Why “Marketing” Is Considered a Dirty Word – And Why It Shouldn’t Be

Posted by Spencer Powell

Jun 25, 2013 4:40:00 PM

Why Marketing Is Considered a Dirty Word and Why It Shouldn't BeThe late Bill Hicks had a comedy routine, wherein he expressed in no uncertain terms, exactly what he thought of the marketing profession. “If any of you here tonight are in marketing or advertising,” he said, “Kill yourself.” Harsh words from a man who in his day was considered by many to be a philosopher and a sage. And though most don’t specifically agree with his directive, plenty of people today share Mr. Hicks’ underlying sentiment that marketing is about nothing more than attaching a dollar sign to everything and anything possible: seeing every person as a potential sale and every situation as an opportunity for advertising.

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Topics: Content Marketing, YouTube, George Takei, Kickstarter, Hank Green, Bill Hicks, Mad Men, vlogbrothers, John Green, Facebook Topics


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