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  • Great interview on AI And The Era Of The Digital Human ,
  • I pick up a new Samsung or Huawei phone and think "this is seriously good" Then I read Apple's announcements today… ,
  • Children of Men is my fave... The best 100 films of the 21st century, according to 177 film critics around the worl… ,
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  • This might impact the marketing budgets of big business but it really impacts the business of small business owners. ,
  • And the shakedown plays out in other ways, Google doesn’t let you target their trademarks - or even mention “Google… ,
  • Am bewildered how tech companies think "Dark Mode" is a compelling feature. Billions in R&D and what we came up wit… ,
  • Cadbury's brand purpose is just 'woke-washing' - continue to agree with Mark's comments... instead of talking about… ,
  • Couldn't agree more. And how about allowing fake review sites surface higher?Google's paid search ads are a 'shaked… ,
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  • Let’s see if this team can redeem themselves. I suspect not. Not due to not having the best talent… ,
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The Unmarketing

One characteristic of the new socialverse we have entered is unmarketing. Emphasizing pragmatic and authentic communications over tightly engineered and polished. Unmarketing tends to favor raw expertise over filtered ideas. Unmarketing favors content over commercial messages. Unmarketing is audience specific rather than audience generic.

Here’s a great comment in reaction to a recent Dell video that gets at this:

On another note, I think videos like this are a very effective way to help potential customers internalize what a product really is in a way that is simply not possible from reading a website or product brochure. If you’re selling HPC hardware  you owe it to yourself to lay out a couple hundred bucks for a cheap video camera, grab a systems engineer, and start shooting short video tours.

But don’t tell marketing: over producing something like this with scripts and professional on-camera talent is a guaranteed way to make sure that people will point and laugh at your lameness.

2 Responses

  1. By Bob B on April 12th, 2010 at 9:05 am

    So true! Solid point Andy.

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