#AskGaryVee Episode 35: Email Marketing in Today’s World
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#AskGaryVee Episode 35: Email Marketing in Today’s World

– On this episode, I
talk the long term value of email, oranges and gurus. You ask questions, and I answer them. This is The #AskGaryVee Show. Everybody this is Gary Vay-ner-chuk and welcome to episode number 35 of The #AskGaryVee Show. Fun fact about the number 35, that is the big hurt,
Frank Thomas’s number, my favorite non-Yankee baseball player ’cause I collected all his rookie cards, and my friend, Brandon and
I, who runs Wine Library right now made a agreement when we were 15 that if Frank Thomas was gonna be awesome ’cause we bought his rookie cards, and he went to the Hall
of Fame that we would go. That happened this last summer as the Big Hurt got inducted. We went up there, but
something weird happened. We realized there was a 90
mile garage sale going on in the general area, and we skipped the Hall
of Fame and we went to the 90 mile garage sale. That’s called adjusting. – [Voiceover] Madison asks,
“As an email marketer, I say email is not dead. Do you think email will
be more or less relevant in three to five years? – Madison, great question. For me three to five years
is always hard to predict that way out, but I’ll get to that part, and before I actually
answer this question, I just wanna give a huge
shout out to the VaynerNation for supporting this show. I’m really enjoying it. I was super bummed about Friday night, so I apologize, I think I
tweeted that I was gonna have it. I let some people down, I
hate letting people down. Email is definitely not dead. I would say that email right now I like marketing in the
year that we live in. So, I would say right now that
email is a very killer app. Now are open rates at 90
percent like I had in 1997, absolutely not, but is it an
own channel that you control and don’t have to be at the
mercy of all these other platforms that you can
market to your people, for sure, I think we can’t
be naive to the fact that Google made changes with
Gmail about a year ago if feels like now, or within
the year where we went to a promotions tab. I see
Stunwin shaking his head. Steve, were you affected
by the promotions tab, were you part of any email lists that you noticed went there? – Oh yeah, absolutely. – Here’s the punch line question. Show me, punch line question. Here’s the punch line question. Do you feel that some of
those that got switched to the promotions tabs, you’ve
actually fallen off ’cause they don’t go to your native in
feed and you either unsubscribe or you just don’t pay
attention to anymore? – Totally gone, yeah,
probably five or six emails. – That’s my concern,
so what’s happening is, do I think email will matter
in three to five years? For sure, I think it’s in play. It’s a channel, it’s not going anywhere. Do I think it’s dead? Absolutely not. Do I think it will be more or
less valuable as a marketing engine, I will go with less
valuable in three to five years. It will still be very valuable
’cause it’s one of the best channels, but it will be less valuable. That whole marketers
ruin everything line that I use a lot, that’s
what this is all about. Platforms come along. They have value, and then
we market against them and then consumers kind of push off. It’s cops and robbers. It’s cat and mouse. Over and over and over again. And we’re living in a
process now that we’re into the second decade of email
being ruined by marketers. – [Voiceover] Troy asks, “I
work in two different spaces. “How do I use social
media platforms so that “I’m not confusing my audience?” – Troy, this is a very simple question. You adjust to the platform at hand. So we’re very detailed on this show. For Twitter, the way
you don’t confuse them, if you’re talking about
two different things, I’ll, uh, business and
wine talk is you create two different channels and you
have an @winelibrary account and you have an at
@garyvaynerchuk account, Gary Vee, and that’s what I did, or
you just become so branded in both that you feel
comfortable being, kind of, a renaissance man or woman, and you can go that route. But you have to react to the platform. So on Twitter, you just
create two different accounts, and you promote through them. On Facebook though, the
targeting capabilities allows you to just be yourself and
talk to people that act, you can plan, to people
that are 25 to 45 that are into wine and you put out a wine content, and they will like that, and you know, 22 to 27 that are into
podcasts, and you do that, and then they want you
to talk about that thing, so Facebook gives you the
flexibility to target. You know, Twitter does not. And so you’ve gotta adjust. YouTube channel, do you have
two channels, do you have one. This is something we’ve talked about ’cause we wanna chop up
every answer into a question. As a matter of fact, let’s link
up the first one we put up, right the tennis thing. One here. And so, you know… The real answer to this
question, Troy, is you’ve gotta adjust to the platform’s
capability to drive home the fragmentation or
the one channel process, so you go place by place. Pinterest, you can create a board, right, you can have an account, you
