If there’s one thing that everybody in marketing agrees on is that to effectively market a product or service you should not talk about that product or service.
And if you look around, you know that very few practice what they preach.
This video from Apple is something to aspire to.
There’s loads of products, actually there’s virtually no frame that does not feature an Apple device or solution (I stopped counting at 25 shots).
But it is not about the products.
It’s about the transformation that the product can produce in the world. It’s a story about taking a piece of paper and translating that idea into something concrete and worth presenting. It’s about the excitement, the fear, the tiredness, the anxiety, the juggling, the mistakes, the rebirths, the preparedness and the unpreparedness, the unsecurity, the will to make things happen.
Apple would be entitled, more than many others, to spend hours talking about their technology, their features, their apps, their ecosystem. But they understand that’s useless.
What matters is the experience. That’s what this ad is.