Who is the greatest marketer in human history and why?

My answer to Who is the greatest marketer in human history and why?

Answer by Trevor Carss:

Steve Jobs.

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This man was an incredible marketer, innovator and pioneer for computing. Just look at Apple today to realize how much of an impact he still has on their massive success.

  • He could captivate audiences with his keynote speeches.
  • He could design products before people knew they needed them.
  • He turned around the business by disrupting the music industry (iPod).
  • He went on to disrupt other technologies with innovation (phones, computers).
  • He made advertising beautiful.
  • He made technology beautiful.

For those reasons and countless more, I believe Jobs is the greatest marketer of all-time.

Who is the greatest marketer in human history and why?