DEMANDING BRANDS: Customers WORK Too - New TrendWatching Report | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Are Demands The New Rule of a New Marketing?
If experience is the new branding then DEMANDS may be the new marketing. The idea of creating friction in order to demand customers "do the right thing" seems a radical notion. 

A radical notion until you think about how much the SAME everything is, how bland, how NOTHIING. Any purchase is a collaboration, a special dance. As David Edelman describe so well in HBR (http://hbr.org/web/ideas-in-practice/aligning-with-the-consumer-decision-journey ) our new buy cycle is different.

Social media is changing demands made OF brands and now, as @TrendWatching outlines so well in this new report, cutting edge creators (manufacturers, brands companies) are creating exclusive clubs where all need not apply but where demands are the new rule of a new marketing. 

Social media changes buyers as they feel more informed, included and "let in". As the wall between THEM (customers) and US (marketers) breaks down we will search for collaboration and experience. Demand create deep collaborations fast since we (consumers) are only willing to fulfill demands we care deeply about. The bond a "demanding brand" can create run deep fast. Advocacy FOR demanding brands could last a lifetime. 

My favorite "demanding brands" include:
ChrityWater.org
Keva.org
Toms.com

From TrendWatching's examples my favorites are:

Organ Donation in South Africa
Blood donation in Victoria
Buy One Get Half (David Amerland)

@DavidAmerland has wrote about this trend in his What If We Had A New Value System for Goods and Services highly influential post:
http://bit.ly/17qUzdu 

Part of David's "new value system" is a fully informed consumer willing to help reallocate, transform and change by how they spend time, money and social capital.