Have you seen this Randy Rainbow video parody on Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer and the Trump administration?
Heard this on CBC, Canada’s national radio station, last night. They played the song only, which starts about a minute in. It illustrates a point I made in my book, Step Into The Spotlight!, which is that sometimes the best way to make a point is with humor. Fan of The President or not, hard not to find song hilarious.
Many of my readers are in the communications and marketing business, students of influence & persuasion techniques, perhaps you.
But many limit themselves to how to make a better speech.
Would YOU dare to use humor like THIS to make a point in YOUR business?
Love to hear your comments.
(Let’s focus on the issues of communication, influence, marketing etc rather than the politics behind the players, ok?)
Have you seen the latest Budweiser commercial slotted for the 2017 Super Bowl?
The spot emphasizes that the brand was created by an immigrant, who is welcomed with cries of “Go back home!” clearly making a political statement in the light of the recent US election.
It appears to be directly taking on Trump’s recent executive order but according to Market Watch, Budweiser says that this was in the works before all that (and clearly they couldn’t have made this elaborate spot in just days since Trump’s controversial executive order).
Does it help the brand?
Does it hurt the brand?
Does it matter?
Should brands be making political statements? Yes or no? Why or why not?
What do you think?
Is this a moral imperative or dangerous territory for a brand?
Would YOU put YOUR brand behind a political statement?
Or is this not a political statement at all?
Please comment below.
Huge thanks to author and brand guru, Martin Lindstrom, for the heads up on this commercial and another provocative Super Bowl 2017 commercial by a lumber company about Mexicans and the wall.
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It’s pretty likely you’ve seen this guy in a movie.
It’s pretty likely you’ve seen this guy in TONS of movies.
His face is SO familiar, isn’t it?
But I’ll bet you don’t know his name.
What is the value of NAME recognition?
I saw him in Bus Stop (with Marilyn Monroe) on DVD the other night.
He was in Follow That Dream with Elvis.
He’s been in zillions of TV shows.
And I can pretty much guarantee that (almost) nobody knows his name.
Yes, it’s important to have a recognizable face.
But it’s also important to have a recognizable NAME, no?
As entrepreneurs & experts, if people haven’t heard of us, if they don’t know our NAME, how can they find us to hire us?
Are YOU spending enough time making sure that YOUR name gets out there?
OK, Arthur O’Connell.
That’s his name.
So, 2 Questions for you:
1) Did YOU know his name before I revealed it?
2) What are you going to do this year to increase YOUR name recognition?
So, I’m in a pharmacy today and on my way to pay for my stamp, I notice a metal tin of Hangover Helper Mints for 4 bucks. Genius.
Note the Narrow Positioning: For Hangovers Note the Tagline: “Eliminates Ass Mouth” Note the Logo: Some guy puking into the toilet. Note the Name Similar to a well known product name: Hamburger Helper Note the Ingredient: Extra Strength Peppermints.
Holy Price Elasticity, Batman! Genius!