How can the billions of dollars being spent on marketing be so ineffective?
I've been in the marketing industry for nearly 20 years. One thing I can say for sure is that 99% of marketers and marketing are total crap. Is this the pot calling the kettle black? Well, I don't think so. Honestly I'm an ad guy that hates advertising. Why is this? Because it interrupts my TV programming, my radio listening, my magazine reading and clutters up my inbox and my mailbox. The point here is this… most advertising and marketing is done blindly in hopes to find one person who will buy a product… all the while frustrating the other 10,000 people that have to put up with it. Highly targeted advertising catering to my wants and needs is great, but so rare.