8 quotes from past BRAND MINDS Speakers
Quote from past BRAND MINDS speaker Gary Vaynerchuk:
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Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO VaynerMedia, Entrepreneur & Investor – BRAND MINDS 2017, 2020, 2022
Gary is an entrepreneur at heart – he builds businesses. The founder of a digital empire – Gary is also the CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 1000 clients from 4 offices spread across the globe: New York, Los Angeles, London and Singapore.
Quote from past BRAND MINDS speaker Dan Ariely
“BRAND MINDS has been a very wonderful experience!”
Dan Ariely, Renowned Behavioural Economics Expert – BRAND MINDS 2022
Selected in the Top 50 Most Influential Thinkers, an elite international ranking featuring individuals with “the ability to move markets or shape ideas and policies”, Dan Ariely is one of the most influential authorities in behavioural economics in the world.
Quote from past BRAND MINDS speaker Seth Godin
”Some of the biggest marketing and thinking minds are at BRAND MINDS, talking about the future!”
Seth Godin, World-Famous Business Expert – BRAND MINDS 2018
Seth Godin is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, and speaker. In addition to launching one of the most popular blogs in the world, he has written 20 best-selling books, including The Dip, Linchpin, Purple Cow, Tribes, and What To Do When It’s Your Turn (And It’s Always Your Turn).
Quote from past BRAND MINDS speaker Mark Manson
“BRAND MINDS has been fantastic! It’s been professional from beginning to end.”
Mark Manson, Bestselling Author & Entrepreneur – BRAND MINDS 2020, 2022
Mark Manson is a 3x New York Times bestselling author. His books have sold over 14 million copies worldwide and have been translated into more than 65 languages and hit bestseller lists in sixteen different countries. Will, his 2021 book which he wrote in collaboration with Hollywood star Will Smith about his life story, became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Oprah Winfrey said, “It’s the best memoir I’ve ever read.” The book won Mark the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Achievement. His first book The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck was the most-read non-fiction book worldwide in 2017, according to Amazon Charts.
Quote from past BRAND MINDS speaker Grant Cardone
”If you get a chance to come to this event, stop with the crazy! Get on the front row!”
Grant Cardone, World-Famous Sales Expert – BRAND MINDS 2019
Grant Cardone has 35 years of selling experience, owns & operates 7 privately held companies that do almost $100 million in annual sales. He was named one of the top 10 CEOs to follow on social media and is an international social media influencer with over 15,000,000 followers, fans and connections.
Quote from past BRAND MINDS speaker Guy Kawasaki
”BRAND MINDS is a very cool conference, great technology, a lovely audience and lots of good speakers!”
Guy Kawasaki, Brand Expert & Bestselling Author – BRAND MINDS 2019
Guy Kawasaki is the world’s first Chief Evangelist. Apple has one of the strongest brand community relationships in the world thanks to Guy and his innovative work. His honesty and transparency about Apple facilitated a lifelong relationship between the brand and its customers who became evangelists themselves. He is the bestselling author of 15 books among which the most popular are ‘Wise Guy’, ‘The Art of the Start 2.0’, ‘The Art of Social Media’, and ‘Enchantment’.
Quote from past BRAND MINDS speaker Jonah Berger
“BRAND MINDS is an amazing event! It’s rare to see a set of a line-up of speakers that’s this powerful.”
Jonah Berger, Viral Marketing Expert – BRAND MINDS 2022
He was named one of the top 30 leaders in business by the American Management Association and one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company magazine. Jonah Berger is a Marketing Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of 3 international bestsellers: Contagious, Invisible influence and The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind.
Quote from past BRAND MINDS speaker Yuval Noah Harari
”I am grateful to BRAND MINDS for providing such a prominent stage!”
Yuval Noah Harari, Bestselling Author & World Famous Historian – BRAND MINDS 2019
Prof. Yuval Noah Harari is a historian, philosopher, and the bestselling author of the best-sellers Sapiens, Homo Deus and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. ‘Sapiens’ was in the top 3 of The New York Times Best Seller list for 96 consecutive weeks. His books have sold over 40 million copies in 65 languages and were recommended by Barack Obama and Bill Gates.
