Brands Aren’t Social. But Brand Advocates Are.

Paul Martecchini, formerly of Yahoo, appears in a video on Brandweek to help brands understand how to play on soc nets.
There’s a lot of what NOT to do, but then Martecchini points to how Adidas rolls.
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Martecchini says, “Nobody one wants to join the social network of a corporation. It’s too impersonal.” He believes brands need to let real people do their social networking for them; hence the appeal of Adidas’ approach.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.