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“The New Creatives Report” Is Here, and It’s Good News

We all love talking about creativity, but we seldom take time to examine the state of creative professionals themselves. For those of us who chose a creative career, are we happy we did? What inspires and motivates creative professionals to do their greatest work? How do Creatives feel about the pace of change in the industry?

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Today we released some striking research to delve into what really makes the creatives tick. We’re calling it “The New Creatives Report,” and it’s based on a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. creatives – all designers, photographers, illustrators and the like. Some of it really surprised me, and all of it reinforced something that I already believe: creative professionals are taking the reigns on their careers and, with new technology and shifts in the creative industry, have the wind at their backs.

A few top takeaways from those we surveyed:

Creative professionals are creating FOR mobile, and want to create WITH mobile. Seven out of 10 say they create content specifically for mobile, and 87% of those say it’s had a positive impact on their work. They also want to create on mobile devices, with tablets being an up-and-coming device of choice. Survey respondents also said “app development” is the #1 sought-after skill in the upcoming year.

Social media is becoming a top source of inspiration. Gone are the days that we relied solely on museums and trade publications for inspiration. Twice as many creatives see social media as the best source of inspiration compared to more traditional sources. And almost 1/3 cite inspiration and collaboration as their top reasons for participating in online creative communities. And it is interesting to learn that, when it comes to online creative communities like Behance, “inspiration” and “collaboration with others” are valued even more than things like self-promotion or job prospecting.

With opportunity comes great responsibility, and the pressure is on. When we asked, “what keeps you up at night,” the top answer was “pressure to deliver creative ideas and content faster than ever.” This pressure is on top of a lot of change in their roles and the industry: Almost half think their own role will change in the next year, and over three quarters say the industry is changing rapidly with new technologies as the top driving force behind the change.

Versatility and Optimism! 96% of Creatives surveyed are happy in their careers and 88% believe they have a strong influence on their companies and clients. Quite striking, and I’m pretty sure that there isn’t another career out there that would have those kinds of numbers. Creative work is a labor of love.

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I’m speaking at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity today. If you’re here, come stop by my session and let me know how our research strikes you – or you can connect with me on Twitter (@scottbelsky) or leave a comment here. Below you can check out the full study, very cool infographic done by Non-Format, and an Adobe Voice piece with more details on the research. And if you’re curious about what Adobe is doing next, be sure to check out our big event on Wednesday. We have some fascinating stuff in the pipeline that my colleagues and I are excited to share…

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Highlights of the findings via Adobe Voice

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Adobe Social Media in 2013 – A Closer Look at the Numbers

As the year comes to a close, the Adobe social media team does what all good corporate citizens do and gathers up our successes and program metrics to see what worked and what didn’t.

Here are a few of the more notable numbers, activities, designations and awards from across the Adobe social business landscape. I’ve included links, details and some commentary.

The one thing I’m particularly proud of our team for are the “Metrics Not Myths” campaign awards. This was a truly collaborative effort across social, paid, PR, creative and our campaign teams. We social practitioners know that social media isn’t just about a particular group of managers managing channels, but more about a way of doing business with our customers and integrating with many parts of our organizations. The ‘Metrics Not Myths’ accolades below bear that out.

Thanks go to the entire Adobe Social Media Center of Excellence and all the social media managers for their work in 2013.

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  • More than 65k social mentions of Adobe and its products each day
  • We grew our total social following by 60% in one year (!)
  • Among top brands, Adobe was #3 in Share of Voice around Digital Marketing topics – notable for us since most people know Adobe only as the ‘creative’ company
  • On Creative Cloud ratings and reviews, we grew more than 100% this year averaging over 4 stars out of 5

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  • Cool Photoshop Live video from our Nordics team has more than 19 million views, all organic. Didn’t see it yet? Now you can.

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Adobe Summit 2013 – Day One in the Books

Ok yes maybe I work at Adobe and ok yes maybe I’m a tad biased, but I’ve been going to Adobe Summits for I think four years now and dare I say this one is the best? Yes, the food at the opening night party was good. Yes, from an event team’s standpoint things are running smoothly, but from the overall “relevance” standpoint, this year’s Summit has started off super strong.

