How To Build Online Communities Around Your Content
Vivi Zigler won three Emmys last year for web content relating to NBC shows.
"It's a little scary for a company to put things out on the interweb, as we jokingly use Tracy Morgan's word from 30 Rock, and see what happens when you lose a little control. Big media companies are becoming more comfortable in understanding the medium, but that's an area that still gets a lot of conversation."
But, she adds, "Once you start to put it out, you get it back tenfold. People appreciate it when you honor their experiences. On Facebook, you're, in essence, broadcasting back to your friends what you've just done somewhere else, so that's a fun social event."
Click here to read the conversation about building online communities around your content between Zigler and Babble Media Cofounder and General Manager Rufus Griscom, No. 88 on our Most Creative People list.
First paycheck as a working reporter (radio)
Marries a news photographer
Gives birth to son, Nicholas
Is named Station Manager at KSBY TV
Moves to Seattle and becomes head of Marketing and Advertising at KING TV
Joins NBC as Director of Affiliate Marketing
Ad Age's Marketer of the Year; launches Queer Eye for the Straight Guy on Bravo
Becomes the EVP of Current Programming at NBC
Takes the plunge into digital media as EVP of Digital Entertainment at NBC Universal
Receives the Interactive Emmy for television show Heroes
Her son, Nicholas, joins the SyFy staff
Heads into her 19th upfront season, now with digital media more important than ever
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A version of this article appears in the June 2012 issue of Fast Company.