Dave Houlbrooke
Feb 14, 2019 · 1 min read

Taken literally marketing is the practice of getting a product to market.

In the context of corn in the 1700s that would include:

  • Digging
  • Carts
  • Oxen
  • Yelling
  • Dealmaking
  • Growing things people want

Today most of those activities would be product, sales and operations.

Maybe they shouldn’t be?

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store