Who does the brand Star Wars belong too? It is a phenomenal success, embraced passionately by generations across the globe. No doubt it is ‘owned’ by a corporation but in truth, that corporation is more of a custodian than an owner. They answer to legions of fans, all supportive, all protective, all ready to stand together. Powerful.
We all live by a code. Humans have a tremendous desire for predictability. It can make life easier and more fun. The codes we follow are everywhere – in our culture, from our family and friends, and within our working environment. Intriguingly, we all engage with brands the same way.
May 4th is my favourite example of a consumer-generated brand asset. It’s celebrated internationally, yet not officially created. The power is that it is recognised with the need for any further reference.
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