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Nico De Bruyn

20 Go-To Principles to Help You Market Like a Marketer

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What is We’re All Marketers about?

We’re All Marketers (2019) offers a helpful overview of the tactics and principles that are guiding the world of digital marketing. Whether you’re part of a small business or a giant corporation, or you’re simply curious about how ideas are sold online, these are tips that can change the way you think about marketing.

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    Due to the emergence of social media and online reviews, we’re all marketers now.

    When you’re considering going to a new restaurant or the movies, what influences your final decision on where to go or what to see? For many, a common approach is to pick out a few options and then check a website like Yelp or Rotten Tomatoes to see what people have to say about them.

    And if you’re on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, there’s a good chance that your choices are being influenced by the opinions of the people you follow – just as your opinions are influencing your followers. In short, we’re all marketers these days.

    For the past decade or so, businesses have observed the increasing power of social media to influence sales and the purchasing choices people make. According to a 2012 report in Forbes magazine that surveyed 20,000 people in the US and the UK, 81 percent reported that their buying decisions were influenced by friends and family, while 78 percent were influenced by social media.

    So, to be an effective marketer, you need to recognize that it’s people, not platforms, that are influencing today’s buyers. Once you’ve grasped this, you can start to target people directly and benefit from the free word-of-mouth advertising that follows.

    This kind of social marketing can’t be bought; you must earn it by building relationships with potential customers, earning their trust and offering both apparent and genuine value. 

    What people no longer respond to are the mass marketing tactics of old. Mass marketing attempts to appeal to the broadest possible group of consumers. This worked well back when people didn’t have so many different types of media to consume, but today there’s an overwhelming abundance of options, and an equal abundance of marketers competing for people’s attention. As such, the best way to get noticed is to appeal directly to consumers’ interests.

    Ultimately, digital marketers use specific techniques to gain loyal customers who’ll be eager to spread the word about their products or services. In the next blink, we’ll start looking at those techniques and identifying ways you can make them work for your business.

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    About the Author

    Nico De Bruyn fell in love with marketing after getting a degree in nutrition because he realized his heart wasn’t in it anymore. Since then he’s been studying all there is to know about modern marketing techniques. Unable to find the kind of thorough guide to digital marketing he was looking for, he set about interviewing leaders in the field and writing his first book, We’re All Marketers

    Who should read We’re All Marketers?

    • Students of marketing, branding and advertising
    • Entrepreneurs and small business owners
    • People interested in how ideas are sold on the internet

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