There is a small, nay large, industry that makes claims like:
“consumer behaviour has changed radically”
“marketing doesn’t work anymore”
And yet then presents nothing more than a repackaging of the orthodoxy.
For example, Seth Godin’s “Purple Cow” says that marketing is “broken”, that advertising could once turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse but has lost its effectiveness due to clutter and ad avoidance. This is spite of research that shows advertising continues to perform as well as ever (1) (2) (3).
So says Seth, companies need to adopt his radical new marketing strategy which is…wait for it…. to produce remarkable products and market them… Read more