Marketing Now – What Does it Mean? – VC Investment Thesis

MARKETing now typically means using a variety of online distribution channels via paid & organic search (SEM/SEO) on Google, viral/social amplification on new media platforms & social networks like Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube, and the quickly-growing mobile platforms of Apple iPhone & Google Android. With the exception of search, most of these distribution channels didn’t exist 5 years ago, yet they now easily reach over 100M-500M+ users, with very low cost and measurable marketing campaigns such that even a small team can reach billions of people globally.

I pulled this quote from a post by Fred Wilson about Dave McClure’s investment thesis. There is a lot of opportunity for a small business person to tap into these online distribution channels and reach a global or a local audience.

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