If you love marketing as much as I do you probably follow the Ad Agencies in town here quite closely. Even more interesting is how they are adopting the online world of marketing, which lead me to a few questions I needed an answer to. “Which one is the best online? Who’s the most social? Who has an effective online strategy?” In this post I attempt to answer these.
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“The essential source of value right now is coming less from master strategy than from broad experimentation, because no one has a complete grasp, or even a very good one, about what the next great idea will look like.” -Clay Shirky, Cognitive Surplus
Strategy is no longer a document, or a recommendation. The “all inclusive strategic plan” is irrelevant in the new business world. What you need to focus on is small bets, ideas and experiments, measured meticulously over a predetermined amount of time. Find what works and improve upon it.
The concept of the Purple Cow was introduced by Seth Godin in his groundbreaking book by the same title. Recently I read it again because it is full of ideas and case studies on how to make your business remarkable.
When you drive by a heard of cattle they all look like cows and it doesn’t seem out of the ordinary. But if you drive by a heard and standing in the field is a Purple Cow you have to tell someone because it is so different. When something forces you to remark on it, by definition it is remarkable. This is what your new business strategy should be focusing on, finding ways to make your customers talk about your products to their friends.
So the obvious question is, what is a Purple Cow?
Sanpellegrino is different than regular juice. Well, it’s not really different. It’s sparkling juice in a can but the secret lies in the can itself. Every can of Sanpellegrino has a foil lid you must peal off before drinking. As if your juice is so special that it needs to be covered by an additional seal. Also, you can’t find this juice at gas Continue Reading