Breakthroughs and drips
There are only two ways to win in the market.
You can create a breakthrough. A promotion so powerful that people can't help but engage. An innovation so remarkable, people can't help but talk about it. A pricing strategy or ad campaign that breaks the mold and is worthy of attention. This takes huge guts and substantial investment.
Or you can win with consistent benefits, delivered over time. You win by incrementally earning share, attention and trust. This might take years.
Almost all marketing attempts to do neither of these, and of course, fail. Painless and quick are rarely associated with 'successful.'