“This week from the greatest hits, an issue we need to work on: caring less about what other people think of us.
This post introduces The Social Survival Mammoth—the primitive part of our brain that is obsessed with fitting in and being liked and terrified of being excluded, embarrassed, or talked badly about behind our backs.
In the first part of the post, we talk about the mammoth and how his booming voice in our heads drowns out another character who speaks more quietly: our Authentic Voice. In the second part of the post, we look at why the Mammoth is actually very dumb and how, with the right amount of self-awareness, he can be tamed.”
“If Don’s return to racing was a tribute to determination and perserverance, On’s sponsorship of the three-time Olympian is a lesson in loyalty. Don’s contract with the eight-year-old shoe company was due to expire after the Hawaii Ironman. Instead of walking away, On decided to re-sign him for another three years.
“Our brand has been founded around athletes and optimism and the true athlete spirit,” said David Allemann, one of the company’s three founders. “When (the crash) happened, our team was there with him and was experiencing it first hand. That was kind of a fight or flight moment and we felt that it would be completely contrary to what our spirit was in terms of athleticism and optimism if we walked away. So we decided to fight together with Tim.”
And Don, who has been involved in the sport since his teenage high school years, fought hard. As he worked himself back into shape, Hinton and On were there to capture it all.”
“They might tell the CEO that brand awareness or consideration have gone up, but that isn’t what a chief executive wants to know. He wants to understand what marketing investment is doing to financial results. And that is an area too few marketers understand, according to Rajamannar.
the problem is that most marketers fall into one of two groups: they are either classically-trained and understand the 4Ps, consumer psychology and insight but lack knowledge on data and digital, or they are data-driven and digitally savvy but have a “shabby” understanding of the foundational principles of marketing.”