can create different boards and on certain boards
you put out content about whatever the hell you’re doing, and whatever the hell you’re
doing that’s different, so you, Tumblr, you can
create a bunch of different kind of, blah, blah, blah .tumblr.com, so that gives you flexibility. So I’m giving you very detailed
answers here, my friend. It’s not super hard, you have
to have the right strategy per the platform based on
the flexibility of that platform to deliver the story. – [Voiceover] Michael asks,
“How do you define hustle?” – Michael, this is funny
because show his face. ‘Cause I can see him grinning. This was the first question– What are we 35 in five? This was the first question
of 150 questions that I can see from the corner of
my eye he literally said, “How do you define hustle?” ‘Cause he could see this (laughter) I mean this is a challenging question. So first of all, it’s
different for everybody, right, but I would say hustle is to me, is that when you have
passion around something, that you were squeezing
every last bit of the juice out of the orange, right. To me, hustle is maximizing
the energy you’re putting into somebody. I’m blown away by people
saying that they’re hustling and they wanna achieve these great things, and then their actions don’t match. It’s like saying you
really wanna lose weight, while eating a Big Mac, right? So to me, hustle would be
putting all your effort into achieving the goal at hand, and for me, that means
making every minute count. Hiring a full time assistant who is… Friday night didn’t happen because I was hustling every minute, like if I miss my 15
minutes to tape this show, I’ve missed my 15 minutes
because there’s so much hustle in my day there’s no, you know, there’s no like… There’s no hanging out. There’s no time we’re like,
if I could do like one joke with you guys as I’m
walking in between meetings, we find that to be a rare
acquaintance situation, like occurrence, not acquantance. Hustle is putting it all in a line. Hustle is waking up one
day, the day before you die, and you realizing you gave it your all until the parenting of your children, the building of your businesses, the philanthropy you wanted to do, whatever you define, it’s just, you know, all in, emotionally
and executionally. In theory and strategy, and in execution. – Hey, Bridget Willard here
from you too can be a guru and #guruminutevideos. I finally have a question for
Gary Vee and the VaynerNation for #AskGaryVee Show. One of my people asked
me, “Out of curiousity, “what do you really get from
having 10,000 followers?” So, I’m differing to you, and your wisdom. And remember, ♍ You too can be a guru ♍ – That was a nice voice at the end there, some real talent in the VaynerNation. Oh, by the way, there will be no show on Thursday because AJ and
I are going to Cleveland to see LeBron’s first
game back in Cleveland against my New York Knick’s, and so I’m excited about that. And it’s a little public
service announcement. Also, if you’ve not been paying attention, I’ve been writing my ass off on garyvaynerchuk.com so check that out, please click out. I’d love in the comments,
as a matter of fact, in the comments question of the day, what do you think of
garyvaynerchuk.com website? Pros, cons, your thoughts, your two cents. Your three cents, if
you wanna roll that way. To answer this question, you too can be a guru, by
the way, I wanna address that real quick, we kinda
addressed that recently. You can be a guru if you
actually got guru skills. You can’t just say you’re
a guru, that’s number one. And then to answer the question, that is the wrong question. What is 10,000 fans get you? Nothing or everything, I don’t know. If you have 10,000 fans who 9,000 of which buy every, buy 48 copies
of your book when you’ve put it out on Twitter,
well then that sounds really valuable. If you’ve got 10,000 fans
’cause you bought them on some weird Ebay auction because
you wanted to act cool amongst your friends and
when you post something nobody gives a rat’s ass, I
would say that’s less valuable, and so the question, my friends,
is always the wrong thing. So what everybody gets confused about. I could care less about
the top line awareness, though it matters, right? What do like 14 million people
watching this video mean? Means I got more at bats of
people to get into my content, into my world, find value
in me, thus creating the beginning of a relationship,
which then may lead to something, but life is long. It’s a long trail. Only is one follower of 10,000
really change the course of your business or personal life, right? And so, that’s the wrong question. The right question is what
are you trying to achieve? See, my friends, I’m a reverse engineer. Let me say it again because if you haven’t figured
it out in the seven years that you followed me, I’m
gonna say it one more time. As a matter of fact, Zak, show Zak’s face ’cause I’m gonna tell him
something right to his face. Zak, I need a t-shirt that
says, “I’m a reverse engineer” and as you know, I never
scrutinize the creative, and I’m always like, great,
this one I’m gonna care about because I wanna wear it every God damn day because that’s who I am,