The social conversations from the event are unparalleled, growing more than 50% when compared to the same timeframe last year. Over 8500 conversations in just the first day put #AdobeSummit at the top of trending Twitter hashtags.

Brad Rencher kicked it all off with the opening keynote session (watch now), which included a thorough demo of Adobe Marketing Cloud by David Nueschler and folks from all five of the Marketing Cloud’s solutions teams. Need a rundown of what’s coming in Marketing Cloud? Check out this week’s news.

The day’s second keynote had its moments too. After Bill Briggs of Deloitte Consulting implored everyone to go beyond “mobile first” and think of “mobile only,” John Battelle interviewed Adam Bain of Twitter about Twitter growth, and paid social media vs organic social media. Good stuff. And the conversation continued to prove to this social marketer (me) that Twitter might be a brand’s best bet for proving ROI in social — paid and organic. Happy to discuss further in the comments. :)

Need some visuals of what the first full day of Summit was all about? Watch the videos below. Short and to the point, with quick looks at what Summitees are experiencing here in Salt Lake City, and be sure to follow all tomorrow’s action: @AdobeSummit and #AdobeSummit.

News Rundown at Adobe Summit 2013

This week at Adobe Summit – The Digital Marketing Conference, more than 4,500 digital marketers and senior leaders representing the world’s top brands are coming together in Salt Lake City to learn the latest about marketing trends, network and share best practices with each other.

At the conference, we are making a series of news announcements to address growing industry needs that include:  1) helping marketers iterate and act more quickly to better meet consumers’ expectations; 2) staying on top of the mobile explosion and delivering better mobile experiences; 3) simplifying the complex task of delivering the right experience or content to the right person at the right time.

Keynote presenters this year include Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen and SVP and GM of Adobe’s Digital Marketing Business, Brad Rencher, along with record-setting stratospheric daredevil Felix Baumgartner; Adam Bain, president of global revenue at Twitter; and Sal Kahn, founder of Khan Academy.

You can watch the keynote live today, Wednesday, March 6 from 9am-11am MST.

Our news today highlights major new Adobe Marketing Cloud capabilities, including:

New Touch Interface and Mobile Marketing Capabilities 

Adobe today unveiled an innovative new UI for Adobe® Marketing Cloud that surfaces data and insights to marketers and business leaders so they can easily gauge the impact of their marketing dollars.  Through this visually rich, touch based interface, Adobe Marketing Cloud, which marketers use to understand how campaigns are performing, now links with Adobe Creative Cloud™, which agency creatives use to build and deliver those campaigns.  In addition, every solution within Adobe Marketing Cloud has been upgraded with new mobile marketing capabilities, including new mobile capabilities for analytics, advertising, social app development, targeting content on smartphones and tablets, and mobile content management and delivery.

Adobe Social Goes Mobile 

Adobe today upgraded Adobe Social®, part of Adobe Marketing Cloud, with a completely redesigned user interface focused on interpreting and presenting social data in a more digestible format that helps social marketers prove business results.  Adobe also debuted Adobe Social for mobile phones and tablets.  Social marketers now have a marketing tool that’s as mobile as they are.

Delivering Personalized Experiences across Mobile and Social 

The static website is long gone.  Personalizing and optimizing your customer’s experience is essential.  Adobe today announced a major update to Adobe Experience Manager, part of Adobe Marketing Cloud, which introduces new responsive design, social communities and video capabilities that deliver a fully personalized experience to customers. In addition, Adobe today introduced a new Digital Asset Management offering within Adobe Experience Manager.  Adobe has re-imagined digital asset management with both marketers and creatives in mind, giving organizations unprecedented capabilities to deliver consistent, high-quality experiences anywhere.

New Digital Advertising Solution for Media Agencies and Marketers 

Adobe today unveiled a standard version of Adobe Media Optimizer, part of Adobe Marketing Cloud. Media Optimizer is Adobe’s digital advertising platform for campaigns across search, display and social media. The new edition, Media Optimizer Standard, delivers a rules-based bidding solution that improves the performance of search engine marketing campaigns through seamless integration with Adobe Analytics. Media Optimizer Standard is designed for media buying agencies, search engine marketing (SEM) agencies and direct advertisers seeking more control and transparency over their campaigns at an economical price point.

