Mess

What HBO is doing with their streaming offering is the perfect example of how bad marketing can ruin a great product. Having three brands (HBO Max, HBO Go and HBO Now) to essentially serve the same audience has created a lot of distraction and confusion, and it has not helped one bit in delivering the … Continue reading Mess

Brand

A part of marketing is generating sales. And a part of marketing is fostering brand. There are some myths around this that should be debunked. Starting with the fact that the two things are separated and can live independently. Perhaps that is true in the short term, but building a business is a long term … Continue reading Brand

Mantra

This is a mantra worth reminding, as marketers seem to forget it all the time. No one wants to hear about your product. And there are beautiful examples of what can be achieved when this becomes an assumption underlying your content strategy. It also works, by the way.

Now

It is pretentious to frame your marketing messages with the idea that all is the same, nothing has changed, and your product is as relevant as it always was (if not more). People have (momentarily?) shifted their assumptions and priorities, it might very well be that what was worth 100 two months ago is today … Continue reading Now