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I was in Kolkata last week. A young scion of the client’s family, who had been entrusted with the task of handling the company’s social media, kept insisting that we work together on a “moment marketing” strategy. I tried explaining to him that moment marketing through social media posts loaded with cheeky messages and clever hashtags would achieve really nothing. If “moment marketing” really needed to make a brand impact and get noticed, then we needed to emulate some of what American airline JetBlue has done in the past: For the US Elections and Mother’s Day.
It was 2016. One hundred and fifty passengers on a JetBlue flight were subjected to the ultimate experiment in compromise. A guy from the airline