Get Scrappy

Smarter Digital Marketing for Businesses Big and Small

Author: Nick Westergaard

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 081443732X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

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"This book...will help you take your marketing to the next level without having to increase your budget a dollar" - Inc. Mashable Best New Marketing Books to Read in 2017 Selected by Oracle Marketing Cloud as a Top 15 Marketing Book for 2016 It's an exciting time to be in marketing: The Internet, social media, and content marketing are powerful equalizers, resetting the playing field for businesses large and small. Yet, it's also a challenging time, with much work to do and an ever-changing array of platforms, features, and networks to master-all on a tighter budget than before. Don't get discouraged, get scrappy! Shattering the myth that only big brands can do big things, Get Scrappy will help you: Demystify digital marketing in a way that makes sense for your business * Do more with less * Build a strong brand with something to say * Find inspiration in unexpected places * Create relevant and engaging content and promote it via Twitter, Facebook, and other channels * Integrate strategy and message across touchpoints for a unified brand experience-both online and off * Spark dialogue with your community of customers * Measure what matters The result is a reliable, repeatable system for reinventing your marketing as marketing reinvents itself. Featuring frameworks, hacks, tips, idea starters, and more, Get Scrappy is the map you need to take your marketing from good to great.

Get Scrappy

Smarter Digital Marketing for Businesses Big and Small

Author: Nick Westergaard

Publisher: Amacom

ISBN: 9780814437315

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8182

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Shattering the myth that only big brands can do big things, this book features frameworks, hacks, tips, and idea starters to demystify digital marketing, do more with less, find inspiration in unexpected places, create relevant and engaging content and promote it via social media platforms, and more. --

Small Business Marketing

A Guide for Survival, Growth, and Success

Author: Stuart Atkins,Stuart Atkins Mba

Publisher: Booksurge Publishing

ISBN: 9781439255414

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

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This practical book is designed to accelerate your small business marketing learning curve and review key principles of revenue-generating marketing. Perfect for a boardroom or a bathroom read!

The Age of Persuasion

How Marketing Ate Our Culture

Author: Terry O'Reilly,Mike Tennant

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1582436606

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Stop to consider the culture of the 21st century: Each morning, you might hear a half-dozen ads on the radio before your feet touch the floor. Staggering out of bed, you’ll pass brand logos on your clothing and in your bathroom. By the end of the day, hundreds — perhaps thousands — of marketing messages have targeted you. And yet so little is understood about how marketing affects our lives, our society, and our world. Enter Terry O’Reilly and Mike Tennant, the ad men behind The Age of Persuasion, the popular radio show broadcast on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Sirius Radio. They have made it their mission to share the back-room story of modern marketing, entertaining asides and all: “Think of advertisers as millions of ants in a colony, each working hard and each with its own objective. Except that in this colony, every single ant is competing against the others. That’s the ad business. Almost every ad you see, hear, and otherwise experience is competing for a piece of your imagination. And like any cross-section of humanity, the vast, worldwide advertising community is diverse: composed of geniuses and idiots, saints and buffoons, and everything in between.” From the early players to the Mad Men of the 1960s and beyond, O’Reilly and Tennant offer insights into a rapidly evolving industry. Smart and funny, The Age of Persuasion provides an entertaining — and eye-opening — look at a world driven by marketing.

Brand Now

How to Stand Out in a Crowded, Distracted World

Author: Nick Westergaard

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814439233

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8720

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Capture their attention-and keep it! With the rise of digital media, you'd think it would be easier than ever to be heard. Yet, most messages fail to cut through the clutter. Consumers are overwhelmed. Ads alone aren't effective. And you can't just churn out content and connect on every social network. To stand out today, you need to start with your brand. Brand Now uncovers the new rules of branding in our complex and chaotic world. Written by the author of Get Scrappy, the digital marketing bible for business, this latest book explains how to build brands that resonate both online and off. The book helps you: Create a brand with meaning * Reinforce it with the right touchpoints * Hone your brand's unique story * Share it through engaging content * Cultivate a sense of community * Craft a coherent experience * Stand out with simplicity and transparency The world may be growing louder, but with Brand Now's big ideas and practical toolbox, you can break through the noise-and win a place in the hearts and minds of your customers.

