Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook Book Review: How does this book hold up in 2017?

By | January 20, 2017
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About Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World

Following on from his success with ”Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion‘’ and ”The Thank You Economy’’ the newest best seller from author Gary Vaynerchuk, is one of the best books on social marketing especially when first published in 2013.

This addition to his formidable library of success is a combination of elements from the previous two books with some different slants that really work!

For people who are new to promotion via social media, and find it a bit of a crazy maze, this book provides ideas and tips on how to manage your social media and reinforces the need to recognise that it is a rapidly changing world where one size does not fit all.

Whilst companies have been ‘jabbing’ customers by engaging with them over a period of time to build their success, offering freebies to bring them in, this book encourages them to take the plunge and right hook them, converting traffic to sales by asking the customer to make a small purchase.

Using examples of campaigns that have been highly successful and those that have failed, across all social media platforms, Vaynerchuk uses the benefit of hindsight to highlight to businesses the do’s and don’ts in this ever changing social media world.

With his down to earth, streetwise style Vaynerchuk shows in this book how content is the key to success and has to be adapted for each element of social media including Facebook, Instagram, Pin Interest, Twitter and Tumblr.

Who’s Gary Vaynerchuck?

Born in the Industrial town of Babroysk in Eastern Belarus, in the Soviet Union Gary Vaynerchuck took over the running of his Father’s Liquor store when he left college in 1999 and by 2005 the business had grown from a one million to five million turnover.

A master of social media and management he is co-founder of numerous companies including VaynerMedia that specialise in Social Media management Vayner RSE, Vayner sports. His awesome YouTube channel is something you should definitely check out, especially the #AskGaryVee show, where he answers burning questions by his audience. He’s well known for his no nonsense talk (or what I like to call cursing like a drunken sailor – which I have no problem with) he’s also a HUGE fan of the New York Jets.

Vaynerchuk has appeared on numerous talk shows like Ellen Degeneres and has featured in publications The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He was awarded The Morning News’ Favourite Web Phenomenon, and featured in The Wall Street Journal Twitters Small Business Big Shots.’

Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook pros

jab-jab-jab-right-hook-positive-reviewsReaders of the book consider it to be one of the best books on social media with advice and examples of how to get the best from ALL social media platforms.

For those bewildered about the marketing experience this book provides marketing tips on social media helping them to find their way around the minefield, explaining how to reach their customers en mass, with the importance of specific marketing on each individual media site.

There were examples given which were helpful and insightful.

Feedback included it was “excellent”, “eclectic” and “insightful.”

Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook Cons

jab-jab-jab-right-hook-negative-reviewsSome parts seem a little contradictory, for example Vaynerchuk talks about EdgeRank on Facebook, when this was stopped some time ago, but later in the book he advises that Facebook had stopped EdgeRank. So why talk about it?

General opinion from some readers was that it is an excellent book for beginners and those new to social marketing, but the general consensus from those who have already had experience in this field, or who have read ‘Crush It’ or ‘The Thank You Economy’ was that there was no new advice.

One reader said he found the book very helpful with regard to marketing on Social Media because he was totally new to it, but he wanted the book to show him exactly how step by step, but found that it stopped short of this.

It should be considered that given the rapid changes in the subject matter how quickly this advice will be out of date.


A good insightful book with over eighty per cent of those who brought this book ranked it five stars out of five on Amazon, with a further fourteen per cent ranking it four stars.

Of those reviews the customers advise that they have taken forward and successfully used the advice.

Gary Vaynerchuk’s books are masters in the online marketing field and able to show readers what they need regarding mass marketing on social media.

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4 thoughts on “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook Book Review: How does this book hold up in 2017?

  1. Christian

    I have seen this guy and this book around Amazon and on Youtube, but never really paid any attention to what his message was. I would like to establish a legitimate social media following, especially on Twitter. So I think that it might benefit my purpose to check out what he has going on, and purchase this book. Have you had any success as a result of his training?

    1. Lou Post author

      Hi thanks for your comments.

      Yes I must say his advise is very helpful, his earlier books are what got our attention. He’s very big on ‘the hustle’ which is something you can’t really argue with. He has a great philiosophy and his accomplishments speak volumes.

  2. Desron

    Hey Lou,
    It is always a great idea to build a social media following. I think its like free advertisement, many businesses whether online or brick and mortar can be found on social media sites. With such good ratings, it may be a great idea purchasing this book in the near future.

    1. Lou Post author

      Well said. Would love to know your thoughts on the book if you decide to get it


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