Market Like You Mean It

Author: Al Lautenslager
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1599185350
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Consumers are exposed to as many as 5000 marketing messages via online, social media, and traditional marketing channels. Tapping the playbooks of successful product producers including Nike, Red Bull, Steve Jobs, Dr. Dre and others, successful marketerAl Lautenslager presents an entertaining look at what it takes to gain consumer buy-in and buzz across all marketing channels and reveals simple truths that any business can use to achieve the same, relative to their market. Embracing the simple truths provided, business owners master how to market to gain notice, be remembered, and get their ideal customers talking, sharing, liking, tweeting, AND buying. Lautenslager shows entrepreneurs how to zero in on their marketing goals, choose the best marketingtactics, integrate online and traditional marketing, and more. Points are illustrated through entertaining examples and case studies of little-known and well-known marketing and media phenomena such as flash mobs, Rachel Ray, Justin Bieber, and GoDaddy.com. "--

Fans Not Customers Revised Edition

Author: Vernon Hill
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782833137
Format: PDF
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Most companies plod along doing things as everyone always has. So there are huge opportunities for people trying to break the mould, even in old-fashioned businesses like banking or insurance. Of course it happens all the time in the digital world, but it can happen anywhere - so long as you turn your customers into fans. When that happens your customers - who will sing your praises when your competitors' customers are grumbling all the time - become your greatest allies in marketing and sales. Then you can really go for growth. But to amaze and delight your customers and clients isn't easy, and requires constant work and innovation - this book, generously scattered with examples and case studies drawn from Vernon Hill's own experience shows how it is to be done.

Will the Real You Please Stand Up

Author: Kim Garst
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1630472719
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Social media has grown up. What started just a few years ago as a quirky new way to find people, discuss events and connect has since woven itself into the fabric of our lives. 2 BILLION+ people now use social media on a regular basis as their single source for news, to research everything from cars to homes to burritos, to find, meet and marry and to connect and become part of the communities behind their favorite brands and companies. With so much competition it is difficult to stand out through the noise. In “Will the Real You Please Stand Up”, leading social media expert Kim Garst shares with you the tips, tricks and techniques that have helped her rise to, and stay at the top of the social media world. However, this is NOT a “how to” book on social media. It is something much more powerful. It is a guided journey to discovering the most unstoppable force in nature, something which you already have but just don’t know how to harness and unleash...

Hello My Name Is Awesome

Author: Alexandra Watkins
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1626561885
Format: PDF
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Every year, 6 million companies and more than 100,000 products are launched. They all need an awesome name, but many (such as Xobni, Svbtle, and Doostang) look like the results of a drunken Scrabble game. In this entertaining and engaging book, ace naming consultant Alexandra Watkins explains how anyone—even noncreative types—can create memorable and buzz-worthy brand names. No degree in linguistics required. The heart of the book is Watkins's proven SMILE and SCRATCH Test—two acronyms for what makes or breaks a name. She also provides up-to-date advice, like how to make sure that Siri spells your name correctly and how to nab an available domain name. And you'll see dozens of examples—the good, the bad, and the “so bad she gave them an award.” Alexandra Watkins is not afraid to name names.

Visibility Marketing

Author: David Avrin
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 163265962X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The landscape is littered with the corpses of great products and strong companies that died because of crappy marketing. Why do so many companies fail so miserably? Why do high-priced ad agencies and marketing firms keep spitting out stupid campaigns? Too many in business have failed to recognize the shift that has happened right under their noses. It’s not so much that people have changed; it’s that the business landscape has changed—dramatically. For the first time in human history, we have no unmet needs. Every problem has a solution, and many companies now find themselves creating solutions that appear to be looking for a problem. In his provocative and enlightening new book, Visibility Marketing, David Avrin shows what marketing approaches work, which don’t, and why. You will learn how to uncover your true competitive advantages and a process to craft messages and tactics that achieve tangible results. A remarkably accessible, relatable, thought-provoking reference book, Visibility Marketing speaks directly to business owners, entrepreneurs, marketing managers, and sales professionals. With wisdom gleaned from hundreds of presentations and workshops and conversations with tens of thousands of company leaders, Visibility Marketing will forever change how businesses and professionals look at the competitive landscape and how they promote themselves.

