Received some much appreciated feedback on my post about the Sony E3 presentation video on Gametrailers.com and felt that I had to clarify a few things.
Indeed it’s not THE best presentation ever, the presenter certainly wasn’t being authentic, but insiders have gotten used to that from Sony :)
The point I was trying to make is that within the context that it was presented in – i.e. the E3 Game event, the Game Industry and its followers- it was a perfect presentation. But you’d have to know the shared history to appreciate its meaning and impact. For everyone else it was superfluous, but I challenge any gaming outsider to keep track of the specialist press, blogs and the community for their reaction on this event, odds are Sony created the perfect buzz…
So no, I’m not urging anyone to use LitteBigPlanet on PlayStation 3 to present the annual revenue results to the board of directors and stakeholders, or to convince your client that this new radically improved product really has to be advertised using Guerilla Marketing around a Nine Inch Nails concert in Hong Kong.
Dare to be creative and purpose driven; if Powerpoint fits in with your target and the message, than that’s fine, but thinking outside the box and implementing it in a thoughtful way can work very enlightening for you and your audience.
[As for me: This column is meant to be a learning ground for me too, so next time I'll refrain from only posting a link, slide or video and instead add a little clarification on the why and the what. Speaking of which, I seem to be having some technical issues with this site and the RSS, if anything went bogey let me know. Thanks a bundle.]No comments