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Traditional Marketing Vs. New Marketing
We recoil from the traditional marketing tactics that we are exposed to every day. We install ad blockers and put up barriers that help us to keep interruptions at bay. We recognise poorly thought out marketing strategies in a heartbeat, and yet when it comes to marketing our own products and services we often fall into the trap of using those terrible tactics (or some version of them) ourselves.
We have two choices:
TRADITIONAL MARKETING = MAKE SOMETHING + MAKE PEOPLE LOVE IT
NEW MARKETING = LOVE PEOPLE + MAKE SOMETHING THEY LOVE
It seems easier in the moment to adopt a ‘traditional marketing’ mindset—to create, run on ahead and talk about ourselves instead of first understanding the customer’s worldview. Listening is hard. Knowing what to pay attention to is harder. It takes both commitment and practice, but when you choose ‘new marketing’ you’ll find you’ve created something worth paying attention to.
Image by Spyros Papaspyropoulos.