Do you know your audience

12 Apr

Marvel rose to the top of the TV comic world by understanding their audience and delivering engaging content. They focused on character-driven stories that were grounded in reality and had a diverse set of heroes that people could relate to. 

Meanwhile, DC struggled to find its footing and relied too heavily on their iconic characters, leading to repetitive storylines and a lack of innovation.

Marvel’s approach paid off as they quickly gained a loyal fanbase and critical acclaim for shows like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. DC, on the other hand, faced backlash for their over-reliance on dark and brooding heroes, leading to failed shows like Gotham and Constantine.

Marvel’s strategy was summed up perfectly by President of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, who said, “Our goal was always to make shows that stood out from the competition. We wanted to give our fans something they hadn’t seen before and create an emotional connection between the audience and our characters.”

DC has since attempted to pivot and find its footing, but it may be too late to catch up to Marvel’s success. Marvel’s strategy of understanding their audience, delivering fresh content, and creating a connection between the audience and characters will continue to be a model for success in the ever-evolving TV comic world.

How well do you understand your audience?

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