Unleashing the Ideavirus: Stop Marketing at People! : Turn Your Ideas into Epidemics by Helping Your Customers Do the Marketing for You

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Paperback, Hyperion Books, 2001, ISBN # 0786887176

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Explains how to launch big concepts that become very popular across large audiences, emphasizing the power of Internet marketing.

The book that sparked a marketing revolution.

"This is a subversive book. It says that the marketer is not -- and ought not to be -- at the center of successful marketing. The customer should be. Are you ready for that?" --From the Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point.

Counter to traditional marketing wisdom, which tries to count, measure, and manipulate the spread of information, Seth Godin argues that the information can spread most effectively from customer to customer, rather than from business to customer. Godin calls this powerful customer-to- customer dialogue the ideavirus, and cheerfully eggs marketers on to create an environment where their ideas can replicate and spread.

In lively, detail, Godin looks at the ways companies such as PayPal, Hotmail, GeoCities, even Volkswagen have successfully launched ideaviruses. He offers a "recipe" for creating your own ideavirus, identifies the key factors in the successful spread of an ideavirus (powerful sneezers, hives, a clear vector, a smooth, friction-free transmission), and shows how any business, large or small, can use ideavirus marketing to succeed in a world that just doesn't want to hear it anymore from the traditional marketers.

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Publisher: Hyperion Press
Publish Date: Oct 10, 2001
ISBN-13: 9780786887170
ISBN-10: 0786887176
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 234
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.8 x 5.5 x 0.6
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