A little behind the scenes look of the early stages of Green Lantern the Animated Series.
My eternal gratitude to everyone who helped prove the doubters wrong.
Incidentally that Green Lantern series is actually pretty good
Marketers don’t know shit: they have all this data that makes them think that they’re omniscient, that they can know what you want even before you do.
They don’t understand things like taking risks and doing something bold and new, and unless they work on actual advertisement they’re likely people who chose that career because they can’t come up with anything fresh or new.
I know this well because my cousin is one of those people. He can’t gauge the actual success of anything for shit but he still feels like he’s hot shit because he can analyze data.
It’s unfortunate that those with the power to end or cancel good shows don’t see the point behind the factual “data” and would cancel the project because of the initial results not meeting their “expectations” when rather they could give the approval and gain something from the project.
Much less that really talented individuals could have their passion in cartoon production thrown away by the executives these days (behind the scenes happens quite often). Or perhaps the executive(s) initially are not interested in that person’s vision despite the positive audience reaction and feel that they don’t need to know that the audience actually enjoyed the production
It’s unfortunate that people with high power don’t care about the data that really matters