Face it, the checklist of tired P's marketers have used for decades to get their product noticed - Pricing, Promotion, Publicity, to name a few -aren't working anymore. There's an exceptionally important P that has to be added to the list. It's Purple Cow. Cows, after you've seen one, or two, or 10, are boring. A Purple Cow, though...now that would be something.
Purple Cow describes something phenomenal, something counterintuitive and exciting and flat-out unbelievable. Every day, consumers come face to face with a lot of boring stuff - a lot of brown cows - but you can bet they won't forget a Purple Cow. And it's not a marketing function that you can slap on to your product or service. Purple Cow is inherent. It's built right in, or it's not there. Period.
In Purple Cow, Seth Godin urges you to put a Purple Cow into everything you build, and everything you do, to create something truly noticeable. It's a manifesto for marketers.
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"Take Leo Burnett,David Oglivy, Bill Bernbach and Mark Twain. Combine their brains and shave their heads. What's left? Seth Godin." (Jay Levinson, author of Guerrilla Marketing)
"Godin's style is punchy and irreverent, using short, sharp messages to drive his points home. ....[H]is wide-ranging advice - be outrageous, tell the truth, test the limits and never settle for just 'very good' - is solid and timely." (Publishers Weekly)
I was having a hard time just staying awake during this audiobook. While 3 hours doesn't seem like a long book, the information here could have been provided in less than 20 minutes.
Great book about marketing.
Make insanely great products, base your marketing on that
Yes I did listen to it in one sitting.
Exactly what the title says. Do not waste your money on this one. Being a small business owner, I am surprised at what people sell sometimes. I would be ashamed if my product delivered this little bit of value.
I have wanted to read this for sometime now. Glad I was able to download it and listen to this short book. Godin presents theories and concepts in different ways than most think about. Highly recommended!
i liked the examples shown in the books which explains how the tips have been applied to reality, also clarifies that safe is risky in a way that sticks. It overfills with information at certain times but overall is good.
Recently changed my major to marketing and Seth really gave me a better perspective as to what DOES work and what DOESN'T work in today's marketing world. Definitely worth the listen!
The title initially made me dubious but I was sold by what the book was offering. This book is a MUST HAVE for every small business and larger businesses could also learn from this. The best read I have had in years and every sentence has had me thinking, reviewing and processing my own business. I wish I had found this book a few years back. Hoping Seth has more for us to learn from. Thank you.
Super fast and interesting listen. Definitely worth taking lessons from it and changing your strategy to be remarkable and standout
"Stimulating and brilliantly read by the author!"
I love it when the author narrates his own book, bonus Seth! Good listen, especially when driven but felt it could be condensed. I got the point quickly! Good point, well made, just a bit repetitive towards the end.
In this book the author makes a compelling case for being outstanding or exceptional. While this might seem obvious he does put a different spin on it and he links it to how it will help you market your business. I enjoyed the book and it made me think.
Another good Set Godin book. Good examples and theories. Sometimes hard to fully accept the theory entirely
This audio book shows you how to be extraordinary and stand out from the crowd. I would definitely recommend this book.
This is a must read for anyone in business - get this, you need this!
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