Wed, 11 February 2015
#QOTD: What's YOUR spirit animal?
0:49 - If you’re not from an English speaking country, should you produce content in English to reach a higher number of people, or should you produce content in the native language of your country?
1:42 - Trader Joe’s has a cult like following with no social media presences. What are your thoughts?
2:34 - My little sister has Insta and Snapchat but has no interest in FB. What do you think the future holds for FB?
4:03 - Morale in public education is at an all time low right now. How do we create a Thank You Economy Culture despite government mandates, curriculum that isn't effective today, no funding and, most of all, high stress and pressure on teachers?
5:17 - Sprint is taking over the Radio Shack stores, but what is the relevance of Sprint? Is Sprint the new Radio Shack?
6:12 - Would love to hear more on HOW to hustle faster!
6:39 - Last year you nailed it when you recommended we use Medium. What are your recommendations for 2015?
7:19 - How would you market an industry that has negative connotations surrounding it, or one that people only use in emergencies? Like the towing industry for example.
8:23 - Girl Scouts cookies are onsale now. If you were a Girl Scout, how would you maximize your sales?
9:33 - How do you decide what to trust when it comes to news media bias vs fact reporting?
11:04 - How can a small, local non-medical in-home senior care agency incorporate the Thank You Economy into our business with our clients and their families?
12:13 - How do you see the world in 2018ish once the Apple Watch has probably become a vital part in everybody's lives?
13:31 - I use my GoPro for my Instagram on pics. Any tips on differentiating my content from other GoPro accounts?
13:49 - But seriously, though - why are you scared of cows?
14:06 - Some companies' timelines are nothing but apologies (i.e. Comcast). Should they take a break from Twitter to fix their product?
14:24 - Blackberry use to be socially hip. Could a new social media approach make a difference or is it too late?
14:36 - My family has always believed so much in me. Back in the days, were you more afraid of letting yourself down or your family?
15:32 - You get very personal when building your brand with the public. How personal is too personal? Where do you draw the line?
16:26 - I am wondering what you think of Direct Message on Instagram. Is it an untapped resource?
17:35 - How can I engage with an audience who has private interests, i.e., the hair loss replacement industry? They don’t tweet about it and they don’t post on Facebook about it!
20:12 - How would you respond if your wife decided to open up a business as direct competition to VaynerMedia or Wine Library?
20:55 - Why do you put so much emphasis into/on sports/the Jets?
21:49 - I spend 10-15 hours on image posts I make for my company on social media. They are hand drawn as well as computer drawn. I am getting way more 'likes' on my hand drawn lettering posts compared to these non-hand drawn ones. Lettering takes a long time to do, and I don't think I can create that many for daily social media content. What should I do?
23:29 - What's your spirit animal?
Mon, 9 February 2015
#QOTD: What is your Snapchat username? - Follow me @GaryVee
Buy JJJRH on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Jab-Right-Hook-Story-Social/dp/006227306X
PleaseRobMe Foursquare Reference: http://mashable.com/2010/02/17/pleaserobme/
01:31- Looking for a job out of college is tough, specially in marketing finding one that is not sketchy. How do you find a job that is the right fit?
04:29-How would you advise a young woman to brand herself on YouTube if she's worried about privacy and security for her family?
07:34- Any tips on giving a great right hook? Been serving and giving for months, it's time for a right hook!
09:56 - How to leverage social media when your up'n coming actor? I want to jab, give content & also be able to do more roles
14:22- Hey Gary, everyone has been doing an amazing job creating the #askgaryvee Show. So good that it makes me wonder: Are we having an special "Behind the Scenes" episode?
How do you throw a great right hook? You sweep the leg. Straight up. Just sweep the leg. That’s literally how I think about this. The fact of the matter is you have to go right in the for the kill. It’s all Karate Kid. Go in for it.
What else makes it a great. Honesty. Just be real with what your goal is. If I was the CEO of Toyota, my Super Bowl ad would sound like this: “Hey. I’m Gary Vaynerchuk and I’m the CEO of Toyota. I want you to buy my cars. What do I have to do to make that happen? Let us know.” That is a good Super Bowl commercial. Forget the pony. Forget the eagle and the cute dog.
I’m turning this episode into a test case right now. Currently, Jab Jab Jab Right Hooks’ Amazon ranking is #2,051. I am now asking everyone to buy one copy. ONE. It would mean a lot to me. It would prove my point about solid right hooks. You’ve watched thirty or so episode for free, and now I’m asking you for this one thing. Buy one.
And so, that is a right hook my friends. You just honestly ask. You try to create a little guilt around it. And you ask.
Don’t hold back and be honest.
