Slides are from my masterclass delivered on 10th December 2013, in the Philip Kotler Theatre, MarkPlus Inc. headquarters, Jakarta, Indonesia.
My take is founded on two simple principles:
Firstly, that the best clues as to who we are, and what we think, feel, and do, can be found through investigating the tangible and intangible:
- Media, brands and associated objects that we possess and consume
- Diversity in friends, family, jobs and hobbies
- Rituals that we engage in
- And ethno-cultural experiences around us.
Second of all, that Marketing has become the new core skill of everyone. Consumers aren't just being marketed to, they also take part in marketing the things that they consume and even themselves. This also extends outside of consumer marketing and into business-to-business (B2B) and personal branding settings.