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Growth in the New Age of Ad Blocking

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This reinforces the fundamental building blocks of growth today:

The best marketing isn’t advertising, it’s a well-designed and remarkable product.

The best way to contact your users is by earning the privilege to contact them, over time.

Making products for your customers is far more efficient than finding customers for your products.

Horizontally spread ideas (person to person) are far more effective than top-down vertical advertising.

More data isn’t the point. Data to serve explicit promises is the point.

Commodity products can’t expect to easily build a profitable ‘brand’ with nothing but repetitive jingles and noise.

Media properties that celebrate their ads (like Vogue) will continue to thrive, because the best advertising is the advertising we would miss if it was gone.

Source: Seth’s Blog: Ad blocking

Written by John Gannon

September 19, 2015 at 5:21 am

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My latest project: The Influence Playbook

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Free email personal branding course

I just released a free email course: The Influence Playbook.

The course breaks down – step by step – how to build a professional brand that can lead to a better jobs, stronger network, and a more fulfilled life.

It’s loaded with lots of examples – including many from my personal experience.

If you often find yourself wondering: “Who are all these people have time to blog, run email lists, and build big followings on Twitter?” then you need to sign up for the course.

Get it here.

Written by John Gannon

September 17, 2015 at 7:44 pm

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