Day 6: Marketing Flow


Dear Reader,

Welcome to week two of 3 Things™!

Random question… but I promise it’s a good one… do you know who Hans Zimmer is?

I’ve fallen in love with his music on Spotify. It puts me in a zone.

In fact, I’m listening to Hans right now as I write this letter to you.

Hans is one of the greatest film composers of all time. He’s considered to be a ‘savant genius’.

You’re probably thinking…

What does Hans have to do with marketing?

Well, I’ll tell you… 

Marketers need to be able to flip a switch and get into a flow state… flow is a marketing super power… it’s your brain’s most productive state of mind.

As you level up, you’ll need to be able to summons your flow state when working on projects, facing deadlines, or increasing challenges.

Research suggest that productivity goes up by as much as 500% while in flow; and creativity increases as much as 700% in flow. Plus, you’ll experience a dozen of other mind and body benefits.

Listening to instrumental music, especially Hans Zimmer… helps me get in to a flow state.

Now that we’ve talked about the marketing flow mindset… let’s touch on Digital Media.

In my opinion, having an objective understanding of the digital media landscape is quintessential to becoming a successful marketing practitioner.

And the only way to have an objective understanding of digital media is to look at it from a 30,000 foot view… a big picture perspective if you will.

While listening to savants like Hans, I’ve spent thousands of hours optimizing, researching and studying digital media campaigns.

And you know what?

I’m pumped to share my unbiased, big picture assessment of digital media with you this week.

It’s going to be a fun marketing week!

Anthony Ragland Signature

Definitely check out Hanns Zimmer on Spotify. And let me know if his genius inspires you into a flow state (like it does me).

Also, check out the 3 things below… they are relevant for this week.

From the Desk of:

Anthony Ragland

Thursday, May 6, 2021
7:14 a.m. (ET)

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