Clickbait is populist, anticlimactic and ultimately—it gets clicks. As clicks are the essence of SEO, you’re marketing and content can learn from clickbait (but this doesn’t mean you have to produce it).
If marketing is so bad then shouldn’t it be made illegal? We decided to explore this question because it’s at the heart of what we do, and we take ethics seriously. We’re talking about practical, not theoretical ethics that everyone understands, like ‘don’t be an [expletive of choice]’. And of course, we want to imagine a radical scenario where police track down marketers and the way people find out about products is quite different.