Unleashing the Ideavirus: Stop Marketing AT People! Turn Your Ideas into Epidemics by Helping Your Customers Do the Marketing thing for You

Unleashing the Ideavirus: Stop Marketing AT People! Turn Your Ideas into Epidemics by Helping Your Customers Do the Marketing thing for You

Seth Godin


"This is a subversive publication. It says that the marketer is not--and ought to not be--at the heart of profitable advertising. the buyer may be. Are you prepared for that?" --From the Foreword by way of Malcolm Gladwell, writer of The Tipping Point.

Counter to standard advertising knowledge, which attempts to count number, degree, and manage the unfold of knowledge, Seth Godin argues that the data can unfold so much successfully from shopper to client, instead of from company to shopper. Godin calls this robust customer-to- purchaser discussion the ideavirus, and cheerfully eggs sellers directly to create an atmosphere the place their principles can reflect and spread.

In energetic element, Godin seems to be on the methods businesses similar to PayPal, Hotmail, GeoCities, even Volkswagen have effectively introduced ideaviruses. He deals a "recipe" for growing your personal ideavirus, identifies the main elements within the profitable unfold of an ideavirus (powerful sneezers, hives, a transparent vector, a soft, friction-free transmission), and exhibits how any enterprise, huge or small, can use ideavirus advertising to reach a global that simply doesn't are looking to pay attention it anymore from the conventional sellers.

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