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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Social Objects Masterclass.


I was roused from my marketing world exile last night by a live performance of the acclaimed MacLeod-Earls double-act. They were discussing social objects in a convivial social setting (well as convivial as a media member's club can muster).

Having known them both for years, it's a subject we've discussed at length, but I never fail to come away with some new nuance. That didn't seem to be true for some of the audience who were still thinking in terms of deliverables despite having been explicitly told not to.

The deliverable may, in fact, be the ability to distinguish between a contrived social object and a genuine one. The former is that produced by those marketers who see this as the latest marketing bolt-on. The latter is that which is shared by those marketers who know that disruption isn't gentle and that it requires you to question all your previous assumptions.

4 Comments:

Blogger Dan Thornton said...

Not only did it turn out that we were both there, but judging by the angle of that photo, I think I was probably about 2 foot to the left of you at the time!

9:10 AM, July 21, 2011  
Blogger john dodds said...

A lucky escape for you.

4:59 AM, July 22, 2011  
Anonymous northern said...

Name dropper
And make sure this comment gets past your moderation this time

6:31 AM, July 27, 2011  
Blogger Eaon Pritchard said...

Wish, I'd been there. And welcome back to the online publishing world.
We've missed you.

3:09 PM, August 01, 2011  

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