Sharknado 6 premieres this Sunday. That’s right. Sharknado 6.
We’ve all read the meme. In a meeting somewhere, someone actually said, "let's make a movie about sharks caught in a tornado.” And they did it.
What makes this series so popular, and what should it teach us about marketing and branding? I can boil it down to one thing. Sharknado doesn’t apologize for what it is: a ridiculous movie with a slightly above average movie. They know it. You know it, and they brag about it.
When it comes to your brand, business, or anything else you care about growing and promoting, don’t apologize for what you are. Sharknado works because it is unabashedly a movie about sharks and tornados.
In fact, Sharknado makes sure everyone knows what it is. It even won over Rotten Tomatoes, the internet’s source for movie criticism. The site's consensus states: "Proudly, shamelessly, and gloriously brainless, Sharknado redefines 'so bad it's good' for a new generation."[i] Yep, Sharknado brags about its badness and gets respect because of it.
Do the same for your business or practice. If you are quirky, live up the quirky. If you are a boutique, boutique it up. If you are corporate, brag on your corporateness.
Just don’t be so generic that you don’t have any distinctiveness. Build marketing campaigns and inner office branding around what makes you, you.
Sing it loud.
Sing it proud.
Just don’t be generic or bland.
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Gordon Duncan is the CEO/Consultant of ProSight Success and has trained employees for nearly 20 years.
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