Whats your businesss communication message?
They see wall-to-wall beautiful women.
Guy No. 1 sees this stunningly beautiful woman, sits in a miraculously empty stool next to her and starts talking about himselfhis cars, his penthouse overlooking the ocean, his great vacation in Bali, the little-known tailor he discovered in Savile Row who makes perfect suits. Smiling, the woman says, Excuse me, I need to use the ladies room. And never comes back.
Guy No. 2 sees this also stunningly beautiful woman, sits in another miraculously empty stool near her and says, Hi, Im Peter, whats your name? From that point, the conversation is all about her. What does she do? What would she like to do? What does she like? Dislike? What are her plans? An hour later, they are still talking. But now the conversation has taken a more personal bent: is she even aware of what a beautiful smile she has? How her eyes dance when she is smiling you get the drift.
Question: Who gets the woman?
And yet, we have the same conversation every day. This medium works. That one doesnt. This medium is hot. That one is cold. This one is engaging. This other one is below the line. That one is above.
Lets be cold and objective about it. Every medium works.
Its the Message
I began my career on the creative side, switched to media, then to strategic planning and have been privileged to work everywhere: in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Along the way Ive learned more than a handful of lessons. The main one was: Its the message.
About the author
Marcelo Salup's 30+ years career in advertising covers a wide range of everything. A wide range of roles -he began his career on the creative side, won 2 Addies, changed to media, included strategic planning and consumer insight and has been an agency owner several times. A wide range of venues: Spain, Latin America, International and the U.S. A wide range of clients that go from automotive through banking, electronics, fast food, soft drinks and much more. His professional philosophy can be summed up in four words: “Only performance is real”. Today, he runs a successful strategic planning consulting, Iffective.Website