Poking fun at Marketing

It’s pretty common for people (and Dilbert) to poke fun at Marketing.  The jokes typically come in three flavors:

1. Product Marketing and Public Relations often have amusing conversations as we try to describe products in colorful, but believable, ways.

Marketing and PR

2. Marketing sometimes has to use a little artistic license to get people interested in products that engineers make.

Marketing and Engineers

3. And really good Marketing should definitely be an Olympic sport.

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These are good for a laugh but one of the best parts of my current job is that we don’t suffer from these delusions.

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3 Responses to Poking fun at Marketing

  1. Anonymous June 5, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

    The danger of not suffering from any marketing delusions is that your marketing becomes dry and boring. The idea is to keep the audience awake — or wake them up — not to put them to sleep.

  2. Anonymous June 6, 2009 at 11:39 pm #

    Even Seth Godin agrees with me…

    http://sethgodin.typepad.com/

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