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20+ Valuable Marketing Quotes and Insights From Experts (1 of 2)
Curious to learn what the latest valuable marketing quotes and insights are?
Marketing never stops spinning and marketers never stop learning. To help you update your knowledge and show you new directions, I put together a list of 20+ marketing quotes and insights from 20 marketing experts.
This article includes insights and quotes from Ann Handley, Jay Baer, Chris Brogan, Rand Fishkin, Tara Hunt, Seth Godin, Mark Schaefer, Martin Lindstrom, Mari Smith and Gary Vaynerchuk.
20+ Valuable Marketing Quotes and Insights From Experts
1. Ann Handley – Go Smaller & Slay the Ignosaurus
We’ve all heard of the Go big or go home saying. Writer, speaker and digital marketing pioneer Ann Handley makes a 180 turn and goes in the opposite direction. She invites marketers to thing bigger, but go smaller. Why?
Small stories are specific. Small stories are human-scale.
Making the story smaller and more specific is the best way for products, services or B2B solutions to break through the noise of social media and get listened to by their customers.
Big and bold stories are often best told in small and specific ways. Find the specific details—and use them to engage the heart, not just appeal to the head.
But in order to be able to tell these stories, we need to slay the Ignosaurus, the beast that we thought had disappeared together with the other dinosaurs.
Ignosaurus is lazy, bored, and goes through the motions with no engagement on the job.
Ann says a vast majority of marketers today are Ignosaurus in disguise.
She wants marketers to slay the Ignosaurus within and start experimenting, making changes.
In order for the industry to evolve marketers need to be curious and stay alert.
Study after study has shown that Marketing has one of the most pronounced skills gap of any industry. Many of us feel that we don’t have the skills we need to produce our best work.
2. Jay Baer – Relevancy is a Value Exchange
Is your marketing failing?
Author, speaker and founder of Convince & Convert Consulting Jay Baer believes the reason your marketing is failing is the lack of relevancy.
Customers and prospects are trading their attention for your information. If they refuse to do so, it’s because your information does not matter to them enough sufficiently for them to trade attention for that information.
The key to being more relevant isn’t hard-it just takes time. The key to being more relevant is to understand your customers better.
The truth is that most modern marketers don’t actually interact with customers very much anymore, and that robs us of a really important success ingredient: insights.
How do you get insights?
Not from reading spreadsheets or reports.
Jay says most marketers today have never seen their customers which is really sad.
How can you design marketing strategies and campaigns if you don’t know who are you talking to?
You need to change that today.
Leave the office and make contact. Spend time with your customer service and your sales team to learn what your customers’ problems are, what questions they ask, how they talk etc.
Almost no great marketing happens behind your desk. Great marketing occurs when you actually take the time to spend time with your customers and learn what they really need and what they’re really all about.
3. Chris Brogan – Invite People to Your Picnic
I think even the biggest companies have to get a bit more “picnic-sized” in their looking at outreach, attraction, sales, and conversion. If you speak to everyone, you’re heard by no one. Sure, make your big ads say whatever they’re saying, but use your other resources to reach and engage with specific groups at a time.
How can a company reach people and serve those who would benefit from their services and products?
Speaker, author and marketing expert Chris Brogan says marketers need to make their customers feel seen and understood. Only then will they be ready to buy.
How do you make your customers feel seen and understood?
You need to split your customers into several communities of personas. Make groups for every community of people you think you can best serve. And then invite them to a picnic, online or offline and make them feel they belong. That’s how revenue is generated – by earning the attention and trust of all those people out there who feel invisible.
4. Rand Fishkin – The True Marketing Trends for 2019
Former founder of Moz and current founder of SparkToro Rand Fishkin believes marketing trends like video content, turning to the human side of marketing and data-driven creativity are completely non-actionable and can hardly be called trends for 2019.
Instead, he made a list of the trends he believes will have an impact on marketing in 2019.
Here they are:
- In the next few years, the US and other parts of the world will experience an economic recession which is already changing customers’ behaviour;
- The undue influence of big businesses and monopolies which resulted in bad news for citizens: GDPR, the loss of Net Neutrality, Articles 11 and 13;
- A recent analysis showed a dramatic slowdown in the global growth of internet access. To keep making the same revenue as in past years, most internet giants compete with publishers, limit organic reach, cannibalize clicks and make channels pay-to-play;
- Voice Answers have the potential to disrupt any competitive opportunity to appear in results and earn traffic and value;
- The emerging, broad societal belief that overuse of social networks and heavy web content consumption do more harm than good. Many people today are limiting their screen time and their children’s.
