There’s a sweet spot, somewhere between the selfie stick and a gearshift, where silliness and social media savvy meet. In this rarefied space, wonderful things happen.
Earlier this week, our good friends at Kia hosted a bunch of online influencers, including several Dad 2.0 Summit alumni, to build relationships and showcase the new and much-heralded Kia Stinger. The event looked like a lot of fun from afar, because their trending social media coverage filled our feeds with our longtime friends being taken care of by a brand that gets it–driving cars, eating donuts, singing live karaoke, and living in a “like” machine. We liked it all over the place.
We live in an age where social media often seems like the cause and cure of all that ails us, and sure, it has its faults. But the capacity for positive energy is undeniable when brands and people put their thumbs together. The dads at the Kia event did just that, and we hope to see more of it from other companies and more men in the online parenting space. Represent, fellas! You’re making a valuable impression that transcends the hashtags.
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