The Marketing Cape

From a Stick Transmission to Dual Clutch to All-electric in Under 8 Months – AI in Marketing

Amrith G.

SVP, Marketing & Customer Analytics | Feb 19, 2024

The Intro

With GPT, Gemini, Sora, and a few others the typical Marketing Tech stack – the staple that manages, measures, and helps improve marketing a product is now taking the pillion seat – giving way to a new stack.

The Driver’s seat previously held by creative thinking, content-led strategic GTMs powered by our grey matter is now getting a boost in the form of an all-new stack.

For now, let’s call it the Creative Content Stack.

The creative content stack has grown from 1 to 4 already and will grow into a dozen services by the end of the year. GPT 4 + Bard + Sora + Gemini Pro 1.5 enables marketers to jab and nudge their target audience ‘every few days’ with creative, fresh, compelling content – driving outcomes, collectively impacting brands and their top lines. For those who are wondering what I am talking about watch this video on Sora from Marques Brownlee

The Impact

AI in Marketing

The growing timeline vs the shrinking – and it’s all good for marketing.

Marketers typically aim to set the perception of what a product can do, 6 months ahead of the product’s functional reality. We see this happen especially with startups and large enterprises with a startup culture. Simply put it’s the art of building anticipation and buzz about something that will eventually hit the market a few months down the line. With this new stack, that timeline is bound to grow to even 40% of the product’s envisioned road map.

This growth is a consequence of something else shrinking

On the other side of the GTM spectrum, something else at the top of the funnel is shrinking. Thanks to this stack the campaign-to-market timelines are and will continue to shrink further. The speed, and variety of content delivered from ideation to launch is shrinking – and let me tell you, as a marketer, it’s as satisfying to watch it as it is to see hard drives clear up temporary internet files. Your entire team feels like they just borrowed a superhero’s cape – waiting only for some guidance and nips and tucks along the way.

From Time and effort estimations to near-instant

This stack unshackles marketers from time-bound and resource-bound GTMs into the era of near-instant ‘value prop-to-market.

From whiteboarding – to creating – to coding – to packaging – to hitting the market – everything has just shrunk so much in the last 8 months thanks to OpenAI, Google DeepMind, NVIDIA AI

From whiteboarding - to creating - to coding - to packaging

Calling it something cool

It’s so good, that I am compelled to coin something around it.

In the 1970s we were introduced to JIT (Just In Time) a Japanese management philosophy used in accelerated efficiencies in manufacturing. I think we are on the cusp of the Just In Time Marketing era. But for marketing’s sake let’s just coin it something cooler: The Marketer’s cape

The Marketing Cape

As a petrohead myself, to all those who are still on the wall about What’s so great about AI in marketing, allow me to leave you with a comparison.

With GPT-4, Midjourney and Bard(Gemini) marketing went from a 6-speed manual (a stick) to a Dual clutch DSG* or PDK*.

With the addition of Sora and Gemini 1.5 Pro to the creative marketing stack, we are going gearless (or all-electric)

The next leap is yet to come, but I am hoping for pure jet propulsion.

My Wishlist for what’s next

  1. Shift from converting multiple text prompts = multiple video clips to 1 detailed storyline prompt = a fully edited 60-second video ready for post.
  2. Shift from just cartooning visuals to realistic visualizations across a broad spectrum from low fidelity to high fidelity. (we can do this now on Midjourney but it is quite cumbersome)
  3. Enable listening prompts based on Voice recording dumps
  4. Build the ability to research current affairs or what’s hot on the pan at present for more contextual outputs
  5. Shift from being super obedient and well-mannered to a bit humorous and sarcastic when reviewing something – grow a personality.

* PDK – Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe or Porsche Dual-Clutch Transmission

*DSG – Direct Shift Gearbox

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