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You can’t be all things to all people – Helping Thought Leaders-Dropping Bombs Ep 217-Peter Winick

If your audience are cool hip entrepreneurs that are trying you know the Gary V. thing, then you can wear a hoodie. Right. You could roll like that. If you’re trying to stroll into a… You know. I live in New York. We do a lot of business with banks.

Well, Gary V, for example, he does business with a lot of big companies. He always wears t-shirts.

Yeah. But Gary is the conduit. So he has an agency and part of the claim of the agency is, I know this generation better than anybody. I know 25 to 35 year-old young men better than anybody. I look like them. He’s a little bit older than  that. I look like them. I act like them. I’m cool and PepsiCo doesn’t know what the hell they’re doing. So they’re looking for him as that crossover. So I think part of your brand has to be who you’re working with and how are you working with them. And is it an aspirational piece? Is it, you know. Some of it is geography too. So I think, you know, going back to the Patricia piece. She’s block and tackle, more conservative, more traditional companies. That’s cool. You know. I don’t know that Facebook would hire her. And I don’t now that she would work well at Facebook. And that’s okay. You can’t be all things to all people.

Peter Winick has deep expertise in helping those with deep expertise. He is the CEO of Thought Leadership Leverage. Visit Peter on Twitter!

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