Intel Gets Social with ITopia
Ryan Moede, Former Viget
"It wouldn't make sense to do it for eight weeks," said Augustine Fou, svp of digital strategy at IPG's MRM Worldwide, which crafted the effort with McCann Erickson and Universal McCann. "You can't achieve a trust relationship in eight weeks."Not only will Intel use the online communities for technical support and addressing IT questions; customers will also be able to discuss ideas for new products and even shape developing marketing strategies. By connecting customers directly with engineers ready to help and taking a long-term view of cultivating relationships with it's community of IT professionals, Intel is plotting the course for a great social media strategy that doesn't just generate great conversations, but establishes a richer level of engagement.