborate to work with each other, there is too much back and forth. At times, the brands either go overboard with brand integration in content, or they are very finicky about certain things. In the same way, publishers are not able to deliver what the brands want. This session will discuss the pain points of branded content partnerships and figure out the balance that is required for perfect long-term content partnerships.
A common yet an important topic, in this session, leading content marketing practitioners will discuss how content marketing trends will evolve given the rocky times and the role it will play in the overall marketing playbook of the brands in 2021.
Technology is need of the hour to enhance experience and delivery but can it actually do away the need for human touch? To what extent can we expand the capabilities and scope of technology in content marketing?
What will it take for influencers to evolve from a medium of distribution to a right content partner? This session will discuss the role that influencers should play in the content marketing strategy of brands and how creative can one get with it.
Brand integration in films is very expensive. Therefore, in order to get the most out of each rupee spent, many a time, brands go overboard with in-film integrations, thus hampering the audience’s content consumption experience. On the other hand, some brands are so cautious with the integration that they go unnoticed. In this session, Rudrarup Datta, Marketing Head, Viacom18 Studios, will showcase the art of weaving a brand into a piece of content. He will share insights and examples from Viacom18’s content studio Tipping Point’s case studies where brands got maximum ROI through content integration.
Commenting on the topics for the sessions, Akansha Srivastava, Co-Founder and Editor, BuzzInContent.com, said, "Ever since its inception, BuzzInContent has been the foremost knowledge forum for the industry. The sessions have been designed in a way that they cover all the pain points content creators are facing. They are aimed towards providing a direction to the sector. Every session will have meaningful takeaways for all of us."
Niraj Sharma, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, BuzzInContent.com, added, "The sessions, which will have the industry captains, will be kept very crisp. Each session will not be more than 15 minutes. We will soon announce the impressive list of speakers for the Content Conversations."
The inaugural BuzzInContent Awards 2020 and Content Conversations is presented by Viacom18's Tipping Point and supported by The Advertising Club. The awards received more than 250 entries from over 65 companies (entrants) in an unprecedented challenging economic environment, which is a badge of honour for a privately held awards ceremony in India.