I’m a reverse engineer. Whether I need 10,000 followers or I need to, every decision
is predicated on what am I trying to achieve? Both long term and short term, and that’s the key, my friends. One of the things you have
to do is you have to balance both your short term goals,
and your long term goals. So, I wanna buy the Jets,
and so a lot of things that I do I leave tons
of money on the table because I think it would hurt my brand or my perception of my
opportunities where I don’t feel good about it and I feel
like I could burn a bridge. A bridge I may need to buy the Jets. The same token, I need
build VaynerMedia to be a huge company so I can
afford amazing employees like this to scale content like this. So, it’s all strategy, but
I’m always thinking about why, why, why, why, why, why? It all has to be reversed engineered. So why do you need 10,000 fans? Maybe in 2007 you needed
10,000 fans or the value was. You were one of the only
people with 10,000 fans and everybody thought you were cool. Even people just followed
me because I had a lot of followers back in 2006
and seven and eight. And that gave me leverage. They then paid attention to me, lucky for me I don’t even
know why I’m doing air quotes right now ’cause that’s how fired up I am, but lucky for me I had
something good to say. Whether it was about wine, and that’s a basketball, whether it was about, get me some wine. Somebody get me a bottle of wine, is there any wine here? Whether it was about wine, whether it was about business. I don’t know why this represents business. Yes, get it to me, hurry. Whether it was about wine, whether it was about business, and so… 10,000 fans or anything else you do. Why do I need a medium account? Why do I need a million fans on Facebook? Why should I be marketing on Snapchat? It’s all strategy. For me, I market on Snapchat
because I wanna learn the platform because I
wanna always be ahead because I want to earn the right for you to spend these 15 minutes with me, and the only reason you’re
spending these 15 minutes with me, and yes, I’m very attractive, and yes, I’m massively charismatic, but it’s because I’m
providing you with value. I’m saving you time to
spend the hundreds of hours that I and my organization spend to give you the punchlines
of what you need to know to navigate through a
2015 marketing world, and that’s it, and it’s that simple. So, the value’s a stupid question. The right question is, what
are you trying to accomplish, and is Twitter the platform
that can help you accomplish it? If it is, now you start
understanding what the value would be. My friends, is that it? – [Voiceover] One more, if you want to. – I’ll take it. – [Voiceover] Aimee asks, “A
professor once said to me, “it’s better to be a big
fish in a small pond, “do you agree?” – Aimee, this, you know,
I’m gonna be very upfront on this question, this is a
good way to bang out the show. That sounds like a loser professor to me. It’s small time thinking. I don’t subscribe to it. There’s a lot of
practicality in it, right? It’s a lot easier to be the
most successful business man in St. Louis, Missouri, than
it is to be in the world, right, so I understand the thesis. But honestly, that to
me is very conservative, not in my DNA thinking. That could be great
advice for a lot of people who are delirious and think
they’re better than they are, though I love to drive through self esteem and optimism, and I
think early in your life, you should absolutely
shoot for the highest stars that you can. I think as life moves on, and time moves on you need
to become more practical. You’ve got bills, and kids,
and all those kinds of things, but to start off one’s
career in the first 20 years, call to your 40, to be in that thinking, I think that limits. There have been so many people who’ve hedged and settled in their lives, and honestly, I’m not the
kind of character that’s going to play in that kind of sphere. I’m going in a different direction. It’s what comes natural to me, but it’s also because I
think I can be the biggest and the baddest in any game I play, It’s just how I’m wired. I think this comes down to it’s probably very good advice to some, and it’s probably
atrocious advice to others, and this is why I continue
to say if I could inject anything into anybody, it
would be self-awareness because it would help
you answer this question because for a lot of people,
it’s probably really solid advice from me, and from
many of you watching this, it’s crap advice. All right, now I can wrap up the show. My friends, this time, thank
you so much for watching the show, you’ve got
your question of the day. Thank you for listening,
watching, jamming, interacting, the banter
from the last episode was phenomenal. I miss all of you, and I can’t
wait to tape tomorrow’s show, which is gonna be early, and I’m excited, so we’ll have that up early tomorrow, in the scheme of things,
early afternoon verses late afternoon, DRock, no pressure. You keep asking questions, I will keep answering them. I love that part. Oh crap, wait, subscribe! (beatboxing) I need subscriptions because
I can’t push this many right hooks in social, so subscribe!

