Comic Relief have neatly adopted the "Tell Us Where Your Stuff is" model for aggregating photos/videos of the days events for today. As well as pages on myspace, bebo and picza there's the instructions on the "official" site to:
Mind you. So far its not been widely adopted. There are 63 Flickr photos and 16 YT video clips (all uploaded by comic relief staffers). These lovely gingerbread men were found using the rednoseday tag.
Last week I did a turn for some of the marketing execs at the BBC illustrating how users are using our brands in interesting ways away from the BBC site. Distributed world, lose control of our brands, how do we retain/measure credit. You know the stuff. I wish I'd been able to use this example then. An ITV trailer uploaded today to Youtube by a costume drama fan who then entitles it "BBC Jane Austen Season Trailer". They've even tagged it BBC. This is despite the ITV1 (and Sainsburys) logo in the final frame. We often trot out in the BBC the example of users who attribute BBC programmes to Sky as a brand. Its not often that it works the other way. Billie Piper, Mansfield Park, A Jane Austen season. It really is very hard to picture this on ITV.