The days of cheap tricks for clicks are coming to an end, the days of BS “growth hacking” are coming to an end

It’s a big, never ending cat and mouse game. Kudos to Rafat for not accepting that as status quo!

The big-funded sub-standard media startups & brands, almost all driven by garbage-in-garbage-out model of money spend leading to traffic growth, sketchy at best as a brand builder, will start falling by the wayside or find soft landings as homes. VCs will start turning away, that much is pretty clear, they may fund existing ops for a while, but new companies, forget it.

via • It’s About To Get Ugly in Media Startupland.