Quotes of marketing wisdom

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Just some ready to reuse best quotes from Seth Godin incredible TED talk: Sliced bread and other marketing wonders. If you haven't yet, check it out here: http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/28

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Quotes of marketing wisdom

  1. 1. The success is not always about what the patent is like. [...] It’s about can you get your idea to spread or not. — Seth Godin
  2. 2. The way that you’re going to get what you want. Or cause the change that you want to change happen. Is you’re gonna figure out how to get your ideas to spread. — Seth Godin
  3. 3. What we are living in is a century of idea diffusion. — Seth Godin
  4. 4. People who can spread ideas, regardless of what those ideas are, win. — Seth Godin
  5. 5. Copernicus was right: “As a matter of fact, the world revolves around me.” — Seth Godin
  6. 6. Consumers don’t care about you at all. They just don’t care. Part of the reason is: they got way more choices than they used to and way less time. — Seth Godin
  7. 7. And in a world where we have too many choices and too little time, the obvious thing to do is just ignore stuff. — Seth Godin
  8. 8. The thing that’s gonna decide what gets talked about, what gets done, what gets built is: is it remarkable ? — Seth Godin
  9. 9. And remarkable is a very cool word, because we think it just means neat. But it also means: worth making a remark about. And that is the essence of where idea diffusion is going. — Seth Godin
  10. 10. We’re now in the fashion business. No matter what we do for a living. We’re in the fashion business. And the thing is, people in the fashion business know what it’s like to be in the fashion business, they’re used to it. The rest of us has to figure out how to think that way. — Seth Godin
  11. 11. What marketers used to do is make average products for average people. That's what mass marketing is. Smooth out the edges ! Go for the centre ! — Seth Godin
  12. 12. You have to find a group that really, desperately cares about what it is you have to say. Talk to them. And make it easy for them to tell their friends. — Seth Godin
  13. 13. It’s really simple. You sell to the people who are listening. And maybe, just maybe, these people will tell their friends. — Seth Godin
  14. 14. The risky thing you can do now is be safe. Average products for average people: that’s risky. The safest thing to do now is to be at the fringes. Be remarkable. — Seth Godin
  15. 15. And being very good is one of the worst thing you can possibly do. Very good is boring, very good is average. If it’s very good, it’s not gonna work. Because no one is gonna notice it. — Seth Godin
  16. 16. What you need to do is figure out who does care. Who is going to raise his hand and say: “I want to hear what you’re doing next.” — Seth Godin
  17. 17. Source: Seth Godin TED Talk Sliced bread and other marketing delights February 2003 http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/28

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