From content to commerce: How brands are thriving in the evolving creator economy

Ramya Ramachandran, Founder and CEO of Whoppl, said that the creator economy isn't a trend; it's a vibe shift that's reshaping the way we shop, share, and connect in the digital realm

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Ramya Ramachandran

How do we leverage the average person’s increasingly shrinking attention span to convert them into a loyal customer? This is the question that keeps the creator economy alive.

From show and tell to show and sell

Let's rewind to the first time we dipped our toes into the vast ocean of the internet. Commerce was a simpler affair, and the opening act of a brand's story was confined to traditional avenues. Alas, the times have changed!

Commerce in India has undergone a glow-up. Groceries, electronics, cosmetics, you name it, and it magically appears at your doorstep. It's like having a personal genie but without the smoky theatrics. And, guess what? Creating content to sell stuff has become the cool kid on the block—a trend I like to call the "Show and Sell" era.

The show and sell extravaganza

Why call it an extravaganza? Well, imagine a grand show where 5G is the rockstar guitarist, your smartphone is the dance partner, and less expensive data is the confetti falling from the sky. This magical trio has transformed us into content-consuming wizards. We've evolved as consumers, demanding content that's not just a snooze-fest, but a rollercoaster ride of excitement.

In this digital carnival, the journey of a buyer has become more thrilling than a Netflix series plot twist. Brands can't just flaunt an aspirational vibe anymore. It's like a Shark Tank pitch—you have to get to the point as quickly as possible, prove how you have cut through the clutter, build credibility, and have a relatable narrative that doesn't sound like a Shakespearean monologue.

I SEO what you did there

E-commerce isn't a luxury; it's a way of life. Brands are investing in SEO like it's the secret sauce to online visibility. We, as consumers, are not just passive observers; we're the VIP guests at a digital gala.

But hold on, how does a brand become the headliner of this digital concert?

Tailored content and an omnichannel toolkit

YouTube, our favourite digital playground, has turned into a battleground for attention. The number of ads per video has multiplied, making us feel like we're stuck in an ad maze. Brands need to be like tailors, creating ads that fit the audience like a perfectly tailored suit. It's not just about views; it's about making the heart want what the heart wants.

Now, enter the creator economy—a space where commerce depends on creators. It's like a digital bazaar where creators aren't just sellers; they're the market-makers, the entrepreneurs, the puppeteers shaping the digital marionette show. Creators take the lead, and brands happily follow in their wake.

The Indian creator economy: Unlocking pandora's digital box

As we navigate this digital rollercoaster, it's crystal clear that India is taking cues from the big guns like the USA and China in tapping into the colossal potential of the creator economy. Brands embracing this change, weaving stories that feel like a cosy chat over Chai, and teaming up with creators are the true heroes of this digital saga. The journey from content to commerce isn't just a strategic move; it's a story we're all co-writing as we waltz through this digital ball.

In conclusion, the creator economy isn't a trend; it's a vibe shift that's reshaping the way we shop, share, and connect in the digital realm. So, let's raise a virtual toast to the brands that embrace this change—not just adapting but blazing a trail in the digital wilderness we call home.

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