The Intersection of Advertising and the Product Experience: Part II

The casual gaming revolution brought billions of new consumers into the world of video gaming. A lot of the early marketing was designed to distance casual gaming from the stereotypes of hardcore gaming. Casual games were easy to learn, didn’t require a lot of time, and they were encouragingly rewarding. By contrast, hardcore games had […]

The Intersection of Advertising and the Product Experience: Part I

Some years ago, my former company, RealNetworks, rented Disneyland Paris for an evening. We invited our partners to one of Europe’s greatest theme parks to have fun. Every detail of the Magic Kingdom was polished. The doors were open, and we were free to become kids again. No crowds. No parental supervision. Most of Discovery […]