The classic bestseller that taught the business world that safe is risky; very good is bad; and above all, you're either remarkable or invisible
In 2002, Seth Godin asked a simple question that turned the business world upside down: What do Starbucks and JetBlue and Apple and Dutch Boy and Hard Candy have that other companies don't? How did they confound critics and achieve spectacular growth, leaving behind formerly tried-and-true brands?
Godin showed that the traditional Ps that marketers had used for decades to get their products noticed-pricing, promotion, publicity, packaging, etc.-weren't working anymore. Marketers were ignoring the most important P of all: the Purple Cow.
Cows, after you've seen one or two or ten, are boring. A Purple Cow, though . . . now that would be something. Godin defines a Purple Cow as anything phenomenal, counterintuitive, exciting . . . remarkable. Every day, consumers ignore a lot of brown cows, but you can bet they won't ignore a Purple Cow.
You can't paint your product or service purple after the fact. You have to be inherently purple or no one will talk about you. Godin urges you to emulate companies that are consistently remarkable in everything they do, which drives explosive word of mouth.
Purple Cow launched a movement to create products and services that are worth marketing in the first place. Now this expanded edition includes dozens of new examples from readers who've taken the message to heart.
"Seth Godin says that the key to success is to find a way to stand out--to be the purple cow in a field of monochrome Holsteins. Godin himself may be the best example of how this theory works: The marketing expert is a demigod on the Web, bestselling author, highly sought-after lecturer, successful entrepreneur, respected pundit, and high-profile blogger. He is uniquely respected for his understanding of the Internet, and his essays and opinions are widely read and quoted online and off."--Forbes.com "Seth Godin alters the way people think about marketing, change, and work."--Selling Power "I love this book! Part wake-up call, part action plan, Purple Cow shows organizations how to add distinction--and avoid extinction."--Tom Kelley, author of The Art of Innovation "Godin is endlessly curious, opinionated, and knowledgeable on a wide variety of subjects. He is a relentless marketer...and also a clear-eyed visionary with strong and sensible ideas."--Miami Herald "Seth Godin may be the best intuitive marketer alive today. He's in that tiny subset of the niche within the microcommunity of people who simply get it."--Randall Rothenberg, columnist for Advertising Age "Take Leo Burnett, David Ogilvy, Bill Bernbach, and Mark Twain. Combine their brains and shave their heads. What's left? Seth Godin."--Jay Levinson, author of Guerilla Marketing
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 12th November 2009
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 13.2 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.27