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October 17, 2014 5:43 PM

Content Is Not King tagged “Marketing”

It's a pretty bold statement, isn't it? Are we making the wrong assumptions about content? What works? What doesn't work? What makes something go viral? Do you think that BuzzFeed knows the answers to these questions, better than anyone else?... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 8, 201411:05 PM

The Five Business Books That Permanently Changed My Life tagged “Marketing”

We buy a lot of books. Many of them don't get read. Sadly. I'm just as guilty as the next person of picking up the latest and greatest business book, with every intention of devouring every page. I fail at... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 3, 2014 4:06 PM

Focus And Attention Will Kill Your Fear tagged “Marketing”

A lot of what we do in marketing is fear based. We don't change things because we're scared that they won't deliver the same results. We do this even when those older strategies are simply a game of diminishing returns.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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September 30, 201411:18 PM

The End Of Agile Marketing (Before It Begins) tagged “Marketing”

Is the concept of Agile Marketing a failed state? A few weeks ago, I attended a private event for Chief Marketing Officers. There was a lot of conversation (buzz, excitement, peacocking) over how much smarter brands have become as technology... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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September 17, 201411:02 PM

This Ain't No Ice Bucket Challenge. Please Read. tagged “Marketing”

Here's a simple truth about me: I don't like asking you for anything. I don't. I don't like asking you to share my content. I don't like asking you to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or whatever. I... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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September 15, 201411:46 PM

Don't Make Me Hate You tagged “Marketing”

Marketers often think they're being smart. Most of the time, we're being very stupid. When you visit your big box electronics retailer, it's hard to make headway on which TV to buy. Over the years, television manufacturers have - somewhat... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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September 12, 2014 5:17 PM

History Predicted It... We're All Cyberpunks Now tagged “Marketing”

How much of you is technology... how much of you is human? No idea how this came across my radar, but - like you - I often find myself (late at night) deep down in the YouTube rabbit hole. There... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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September 9, 2014 8:52 PM

Be An Advocate For Your Consumer tagged “Marketing”

Who doesn't want their brand to be more likeable? Ultimately, we are in service of other people. This makes a lot of marketing skeptics shake their collective heads in disbelief, but it is true. It is how I feel. I... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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September 5, 201410:41 PM

What My Podcast Is Not tagged “Marketing”

I can run off at the mouth quite a bit... especially, if you let me. I like to talk. I like to write. It's what I do. It's not for everyone. If you're reading this, maybe it is for you... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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September 3, 201411:20 PM

Everything Is Digital tagged “Marketing”

Digital is everything. Are you listening? I read the following quote from a recently published Forrester report titled, The Future Of Business Is Digital: "Business leaders don't think of digital as central to their business because in the past, it... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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September 2, 201411:11 PM

How To Suck As A Brand (With Grace) tagged “Marketing”

There are two trains of thought when it comes to brutal brands: They're so bad that they don't even know it. They have to work quite hard at being that bad. This may surprise you: In my experience, it's mostly... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 29, 2014 5:13 PM

Emotion Is The Fast Lane To The Brain tagged “Marketing”

We talk a lot about storytelling and brands, don't we? Let's reverse that thought: how many brands are actually great storytellers? Dig a little deeper how many marketers do you know that are great storytellers? I see a lot of... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 20, 201410:06 PM

When Will Marketers Be More Business Focused? tagged “Marketing”

It's laughable that the vast majority of marketing professionals are still seen as those who spend the money on the TV commercials. Here's what's really happening: The c-suite is pushing back (and hard). They're asking marketers to do more than... Read more

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August 19, 201411:18 PM

Wearables May Not Be The Marketer's Next Playground tagged “Marketing”

Everyone is going to have the iWatch from Apple, right? Well, we don't even know if it's going to be called an iWatch. As usual with Apple, we don't even know if it really exists (even though news outlets are... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 15, 2014 5:03 PM

How To Think And Be A Creator tagged “Marketing”

Are you an Entrepreneur? Are you entrepreneurial? There is an implied pressure on people in the workplace today, that if you're not an entrepreneur, you are resolved to a life that includes frequently being at risk of being fired. It's... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 14, 2014 9:38 PM

A Simple Way To Get Great At Writing tagged “Marketing”

Do you want to make more money? It's the ultimate question, isn't it? If a brand or an individual are trying to figure out a way to extract money from another individual, one of the easiest ways to make that... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 8, 2014 5:20 PM

Content As Advertising tagged “Marketing”

So, are you sick of the term Native Advertising? Back in February 2013, I penned an article for Harvard Business Review titled, We Need a Better Definition of "Native Advertising". In short, it felt like native advertising is just simply... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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July 31, 201411:25 PM

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Digital Marketing In 2014 tagged “Marketing”

Have we solved the most basic of questions for our digital marketing efforts? I would argue that the vast majority of brands engaged in digital marketing have left the fundamentals behind them. These brands and are, at mass scale, following/chasing... Read more

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July 23, 201411:11 PM

Facebook Proves Us All Wrong (And It's Not Just Facebook) tagged “Marketing”

All too often, we fall victim to a the market of one syndrome. I was on Facebook when somebody I know (and respect) said something akin to: "Nobody I know has ever click on a mobile banner ad." That's the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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July 16, 201411:01 PM

Marketing Fails When You Shift Instead Of Elevate tagged “Marketing”

What are you really doing with your marketing dollars? Digital media advertising is now bigger than TV advertising. I didn't make that up. It's a fact. I'm sure there are some advertising executives who would disagree with the data. I'm... Read more

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