Following Sell-ebrity Sects?

by Dan Robles on 09/09/2010

tabloidmontage 300x162 Sell ebrity SectsWaiting in the grocery store checkout line, there is never a shortage of glossy media about the sex lives of Celebrities. The stories are always the same, only the Celebrities change.

There are no glossy tabloids in the DIY check-out line where the objective is to check you out as fast as possible in order to meet a competitive “service quota”. In either case, however, the consumer is being extorted of value.

A sect is a group with distinctive religious, political or philosophical beliefs. In modern culture the term can refer to any organization that breaks away from a larger one to follow a different set of rules and principles. A sellebrity is someone who sells distraction for a living – they may talk about something that sounds like productivity, but it is really a distraction designed to maintain a status quo.

When marketers want you to do the same thing over and over again, you get Sellebrity Sects.  When marketers want you to change your behavior, they remove the Sellebrity sects.  The absence of sellebrities is equally interesting, and somewhat counter intuitive.   Yet, consumers think it is the exact opposite.  In either case, the consumer is extorted of value.

Sellebrity Sects refers to a set of rules or principles set out as different from the rest and used for the specific purpose of liberating you from your values; your time value, social values, financial values, even your family values.

Social media is introducing a host of new Sellebrities peddling some object designed to fortify their credibility, usually a book tour, keynote address, “Reputation”, social currency, or an A-list client. The ‘pitchman’ preoccupies the consumer into standing still long enough to create an arbitrage position for those who can exploit the TIME that you are not acting – either for branding or automating. When the arbitrage position collapses, a new sect is formed and the game continues.

Keep in mind that “Value” exists in many different forms, the game is intense, Time is the currency, and the story never changes. Look at the sellebrities all around you. Ask yourself why they are there. Try to identify the sects. Guard your social capital, creative capital, and intellectual capital very carefully – use it to increase your productivity alone.  Most of all, be different – they will either ignor you or pay you.

{ 10 comments }

Automotive SEO September 10, 2010 at 11:49 am

One thing is for sure — Celebrity have always had and always will have enormous selling power.

misswetapatel (Sweta Patel ) September 9, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Twitter Comment


Following Sell-ebrity Sects? #socialmedia #socialstrategy #socialbusiness [link to post]

Posted using Chat Catcher

josephgrasso (Joe Grasso) September 9, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Twitter Comment


Following Sell-ebrity Sects?: Social media is introducing a host of new Sellebrities peddling some obje… [link to post] [email protected]

Posted using Chat Catcher

AronStevenson (Aron Stevenson) September 9, 2010 at 9:03 pm

Twitter Comment


Following Sell-ebrity Sects? [link to post] #socialmedia

Posted using Chat Catcher

holtcomm (Holt Communications) September 9, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Twitter Comment


This was interesting Following Sell-ebrity Sects? [link to post] #socialeconomy

Posted using Chat Catcher

b3buy (Business 3.0 Corp.) September 9, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Twitter Comment


RT @JDeragon: Following Sell-ebrity Sects? #socialmedia #socialstrategy #socialbusiness [link to post]

Posted using Chat Catcher

AllenatCFM (Allen Howell) September 9, 2010 at 9:06 am

Twitter Comment


Following Sell-ebrity Sects? #socialmedia #socialstrategy ##socialbusiness [link to post]

Posted using Chat Catcher

webzucker (webzucker) September 9, 2010 at 9:04 am

Twitter Comment


RT @AllenatCFM-Following Sell-ebrity Sects? #socialmedia #socialstrategy ##socialbusiness [link to post]: http://bit.ly/cpRtxX

Posted using Chat Catcher

ingenesist (ingenesist) September 9, 2010 at 8:06 am

Twitter Comment


RT @JDeragon: Following Sell-ebrity Sects? #socialmedia #socialstrategy ##socialbusiness [link to post]

Posted using Chat Catcher

Alltop_Social (Alltop Social Media) September 9, 2010 at 6:45 am

Twitter Comment


Following Sell-ebrity Sects? [link to post] Social-Media.alltop

Posted using Chat Catcher

Comments on this entry are closed.

{ 17 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post: