If you want to produce special work, it’s worth collaborating with special people.
When I’m asked, ‘When do you do your best thinking?’ My answer is always, ‘When I’m not thinking.’
That is why a brainstorming session is a complete and utter waste of time for the truly creative person.
Creativity doesn’t work like that. Too much thinking jeopardizes the creative process.
There are plenty of people who are not very good web developers and not even necessarily good web designers, but they’re good at using the tools available to them, and if their design and message are good enough their idea or brand gets picked up spread everywhere.
Don’t confuse innovation with novelty.
You may have successfully designed the latest shiny object for people to get excited about…at least until a new shiny object came out.
And that’s the reason product features are more a novelty than an innovation. They are added in an attempt to differentiate, but not reinvent.
It’s not a bad thing, but it can’t be counted on to add any long-term value.
Novelty can drive sales, but the impact does not last.
Rather than simply stating the facts most advertisers typically embed their message into creative contextual devices that evoke feelings and bypass rational resistance.
This is why advertisers use stories, poems, slogans, songs, jokes, pictures, symbols, characters, roles, and metaphors.
They are particularly ripe marketing tools, because they lead the imagination and evoke the feelings that strike at our heart not our head.
Running a crowdfunding campaign isn’t just sitting back and watching money come in – it’s a full time job in itself. You have so much to handle because you have to simultaneously manage all aspects of the project – design, brand, promotion, social networking, press, etc.
Listening and being engaged with what people are saying about your product, brand, service, etc. is crucial, especially when trying to raise funds.
Staying active in the comments section and inbox was definitely instrumental in getting funded and continues to be a great way to stay in touch with pledgers.
Loss Aversion: we hate losing what we’ve got.
When we copy, we justify it. When others copy, we villify it.
Most of us have no problem with copying – as long as we’re the ones doing it.
The more we are exposed to a brand the more we like it.
The number one drive in human behavior and biology is homeostasis, or the seeking of the same stable, balanced, predictable state.
All consumers find a great deal of comfort and pleasure in what is known and familiar.