The Age Of Conversation

Age Of Conversation

Today’s marketers need to integrate crowdsourcing, co-creation and collaboration as part of their vocabulary, as Drew McLellan, Gavin Heaton and fellow co-authors seem to do, successfully releasing their book “The Age of The Conversation” yesterday, a 3 month collaboration between 100 bloggers.

The resulting book, The Age of Conversation, brings together over 100 of the world’s leading marketers, writers, thinkers and creative innovators in a ground-breaking and unusual publication. And in the spirit of conversation, you can follow-up and extend your interest in the topics covered in the book at the Age of Conversation blog — www.ageofconversation.com.

With articles by personal favourites such as Greg Verdino, Cord Silverstein, David Polinchock, Richard Huntington, Tom Fishburne, Gareth Kay or Roger from Creative Think, the book has also some interesting contributions such as a google map with all the authors or the cover by the ever inspiring David Armano.

Over 100 of the world’s leading marketers contributed with a chapter, with part of the profits going to a children’s charity fund. As i’m inclined to save some trees (and it’s cheaper), i’ll get myself an electronic version at lulu.com/ageofconversation.

It’s not as big as Wikipedia, but it’s a damn fine example of “architecture of participation“.

Comments

4 thoughts on The Age Of Conversation

  1. Gavin Heaton says:

    Thanks Armando for featuring The Age of Conversation. We hope to see your name amongst the contributors for the next edition ;)

  2. Armando Alves says:

    I’m glad to help, specially when great content has also charity in mind.

    About my contribution, i would be most honored to be part of the conversation. But first, let’s read what all that genius crowd had to say !

  3. Apollo says:

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    This is a project which needs people all around the world to achieve. We want people from different time zones to shoot the sunrises in their local places.

    Our optimistic outcome is installing 24 screens to display sunrises around the Earth. The Sun will keep rising from screen to screen, from bottom to top vertically. This ‘never ending sun’ will last for 24 hours in a day!

    In fact there are still many problems to solve, it’s been a tough way so far. Therefore we are in need of supports. Your help will be most appreciated no matter in what aspects. It could be supporting us technically, joining us, spreading it out, giving us suggestions or anything else you could think of. You name it, we do it.

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    We sincerely seek for your kindly help. Give us a shout if you think this is awesome :)

    Many Thanks,
    Apollo Team
    (Jane, James, Pizza and Dawn)

  4. Luis Jorge says:

    I took half of those links to my blog. Thanks.