This is a fun email for Friday March 11th, 2021. Hope you like it :)
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This old school Coca-Cola ad is just gorgeous. Some of those old ads were so pretty you could hang them up as art 🙂
Use this formula on everything you've bought:
[Cost] / [Hours Used Per Day] / 365
Run this formula on everything, your phone will likely be the best purchase you’ve ever made. - Tesla Model 3: $45,000 / 2 / 365 = $61/hr - Lasik surgery: $5,000 / 18 / 365 = $0.76/hr - iPhone 12: $1,300 / 12 / 365 = $0.30/hr
You can use this calculator to try out different items:
Hours used per day:
New Phone $800 | MacBook Pro $1,800 | Porsche 911 $89,000
If you use it for 1 year, it costs $1.46/hour
If you use it for 2 years, it costs $0.73/hour
If you use it for 3 years, it costs $0.48/hour
If you use it for 4 years, it costs $0.36/hour
If you use it for 5 years, it costs $0.29/hour
If you use it for 6 years, it costs $0.22/hour
If you use it for 7 years, it costs $0.19/hour
If you use it for 8 years, it costs $0.16/hour
If you use it for 9 years, it costs $0.14/hour
If you use it for 10 years, it costs $0.15/hour
We’re getting closer to a world where content creators get paid directly for their craft.
This could come true via micro crypto payments: EXAMPLE: At the end of the day you can “tip” content creators for media you’ve consumed, even just $0.25 and it will auto-distribute to thousands of people.
So if you read one of my articles and like it, I might get paid $0.0001 for your time spent reading.
Multiply this by thousands or millions of views for a single piece of content and this could add up quickly.
Currently writers or video makers must setup their own network of advertisers or create products to make money, or be at the mercy of ad networks.
Imagine a world where instead of having to gate content and charge, all views could be directly monetized as well 🙂
When randomly browsing Zillow I saw a house nearby that had some Ogilvy art on the wall like I do at my place!
Loved this framed book cover of "Ogilvy On Adverting"
Might need to add that book cover to my collection!
I saw a very easy breakdown of how markets get hyped up, go crazy, then reset....all shown in one simple image:
Here's a Mental Model for choosing between two options:
- You get excited thinking of it!
- You can’t stop imagining it!
- You really hope it happens! Contracts You:
- Something feels wrong.
- Feels like settling.
- Feels meh.
Here's a couple other mental models I like:
Hope you enjoyed these little tidbits, have a happy Friday :)
Neville Medhora - CopywritingCourse.com | @NevMed