Last week, Powered's Aaron Strout rallied 20 marketers around a central theme: What if we penned haikus as kind of Japanese Valentine to the brands we've loved? The idea was that we each write a haiku and then link to the next author in the lineup, creating a kind of trail of breadcrumbs (or panko, perhaps?) for readers. As a writer and fan of business storytelling, I loved Aaron's idea. So here's mine, with a bonus haiku of a soul-sucking brand I recently despised.
Brand Haiku: Starbucks
Almost gave you up
Dunkin, Peet's might woo, but still
My black heart is yours.
Brand Haiku 2: A Supposedly Quaint Little Inn I Stayed at Recently but Never Will Again
There's something tragic
In weak coffee, powdered cream
To greet a fresh day.
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So, your turn: Add your own Brand Haiku in the comments. I'll choose a winner and will send you a signed copy of my new book, Content Rules (Wiley), when it's published in ... hold on, let me count ... 15 days! I might even toss in a haiku penned just for you.
Next in the Brand Haiku series: Beth Harte. On Twitter, follow #brandhaiku.
Take the first step (it's free).
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