Taken together, these groundbreaking new solutions and capabilities are all designed to help our customers deliver the right online experience to the right person . They also offer the best way to tie social media activities to business results. And finally, they enable customers to achieve the greatest return on investment from online advertising.

A Day in the Life of Adobe Employees Worldwide – Told Through Instagram

Our employees worldwide are all set to give you a glimpse of what it is like to work at Adobe. For 24 hours on Tuesday February 19th, employees from offices in Europe, Asia, and North America will take over the Adobe Instagram account to share behind the scenes images of their typical workday at Adobe using #AdobeLife. Employees will share any image that represents their workdays, including but not limited to their commutes to work, meetings with colleagues, lunches, pictures of their office space, and more. Follow us on Instagram and stay tuned for Tuesday’s takeover!

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SXSW 2013 – Here we come!

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Where do web designers, developers, and social marketers all come together? SXSW 2013, of course. Come join us this year for 2 days of jam-packed sessions about the latest tools and services that allow you to create content for the modern web and how digital marketing innovations help debunk some of the most controversial marketing myths. People can’t trust marketers? Preposterous.

Our Creative Camp will be on Sunday, March 10th. Join us for a full day of sessions about all of the powerful things you can accomplish with Adobe’s Edge tools and services and an overview of what’s new in Adobe Creative Cloud. Your favorite presenters like evangelist Paul Trani and product managers Jacob Surber and Alex Morris will be there to host the sessions and answer your questions. You will also get to watch a panel of talented panelists, including Sophie Shepherd, Trent Walton, and Emily Wengert, who will discuss the challenges they have faced as more projects begin incorporating responsive design. View the agenda and mark your calendars here.

Marketing is BS. Social marketing is worthless. These are the myths we have been hearing about marketing for years. During our Marketing Camp on March 11th, we will switch gears to talk about how today’s digital marketing campaigns are rooted in hard numbers and data-driven insights that allow marketers to prove the value of their marketing efforts in a way that they were never able to accomplish in the past. First, our team will give attendees an overview of the Adobe Marketing Cloud and how it helps marketers accomplish their goals. Next, a panel of digital marketers will debate the a common myth, “Marketing is BS,” and discuss the biggest challenges facing marketers today. To finish up the day, we’ll have a special performance on Tuesday by comedian Baratunde Thurston, who will recap our discussions about marketing myths. View the agenda and mark your calendars here.

Follow us @Adobe and @Reflow leading up to and during the festival, and join the conversation with #AdobeSXSW.

See you there!

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A Look Back at Adobe in 2012 – Part Two

Our top 12 moments of 2012 countdown continues. We’re closing out the year with the final 6. If you missed part one, you can catch up here.

Moment No. 5 – Cannes LionsData

Our team was back at the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival this year. We centered the conversation around data and creativity, and a look at creativity ‘Then & Now.’ We had the chance to connect with leading creative professionals and marketers, and even an inspiring entrepreneur, Jordan Casey – Europe’s youngest developer.

Moment No. 4 – Digital Marketing Summit

We hosted two Summits this year – one in Salt Lake City, Utah and another in London, England. Both Summits focused on ways customers can better measure, manage and optimize their digital marketing investments. Our Salt Lake City event boasted speakers such as Biz Stone, Arianna Huffington, and the Grammy-winning band, Foster the People. Check out a recap of our favorite moments on our Digital Marketing Summit blog.

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Moment No. 3 – Social Media Week

Our CMO, Ann Lewnes, kicked off Social Media Week at Adobe with her keynote, “Confessions of a Digital Marketer.” Throughout the day, we hosted great conversations about the impact of big data on social media with guest speakers Jeremiah Owyang and Susan Etlinger from Altimeter Group, as well as other social practitioners from across the Silicon Valley. Check out our image ‘Bird’s Eye View of Social Media Week,’ and revisit some of the event panels and presentations on our Adobe TV channel.

Moment No. 2 – Sundance Film Festival

At this year’s festival, we had a digital reporting team on the ground capturing all of our favorite moments during Sundance. From our panel, ‘How Technology is Influencing Storytelling and Film,’ to movie premieres and even bus rides around town, Matt Rozen and Meagan Keane reported on the sights and sounds of the festival for all of us who could not be there in person in their ‘Adobe at Sundance’ series.

