I’m desperate for people to start defining their hopes, dreams, wants, and needs on their terms, not on what I say. I don’t care if you want to hustle 18 hours a day. I really don’t. I don’t care if you want to buy the New York Jets. I don’t care what you want or […]
Instagram DM (Direct Message) is the single biggest networking and business development opportunity of this decade. Eventually users will have greater privacy permissions, allowing them to block direct messages from occurring on the platform. As of right now, this does not exist, with Instagram allowing you to DM any user on the service. Here’s my […]
With today’s markets being what they are, it’s only a matter of time before entrepreneurs that aren’t cut out for business are removed from the marketing scene.
I always get bombarded with questions whenever a big company changes its logo, especially in the tech space. I’ve gotten questions about Medium, Uber, and now it’s about Instagram. I usually don’t even respond because I don’t have a lot of emotion for the question. I can understand why people like to talk about it. […]
There are a lot of questions that will arise during periods of business growth. You’re going to want to address them all as efficiently as possible. If your business is in a growth period right now, you need to ask yourself this one crucial question above all others.
When people express concern about how smartphones are damaging our young people, I laugh. This anxiety that the internet is going to ruin real human interactions is reminiscent of parents in the 50s who were worried that Elvis shaking his hips was the devil.
About a year ago, when James Orsini joined VaynerMedia as our Chief Integration Officer (CIO), he was amazed at how low our voluntary turnover rate was. “What are we doing?” he asked me. My response? “We are an HR-driven organization.” VaynerMedia is a private company, which means that I don’t have Wall Street breathing down […]
A blanket statement that says “the founder should always be running things” is too much.
Recently, on my YouTube show, my editor in chief Steve Unwin asked me a question that I thought was very poignant and interesting. Even more so than that, it felt daring. He wasn’t nervous to ask it. And it got me thinking about all the questions I’ve been asked as CEO of my company VaynerMedia. […]
It’s no secret that I work a lot. And when I say a lot, I mean a shit ton. A five or three minute meeting is a normal occurrence on my calendar. I wake up at six and don’t stop working till ten or eleven at night. This is what works for me, and I’ll […]
I’ve made a huge observation after a few weeks on tour for the #AskGaryVee book: there are too many questions about judging what kids these days watch or do or like. But here’s the thing: You don’t get to decide what makes quality content. For example, everyone wants to complain that the Kardashians, or whoever […]