Yahoo! movies summer program: from 200,000 to 1.2 million likes

On Tuesday March 27th, I attended my fifth Blogwell session (overall, this was the nineteenth session!) since the end of 2008, time flies! This session was taking place in San Francisco in the beautiful Golden Gate Club venue in the Presidio park, a stone’s throw from the Golden Gate bridge. Not only was the view beautiful, the lessons learnt from Yahoo! in their presentation were invaluable. Yahoo! was represented by Robin Zucker, Social Media director for the famous portal company. Her presentation was geared towards their engagement strategy and entitled “ summer movie programs”.

Yahoo’s free lunch

Two days ago, when opening my browser, the homepage of
which is my Yahoo! mail box, I got a message warning me that I had been granted
top user status. The reward was to follow.

I have had a Yahoo! mailbox since times immemorial. More than 10 years for sure. Now I understand why so-called “digital natives” are said to hate e-mail. It is a generational issue. We sort of grew up with it in our professional lives. Youngsters on the contrary favour instant and text messaging; to them e-mail is what is being used to to send messages to your friends’ parents.