The Josh Gordon Group blog
In 1997 Steve Jobs returned to a failing Apple Computer to turn it around. His first job was to come up with a marketing strategy to reposition Apple from away from the recent product failure of the Apple Newton, low cost competitors, and widely publicized falling sales. In this rare video Jobs explains how a proposed “Think Different” advertising campaign could start to return Apple to profitability and success. Jobs references the “Got Milk” campaign and Nike branding as he explains how branding works and how this campaign will turn the Apple brand around.
There were once two competitors. The first invested to create great educational information truly helpful to customers. The second invested nothing in educational content, took the savings to the bottom line, and sold their products for less. Who won? In this case, the lower priced suppler. But it should not have happened that way.