So, does Purple Rain come down in big raindrops or a light shower?
Is it fashionable to wear a raspberry beret?
Do you remember when the year 1999 seemed so far away?
It’s almost impossible not to think of the artist known as Prince when you hear the words Purple Rain, Raspberry Beret and 1999.
I bring up Prince as I am in the middle of a biographical book called “I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon” by Toure.′
Yeah, he pushed the envelope all-right…
And although I am not finished with the book, I have learned the following lessons already from this artist who is now throwing a pajama party for his fans from his home in Paisley Park.
Seems opposite from his persona portrayed in this book.
But, let’s proceed to a few of the marketing tips that I have learned from the life of Prince:
One of his girlfriends said he would say things that were incomplete, so that you would think about what he said after parting ways.
Marketing Tip: Leave a lasting impression on your clients so that they want to interact with you and your brand more.
He played a fierce game of basketball and was described as fast, but not manic and uncontrolled.
Marketing Tip: Be on top of your marketing and have that element of surprise from time to time.
He was reclusive and kept you at a distance emotionally.
Marketing Tip: Be authentic and let people get to know you and your brand.
He defined who he was in the marketplace and worked hard to not pigeon hole himself as a “black artist.” The statement that he made was “I am an artist and I do a wide range of music.”
Marketing Tip: Identify how you want to represent yourself in the marketplace.
He wrote a lot about God and spirituality.
Marketing and Life Tip: Put God first in everything that you do.
What biographies have you read recently that taught you meaningful life and business principles? I would love to hear about them.