Jibo – Marketing launch in the style of Kickstarter campaign.

Jibo - The World’s First Family Robot

Jibo  The World’s First Family Robot

In the style of a kickstarter campaign, Cynthia Breazeal is bringing Jibo to the masses.  If you’re into marketing, you’ll quickly realize that this campaign style and marketing closely resembles a kickstarted campaign.  It looks like a highly effective way to get their vision some attention and pre-orders.  Best of luck to all involved and a nod on the quality and choice of marketing style.  Great launch IMO.  

http://www.myjibo.com

Are product launches in the style of kickstarter going to be the new standard?

Greg Holden – She’s Got Something – Marketing Awesome – Great Product First.

Greg Holden – She’s Got Something – This song is a powerhouse. All the things that make a hit song are here – and more.

Lets take a look at the Themes:

Travel – longing for a distant land (powerfully emotional)

Love – Subtext of missing a girl (since city is named she which is punctuated by the ‘girl that got away’ lyric).

There’s just something about the magical possibilities the places we go to have.  The serendipity of it all (if you will).  The hope that a far off land will bring new good things is a very strong emotional concept.

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Musically, this song gets into the vocals quickly.

Great storytelling in 1st verse.

The chorus is strong with killer harmony and hook.

Great little frilly turnaround, mellow 3rd verse.

Remarkable bridge because of catchy change of kadence and build to the ‘metal style’ guitar click click, and an ending that leaves you wanting more.

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Ok, seriously, give it a few listens! When you create a good product, you never know what will happen. That’s really the point of it all!

In the end, this song was chosen for a Target commercial:

http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7dKO/target-prabal-gurung-love-song-by-greg-holden

Amazing right?  A good product is noticed!

Partnering with name brands – Well Done Cross-promotion… #branding

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Take a look at this potato chip display.  I wasn’t familiar with Herr’s so I looked up their history http://www.herrs.com/AboutHerrs/History.html

Seems that this company has had a good run, but has more of a regional business.  I somewhat figured this when I saw the display, but noticed the packaging right away.  This partnership with major companies here is impressive as is the tie-ins to summer as well as the impact of the package design.

I imagine that it was difficult for them to put together such a partnership in the first place – so kudos to Herr’s for that alone.  What I see here with the design and integration into summer products was a complete marketing win in my book!

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Marketing win: partnering with name brands done with excellence.