Bolo 2011 Keynote: UnMarketing -Stop Marketing. Start Engaging.
Written by Alison Groves and published
UnMarketing – Stop Marketing. Start Engaging.
Session description: Online and offline methods of staying in front of your client’s target audience, plus practical tools to implement the tactics right away.
Speaker: Scott Stratten
“At every point of engagement, you are marketing your business.”
Ed note: It sounds like Scott is from Canada, so I’m wondering which hockey team he supports, and how much smack talk I can get away with.
What he said
- To be great at customer service you only have to be average because everyone else sucks. Real interactions are what matter, not the hours and days of marketing planning.
- If marketing isn’t implemented right, it doesn’t matter one bit.
- Marketing isn’t a task. Marketing is a verb. We don’t do branding, our customers do. They define it.
- We spend all of our time trying to court new clients, when our current customers are the best source of business.
- People spread awesome. ‘Nuff said. Nobody spreads normal or average.
- IT DOESN’T MATTER AT WHAT TIME YOU PUBLISH CONTENT! If it is awesome, people will spread it. That is the magic formula. Nothing else.
- Be mobile friendly. No one wants to wait for your 845k blog post to load on their mobile device. Especially the Canadians.
- Every time you add a QR code to an email, a unicorn is slaughtered. Or on a website. Or on a billboard. Stop and think.
- Social media success doesn’t exist. It’s an ongoing conversation. Pick the best platform for you, and let it grow.
- The only Twitter metric that matters is % of replies. This signifies engagement, and that’s what Twitter is all about. Or should I say aboot.
Be awesome. Don’t be average, be awesome.