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Apr 13, 2017

It's all about knowing your audience. A few weeks ago on Nerd Brand we talked about Marvel Comics and how they're taking their narratives in a specific direction that wasn't exactly a fit for the audience that consumes the product. As of a couple weeks ago the CEO of Marvel comics admitted this mistake and we will have to wait and see if there's a course correction. But there's the proof of not knowing your audience and marginalizing a good segment of them and sales suffering as a result. So don't forget your audience.

Nerd Segment

R rated comic movies, the good list and the ones that were too far ahead of their time. As well as a short list of movies rumored and in talks for production that could be R rated.

  • Deadpool - 138 million, over 500 million world wide ticket sales, out grossing Passion of the Christ.
  • Logan - costs studio 127 million, projected to make close to $300 million.
  • Dredd - wasn't successful but darn good.
  • Blade 1, 3

Movies that should/could be R rated?

  • Spawn
  • Lobo
  • Venom
  • The Batman
  • Justice League Dark

Brand Segment

Brand marketing is interpreted by the people that view it and I can be viewed negatively or positively examples of brands viewed positively and examples of brands viewed negatively.

YouTube - privacy settings required for videos that shouldn't be privatized. Basically if you cuss you're channel is only viewable by logged in users and is up for debate if ads are run on it. Unless you're like minded to Liberal YouTube corp.

Questions for discussion:

Financial interests of social channels - where is the line that you don't cross? How can you know what's offensive? Or should you just say dammit all and let your nerd fly?

Is advertising to appeal to everyone not possible these days and why?

Reference HubSpot marketers who cuss post. This is why YouTube de-monotizes YouTubers. But also non-like minded YouTube channels.

How nerd culture has responded, or even cares?

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