Thu, 5 February 2015
#QOTD: What question would you really like to ask me based on Steve's last question that you've never asked me? Meaning: can you come up with an interesting question for me?
Submit a question: https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/what-youll-need-to-get-garyvee-945936926.html
All of my strategy is completely intuition. Why? Because if you look at my twenty year career, most of it has been guessing, and, I'd like to think, projecting where the market is going to go. There was no data on what e-commerce would do in 1996. There was no data on email marketing when you were one of the first hundred people using it. There was no data on what Instagram was going to bring us in value when AJ sold Brisk Iced Tea an Instagram campaign thirteen days after Instagram launched. And...there was no data around Vine celebrities when I launched my Vine talent agency 110 days after Vine launched.
So from a strategy standpoint, I get the accolades and have the luxury of doing a show that people actually watch completely on intuition because that's what I have that other people don't have. It's no different than being great at basketball or being attractive or all the other good things that can happen in life. It was just there.
But, I do think data still plays a role. I make these predictions, but then to actually run the business you need to know what's going on. My practicality comes into play. VaynerMedia grew very quickly, and you don't do that if you can't make payroll, right? You obviously need that practicality to run a business.
I used to think I was a super 50/50 guy on this. My personality and communication style gets people's attention and put me in one place, but I take enormous pride in being able to shut up some times too. The first ten years of my career I kept my mouth shut. I built something and then I started talking.
So it's both. I built the data early in my career. I got into business and entrepreneurship early. But now I'm making calls on intuition. I need both.
Wed, 4 February 2015
#QOTD: What animal scares the crap out of you?
Tue, 3 February 2015
#QOTD: Give me your 2 cents on the "One is Greater Than Zero" Film - http://youtu.be/4fsYWXrGGcE
Tue, 3 February 2015
It baffles me to see how many people think they are bigger than they actually are.
People will ask me questions like "How do I get into the New York Times?" or "How do I get a meeting with that CEO?"
My reply? One is better than zero.
You need to be thinking about the steps it takes to actually get to the biggest places in the world. Before you get that meeting with Zuckerberg or Mark Cuban, or whoever you want to meet with, you need to have a lot of little meetings. You have to build up your cadence.
I've been on Conan. Ellen. The Today Show.
But I also did a thousand interviews that got one or nineteen or 137 views on YouTube. Max. Why did I do blog posts for so long that only had six readers? Why do I guest on shows with a smaller audience base than my own? Because I'm all about depth over width. I want to go deeper with my community. I want to give back to people who support me.
Even today, when I have more leverage than I did three years ago, I still live under the motto of one is greater than zero. To me, doing these interviews or guest posts is about the process of the work. Too many people are impatient and not willing to do that work. When you're still making the climb, when you haven't made your name known yet, you need to put in that work. I did those 119 and 137 view videos day in and day out. And I continue to.
You might make a video with 89 views. But one of those viewers could be a producer at CNN. Undervaluing just that one view is a huge mistake.
It's about having the humility. It's about not saying no. Even when you've made it. You're never too big. One is bigger than zero.
Mon, 2 February 2015
#QOTD: Where Are You Consuming The AskGaryVee Show? iPhone? IPad? Tv? or Computer? Where?
Fri, 30 January 2015
#QOTD: Rank these four platforms in order of YOUR preference: Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram.
Wed, 28 January 2015
#QOTD: Which historic figure would you like to have dinner with? ;)
Mon, 26 January 2015
#QOTD: New York is about to get CRUSHED by a blizzard, so I want to hear about your favorite memory from a snow day.
Social Media is the plumbing to the word of mouth in our society. If you make a great product and you can get people to taste it, both literally and metaphorically, then there's a tremendous opportunity for your name to spread on its own. There are tons of brands that don't spend on marketing and win simply by making a great product that people can't help but talk about.
In this day and age, you may not have the budget to put towards marketing your product or service, but that shouldn't stop you. If you're putting out a strong product and service then your name may very well spread through the eyes and ears of those that are able to experience your offerings firsthand.
Social Media has put us in a very interesting space. If you can leverage the social "influence" of one individual who's had a great experience with what your business offers, you can be well on your way to surpassing the attention that any paid budget would get you. BUT, you need to make sure you actually have a good product. For instance, if you're a small time restaurant that happens to have great food, all you need is that one person on Instagram or Twitter to talk you up because they love what you have to offer.
The brands and the products that will break out in the next decade with zero dollars may end up being anomalies in the grand scheme of things, but that's all predicated on them having tremendous products. You can have all the money in the world but if your product sucks, you'll end up losing the long game. HOWEVER, you may very well be piss poor and not in the position to spend money on marketing, but if your product is good enough to entice people to talk about it, then in this day and age, you can most certainly win.