The Good News About What s Bad for You The Bad News About What s Good for You

Author: Jeff Wilser
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250063817
Format: PDF, Docs
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Eat more steak, drink more whiskey, take more naps, lay off all the kale, and throw out your multivitamins and standing desk. In The Good News About What's Bad For You...The Bad News About What's Good for You author Jeff Wilser shares all the research that allows you to celebrate all your vices and stop feeling bad about not brushing your teeth after eating that extra slice of cake. This book has two sides to it: one sharing all the good news, then the flip side contains all the bad news, making this the perfect gift that people will want to share and commiserate over with friends. Told with wit, charm, and a large dose of humor, the author sprints through a broad range of topics-from coffee to green tea, tequila to Vitamin Water, to apologizing and swearing. Wilser sifts through each study to reveal everything from the merits of procrastination to the downsides of yoga. In an age where so many people bend over backwards in pursuit of the most healthy and "pure" lifestyle, The Good News/The Bad News reminds readers to stop denying yourself pleasure and brings back to the tried-and-true golden rule of "everything in moderation."

Marketing Outrageously Redux

Author: Jon Spoelstra
Publisher: Bard Press
ISBN: 188516775X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Tom Peters says, Jon Spoelstra knows his stuff. Pat Williams, founder of Orlando Magic says, I consider Jon the top marketer in the world. The Wall Street Journal says, Mr. Spoelstra is one of those guys who thinks 'out of the box'. In this revised edition, Jon provides a real-world game plan for increasing your top line with marketing and promotion ideas that break through the clutter and get your customer's attention. His 17 Ground Rules—tested and proven—in sports and business, show how to differentiate yourself from your competitors. The focus is on measurable results that impact your bottom line—without big marketing and advertising budgets. Going beyond marketing theory his approach encourages you to push the outrageous envelope to gain immediate sales. Not just for sales and marketing folks —this book is for anyone who influences the course and attitude of your company.

The One Week Marketing Plan

Author: Mark Satterfield
Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 1939529786
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents a quickly-implemented marketing strategy that is not expensive, complicated, or time consuming, but designed to bring in business and increase sales.

Indispensable

Author: Joe Calloway
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471733369
Format: PDF, ePub
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A five-step strategy for turning a commodity into a necessity When products and services become interchangeable, price becomes the ultimate determinant for consumers. Indispensable shows businesses how to break out of that cycle by using The Five Drivers-a strategy that takes companies to the next level of performance. Renowned business consultant Joe Calloway looks at how real companies have made their product or service "mission critical," and satisfied customers in the process. Indispensable goes straight to the heart of the issue and reveals how successful companies-of any size, in virtually any manufacturing, selling, or service endeavor-achieve market leadership through The Five Drivers of fierce customer loyalty. Indispensable shows readers how to: * Create and sustain momentum: overcome organizational inertia and keep moving forward * Develop habitual dependability: make consistency of performance a defining characteristic * Connect continuously * See the Big Picture Outcome: create compelling customer experiences * Engage, Enchant, Enthrall: make magic in the marketplace With interviews, detailed case studies, and dozens of real-world, effective customer service ideas and initiatives, Indispensable is just what today's forward-thinking businesses need.

Good to Great

Author: Jim Collins
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0066620996
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Challenge Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness? The Study For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great? The Standards Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world's greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck. The Comparisons The research team contrasted the good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. What was different? Why did one set of companies become truly great performers while the other set remained only good? Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness -- why some companies make the leap and others don't. The Findings The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice. The findings include: Level 5 Leaders: The research team was shocked to discover the type of leadership required to achieve greatness. The Hedgehog Concept (Simplicity within the Three Circles): To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence. A Culture of Discipline: When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great results. Technology Accelerators: Good-to-great companies think differently about the role of technology. The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: Those who launch radical change programs and wrenching restructurings will almost certainly fail to make the leap. “Some of the key concepts discerned in the study,” comments Jim Collins, "fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.” Perhaps, but who can afford to ignore these findings?