My friend often says, “I love technology – you can sell it to anyone.” Technology has, over the past two decades, become the backbone of every industry, from agriculture to energy, from manufacturing to retail and from consumer goods to financial services. And therein lies the problem.
For long, advertisers have used Maslow’s hierarchy to dictate the abstraction at which they need to write adcopy. While Sprite quenches thirst (physiological), Coke opens happiness (self-actualization). If Rolls Royce Phantom exudes luxury (esteem), BMW is driven by heart (self-actualization).