Is your brand a dad dancer?It's not bad to be old. It's just bad to be old and pretend you're young.
The revolution will not be televised.
But here’s the part that resonates with me:
“The first revolution is when you change your mind about how you look at things, and see there might be another way to look at it that you have not been shown. What you see later on is the results of that, but that revolution, that change that takes place will not be televised.”
The first revolution. The revolution in the mind. That’s already happened.
The greatest gift of the internet is access to unlimited ideas about other ways to shop, bank, watch, learn, listen and share. The old companies who made money from the old ways to do those things controlled access even to ideas about how we could do them.
The first revolution has already happened and we’re all in our own personal driving seats.
The second revolution is when companies and governments try desperately to understand and be part of the first revolution. First they try to be hip and down with the kids. It doesn’t work, because the kids don’t want the flabby old dude who used to tell them to tidy their room hanging around with them. Companies who used to tell them to listen to shitty music and wear terrible clothes aren’t welcome at that party.
They’re not unwelcome because they’re necessarily uncool. It’s perfectly possible to be old and be very, very cool. Ask these folks:
Old brands need to embrace their own coolness instead of trying to adopt other people’s.
The revolution wasn’t televised. But the results are being seen all over the world.