What steps is your company taking to adapt to the future?
5. Mark Schaefer – The Belonging Crisis
Author, speaker and marketing expert Mark Schaefer says
Most of our marketing is occurring without us because today the customers are the marketing department. The new challenge for a company is to be invited to those organic conversations.
We live in an era when hyper-empowered consumers control the brand narrative.
In the past, a “brand” is what we told our consumers. Today, a brand is what our customers are telling each other.
Mark believes there is a belonging crisis today in the world.
Here is what marketers should do to help companies overcome this trend according to Mark:
- Align with the values of your young customers, empowering their voices, and creating deep emotional attachments with customers that result in loyalty;
- Help your customers feel connected;
- Provide personal attention to your customers. “It’s not “personalized” — it’s personal!”
- Nurture like-minded customer “islands” on Facebook and other spaces;
- Use true personal connections instead of automated messages and spammy responses;
- Traditional ads that lead to “awareness, trial and loyalty” don’t work so well any more. Build a brand from a place of empathy and personal pain;
- Assemble a tribe, united in their belief in how the product or service connects them to their individual lives and to their communities.
6. Mari Smith – Use Stickers in your Facebook Video Ads
Often referred to as the Queen of Facebook, Mari Smith provides marketers with many valuable and useful insights on Facebook and Instagram marketing.
Stickers on videos can significantly improve the performance of your Facebook ads.
Mari and her team performed a test to see how stickers influence the results of Facebook video ads.
Here’s what she found:
- Cost per result for ads with stickers was almost 33% lower;
- Both Conversion rate and CTR were higher;
- Stickers don’t impact interest in the ad copy so much as generate interest in the advertised product;
- If you are looking to use stickers in your Facebook video ads pay attention to the number of stickers you add, don’t overdo it!
7. Gary Vaynerchuk – The $1.80 Instagram Strategy
Gary Vaynerchuk spent the last 10 years of his career trying to understand user psychology and reverse engineer attention into an engaged community online.
The truth is, the way to win on social media is to actually be social. The number of Instagram followers you have means nothing if you can’t build a community of like-minded people who care and engage. The only real way to do this from scratch is to become part of the conversation.
That’s how he came up with the $1.80 Instagram strategy.
What is the $1.80 Instagram strategy?
It’s leaving your personal .02 cents on the top 9 trending Instagram posts for 10 different hashtags that are relevant to your brand or business every single day.
All you need to do is provide value where you can and it only takes 2 minutes a day. He says it’s exactly the strategy that always worked for him – becoming part of the community. The result is you will have meaningful connections, not bots. And this kind of connections is the most valuable.
8. Tara Hunt – No, that’s not marketing
Executive-level digital marketing professional Tara Hunt makes it clear on what marketing is not.
Contrary to popular believe, advertising isn’t the same as marketing. PR is not the same as marketing. Communications isn’t the same as marketing and Branding isn’t the same as marketing either. Even Sales is often completely separate from marketing. Brand and advertising and PR and content and digital and consumer insights and pricing and social and events and product and positioning and communications and a whole bunch of other stuff are all part of the marketing toolkit, but they aren’t “marketing.”
Videos, podcasts and content, in general, are great tactics for the right audience but they’re not marketing. They won’t automatically open the floodgates of customers.
Here’s what marketers should do according to Tara:
- Understand their market;
- Understand if they have the right product for that market (if not, let their client know they are focusing on the wrong market or need to change the product);
- Identify the right channels of distribution for both product and message;
- Put it all together in a measurable plan.
Anything less is not marketing.
9. Seth Godin – 10 words per page
Seth Godin is the only person to have been inducted in the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame and the Marketing Hall of Fame. His blog is one of the most successful blogs in the world with 7000 published articles and millions of readers.
We are also proud that Seth Godin was one of the keynote speakers at BRAND MINDS 2017.
Here are 4 insightful quotes:
Any metric you can buy your way out of is probably not a useful metric to measure yourself by.
