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‼️ Lets to do something different:
🧐 analyze a marketing tactic from another company.
Last week, Jake Bjorseth of Trndsttrs posted that his company was “for now [….] no more.” Today, after a week of silence, they announced new branding. (links to both posts in the comments)
I've seen opinions, criticisms, and praises of this tactic.
👍🏻 The Good
Good Marketing creates emotional responses and encourages conversations. This tactic worked. I'm sure Jake and Trndsttrs have had more views and have been more top of mind over the past week. Anecdotally, I’ve been checking Jake’s page almost daily hoping for updates. This was creative, and probably effective. I’m writing about it, aren’t I?
👎🏻 The Bad
Good marketing creates emotional responses and views, but more importantly, it creates trust. This was a potentially dangerous move since some people following Jake and Trndsttrs Media may not trust them anymore.
😧 The Ugly
Honestly, it is a little distasteful because there are a lot of people loosing jobs, and businesses REALLY going under. It’s never good taste to poke fun at other peoples pain.
At the end of the day, I’m genuinely curious to see how this turns out. Jake, did this tactic work for you guys? What results did you get.
What do you all think?
I've been thinking a lot about friction lately. Especially as I'm working from home and have more distractions than ever before.
Friction is simply a tool in our toolbox. Are you using it to your advantage?
⏫ We should increase friction in the things we want to stop doing. (example: move distracting apps to a distant page and folder on your phone).
⏬ We should decrease friction for the things we want to do more (example: I've started putting a book next to my bed so I read more often).
These ideas are not my own :) Thanks to Nir Eyal and his book, Indistractible, for helping me think about this.
Is it possible to be inauthentic precisely because you are trying to be authentic?
This week’s Trust Cast is all about engineering the perfect trustworthy brand. To do this, you need to be true to your purpose and values.
I had a great conversation with Jennifer Anastasi. Thanks for being on the show Jennifer!
#branding #authenticity #trustcast #brandloyalty #podcast
This Just In!
Apple Podcasts Surpasses 1 Million Podcasts.
Wow! We've officially passed the threshold. Obviously, not all of these podcasts are active, but it's still an interesting number :)
This data comes curtsy of Daniel J. Lewis and My Podcast Reviews.
#podcast #milestone #1MillionPodcasts