I love this quote from Kim Gordon, founding member of the band Sonic Youth: “People pay to see others believe in themselves”. Gordon, as one of the early women of rock and roll, is a role model for a generation of women.
Korean pop music is a global phenomenon with bands racking up billions of YouTube views and creating massive fandoms. Into the mix comes MAVE, a virtual K-pop girl group with their first EP “What’s My Name” dropping today (November 30 at 6:00 pm Korea time).
I love the new offering from Doritos. In a fabulous example of deeply understanding a buyer persona, the snack food brand just released a software plug-in that gamers (and others) can use to silence the annoying “crunch” sound when they are gaming or talking.
I recently learned that three of my books - The New Rules of Marketing and PR, Fanocracy, and Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead are part of the Books3 database which was used to train generative Artificial Intelligence systems by Meta, Bloomberg, and others.
Apparently, the Baseball World Series begins tomorrow. I had to go to the Web to learn which teams are playing this year – it’s the Diamondbacks vs. the Rangers. But wait… Rangers? I thought they were New York’s Hockey team.
Marketers have many choices about how we interact with existing and potential customers. We can be selfish, doing things for short-term revenue hits that annoy our best customers. Or we can build fans by focusing on what’s best for long-term loyalty.