I’ve started re-watching Game of Thrones beginning with Season 1.
If you’re a fan of GOT, you know that the series is an emotional roller-coaster, where no character – no matter how popular – is safe. In fact, Game of Thrones is notorious for killing off fan favorites (sorry, Ned Stark).
But, it also rewards viewers when really evil characters meet their end in the cruelest ways (looking at you, Ramsay Bolton).
So what does that teach us about marketing? The most effective marketing messages appeal to our base human emotions, and the best marketers and advertisers know this. Game of Thrones’ Red Wedding episode really shocked viewers, but it also generated the most buzz around any show I can ever remember.
Think of the power of harnessing emotion in your MSP marketing messaging – of course I don’t mean in the same way that GOT does, but rather creating messaging that generates an emotional response from your target audience, either by elevating their fear of risk, or promoting a great business benefit that they would feel really good about.
Maybe I’m geeking out on this a bit…
But when you’re as immersed as I am into marketing and lead generation you just start seeing these little lessons everywhere… even in popular shows.
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I recently guest-hosted ChannelPro Network’s always informative and definitely lively and humorous weekly Podcast. If you want to keep informed about what’s happening in the channel and have some fun along the way, I definitely encourage you to subscribe, and take a listen to this episode – here’s a short abstract:
Nothing ill-gotten here, folks. Just interesting talk by Matt, Rich, and guest host Erick Simpson about Microsoft’s Inspire partner conference, Lenovo’s Microsoft 365 managed services, BitTitan’s “IT toolbox” solution for technicians, and SolarWinds MSP’s RMM integration with Microsoft Intune. You’ll also get some fresh takes on the year’s best new hardware from ChannelPro’s resident hardware doctor (who looks and sounds a lot like Matt) and learn a few of the rules for service delivery success straight from managed services consultant Karl Palachuk. It’s a beaut(y) of an episode!
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