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100 thoughts on “#AskGaryVee Episode 35: Email Marketing in Today’s World

  1. First, I will defiantly buy that shirt in a large and preferably black. I think the videos are better than your blog, but that's a personal preference. Occasionally you go deeper into topics on the website though which is nice. Thanks. 

  2. Interesting you should ask. I just went there tonight, looking for new episodes. So for somebody like me (I rarely consume content), takes 30-some episodes to get me totally hooked & looking for more.  ; ) As for your site I like the mix of videos + written posts. The written posts are short, but you drive valuable points. 

  3. QotD: Last time I checked it, the only place to email you and/or your associates was through the tab that asks you to speak. There's also the problem with it being a bit of a blogging site, yet there's no way to check out other blogs. Other than that, I like it. @Gary Vaynerchuk 

  4. QOTD: G, you're not really writing on the site, more like transcribing shit we already saw you say on the show. Write some new shit if you want eyes on your site;)

  5. The content on garyvaynerchuk.com is strong, but most of what I learn from you I learn from short videos like this where you cram a lot of info into a short amount of time. 

  6. Hey Gary,
    Opinion of the GaryVaynerchuk.com website. Raw and real because I know you like it that way. Just let me say up front I have the utmost respect for you.

    – It's so busy. It's like I've just arrived and you've injected me with crack. Yes pictures are important. But when you have 10,000 pictures on the one page it's distracting. I mean what do you want me to do? "Everything" by the look of it
    – Sidebar??? In 2014? I would love a single column where I can scroll through the different things I want to do. A straightforward progression of options down the page (like Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Everything these days)
    – The "first time here" is a good option but I think it should link to a completely separate page where you talk about HOW AWESOME YOU ARE and what I will get from following you and what your website has that I won't get from YouTube or any other platform you are on.

    In my opinion there is too much going on and too many choices. I felt like there was no clear choice for me to make so I didn't make a choice I just clicked exit (or I would have if I wasn't exploring your site to give you feedback).

  7. To be honest, the Gary Vaynerchuk website seems to be a lot of rewritten points you make in these #AskGaryVee  episodes. A lot of the content has been covered in the videos, and for me to go read something on your site it would have to be original.

  8. Great episode. The new site looks great by the way! The tons of large images really make me work though if I were scanning your site for something. That's my 2¢ 😉

  9. I like the site. The search function is solid, which I appreciate. 

    One thing: On your investments page, it would be helpful if there was a one-line description of each investment under their logo. I'm not going to click on each investment to learn more about them, so it would be helpful if I can skim through and find the ones that interest me. 

