AUTHENTICITY IS KING BECAUSE BRANDING BORES EVERYONE


Why a brand’s audience needs to experience your message
3/2/2011

Today, any brand has a potential army of credible, unpaid spokespeople that are willing to work on its behalf. And this army is the exact same group of people who are willing to work against it.

This is the new world of what I call the “post-positioning era” of branding. In the post-positioning era of branding, what you say about your product or service matters almost nothing at all, and what I, the consumer, can do with it matters completely.

The new conditions of brand success:

1. Deliver a kick-ass product.
2. Be honest.