Every interaction you have with a customer either strengthens your relationship (because it’s mutually beneficial) or weakens it. Weaken it enough time and you break it.
Ten words per page
That’s how many words get scanned the first time through. Perhaps five on a billboard.
Which means that your memo, your ad, your announcement, your post–you get ten words.
If you can begin with the ten words and write around them, you have the foundation for an effective message.
When in doubt, when your marketing isn’t working, the answer is easy: go one circle in.
10. Martin Lindstrom – Build Anticipation
Neuromarketing and branding expert Martin Lindstrom draws attention to the concept of anticipation.
Anticipation is the feeling of excitement about something that is going to happen in the near future. It is a powerful feeling and it is directly linked to connectedness and engagement over a longer period of time.
In our world of on-the-spot gratification, how are brands leveraging anticipation to keep their customers close and engaged? Technology has taken anticipation away.
From a rational point of view, anticipation is nothing more than an illusion, a myth, a chimaera; but from a subconscious, storytelling, and emotional point-of-view, anticipation makes all the difference. It is the bride’s months-long excitement as she chooses her gown, the anxious lead-up to graduation day, the indescribable feeling as the newborn baby finally arrives home and settles into its beautifully decorated bedroom.
If your brand offers experience, anticipation plays an important role in your customers’ perception of it. Anticipation has the power to make the wait much more rewarding and it makes all the difference. It sets your brand apart from your competitors and influences the bottom line.
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WHO IS SETH GODIN?
SETH GODIN is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow.
In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth has founded several companies, including Yoyodyne and Squidoo. In 1998, he sold Yoyodyne to Yahoo! and became Yahoo’s vice president of direct marketing. His blog (which you can find by typing “seth” into Google) is one of the most popular in the world.
In 2013, Godin was inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, one of three chosen for this annual honor.
His latest book, What To Do When It’s Your Turn is now in its fifth printing. You can find it at yourturn.link
15 Things you might not know about Seth Godin
Seth Godin is one of the world’s most renowned marketing experts and a bestselling author. He was a keynote speaker at BRAND MINDS 2018.
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Seth Godin is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow.
More things about him that you might not know:
1. He received degrees in computer science and philosophy from Tufts University, followed by an MBA in marketing from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
2. From 1983 to 1986, he worked as a brand manager at Spinnaker Software. After leaving Spinnaker in 1986, he used $20,000 in savings to found Seth Godin Productions, primarily a book packaging business, out of a studio apartment in New York City. He then met Mark Hurst and founded Yoyodyne. After a few years, Godin sold the book packaging business to his employees and focused his efforts on Yoyodyne, where he promoted the concept of permission marketing.
3. In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth founded both Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His blog (which you can find by typing “seth” into Google) is one of the most popular in the world.
4. He was recently inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, one of three chosen for this honour in 2013.
5. Godin once again set the book publishing industry on its ear by launching a series of four books via Kickstarter. The campaign reached its goal after three hours and ended up becoming the most successful book project ever done this way.
6. In April 2016, Godin’s book, All Marketers Are Liars, was selected by Forbes contributor Carine Alexis as one of six essential books every marketer should have on their shelf.
7. His newest book, What To Do When It’s Your Turn, is already a bestseller.
8. “Seth Godin may be the ultimate entrepreneur for the Information Age,” Mary Kuntz wrote in Business Week nearly a decade ago.
9. “We need to care enough to connect, care enough to put ourselves at emotional risk to touch other people and play one note that’s worth hearing,” Godin said for TEDx.
10. According to entrepreneur.com, Godin has one of the most-loved marketing blogs on the internet.
11. In 2005 he launched Squidoo, a website that helps hobbyists publicize and monetize their personal passions and now attracts more than 53 million unique visitors a month.
12. Still, according to entrepreneur.com, he is not a Facebook fan or Twitter and has no publicist. Books from his publishing venture The Domino Project, launched in conjunction with Amazon, did not have major publicity pushes or wide releases at bookstores.
13. As a child, Seth Godin played the clarinet.
14. Godin is aiming to connect with should-be, almost-are or want-to-be artists.
15. He created a ten-book series for children titled ‘Worlds of Power’, which was written by various writers and in each series a plot of a video game is explained.
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