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Roundup of Marketing Lessons from some Famous Figures

I’ve been noticing this trend for the past few months of different blogs taking marketing lessons from various celebrities and public figures.  What I didn’t realize was just how many of these articles there actually are .  I did a little bit of research and picked out 10 of my favorites.  If nothing else, this should be a fun list, and who knows, you might even learn a thing or two.  So here we go; let’s see what these “experts” have to teach us.

Soap Operas

Soap Operas

Soap Operas know what's up when it comes to marketing

Soap Operas might not exactly be your thing (or you might not want to admit it) but let’s be honest.  Most of the popular ones have been running for several decades, getting millions of views every day, so they must be doing something right.

3 Marketing Lessons from Soap Operas

 

The cast of Glee

Glee
Marketing Lessons from Glee

Each character from the show offers their own marketing takeaway based on their personality traits. And for any of you who watch the show, you know that they all have BIG personalities.

See the original post here

 

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton

Royal Marketing

She’s beautiful, she’s British, she’s married to a Prince, and she’s teaching us about Marketing?  Well, not exactly but here are a few marketing takeaways from the infamous Wedding of the Century.

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/12764/3-Marketing-Lessons-from-Kate-Middleton-s-Biggest-Secret.aspx

The Old Spice Man

Old Spice Guy

The Old Spice Guy

Even if you didn’t catch the Old Spice commercial during the super bowl, chances are you’re still familiar with this guy.  These commercials went viral on Youtube and breathed new life into the Old Spice brand.

Social Media marketing lessons from the Old Spice guy

Mr. Rogers

Mr. Rogers

Mr. Rogers Neighborhood always did have good lessons

Take a little walk down memory lane here while you see what “The Neighborhood” has to teach you about the wild world of Marketing.  It might not be what you would expect.

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

The Grateful Dead

Sometimes Marketing is about doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.  It worked for The Grateful Dead.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_IAP5941

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffet marketing lessons

Marketing lessons from a PRO investor

Just some fun little Nuggets from an uber-rich investor.  He may not be a marketer, but there’s gotta be at least something we can learn from the guy.

Warren Buffet lessons from Social Media Explorer

LeBron James

Well… his Free Agency anyways.  And there’s no denying that LeBron gives everyone plenty to talk about, which is what Marketing is really all about.

http://www.marketingprofessor.com/misc/marketing-lessons-from-lebron-james-free-agency/

Bronx Zoo Cobra

Bronx Zoo Cobra

Bronx Zoo Cobra

He can break out of captivity and simultaneously tweet about it, so why shouldn’t he teach us marketing lessons?

http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2011/03/marketing-lessons-from-the-bronxzooscobra.html

 

In the end, it doesn’t really matter where the lessons are coming from.  The point is that marketing is absolutely everywhere you look, and as long as you pay attention there are always opportunities to learn something new.

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