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Gary Vaynerchuk - InstagramSocial Media Is a Long Game

Gary builds businesses.

During his career, he has grown a family wine business by 20,000% in 5 years, founded one of the world’s hottest digital agencies, co-founded an investment fund, acted as an angel investor and venture capitalist, hosted a show, written books, and maintained an active public speaking schedule. He has consistently been ahead of the curve when it comes to recognizing the next big thing in social media and has evolved into a self-proclaimed “land-grabber”.

This gift of spotting trends and jumping in early has catapulted him into the level of social fortune teller and THE one to follow online.

Despite having achieved a meteoric rise in the eyes of social worldwide, Gary still day trades attention like he just got online yesterday. Why does somebody like him need to draw attention to himself on a daily-near-hourly basis? To him, it’s all about the long game and measuring success in inches, not miles.

In This Episode

Why every little relationship means the possibility of success years down the line
How being early leads to being an influencer
Why being in spaces you both do and do not control gives you an advantage in the branding game
How different app DNA and challenging the status quo can lead to successful failure that matters


Quotes From This Episode

“Early matters more than people think.” —@garyvee (highlight to tweet)

“You have to be where people’s attention is.” —@garyvee

“If you really want to be at the top, you’ve got to be great at the branding part as well and you do a lot of things that don…

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