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Instagram: http://instagram.com/garyvee Facebook: http://facebook.com/gary Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/garyvee Website: http://garyvaynerchuk.com Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/garyvee/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/garyvee Medium: http://medium.com/@garyvee Planet of the Apps: http://planetoftheapps.com Podcast: http://garyvaynerchuk.com/podcast

Update: Starting at 1:40 PM EST.

About: One of the world’s leading marketing experts, Gary Vaynerchuk has built his career by being exactly where consumer attention is going next.

Just out of college, Gary grew his family wine business from a $4M to a $45M business in just five years. Now, he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way, Gary became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies including Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Uber and Venmo and co-founding the VaynerRSE fund.

Gary will soon appear with Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and will.i.am on Apple’s original series “Planet of the Apps,” launching in spring 2017.

You can find Gary here: Instagram: http://instagram.com/garyvee Facebook: http://facebook.com/gary Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/garyvee Website: http://garyvaynerchuk.com Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/garyvee/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/garyvee Medium: http://medium.com/@garyvee Planet of the Apps: http://planetoftheapps.com Podcast: http://garyvaynerchuk.com/podcast

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hihellobonjourhallo17 karma

When you say work your face off/hustle, what exactely are some tasks to do to move your business forward? What tasks can you do to occupy yourself a whole day and feel good that you pushed ur business forward?

garyvaynerchuk20 karma

I let zero minutes waste. 15 straight hours every single day. Constantly doing. Just work. You can not waste time on stupid stuff.

fckdafreeworld14 karma

Gary, what are the three biggest trends you see in digital advertising today that are here to stay?

garyvaynerchuk20 karma

Audio (Podcasting and alexa skills) Audio will save people time. It's not only my #1 but my #2 and #3

Baxter434313 karma

You've said multiple times you didn't have a late teens/20's because you were grinding, what would you have done differently?

garyvaynerchuk17 karma

I would have gone out a couple times and hooked up - I'm serious :)

Deisy34110 karma

Where will influencer marketing be in 5, 10 and 20 years?:)

garyvaynerchuk14 karma

Far bigger than most people thing in 5 yeasrs - Billions and billions and billions and billions -- 10 years - understood with more billions : ) -- in 20 years might start looking like television which means it will be a mature market or overpriced

Darkstar20k9 karma

What advice would you give to someone who's doesn't know what to do with their life?

garyvaynerchuk34 karma

To try as many things as possible and get into the YES business instead of the NO business. Think about what you can potentially do.

GerdyNeek8 karma

Hey, Gary! I'm a web developer with entrepreneurial tendencies; I've been watching/reading your content for a couple of years.

Have you experimented with chatbots or other AI-related web technologies? The AI market seems to be heating up thanks to cloud-delivered services, and I'm wondering how you think AI will affect digital marketing?

garyvaynerchuk19 karma

Obessed. Time is the most valuable thing. AI is built on saving us time. BUT the people that try to eliminate the human element will lose. People still need to be a part of it. Needs to be a good blend. Those people will win

M-Craze8 karma

What advice would you give to someone basically starting over at 28 years of age?

garyvaynerchuk18 karma

Realize how lucky you are that you are in a position to start over. You're still a baby!! You don't realize how young you'll feel when you're my age.

garyvaynerchuk19 karma

Kick into patience and buy what I'm telling you. YOU HAVE TIME. You're young. Bake it into your head. BE PATIENT.

timmywheela7 karma

On what level do you get to know your competition personally?

garyvaynerchuk11 karma

Zero. I get uncomfortable because I am unbelievably competitive.

guillemlc97 karma

Gary, my family has a pharmacy business which is now really struggling, my parents are working their asses off. I'm currently studying industrial engineering, my question is: should I put my efforts in helping them with the business or carry on with my studies? Btw I'm 19 turning 20 on monday

garyvaynerchuk15 karma

If you think that you can come in and save the day but you also have the air cover from your family to quit your studies then you should do it - BUT that's a big IF.

sosiemedeiros6 karma

Hi Gary, I am founding a tech company that will be a C-corp. Do you advise getting a Board of Directors early on, or wait until the right people come along? Thank you.

garyvaynerchuk8 karma

No.

Bonobo426 karma

How likely is it that you'll buy the Jets one day? What needs to happen for you to get there?

garyvaynerchuk14 karma

100%. I have to stay alive.

zare3336 karma

What are your thoughts on cryptocurrencie?

garyvaynerchuk6 karma

I'm bullish on it. I haven't gone deep enough so I stay away. Technology always eats the world.

matt-ride5 karma

Gary what's your ultimate vision for your self, your company and the world? Thanks

garyvaynerchuk10 karma

For myself: That my funeral will be attended by far more people than anyone realize. For business: Build one of the greatest business empires of all time. For the world: Keep doing what it's doing. The macro is always good.

wilu5 karma

How do you vet the people you work with?

What's a trend you're glad is over?

garyvaynerchuk9 karma

I vet people 100% intuitively. As quickly as I hire, I'm willing to fire. I'm glad people are no longer using a tragedy to get a follower account i.e using donating to cause for every new follower.

jarredbee5 karma

What are your top priorities in life?

garyvaynerchuk6 karma

The health of my family.

jwb71115 karma

You have spoken before about a college ambassador.

