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Do not let what you do not have, prevent you from using what you do have.

Marsh Sutherland
Today's fortune submitted by:
Marsh Sutherland

Boston, MA, USA

Marsh Sutherland, recruiting at Vizit, excels in full-cycle recruitment for various departments with a 2-week fill rate and 85% acceptance rate. Skilled in team leadership and training, he's adept at identifying talent in the tech landscape. Closed 84 employees and 30 interns for Ocient, is an 8X startup founder, and TechStars advisor.

Marsh is a good man! He has sent me more fortunes than anyone and has been endlessly supportive of my Cookie blog project. I'm incredibly grateful for his unwavering support—it truly means the world to me.

Gritty Marketing.

Today’s Marketing Cookie is about cleverly crafting creative campaigns without complaints or constraints.

It's easy to feel like you're fighting an uphill battle in marketing, especially when the targets are loftier than ever, the competition is a well-oiled, well-funded machine, and the toolbox feels half-empty. Doubts start to creep in—how can you possibly achieve these ambitious goals with what you have? The odds can seem stacked against you, leaving you wondering if your smaller scale and limited resources are enough to carve out a win in this high-stakes game. It’s during these uncertain times that creativity and grit need to come to the forefront, turning limitations into opportunities.

During the Revolutionary War, as the colonists guarded the strategic Hudson River with just a handful of cannons, General George Washington resorted to some clever trickery. Each night, his troops would quietly shuffle their sparse artillery up and down the hill side along the riverbanks. By morning when the cannons fired, it looked to the British as though fresh reinforcements had magically appeared overnight. This clever bit of misdirection not only fooled the British into thinking that the colonists had a huge armory, but also showcased an American knack for making a little look like a lot—a critical bluff that kept the enemy at bay with a wink and a nod.

This is exactly the kind of scrappy resourcefulness that can transform your marketing. Don't dwell on the budget you lack, or the fancy tools you wish you had. Instead, maximize what you've got and dive into the fray with a few clever tricks and good ol’ fashioned enthusiasm. Leverage existing content in new ways, spark engagement with some low-budget social campaigns, and tap into your network for ideas, support, and collaborations. You can craft inventive ways to make your brand look bigger than it is, and do as today’s fortune says, “Do not let what you do not have, prevent you from using what you do have.”

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Marsh Sutherland

Unpackaged in: 

Boston, MA, USA

Cookie Ingredients:


What marketing is really saying:

"Kid's popcorn, candy and soda: $158."

What marketing says:

"Kid's discounted movie tickets: $8."

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