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Moment No. 1 – Connecting With You

Our favorite moments every year revolve around connecting with you, our fans. This year, we’ve expanded the ways we can communicate with you where you are. We’ve introduced our presence on Pinterest and Instagram, and expanded our footprint on LinkedIn.

Thank you all for a great 2012. Here’s to an exciting 2013! From all of us here at Adobe, we wish you the very best in 2013.

Adobe at Advertising Week 2012

Adobe made a splash last week at Adver­tis­ing Week in New York with our biggest presence yet. After spending five days with more than 80,000 atten­dees (brands, dig­i­tal agen­cies, marketers/advertisers, media com­pa­nies and more) we walked away having gained and shared insights into the future of adver­tis­ing. From our four panels, to networking with attendees at our Adver­tis­ing Week Expe­ri­ence (AWE) booth, a few things resonated with us:

  • Marketers need to connect creativity and data to effectively manage, measure and optimize digital ad campaigns across channels (search, display, social, mobile, video).
  • Silos need to come down and collaboration is mandatory among advertisers, publishers and marketers – from campaign creation to execution.
  • Social is a powerful force – and yes, a valuable channel for advertisers that can be measured, deliver strong ROI and ultimately help brands engage with their audiences (people like you and me).

Mobile opportunities are heating up – from advertising to digital publishing. More “clicks” and “views” are happening on smartphones and tablets so if brands want to reach consumers with their campaigns, a mobile strategy is a must. (Watch our video above about the mobile advertising opportunity).

Our own David Karnstedt, SVP of Media and Advertising Solutions, offered this perspective: “Data is the common currency across search, display and social. One must view this holistically to understand how they all work go together to maximize results. The path to conversion and how the channels all work together is key. It’s all about the media mix, and, as importantly, how one attributes the con­ver­sion to each medium.”

Who is stepping up as the leaders shaping the evolution of this fast-moving industry? Check out our blog posts from Advertising Week, including video interviews and clips from our panels, as well as info about updates to Adobe AdLens, our cloud-based, media optimization technology that manages search, display and social advertising as a unified campaign.

Hope to see you back in the Big Apple next fall for Advertising Week 2013!

 

A Bird’s Eye View of Social Media Week 2012

We wanted to see what stories we could tell with the buzz generated during Social Media Week 2012, using our SocialAnalytics platform.

Here’s one for starters: did you know that the total reach of #SMWLDN during Social Media Week was an impressive 39.9 million? That’s the equivalent of over half the UK’s population!

Check out some of the other stats and key influencers in this infographic brought to you by @AdobeUK #AdobeSocial:

 

 

Adobe Launches First Ever Brand Campaign in the UK

After several months in the planning, we’re very excited to be able to tell you about our first ever brand campaign in the UK!

You probably know Adobe for different things. In the Digital Media space – through household name products such as Creative Suite, Photoshop, InDesign and Flash – we’re working with publishers, creatives and brands to help them create great content and publish it anywhere. In the Digital Marketing space, we’re helping brands and agencies create, measure, monetise and optimise their digital marketing investments.

Our new campaign in the UK, which builds on the campaign that has been running in the US, is about bringing this all together to tell the bigger Adobe story, and showcase how we’re helping businesses transform the digital experiences they provide their customers. The campaign shows how through our innovations, we are helping businesses create better, more exciting digital experiences.

The cool new creatives visually represent this by bringing together Adobe and our innovation, or customer story, with the iconic ampersand. The first creative theme to feature in the UK is Adobe & Social and focuses on one of our latest innovations –  Adobe SocialAnalytics – which helps companies measure the business impact of their social marketing, removing the guesswork and replacing it with strategies based on insight.

Vanity Fair stars in another early creative. It showcases how Adobe helped them create an interactive, media rich tablet version of the iconic magazine – taking their business into new and exciting areas.

We can’t wait to tell you about the other brands we have lined up to take part!

The campaign is running across online, print, mobile and tablet media from today, Monday 27th February, and we’d love to hear what you think.

Follow us at @AdobeUK and get involved in the conversation with #FutureOfDigital.

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