What are you looking to get out of in particular from that position/person in the future?

garyvaynerchuk6 karma

People with attention and influence is what I trade so that's what I'd be looking for -- but there has to be an exchange in value. What I love is that influencers can go out to dinner and get paid for it because they're posting for the restaurant -- those are getting paid and those are making fun of it.

paul618774 karma

Gary, What are you getting out of being a volunteer for Pencils of Promise? (Thanks for being you)

garyvaynerchuk4 karma

Scratching my intuition. It just felt like the right place to be giving back. It made sense for my time and I loved the founder, Adam Braun.

Moneyjaxxson4 karma

Hey Gary, what is the best strategy to gain a following and to get known for a musician (Hip Hop) with a very poor following?

garyvaynerchuk7 karma

Nee to get you music hear - make good music first cause if you're product sucks you're finishe - but if it's good - offer your music for free and reach out to other influencers so they can use your music in their content - bring them value !!

hmwithers3 karma

Hi, Gary!! Today is #NationalWineDay - what will you be drinking? ;)

garyvaynerchuk7 karma

Red Wines from Portugal - they are the arbitrage of the wine world - they're insanely underpriced, just don't have the 'napa' branding.

natebitt3 karma

Gary, what's on your homescreen? Whose homescreen do you wish you could see?

garyvaynerchuk12 karma

My screen - social sites, nuzzel, calendar -- I would like to see the collective homescreen of every 15 year old in America so that I can learn about what opportunities might be out there.

SocialReddits3 karma

HOW MANY CLIENTS did you have when you started to put systems in place and outsourcing? Thanks for all the content!

garyvaynerchuk8 karma

I never outsource work.

Tron_Little3 karma

What is it about you that frustrates the people in your life the most?

garyvaynerchuk9 karma

Getting time with me. Access is a real challenge. You can have a 5 minute facetime for #60secclub but only 1 minute with my own employees.

garyvaynerchuk5 karma

Getting time with me. Access is a real challenge. You can have a 5 minute facetime for #60secclub but only 1 minute with my own employees.

garyvaynerchuk5 karma

Getting time with me. Access is a real challenge. You can have a 5 minute facetime for #60secclub but only 1 minute with my own employees.

garyvaynerchuk3 karma

Getting time with me. Access is a real challenge. You can have a 5 minute facetime for #60secclub but only 1 minute with my own employees.

veejp2 karma

When changing careers to a different industry, any tips on best way to convince hiring managers that your previous experience is relevant?

garyvaynerchuk4 karma

By not trying to convince them. Never sell. Make them believe you and your story.

infinitydeluxe2 karma

Where and how do you learn more about your intended audience (not you specifically)? What do you use to gather your data on your audience? I'm trying to find the pain points and make sure I'm targeting the right way.

garyvaynerchuk5 karma

I personally use doing. By creating and putting out, I use my intuitive nature to understand. Analytics tells you what has already happened, Not what you should do now.

next3days2 karma

Gary, we know you are a Mount Ida Mustang alum however I've never heard you say what your major was?

Thanks for all you do!

garyvaynerchuk6 karma

MADDEN!!

eyes-no-eyes2 karma

Hi Gary, long time follower/fan and love your work and thanks for doing this AMA. You always give advice that perspective is the highest “virtue”- no matter what, the right perspective gets you out of any tough situation. I’m wondering if you could explain your process of meta-perspective, aka, getting perspective on your perspective.

To re-word, how can someone analyze their own perspective if they are unaware that it’s fundamentally incorrect?

garyvaynerchuk2 karma

They can't.

chris852582 karma

Gary, can you give us the "dirt" on the Chief Heart Officer. What's the job description? Who do you choose for it? What rank do they hold in the big picture? The more detail the better! Thanks in advanced

garyvaynerchuk6 karma

She is the head of what most people call HR. We treat HR as offense. Claude is about celebrating good behavior, people first, building culture with no politics.

_swolepapi2 karma

how do you provide people more value than they give you without being a "pushover"?

garyvaynerchuk6 karma

By learning how to say "yes" and "no." You're only a pushover if you allow it. Learn how to take, not at the expense of what your giving. I am always willing to give because it is not transactional. I pay attention to the Macro.

shizrima2 karma

Hey Gary, I'm 19 how do I get people in the fashion industry to take me more seriously?

garyvaynerchuk4 karma

By executing. Don't expect anything until you've actually done it. Nobody owes you shit. Look at Kobe and LeBron - they executed and got the attention they deserved. Don't blame it on anything - especially your age.

LizRedTheLizard2 karma

What is your process for making difficult decisions quickly?

garyvaynerchuk3 karma

Believing in my intent. That's all that matters.

BenNieIV1 karma

Gary, thank you! I do it For Everybody Who Doubts Me. Who do you do it for?

garyvaynerchuk3 karma

I am completely driven by the chip on my shoulder. Loe sticking it to those who sleep on me but I also do it out of the guilt and gratitude I have for the talents that I was given. I was given something for real so I need to make the best of it - I HAVE TO DO IT.

SmilingMind1 karma

Hi Gary! What's your single best motivator? Thanks!

garyvaynerchuk3 karma

I'm not looking for it but I think everybody can be a motivator. Anybody on earth today who has a terminal illness is a motivator to me. Just incredible.