Brand vision
Henry Ford's vision catapulted the Ford Motor Company to the top of the automobile industry in the early 20th century. Because of his vision of a car in every garage, he adapted the moving assembly line process to car manufacturing. This enabled his company to make, market, and sell their crown jewel - the Model T at a significantly lower price than any of their competitors. For a while, Ford was the face of innovation.
Productocracy
A productocracy is "a product or a service that has a distinctive value skew in the marketplace which incites unsolicited recommendations from its current customers, creating new customers."
People often ask me what's the difference between e-commerce and digital marketing. I'm always stunned by this question. To me, the answer has always seemed obvious and intuitive. Until I actually thought about it.
Is your business doomed?
It's 3 AM. The hour of poets, artists, writers, and passionate lovers. No people bustling around, talking on the phone or shouting at their kids. No cars speeding through the busy streets like workers in an ant farm. It's quiet. Only a powerful thunder occasionally breaks the silence with a loud roar, as if to remind me the outside world still exists.
Even someone brought up in the concrete jungle, such as myself knows there's a fundamental principle in fishing. You catch fish with what fish likes, not what you like. This concept is equally important to both fishermen and business owners.
Buzludzha, Bulgaria
Less is sometimes more. This is one concept new business owners have a hard time accepting. Oftentimes when I consult a new client, it turns out they try to be all things for all people. Then I start to explain why that's a bad idea. But even then, there's some doubt lingering in the air.
E-commerce failure
I shut down my browser and left the room. After looking at bad websites for over an hour, I needed a nice hot cup of jasmine tea to calm me down. While I was waiting for the water to boil, I had an epiphany. Many of the reasons why over 80% of e-commerce businesses fail have to do with financial and business management (d’uh). But I’ve also seen my fair share of horrible marketing practices. Which inspired me to write this article. Here are 5 reasons why your e-commerce marketing is failing and how to improve.
Strategy
Breaking into e-commerce isn't easy. It's still a growing field, but there's also a lot of competition in almost every conceivable niche. This is what makes e-commerce marketing all the more crucial.
Red bull marketing, positioning and branding

Being irrational can lead to billions of dollars in revenue. Especially when you're the new kid on the block and want to create a name for yourself. Quickly.

This is what Red Bull did. Thanks to genius marketing and killer positioning, they managed to carve up an entirely new market for themselves. How did they do it? Let's dive right in.

Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut is to marketers what Rembrandt is to photographers. While's he's technically not one, studying him is a great way to improve your grasp on the finer things in life. And make no mistake - marketing is one of those finer things. It goes way deeper than making a few sales.