The truth is that agencies and brands often miss opportunities to attack. Elections are a good reminder to agencies that drawing direct comparisons can work. For so many challenger brands, there’s value in going right after the big guy.
I keep coming back to these same concepts: speed, guts and swagger…
If your next branding campaign was win or go home, do you think you might take a few pages from the political playbook?
Speed, guts and swagger are things I associate with the best players in the NFL. And I have to admit, it’s odd to me that ad people would need this kind of encouragement. There’s already plenty of fast-moving show offs running meetings in leathery conference rooms at this very moment. What there’s not an abundance of is guts, and integrity.
There are a few clients willing to tell their agency that their work is shit, but how many agency people do you know willing to tell a client that their product, marketing and process is shit?