For Prestige, thought leaders provide a wealth of inspiration for our emerging marketing specialists. As such, we like to reflect on the words of accomplished promotional experts who have provided wisdom on where they see the industry heading. Here are some of our favorites spoken by people we admire and trust.
Nate Silver, Statistician and Founder, FiveThirtyEight.com
“We’re not that much smarter than we used to be, even though we have much more information — and that means the real skill now is learning how to pick out the useful information from all this noise.”
Seth Godin, Best-Selling Author
“Our job is to make change. Our job is to connect to people, to interact with them in a way that leaves them better than we found them, more able to get where they’d like to go. Every time we waste that opportunity, every page or sentence that doesn’t do enough to advance the cause, is waste.”
“The media wants overnight successes (so they have someone to tear down). Ignore them. Ignore the early adopter critics who never have enough to play with. Ignore your investors who want proven tactics and predictable instant results. Listen instead to your real customers, to your vision, and make something for the long haul. Because that’s how long it’s going to take, guys.”
Scott Harrison, Founder of charity: water
“I wanted to reinvent charity. I thought it had become stigmatized. The word means ‘love,’ and I truly believe that giving time, talent, money is wholly redemptive.”