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The Fear Economy: the growth of fear bait and what to do about it

Whatever “social media” was intended to be, in the last few years it seems to have begun an inexorable decline into what it always had to become: A 24/7, always-on, personalized fear machine. All you have to do is look into the “black mirror” in your pocket, and you’ll see what I mean. How many scrolls, swipes, or taps does it take to find your first piece of bad...

7 marketing lessons from “The True Believer”

“The True Believer” is supposed to be a book about mass movements. Written by Eric Hoffer and originally published in 1951, “The True Believer” makes a convincing case for the existence of “mass movements” – what they are, how they work, how they form, and their destructive capability, etc. I can’t speak to its applicability in a political capacity...

How to think like an entrepreneur

If entrepreneurship is the process by which value is created where less (or none) existed before, then the entrepreneur is the person who initiates and leads this value-creation process. Here’s how it works: When new value is created, the customer receives some portion of this value. It could be faster speeds. More storage. An improved or refined UI/UX. You get the point. At the same time...

How to get customers to buy now, not later

I’m building a new closet in our house: It doesn’t look like much, but it’s coming together, believe me. When I started, I didn’t really know what tools I needed to get the job done; I just used what I had (the hands of a man, the heart of a lion). It wasn’t until I started putting the pieces of the puzzle together that I realized I needed something better than sand...

Fake traffic and the scam that is social media

Did you know that half of all internet traffic is fake? True story: According to research conducted and compiled by HostingFacts, 51.8% of all internet traffic comes from bots. In other words, every other person who visits your blog, lead magnet, or sales page is very likely a bot (and totally fake). Have you ever wondered why you get such dismal results from activities like posting on social...

ITT 178 – Million Dollar Launches Like a Boss with Roland Frasier

Roland Frasier is co-founder and principal of three current Inc. Magazine fastest growing companies. He has founded, scaled or sold 24 different 7 to 9 figure businesses ranging from consumer products to industrial machine manufacturing companies with adjusted sales ranging from $3 million to $337 million. He is currently growing DigitalMarketer, RivalBrands, and Plattr while advising over 150...

How to profit from the long tail

The way we market and sell online is changing. There are more people online than ever before, spending more money than ever before on things that give them a leg up in the world. That means more money going to ebooks, ecourses, and other forms of online education; coaching, consulting, and advisory services; software solutions, and high quality implementors (engineers, designers, etc.). This...

ITT 174: Bootstrapping a LinkedIn Agency with AJ Wilcox

AJ Wilcox is an online marketer since 2007 and founder of B2Linked  which is a LinkedIn Ads performance agency. Extremely active in the online marketing community, he is a LinkedIn Certified Ads Partner, and he manages the official LinkedIn Ads group forum, and he is a board member of SLC | SEM among other things. An exotic car nut and a triathlete. He lives in Utah with his wife and four...

ITT 165: This is Marketing with Seth Godin

Seth Godin is the bestselling author of 19 books, a successful entrepreneur (founder of Yoyodyne, Squidoo, and others), has been inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame and the Marketing Hall of Fame, and was recently quoted on the TV show “Billions” (which is braggable, so I had to include it). A self- proclaimed teacher, Seth motivates and inspires countless people around...

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