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Everything the tech world says about marketing is wrong


Don't fall victim to buzzwords "Inbound & Content Marketing"

The use of these and other buzzwords has caused a new generation of marketers to enter the field without knowing even the basic terms and practices that underpin our industry. The result is that too many tech marketers are basing their work on faulty premises, hurting our profession and flooding the Internet with spammy "content."  

How tech marketers should respond

  • Get back to the basics: Learn about direct marketing, advertising, & publicity strategies.
  • Do not separate traditional and online marketing teams. The more that human activity moves online, the more that traditional and digital marketing will become just “marketing.”
  • Explore alternatives to direct marketing.  Technical people are very good at marketing analytics and algorithms, but they are not always very creative.
  • Remain skeptical at all times. Whenever marketers claim that “everything has changed” or that something is “dead” or that some new buzzword “is the future of marketing,” ask for evidence. 

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Kyle Barkins

Written by Kyle Barkins

Kyle Barkins co-founded Tapp Network with more than 10 years in marketing and application development, and calls on his experience to enhance the usability of web and mobile applications for high-conversions for our clients.

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