40 Awesome Things About Marketing

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A list of 40 awesome things about marketing in honor of the 40 awesome winners of the 2013 40 Under 40 Awards.

Marketing's awesome. Here's why.


1. Memes: Savvy marketers know how to milk Internet buzz.




2. Targeting: Direct marketers do it best.

Via scottsmarketplace.com

3. Data: It's big, it's bad, it's coming to your town.


Via business2community.com

4.Social media: Let's pin that new promo on the TwitterTubeFace+ machine.


Via letolab.com

5. Storytelling: And we're sticking to it.


Via raincoastermedia.com

6. Creative agencies: Workin' it.


Via www.moroch.com

7. Word-of-mouth: To err is human; to earn media is divine.


Via memecrunch.com

8. Strategy: Content isn't marketing without it.


Via www.g2msolutions.com.au

9. Tracking: We'd marry analytics…if that was possible.


Via http://pinterest.com/hubspot/meme-tastic-marketing/

10. CRM: The tools to love your customers the way they deserve to be loved.


Via memegenerator.net

11. Automation: Automatically awesome.





12. Infographics: Never enough.


Via memegenerator.net

13. Customer service: When it's good, it's good; when it's bad it's…


Via www.business2community.com

14. Brand advocates: When the love is mutual.


Via blog.zuberance.com

15. Loyalty: Brands + fans = best friends forever and ever.


Via humor.about.com

16. Cats: The stars of consumer meme madness.


Via heidicullinan.wordpress.com

17. Blogs: We blog, therefore we are.


Via blueprintds.com

18. Gamification: Games are the name of the…uh, game.


Via memegenerator.net

19. Apps: For everything.


Via www.quickmeme.com

20. Startups: If you start us up, we'll never stop.

Via www.quickmeme.com 




21. SEO: S-E-Oh yeah.


Via http://seomemes.com/

22. Email marketing: So in-box right now.


Via diylol.com

23. Lead gen: Where there are leads, we follow.


Via blog.marketo.com

24. Integration: ‘nuff said.




25. E-commerce: E-comm is da bomb.


Via memegenerator.net

26. ROI: Our favorite acronym.

Via memegenerator.net

27. Facebook ads: Jury's out.


Via memegenerator.net

28. Copywriting: Just make sure your call-to-action doesn't give someone an allergic reaction.


Via www.quickmeme.com

29. Global perspective: Having one makes a world of difference.


Via www.whatsyourdigitaliq.com

30. Banner ads: With an average click-through rate of .08%, they should maybe be renamed ‘banner sads.'


Via www.quickmeme.com

31. Mailing lists: Keep it clean, folks.


Via weknowmemes.com

32. Postal regulations: The saga continues.

Via memegenerator.net

33. Events: No one ever minds an open bar.


Via diylol.com

34. DRTV: One of our favorite channels.


Via popshifter.com

35. Infomercials: So passé; today it's all about brand response.


Via www.quickmeme.com 

36. Privacy: It's on consumers' minds, big time.

Via www.yalelawtech.org 

37. Data collection: It's what we do.


Via server2.itsuv.net

38. Coupons: Invented by Coke in 1888.


Via www.troll.me

39. Clickthrough:
Please? Thanks.


Via www.lorenweisman.com

40. Personalization:
Dear [Customer name], don't mess this up.


Via www.portent.com


This is a 40 Under 40 Profile. Click here to see all profiles as well as previous year's winners.

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