  10. I like the new site Gary. Was wondering if there could be too much content on the home page or a specific reason it was set up like it is "all in" one page?

  11. My .02, visually website is plain (color) but crowded. But I tend to be a minimalist. Full of useful content. I like that. It's like a one stop shop for many of the platforms you use. Signed up for email so now if I slack on my social media you will be in my inbox.

  12. Great ep man 🙂 I like how your answers reflect the importance of being realistic whilst remaining hugely ambitious.

  13. The last question and answer reminds me of something Peter Thiel talked about. I´m paraphrasing here: "It is better to own your marketplace and than to go to a bigger market." Like being the number one seller of wine in your town than state and so on… 

    Mayby that`s what she meant.

  14. For the QOTD: Your website is a bit to busy with all the featured photos and it makes the design a bit less comfortable to navigate. It's harder to skim and search for the value. Once content is selected there is of course great value but for new audiences that doesn't know you may  feel a bit overwhelming.

    What is the a/b analytic data showing for your site? It would be better and easier if you had highlighted posts and a few non highlighted post in between. Something like jab, jab, jab right hook (clean content heading & summary x3 then a right hook highlighted video).

  15. Here's my daily #ReviewGaryVee

    01:02 – As an email marketer, I say email is not dead. Do you think email will be more or less relevant in 3-5 years?
    I totally agree that it's not dead but it's not the powerful tool it once was. Gone are the days of large click through rates with carefully crafted virtual sales brochures. These days totally non-sales focused content offering true value (jab, jab, jab) written as a personal person to person message is the way to build an audience. If people genuinely look forward to your daily/weekly/monthly email then you've got it right.

    03:07 – I work in two different spaces. How do I use social media platforms so I am not confusing my audiences?
    For me then 2 different accounts is the way forward with this, otherwise half the time you're delivering non-relevant content and won't get the engagement. Of course there may be ways to cross between the two and people should be aware of both.

    04:58 – How do you define hustle?
    I loved this answer (and question!) as it's GaryVee that introduced the word to me in a business sense. Interesting answer as I'd expected it was more about doing whatever it takes even if that meant treading a fine line. Great that it's summed up brilliantly with "Going all in, with theory, strategy, and action".

    06:51– What do you really get from having 10,000 followers?
    Another great one going back to the root of things and asking why and then balancing short term and long term goals. For me I'd much rather have 10 engaged advocates than 10,000 followers with anything. Relationships are not just a numbers game, go deep not wide.

    11:57 – A professor once said to me, It’s better to be a big fish in a small pond? Do you agree?
    I totally agree that this is small time thinking and is limiting your own beliefs. Yes of course everyone is different and some peoples goals may be smaller. These smaller goals may just be part of a bigger picture though. E.g. I only want 1 restaurant rather than a chain of 100. That way I get to spend more time with my family rather than flying around the country all week.

    #QOTD: What do you think of GaryVaynerchuk.com? Questions, comments, concerns? What’s your $.02?
    Design wise I like the minimal feel to it, it's easy to navigate, and it works well cross device too. I'm trying not to use the old skool word "portal" but it simply acts as a funnel as it allows people to consume the content in whatever media they wish (text, audio, video). Personally I like the show in video format so I simply visit the YouTube channel every day and rarely go to the website. I'd guess other people do similar with their preferred delivery…

    You keep answering questions, I'll keep reviewing them 😉

  16. The site looks great.  Lots of good content.  My one thought is your About page needs to have a video because that is how you really grab people with your passion.  

  17. Gary. I really appreciate your shows and you taking the time to share your insight with your community. 

    I had a quick review of your site and am including some initial thoughts below. This may be more like a buck and change than 3 cents but it's what stood out to me. Many you are aware of no doubt.

    Things I like
    – The site’s content is compelling and gives clear indication on what you receive by clicking a given item.
    – The “first time here” section gives clear direction on highlighting key content.
    – Site loads in under 3 seconds.
    – Important content is above the fold.
    – Menu options are clear and direct. 
    – Search box is visible even during mobile/tablet browsing.

