I thought about calling this post "Why Obama will win", but, alas, this is a marketing blog, not huffpo. Here's the point: whoever came up with the Obama brand was a Web 2.0, social marketing, visionary genius. And, no, don't tell me it was his parents.
Just imagine the smoke-filled room, where campaign strategists and politicos were sitting around a table looking at various type treatments and logos for Barack (BaROCK, BaROCKY, Baroque, etc), when that lone contrarian voice cut through the noise with, "I think we should go with Obama." Stunning in its simplicity.
If timing is everything, this guy's middle initials are GMT. I mean, who knew that we would have exhausted the e's (e-commerce, e-business, e-mail), blown through the i's (iMac, iPod, iPhone), and would be standing at the precipice of the next great marketing vowel movement, precisely at the peak of an election year? Brilliance.
You heard it here first: an Obama win will usher-in a renaissance of O-based branding and marketing, the likes of which we have never seen.
(Sorry red-state marketers: I have a ton of respect for Senator McCain, but "mc" as a pre-fix has been done, and I don't think you want to go there.)