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All Marketers Are Liars: The Underground Classic That Explains How Marketing Really Works--And Why Authenticity Is the Best Marketing of All

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Publisher Comments:

Seth Godinand#8217;s three essential questions for every marketer:

and#147;Whatand#8217;s your story?and#8221;

and#147;Will the people who need to hear this story believe it?and#8221;

and#147;Is it true?and#8221;

and#160;

All marketers tell stories. And if they do it right, we believe them. We believe that wine tastes better in a $20 glass than a $1 glass. We believe that an $80,000 Porsche is vastly superior to a $36,000 Volkswagen thatand#8217;s virtually the same car. We believe that $125 sneakers make our feet feel betterand#151;and look coolerand#151;than a $25 brand. And believing it makes it true.

and#160;

As Seth Godin showed in this controversial book, great marketers donand#8217;t talk about features or even benefits. Instead, they tell a storyand#151;a story we want to believe, whether itand#8217;s factual or not. In a world where most people have an infinite number of choices and no time to make them, every organization is a marketer, and all marketing is about telling stories.

and#160;

Marketers succeed when they tell us a story that fits our worldview, a story that we intuitively embrace and then share with our friends. Think of the Dyson vacuum cleaner, or Fiji water, or the iPod.

and#160;

But beware: If your stories are inauthentic, you cross the line from fib to fraud. Marketers fail when they are selfish and scurrilous, when they abuse the tools of their trade and make the world worse. Thatand#8217;s a lesson learned the hard way by telemarketers, cigarette companies, and sleazy politicians.

and#160;

But for the rest of us, itand#8217;s time to embrace the power of the story. As Godin writes, and#147;Stories make it easier to understand the world. Stories are the only way we know to spread an idea. Marketers didnand#8217;t invent storytelling. They just perfected it.and#8221;

Synopsis:

Seth Godins three essential questions for every marketer:

“Whats your story?”

“Will the people who need to hear this story believe it?”

“Is it true?”

 

All marketers tell stories. And if they do it right, we believe them. We believe that wine tastes better in a $20 glass than a $1 glass. We believe that an $80,000 Porsche is vastly superior to a $36,000 Volkswagen thats virtually the same car. We believe that $125 sneakers make our feet feel better—and look cooler—than a $25 brand. And believing it makes it true.

 

As Seth Godin showed in this controversial book, great marketers dont talk about features or even benefits. Instead, they tell a story—a story we want to believe, whether its factual or not. In a world where most people have an infinite number of choices and no time to make them, every organization is a marketer, and all marketing is about telling stories.

 

Marketers succeed when they tell us a story that fits our worldview, a story that we intuitively embrace and then share with our friends. Think of the Dyson vacuum cleaner, or Fiji water, or the iPod.

 

But beware: If your stories are inauthentic, you cross the line from fib to fraud. Marketers fail when they are selfish and scurrilous, when they abuse the tools of their trade and make the world worse. Thats a lesson learned the hard way by telemarketers, cigarette companies, and sleazy politicians.

 

But for the rest of us, its time to embrace the power of the story. As Godin writes, “Stories make it easier to understand the world. Stories are the only way we know to spread an idea. Marketers didnt invent storytelling. They just perfected it.”

About the Author

Seth Godin is an entrepreneur, a sought-after lecturer, a monthly columnist for Fast Company, and an all-around business gadfly. Heandrsquo;s the bestselling author of Permission Marketing, Unleashing the Ideavirus, The Big Red Fez, Survival Is Not Enough, and Purple Cow.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591845331
Author:
Godin, Seth
Publisher:
Portfolio
Subject:
Marketing - General
Subject:
Business;Marketing
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations throughout
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7 x 5.11 x 0.67 in 0.37 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Seth Godins three essential questions for every marketer:

“Whats your story?”

“Will the people who need to hear this story believe it?”

“Is it true?”

 

All marketers tell stories. And if they do it right, we believe them. We believe that wine tastes better in a $20 glass than a $1 glass. We believe that an $80,000 Porsche is vastly superior to a $36,000 Volkswagen thats virtually the same car. We believe that $125 sneakers make our feet feel better—and look cooler—than a $25 brand. And believing it makes it true.

 

As Seth Godin showed in this controversial book, great marketers dont talk about features or even benefits. Instead, they tell a story—a story we want to believe, whether its factual or not. In a world where most people have an infinite number of choices and no time to make them, every organization is a marketer, and all marketing is about telling stories.

 

Marketers succeed when they tell us a story that fits our worldview, a story that we intuitively embrace and then share with our friends. Think of the Dyson vacuum cleaner, or Fiji water, or the iPod.

 

But beware: If your stories are inauthentic, you cross the line from fib to fraud. Marketers fail when they are selfish and scurrilous, when they abuse the tools of their trade and make the world worse. Thats a lesson learned the hard way by telemarketers, cigarette companies, and sleazy politicians.

 

But for the rest of us, its time to embrace the power of the story. As Godin writes, “Stories make it easier to understand the world. Stories are the only way we know to spread an idea. Marketers didnt invent storytelling. They just perfected it.”

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