    Things I would like to see improved
    – No user benefit in newsletter signup CTA. Value proposition would improve user response for newsletter signups.
    – At 870-890px wide the “about” menu item overlaps the logo. Tweaking transition from menu to hamburger icon would improve visual experience.
    – Layout is busy/colors are visually overwhelming. Better color continuity in overall color scheme would improve visual appearance (IMO).
    – Description in SERPs appears pulled from recent content and is uninformative in relation to the purpose of the site. As a user I would like to see written description used in SERPs.
    – Follow on instagram/twitter icon text extends past containing boxes in social callouts when page is viewed at 785-900px. Visually, I would like to see responsive scaling fixed.
    – https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/jjjrh/ returns a 404 but is referenced in previous marketing collateral (on https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/first-case-study-for-jjjr-657351426.html for example)
    – Page size is 2.6MB. Improvement in load time would help visitor retention.
    – Combining JavaScript files (13) would improve load time.
    – A-spot appears partially hidden under header for me on iPhone. Pushing it down to sit flush with bottom of header would improve user experience.

  18. #QOTD: My .2 cents on GV.com is I rarely check it. Maybe it is because I click every link you put on twitter/instagram and watch AskGV here on youtube. 
    But I never go to GV.com to get content unless you have linked me there through a tweet. 

    As far as the layout and overall experience, I think it is great and captures who you are for anyone wanting to read more, learn more, or binge on great content. 

    Only thought I would have to have me checking GV.com more is unique content that I can only find there and opportunity for more dialogue in comment section. 

  19. Loved the answer about the value of 10,000 followers.

    Obviously you have lots of great content—good "problem" to have, but I think it would help visitors if you simplified and emphasized categories of content (e.g. AskGaryVee, Decks, Two Minute Reads).

    I think a little more white space between items on the home page would help.

    http://tools.pingdom.com has the home page weighing in at 2.5MB. That makes me think the site is slow loading for people trying to view the site from a mobile connection. (I tried from my LTE connection and it took around 10 seconds to load.) Generally people on mobile give up on a site if it takes longer than 2 or 3 seconds to load.

  20. GaryVaynerchuck.com is solid for those that already know what Gary does/represents. But it can appear to be overwhelming to a new visitor. I always leverage my awesome wife to give me an outsiders perspective. She opened up the website & was sort of 'stuck'. She said it is to busy with a lot of moving parts on the homepage. SOOOOO that our $.02! We love ya G! 

  21. The question I asked got answered….it was just from someone else who asked the same question. Either way, glad it was answered!

  22. Where is the rap into, bring it back. I do not like the Saturday evening breaking news intro song. I like the new Gary Vee dot com, I like how visually stimulating, but please STOP going to the stock photo well. You have the assets to develop custom content, I want photos that show more transparency about you. Does that make sense? 

  23. I wonder sometimes if Gary just points to imaginary links in the air even when he's NOT doing this show.

  24. QOTD the site looks good.

    Side note: I really don't expect I'll ever miss an episode of this show. Solid gold, my man.

  25. the website screams hustle, feels like there's a lot going on but not overwhelming ( easy to decipher 1 article from next) not use to seeing front page given articles I read are generally through twitter links 

  26. BEST…SHOW…EVER! I love all of the #AskGaryVee shows but this one got me pumped. You always bring it and I think I speak for everyone when I say thank you.

  27. I keep hearing you say "marketers ruin everything" and I'd like to propose an edit to that statement and suggest you say "Bad marketers ruin everything" because when it is done right I personally find it can make it better whereas bad marketers make it annoying and that's why people leave the platforms . Just a thought…

  28. #ReverseEngineering Love the concept. But knowing something is different from doing the thing and then KNOWING it, right?

