He’s so good, this one. Right on the money.
Seth’s Blog: Marketing good….
or good good?
Marketing good is the catalog of gimcracks and doodads that entices the casual shopper but sells stuff that ends up in a closet.
Marketing good is the cover of a magazine decreed by the number crunchers in the newsstand sales group, not the editors and the readers they care about.
Marketing good is sensational or edgy or somehow catchy, but is a service that never gets renewed.
As you’ve guessed, marketing good isn’t actually marketing good, not any more. It’s just junk.
Second and third order recommendations and word of mouth and the way we talk about the things that are “good good” is the new marketing.
Your initial response rate, newsstand sales or first episode ratings are a measure of old-fashioned marketing prowess. Now, we care an awful lot more about just plain good. Or perhaps, if you really want to make an impact, great.