Brand Hijacked

Folks are watching to see how Starbucks reacts to this latest Brand Hijacking: “F*ck Starving Kids, Have A Freakin’ Delicious Starbucks Frappucino” by a citizen marketer using YouTube. More discussion in the comment section of Adrants.

Company Brand Managers shoud know they don’t *own* the brand –consumers own it. Some companies realize they needed to let go and created the social media tools that let consumers create their own ads. A classica exampe is Chevy’s Tahoe Ad that got mixed reviews. Learn more from this book called Brand Hijack: Marketing Without Marketing