  29. #QOTD – site looks great on mobile, very easy to browse and use with good visuals. On PC it is a bit overwhelming with the graphics a being a bit too big (very common on sites trying to optimize for mobile) however still easy to use and the visual content is nice. Given the way the market is moving, siding with mobile is the way to go.

  30. Gary just had another thought about the 10,000 fans question. Why not think what value can I give the 10,000 instead of what value they are to me? just a thought. I watch your show because I feel you want to give me value not use me like the "question asker" wants to use me.

  31. Mr.GaryV you have turned my marketing mindset to a 180 degree turn, I have learned so much from you and changed the way I market. I just wanted to let you know that you have made a huge! huge! huge! impact on my life.Keep grinding and hustling I'll be watching on the sidelines for now 🙂

  32. Love this show! #askgaryvee   I can't tell you how many marketing people I have recommended they watch your show because of all the great marketing nuggets you provide.  Thanks Gary Vee!

  33. My skedge is full of huslin' and workin' hard Gary but your show delivers so much value and you continuously earn my attention, and I make time to watch your shows when I don't others. Please keep it going – mega digging it! 

  34. Thoughts on website: When you look at a website, there is the perspective of a return/frequent visitor and that of a new visitor. I am the second, so I will approach it from that point of view. 1) Header image is a bit big for my taste. Pushes what I came for (content and info, not your mug) too low on the page for me. 2) The image has you doing hand motions as if they are related to some action happening on the screen, like in your videos. Then you have the white, "Last Week/Next WeeK" text on the image – leading me to think that they relate to the fingers pointing one way (last week or next week?). It does take me to a Last/week, this week area, but it's hard to tell that since the content is so pushed below – and the text is still linked, but now doesn't do anything (should probably remove the link reaction in the text). I will also say that the Last Week/Next Week text on the front page of the site looks like a header, not a link. cool idea, but not sure executed perfectly for a newcomer. 3) Not a huge fan of the fonts used in the Last week/Next Week section. I find it hard to read. But I really like this section, as a fan and follower. 4) I think the social follow and email sign up is great and well placed, but boy are those social follow buttons ugly. There are other options – you should explore them to make it look better. 5) You have a lot going on and as a newcomer, I'm not sure on the homepage exactly how to segment what you do/provide. Maybe a bit clearer categorizing of content would be appropriate. That's probably enough. You asked for $0.02, not my $5. So I gave maybe $1. Loving the content.

  35. Ok question from down Under.
     Why are you spinning your Wedding Ring????
    Is it not something your wife would be happy about??? I will ask via twitter also.
    Sorry I am a romantic had to ask?

  36. Frank Thomas……Bone Thugs…. You must be my age give or take a few years. You have hustle my friend you are accomplished for such a young age.

  37. #QOTD: What do you think of GaryVaynerchuk.com? Questions, comments, concerns? What’s your $.02?
    I don't go there. I use Gmail, Youtube, Amazon, and Google for 90% of all my online doings. I usually facebook for about 5 minutes a day. However… when I have specific agendas I will seek out specific sites for a long term 2 – 3 day use. That being said I like GaryVaynerchuk.com from a usability standpoint. It is well organized and laid out well. I did search for something once and it didnt get me to where I wanted. But maybe my searchfoo skills were off that day.

    If I find a site as unusable(usually due to too many Ads…bloody marketers…. or due to a poor layout), I click off of it within seconds and make mental notes to never go there again.

  38. #QOTD: gv.com has good content, but I find the layout too busy for my liking.  I prefer far more plain.  One reason Medium is appealing is because of its clean interface.  gv.com feels like a highway littered with billboards.  again, the content behind the billboards is good.

  39. QOTD: Lots going on there.  Glad ur breaking up each of your daily events.  How do you make those comments about Beyonce in your "put a ring on it" and not crack up?
    I like the shorter #AGV shows.  Allows me to catchup faster.  🙂  I'm just me in my company, a single mom, and well…hustle has been my life for as long as I can remember.  I appreciate the fact you respectfully answered the question with no smarcasm ;-).  

