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SXSW Interactive 2015

Porn, The Quiet Pioneer of Marketing

Porn has always led the way when it comes from marketing. Yes, it’s forbidden and dirty and demonized (until you’re alone) but think about it: Porn embraces every new medium, and storytelling technology, and every form of user experience, and adopts it early. They’re not afraid to take risks, and porn marketers face many of the challenges of a highly congested, commoditized category. So let’s learn from them, and the PornHub "Give America Wood Campaign,” and what makes porn content followable and shareable – something all marketers in the modern age strive for but few achieve. Porn’s marketing and tech advancements have arguably made the Internet what it is today. Amazon and e-bay wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for Porn’s advancements in E-commerce – and family home movie night wouldn’t be possible if not for Porn’s video streaming technology. And they’ll soon be working to make virtual reality technologies the reality we always hoped they’d be.
So, let’s talk about porn.

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  1. What innovations in the porn industry can apply to your business?
  2. How are porn studios and experience differentiating themselves in a really commoditized market?
  3. How are porn brands getting people to buy when so much is given away for free?
  4. What does porn teach us about interactive media exploration?
  5. What’s the safety word?



Graham Nolan, VP Marketing Communications, North America, Momentum Worldwide

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  • Tags: innovation
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Branding and Marketing
  • Level: Intermediate
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