Lesson #9: Retro Isn’t Cool

16 Apr

As Peter Allen tells us, everything old is new again. However, being retro isn’t nearly that cool when you don’t have 20 back-up dancers.

It’s nice to make a retro logo or a retro commercial – it gives some cute variety to your public perception, which can help catch the eye – but you shouldn’t need that kind of gimmick to satisfy customers. In fact, no matter your field, you’ll be able to provide a much better product if you embrace technology. There’s a reason companies like Disney like to appear retro, while simultaneously using insanely advanced supercomputers to animate their movies: nostalgia may be cute, but it’s not going to make you money.

One Response to “Lesson #9: Retro Isn’t Cool”


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