  40. QOTD: For VaynerMedia customers to find out who you are, it perfectly displays that you "get it", that you have a huge audience, and that you're "active" on every network.

    For personal branding it shows social proof from all the public speaking gigs, and links to all your content feeds so that's all that matters. 

    For a content site that you want people to visit regularly – it fails. Too cluttered, too big, and the lists are too small so people will click through to the content feed they want to consume on and wont come back. 

  41. It's better to shoot for the stars even if you miss it than to aim for a skunk and hit it.

    Thank you Gary for this show. 🙂

  42. So it's all in the game… are you willing to play or hit the sidelines… I'm up for playing.. What about you?

  43. You are the man, man. You speak so well. I think listening to you say anything is motivational. The energy you bring with certain optimism is THE best thing I like, not to say countless others. You seem like a man , who has figured it out a lot about world. RESPECT for you Mr. gary vaynerchuk, the man. I am going to advertise my ,soon to come,start up on SMs just as you have advised.
    If you are reading this Mr. gary , i need to ask you something. A moment of your thought may help clear my confusion. I am an indian student who have multiple start up ideas. I am currently doing graduation in physics and have not come out to world ( i am the newbee, 20 yr old). Should I pursue my studies as well as my start up idea at the same time or Should I take the great risk and concentrate fully on start up.( My parents won't approve this) or wait to get grey hairs to execute the start up idea.

  44. Hey Gary, great episode. Loved that you shared FB being the content awareness infrastructure leader in 2015 and how you shared some strategy around that real-estate question. You mentioned it in a previous episode about looking outside my industry to ones that would be cousins or relevant to mine and looking for ways to create content that could mix them and gather an audience that way and here was something similar, Talking about the tipping point that a bit of emotion from someone reading a story can have them pull the trigger and make a buy decision was a key tip of the day. And to answer your question, I've always been a chugger, been determined and an action taker my whole life. Oh and nice mini hook on the instagram. I just looked you up and followed you

  45. thank you for the vid. amazing money can be made with email marketing. this is what I currently use and build my list really fast : 5figureday.com/?ref=203559

  46. Gary, why are you building Vaynermedia? Go deep. It seems like a solid move considering your success with WLTV but you could have chosen anything.

  47. Great definition of hustle and reminders of self-awareness and reverse-engineering!QOTD: GaryVaynerchuk.com is great.  It's intuitively accessible through visuals and a tiny bit of text on each window.  Only 3 columns wide and "Load more" only when I want it.  I'm glad it doesn't have moving pictures or voices coming on when I haven't asked for them.  It guides me to content VERY easily.  My Rotary Club is redesigning its website, so I'm inspired by what you all have done.

  48. That last question with the big fish….bleah…just wanna puke. Why would you limit yourself?!?!? When you have teachers like that, no wonder you end up average, if not failure….
    But i did love your answer Gary!!!! Nice episode!!! 😀

  49. The website is pretty DOPE!!! 😀 …. But, i don't feel that much connected there, compared to how i feel here or on your fb channel/insta/ snapchat

  50. Well this is embarrassing. It took me this long to figure out how to comment on a show. I started at episode 1 last week and I'm going to watch everyone.

  51. DailyVee 015 references AskGaryVee 35. Gary says he was 15 when he and his friend made a pact about the hall of fame. Interesting numbers. 🙂

  52. Man! It's awesome how you make content easy to digest. Now that I have watched each show one by one, the first ones are very, very rich in content. Until this one that I feel you are starting to repeat yourself. Still, love the value provided! Thanks!

  53. Dear Bridget , I'd love to help you improve your health and wellbeing so you can maintain your breath while you speak. I'm a personal trainer let me know if you're up for it!

  54. I'm lurking through the episodes in order. Does the banter still apply a year after a video has been posted?

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  56. Thanks so much for breaking all the "Norms" GaryVee!!! I've always hated them and it great to hear someone who's had massive success break them down with a bowling ball!!! #the50yroldman

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