Video: The Futures Agency CEO Gerd Leonhard talks the future of social media and communications

Gerd Leonhard, futurist and CEO of The Futures Agency talks to The Drum while at the Social Media Week about his predictions the role of data will have on the world of business, and how social media will impact upon that.

He also discusses the use of incetivisation by Google, Facebook and Twitter to gain personal information from users, and how brands can use this technique also to gain more information from consumers.

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Stephen Lepitak is editor of The Drum, with responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day running of the content produced for the various platforms run by the publication. Over the years he has interviewed agency network bosses such as Sir Martin Sorrell, Maurice Lévy and Arthur Sadoun, as well as Cindy Gallop, Kim Kardashian, film directors James Cameron, Spike Jonze, Richard Curtis and Lord David Puttnam. With a keen interest in media and breaking news, Lepitak has been with The Drum since 2005 and is based across its UK, US and Asia operations.

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