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David Meerman Scott

I write about strategies to turn fans into customers and customers into fans. I also share ways to use real-time strategies to spread ideas, influence minds, and build business.

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When organizations set out to provide a product or service, they typically make the crucial mistake of believing that they are only there to provide that product or service—as if they’re merely there to fulfill a transaction.

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This is the subject line of a recent email I received: Your CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® account has been credited. Yes, an 11-word subject line contained 5 trademark symbols.

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Last week, tickets for the first dates of Bruce Springsteen’s 2023 tour went on sale via Ticketmaster. Features built into the ticketing platform including “Verified Fan” and AI-powered dynamic algorithmic pricing of “Platinum Tickets” did what they are supposed to do, respo...

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The biggest mistake I see with sales and marketing (and I see it all the time) is when companies focus too much on their own products and services.

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It’s increasingly clear based on my years of studying fandom that people are attracted to that which is personal to them. An athletic activity, sports team, company, service, rock band, author, or idea that encourages people to be part of a tribe of like-minded people serves...

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To paraphrase the Wikipedia entry, email spam is sending email that is both unsolicited by the recipient and sent in substantively identical form to many recipients. Unfortunately, way too many Public Relations people are spammers.

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With the detailed revelations emerging about how the Facebook AI algorithm works, we all need to decide how much we want to rely on Facebook in our marketing.

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I’ve noticed that more organizations are using scarcity as a marketing strategy. Some examples: Apple announces the new iPhone 13 models to much hoopla, but you must wait to get one; clothing companies announce limited edition product drops and invite customers to join a wai...

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