#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
Instant New York Times Bestseller
A game-changing approach to marketing, sales, and advertising.
Seth Godin has taught and inspired millions of entrepreneurs, marketers, leaders, and fans from all walks of life, via his blog, online courses, lectures, and bestselling books. He is the inventor of countless ideas that have made their way into mainstream business language, from Permission Marketing to Purple Cow to Tribes to The Dip.
Now, for the first time, Godin offers the core of his marketing wisdom in one compact, accessible, timeless package. This is Marketing shows you how to do work you're proud of, whether you're a tech startup founder, a small business owner, or part of a large corporation.
Great marketers don't use consumers to solve their company's problem; they use marketing to solve other people's problems. Their tactics rely on empathy, connection, and emotional labor instead of attention-stealing ads and spammy email funnels.
No matter what your product or service, this book will help you reframe how it's presented to the world, in order to meaningfully connect with people who want it. Seth employs his signature blend of insight, observation, and memorable examples to teach you:
* How to build trust and permission with your target market.
* The art of positioning--deciding not only who it's for, but who it's not for.
* Why the best way to achieve your goals is to help others become who they want to be.
* Why the old approaches to advertising and branding no longer work.
* The surprising role of tension in any decision to buy (or not).
* How marketing is at its core about the stories we tell ourselves about our social status.
You can do work that matters for people who care. This book shows you the way.
Absolutely AMAZING but…
I love this book. It could be one of the best marketing books ever written. But I still give it 4 stars… (although it does deserve another half star). The proposition that all (or almost all) of the decisions we make are based on status can’t be true. Sure some people can make decisions solely based on status but what if the best decisions we make never are? What if we were to market to that part of humans, the non selfish part? Would this work better? Idk..
This is hardly a book
This isn’t a book. It’s a cluster of thoughts and ideas and understandings that you wont get much out of
High signal to noise
Rereading will yield nonlinear returns.
Seth is smart enough to say it simply. If you don’t get it you don’t have the right mental models everyone else does.