Shortly after the release of The Lego Movie (2014), more than one professional marketer went on record to say that it was the best piece of content marketing they’d seen in a long time.
Well, I finally saw the movie, and I don’t buy that claim. Why?
To be honest, I have a hunch it won’t pass a simple test — a test I’m calling “The Six Marks of Effective Content.”
And what exactly are those six marks? They are:
- A headline that instantly commands attention
- An opening that hooks your audience
- An element of education, inspiration, or entertainment
- A persuasive story
- A single, focused moral
- A well-crafted call to action
Seems easy enough to pass, but before we dive in, do me a favor if you have seen the movie: Think through how you would grade the movie based on these six marks. And then let’s see how we compare at the end. Cool?