Over time, The Anti-Marketer has evolved from being a catch-all for anything about marketing to being more about disruption, disruptive business strategy and analysis of disruptors. While related to what I want to cover here, that was never supposed to become the main focus. This is supposed to be about disruptive marketing strategy and what not. On the other hand, I have an increasing amount I want to cover on identifying and scoring disruptive potential. So, we had to do something about that.
If you've noticed the bigger spaces between recent posts, part of that has been because I've been working on a solution to the above problem and launching some new projects at the same time. Now I'm officially announcing the first outcome of that thinking and work. A new blog, Disrupt This, was begun about a week and a half ago. It seems to be stable, with the moving parts connected, so I want to let everyone know and encourage you to have a look.
The biggest reason for starting Disrupt This was to increase focus. Basically I felt that the subject of marketing strategy for disruption was getting short shrift, because to tell the whole story, I needed to go into expansive detail about the connection to business strategy, and I wanted to give a "disruptive or not" assessment, which required a lot of explanation, and often very long articles when covering something holistically.
But the business side wasn't getting full coverage either. For example, I wasn't spending any time discussing why disruption is important -- what does it mean to entrepreneurs, investors, companies whose industries are being disrupted, shareholders and employees. I needed a place to talk about the value created by disruption, and how business strategy creates that value. And, I wanted to provide more of a framework for assessing and scoring disruptors objectively.
So, Disrupt This will be that place for objective business analysis: scoring, investment opportunities, connection to business strategy, disruptive or not assessments, and how disruption works.
And The Anti-Marketer?
The Anti-Marketer is still going to talk about disruption, but increasingly the marketing side: how marketing strategy drives disruption, techniques and handy tools, and examples of companies doing it right and wrong. From time-to-time, it will stray off subject into the broader world context, but mostly it will be about disruptive marketing.
There's more about it over at Disrupt This. In fact, there's already a couple of posts there to catch up on. I hope you'll like it as well as you've enjoyed reading The Anti-Marketer, but I'm guessing some will prefer the content here and others will move to the new blog and bookmark it as your favorite source for disruptive content. And, if it works out, you should start enjoying some shorter, more focused articles.
Be sure to join in the conversation and let me know what you think.