|Scooped by Martin (Marty) Smith|
When I wrote about the content linked above about how to disrupt I promised to share examples. Here are 5 examples of disruption in practice:
1. Disrupt At Trade Shows Such As CES
That is an excellent article about how cool products in poorly designed booths were ignored at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Trade Shows are DARWINIAN. Seth Godin had a great explanation for why you buy more booth space than you can afford - because of how it LOOKS.
Design is only HALF the disruption. The other half comes from having the courage to spend money without being able to fully know if there is ROI. One thing the people in empty booths know is it is better to be busy.
2. Whirlpool Teaches To Disrupt
In the same article is a great example of an old brand that gets it. Whirlpool didn't just recreate their graphics they explained their process. Read the great book HOW: Why How You Do Anything Means Everything by Dov Seidman.
Dov explains that in a fast, flat, connected time the only unique thing your company or brand truly "owns" is your business processes. Teaching is an exciting way to disrupt, but never ONLY teach. Make sure you are listening too (see #3).
3. Listen To Disrupt Scoop.it Learns FAST
I love Scoop.it. Two upgrades ago Scoop.it removed some beloved and ingenious features. I led a little revolt complaining about not being included. First victory was how well Guillaume and his team listened and how quickly they pivoted returning our lost features. All was good and then it was time for the next big change.
This time Scoop.it released their changes to a handful of advocates and loyal Scoop.it users. The Scoop.it team listened so well they changed on the fly AND changed their roll out process. Well done Scoop.it and that are listening to disrupt.
4. Gold Miners Use UGC & Wisdom of Crowds To Disrupt
Canada's GoldCorp did the unthinkable in the gold mining business when they made normally secret data with the world. The result? GoldCorp is now Canada's largest mining company after crowd wisdom tuned their data to find more than $3B in "new gold" with very low exploration costs. More than simply applying new eyes GoldCorp's contest prompted creation of new visualizations and content (User Generated Content) showing where and why there was gold in previously un-mined belts.
5. NewsJack The Media To Disrupt
Read David Meerman Scott's New Rules of Marketing and PR and NewsJacking to learn how to play your marketing on top of trends brewing in the media. My favorite example is the casino that garnered millions in free PR when they banned bad girl Lindsay Lohan from their casino.
Curious about my previous article on how to develop disruptive business processes? Learn more: http://scenttrail.blogspot.com/2013/01/5-ways-to-disrupt-your-internet.html