Sixteen years ago, Seth Godin wrote one of my favorite industry books, Permission Marketing, which would prove to be eerily prophetic. Godin advocated a revolutionary approach to “turning strangers into friends and friends into customers” by eschewing traditional unsolicited marketing communications. Instead, he suggested that companies “date” their customers – first offering incentives to engage (essentially asking for permission to interact, possibly with a freebie or discount), then using the knowledge gleaned from those interactions to speak to customers as friends.
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Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
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