Saturday, August 19, 2006
marketing 2.0 by Grant
Marketing 2.0 is…

A shift from competitive positioning in a hierarchical world (of demographics, status and image) by using consistent (brand essence) messaging

…to cooperative, life-enhancing marketing: engaging a networked world of freer but more connected individuals by using a molecule of coherent, fascinating and useful ideas.

The main forms of marketing 2.0 strategy (that replace ‘messaging’) are as follows:

1. personalisation: eg Nike iD, Top Shop advisors, first direct service

2. co-creation; eg Wikipedia, Lego Factory, Amazon reviews

3. cascades and crazes; eg iPod, Gmail invites, YouTube

4. social connections; Friends Reunited, MySpace, Facebook

5. community and clans; inNYC card, Starbucks ‘perk up your life’, Red Bull

6. causes and values: Dove, Toyota Prius, Amex Red

7. crowd and awe experiences: Selfridges Vegas Supernova, O2 Wireless festival, Nike Run London

8. concept innovation & customer education: Flora Activ, Budweiser Day Fresh, Nike Free

9. brand JVs: Nike/iPod, Levis/iPod, U2/iPod…

10. Folksy grassrootsiness: Innocent, Google ‘lucky’ button, from ‘reality’ TV to YouTube

John Grant

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