Social Media Gurus have lied to you…now what?

Since the appearance of Social Media, and the relative empowerment of the consumer, we’ve been trying to tell marketers they can have visibility for free.
Just like magic…
In 2006, we witnessed the emergence of the expression “Viral video” which, at the time basically meant: “upload a funny “home-made” (read: low-budget) video on Youtubeand you’re done – just sit and wait for success to come your way.
Well, reality is far from this candyland world.
Then, we saw the rise of blogs, Facebook, Twitter and so many other social networks.They all tried to tell marketers that it was all about “earned media” – visibility for free,without any effort.