Rand is the founder and CEO of SparkToro, an audience intelligence and market research tool to discover what your audience reads, watches, listens to, and follows. He previously founded Moz, one of the market-leading SEO tools, and also authored a fantastic book about his journey through the startup world called Lost and Founder.
I wanted to bring him on because he's a truly original thinker. Rand really gets to the core of an issue and uses first principles thinking to understand the dynamics, incentives, and ingredients, which has allowed him to produce some outstanding work.
You'll hear about how you can leverage niche channels to diversify away from the traditional platforms like Facebook and Google, the future of content and SEO, get an inside look into his own marketing and growth strategy for SparkToro, and lots more.
I ran out of time to ask him about a few marketing examples in his swipe file, but he was kind enough to send over some links to outstanding 10x content and marketing examples via Twitter on topics like politics, corporate PR, selling onions, and butter marketing.
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