It’s a wedding proposal from an actor in my hometown to his now bride to be, and is a great example of re-imagining a traditional activity in our society – the marriage proposal.
The things I love about it are not the actual creative execution but the principles exemplified by the experience:
- If you have a great product or service, people will be willing to help you sell it
- If it’s really good, they may go out of their way to help you sell it – or even do so without asking your permission
- Oregon fosters creativity 😉
- Focus on more than the transaction – Make magic!
- Skills can from other contexts can be valuable to the current challenge
- Have fun with everything you do and you’ll have better results
- Don’t just ask people to help, make it fun to help
- Give people something to talk about and feel the love spread
- Even if your customers or community do the sales pitch – YOU’VE GOT TO CLOSE
What magic are you making?
Are there boring transactional parts of your business that could use a little love and magic?
Don’t be afraid to invest in reducing the friction in your adoption process. You’ll improve the value access performance in your innovation equation:
Innovation Success (or even business success)
For more, see Innovation is All About Value