Don’t We All Just Want To Be Unpopular?
Don’t We All Just Want To Be Unpopular?
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When people have asked (or complained) about the title to my book No Bullshit Social Media, I’ve answered with this explanation: The world isn’t an end sum game. I don’t need every person interested in social media marketing to buy the book. I need a few thousand and we’ll be just fine. If the word Bullshit offends you, the book isn’t for you. And that’s fine.

That attitude is sort of the core tenet of Erika Napoletano’s new book The Power of Unpopular, which I loved, for that and other reasons. Erika tackles the notion that you don’t need to please everyone and it’s okay to be your own person, your own company and have your own attitudes, opinions and stances on the world. And if people don’t like it, screw ’em. You don’t need everyone to like you.

The Power of Unpopular is an awesome look at several businesses who have stood their ground, whether having an attitude, or selling a product the market told everyone else instinctively would not sell. The case studies are more detailed and have more practical take aways for you than most books out there. That alone makes it worth buying. Erika’s attitude — kind of a no bullshit one — is another selling point.

I caught up with the fiery redhead last week to chat about it. Be warned: The conversation is not G-rated. And my apologies for the dotted audio issues. We didn’t discover them until the recording was done. You won’t miss much and hopefully they’re not too distracting.

You can get your copy of The Power of Unpopular at the book’s website or on Amazon (affiliate link). Erika’s regular wisdom is available at RedHeadWriting.com.

Now let’s see how many of you are paying attention! I have two copies of The Power of Unpopular to give away. What I want you to do is Tweet “I want @redheadwriting’s book! @JasonFalls is giving two away! One better be mine, buster!” and link back to this post in the same Tweet. On Friday, I’ll randomly choose from those that followed the instructions and Tweet out names of the winners.

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About the Author

Jason Falls
Jason Falls is the founder of Social Media Explorer and one of the most notable and outspoken voices in the social media marketing industry. He is a noted marketing keynote speaker, author of two books and unapologetic bourbon aficionado. He can also be found at JasonFalls.com.
  • Enjoyed the interview and good like with the book!

  • lissaduty

    Jason, watching the video now and already sent out my tweets. I know I did it right too. How many ids can I register from? Just sent it on 5. I suppose that increases my odds of winning – or at least lets you know I’m serious about winning! LOL!

    • Dang. Lisa really wants a copy of the book!

  • Thanks for the opportunity to do the interview, Jason. And I, for one, BOUGHT your book solely based on the fact that you got “bullshit” into the title. How’s that for identifying your audience? I look forward to catching up in person — and more importantly, thanks for letting me earn your friendship so I could even feel comfortable asking that you give my book a look-see.

    Hugs and bourbon~
    Erika