Feather earrings, feathered hats and elaborate feathered hairpieces were spotted in the underground Burning Man/Symbiosis/neo-tribal scene for about the last 2 years and have now surfaced in the film Avatar and even in retail stores. It’s interesting to see how quickly trends are bubbling up into the mass market in today’s age of the Internet and social media. It takes more effort to stay on the edge and keep a trend underground in a day when the edge quickly receives global attention in Flickr or a You Tube video.
Published by Giséle Bisson
I am a storyteller. I am a bridge between the worlds of high tech and high touch. The main communities I build are between thought leaders in Technology, Entertainment and Sustainability. (Kind of like a TED conference.) These are the early adopters, risk takers and super connected connecters who can set your ideas on fire! As a veteran Silicon Valley tech PR executive and product launch visibility expert, I have launched more than 30 paradigm-shifting products and consumer technology companies in my career -- products that changed your life and are used by tens of millions of consumers. I was on the teams that introduced major innovations we now take for granted -- like email, video editing, ink jet printers and mobile devices. I've promoted products that reached 5 million to 40 million customers -- paying customers, not eyeballs. We did this almost 100% with free PR and social media -- not paid advertising. Increasingly all business must be social, sustainable, sharable and conscious. And I believe social media is the catalyst of this conscious convergence and shift. I've learned that it's not about "content" or "engagement" -- it's about creating authentic communities around an event that spread the word for you. I combine social media with "off line" media -- PR, event listings, print ads, email lists and street teams. Move forward, into the future. I can help you make a Visibility Shift. View all posts by Giséle Bisson