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(video) NBC's Vivian Schiller: "Platform Agnosticism is Completely Wrong" for Legacy Media

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VIEQUES, PR - The concept of "platform agnosticism," the notion that legacy media companies must have their content on all digital outlets is "completely wrong," says NBC News Chief Digital Officer Vivian Schiller in this session excerpt from the Beet.TV Executive Retreat.

The former General Manager of the NYTimes.com and CEO of NPR says that legacy media companies need to craft an experience around their brand which is "native"  to their platform.

Schiller is interviewed on stage by Jason Pontin, editor in chief of MIT's Technology Review.

Digitas VP Paul Kontonis, writing about Schiller's speech on MediaPost, says it "changed his view forever of platform-agnostic." Kontonis was a participant in the retreat.

Publishers Facing Peril and Opportunity

In her comments, Schiller warns of the peril of publishers not being focused on a specific distribution strategy.  A report in this week's Economist reports on the successful strategy of some new organizaitons focusing on international expansion.

You can find this post up on Beet.TV