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Back in the heydays of the late 90's, a guy named Pud put up a website called F'd Company.* This funny and caustic site attacked the over the goofy IPO and free spending startups companies which were a hallmark of that time period.

Some of my favorite experiences which I write about on Marketing Me were directly inspired from my time at three different startups I helped found.

I read recently Pud has a new company called AdBrite. AdBrite allows publishers to sell and post their own ads on their websites. From AdBrite's site, I read more about Pud and what he has accomplished, starting with next to nothing. His is real story of self made marketing which everyone should read.

Click on the AdBrite ad and read Pud's blog and how he got started. Truly enlightening and inspirational.

* Actual name is a little more graphic. I will let you figure it out!

Get on a plane

Stuck in a rut? Get on a plane and go see a customer. Or a coach. Go on a job interview.

Money a problem? Visit someone closer. Drive.Take a bus.Walk.

Get out of the office. Go see someone. Find out what they are working on. Ask questions. How do they find new customers? What do they ask? What do they sell to them? How do they charge?

Get a new perspective.

Not working? Ask a church pastor how he advertises and gets newcomers and converts. Call a non-profit group and ask how they get donations and volunteers. Try volunteering and learn about other volunteers.
Ask a teacher. How do they reach problem students? How do they teach difficult subjects like algebra effectively?

Get out and learn from a person how they market themselves, their business or their opinion.


There has been more buzz about YouTube lately. Seth Godin (you read him don't you?) mentioned YT three or four times in the past month alone.
YT is making minor celebrities

and gaining a cult following.

What inspires me is what will happen next with YT?

Imagine, a video job resume? (Here I am speaking, dressed, moving - Hire Me).
Or how about business presentations? Why bother with video conferencing when you can do it for a fraction on YouTube? Send a link and let your audience watch on their schedule?

Will we see political candidates? With campaign reform, what stops a candidate from airing a commercial on YT? Does that fall under McCain-Feingold in the U.S.?

Youtube is in its short infancy and its cult following will give way to mainstream stardom shortly. Is it time to get onboard?
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