Disruptive creativity delivers an unexpected message in an unexpected place.
It creates distinctive and memorable advertising messages that leaves the recipient with a smile, a tear, a laugh, a thought he or she hadn't had before.
It surprises and delights by showing up not just unexpectedly, but exactly where you are – and I don't mean geographically or even on your mobile phone. I mean in your head.
When it comes to company branding, disruptive creativity can make or break. Bright creative expression can differentiate your business, raise the value of your brand and result in higher brand recognition. It requires commitment to high-level strategic thinking, but when successful, it saves money – and makes money – in the long run.
Challenger brands run by mavericks are best suited to disruptive creativity because they’re trying to create something new.
A winning message like "If It's In the Game, It's In the Game" can launch a newcomer brand like EA Sports and turn it into a entirely new category for sports video games, one that eventually came to represent half the company value of Electronic Arts. But disruptive creativity can also reinvigorate a long-existing brand, as the unforgettable "Ship My Pants" campaign has for Kmart.
There’s no template for disruptive creativity. You have to treat each company, product, and campaign uniquely. It requires a deep understanding of the product and development of a strategy to differentiate that product in the marketplace.
The democratization of technology has made it possible to micro-target, and send out messages rapidly and much more cheaply. Yet technology can’t take the place of a good story. Technology is a tool, not a solution. Technology is the way to tell the story, it isn’t the story.
Full implementation of disruptive thinking can lead to:
Dare to be disruptive.