We like email. We like Google. We like saturated platforms. Unsaturated platforms? Not so much:
Underpriced and under-appreciated: We complain when Instagram changes its design or its advertising rules, despite being a platform we never had to pay for. Or about how much influencers “sell out”, despite having no idea how to price themselves. Opportunities snubbed.
Overpriced and well-loved: Running Google Ads after the big money moved in. Sending email blasts at full inboxes. We like these things because they feel safe and proven. It’s harder to compete, and that makes us comfortable.
Things change when they’re figuring themselves out. That spells ‘opportunity’. We should like that, right?
Growth could mean creating jobs for people who may not otherwise have them, or to build a culture that changes the culture. Making great environments for people to do meaningful work is an acceptable byproduct of growth.
Your marketing doesn’t need to really understand you to get passable results. Yet when BuiltForImpact (a great website system) makes a focus on powerful storytelling website to transform brands, You feel how much the team cares about helping good companies succeed.
Go to conferences and events if they engage you and bring out the best in you for the benefit of your important work. Or stay home with your family if that engages you more, and let someone else to go. It’s a choice.