Fear and Marketing Don't Mix

Ian Lurie

Young businessman looking scared, covering his head with the suit jacket, eyes wide open
Marketing is scary. Spooky. It requires leaps of faith.

Brian mentioned this today, and pointed me to a post on Seth Godin’s blog. Very insightful. Remember it the next time you’re brainstorming and you stop yourself with a line like ‘but that will never happen’ or ‘but they won’t like that’…

Ian Lurie
CEO & Founder

Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/ianlurie.

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