Mobile Influence

The New Power of the Consumer

Author: Chuck Martin

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137356243

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The explosion of mobile access across the globe has shaken the foundations of the traditional sales funnel, and businesses are scrambling to adapt and find new ways to tap into the market. For all their effort, many have failed to realize that the issue is not how to reach the customer where they are, but where they are going and their mindset at the moment. With the staggering growth in the use of mobile technology as both product research and purchase point, businesses have yet to fully understand the important role mobile devices play in the basic structure of the traditional shopping model and the new importance on linking behavior with location. With the death of the traditional sales funnel comes author Chuck Martin's new model, the Mobile Shopping Life Cycle. Based on the author's in-depth research, Martin has identified the six specific moments in the timeline of the sale which marketers must target effectively in order to reach the mobile buyer. From location-based marketing to mobile payment systems, Martin's model gives marketers access to the tools necessary to build a new sales framework that properly addresses the future of the market.

Absolute Value

What Really Influences Customers in the Age of (Nearly) Perfect Information

Author: Itamar Simonson,Emanuel Rosen

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006221568X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7798

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Going against conventional marketing wisdom, Absolute Value reveals what really influences customers today and offers a new framework—the Influence Mix, a totally new way of thinking about consumer decision making and marketing, and about developing more effective business strategies. How people buy things has changed profoundly—yet the fundamental thinking about consumer decision-making and marketing has not. Most marketers still believe that they can shape consumers’ perception and drive their behavior. In this provocative book, Stanford professor Itamar Simonson and bestselling author Emanuel Rosen show why current mantras are losing their relevance. When consumers base their decisions on reviews from other users, easily accessed expert opinions, price comparison apps, and other emerging technologies, everything changes. Absolute Value answers the pressing questions of how to influence customers in this new age. Simonson and Rosen point out the old-school marketing concepts that need to change and explain how a company should design its communication strategy, market research program, and segmentation strategy in the new environment. Filled with deep analysis, case studies, and cutting-edge research, this forward-looking book provides a totally new way of thinking about marketing.

Killing the Perfectionist Within

A Self-Help Guide for Women Suffering from Perfectionism, Anxiety, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Author: Honor Jane Newman

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452529531

Category: Self-Help

Page: 130

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Release high expectations, reduce anxiety, and come to accept yourself completely as you are right now. Honor teaches us the beauty of being average through her fun and accessible writing style and practical workbook exercises. Live with greater self confidence and energy Reduce anxiety and self-pressure Be the person youve always wanted to be Loved the book! I enjoyed reading it today with cups of tea and my feet up. Its very accessible and easy to read, as well as very insightful, helpful and practical. Shae M (psychologist)

Online Or Flatline

The Small Business Owner's Guide to Digital Marketing

Author: Nick Choat

Publisher: Elevate Publishing

ISBN: 1945449012

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 104

View: 9040

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Digital marketing is a daunting task for many small business owners. It often seems intimidating and complicated, and the benefits are not easily measured, but without it, many businesses die out. In Online or Flatline, Nick Choat offers compelling reasons to get your business online and easy-to-use tools to make it possible: How to set up an attractive webpage How to prioritize your social media efforts How to use review feedback to interact with customers How to optimize your ability to be found on Google How to combine traditional and digital advertising and many more Nick Choat has witnessed the evolution of digital marketing. He started at a young age, working in his parents' small, hometown grocery store in rural Tennessee, where he learned about customer service and loyalty. When he was offered a management position with Kroger, he made the bold move to exit the food industry, and took a chance on a degree in software development long before the tech boom of the 1990s. His first job was for Boeing, followed by several years consulting businesses for Ernst & Young. He was on board with Disney when they pioneered the online streaming of hi-def television, a revolutionary move when corporations were still fearful of the shifting marketplace. After realizing that he wanted to exchange his life in corporate America for one with more autonomy in his business, he bought a Sports Clips franchise and set a personal goal to empower all small business owners to utilize the tools at their fingertips. Online or Flatline gives small business owners an easy to follow, affordable guide and a strong plan of action for creating a successful and valuable online presence.

The Little Book on Digital Marketing Keyword Research

Author: Joseph Stevenson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947215009

Category: Communication in marketing

Page: 191

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The Little Book on Digital Marketing Keyword Research book contains the most up-to-date examples of keyword research methods used in professional digital marketing agencies today. Written by an SEO expert, this book contains everything from long and short-tail keywords.

Digital Transformation 3. 0

The New Business-To-Consumer Connections of the Internet of Things

Author: Chuck Martin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781985862807

Category:

Page: 280

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There's a technological tsunami on the horizon and it's about to shake every business to its core. This digital transformation will be bigger than any before it and will be on a global scale, transforming customer experiences along with their relationships with those they do business with. After the first digital transformations of the Internet and then Mobile, this transformation is even more significant and is being driven by seven major elements of the Internet of Things: Artificial Intelligence, Digital Voice Assistants, Smart Homes, Drones and Robots, Connected Cars, Sensors, and Virtual and Augmented Reality. In this fast-paced and quick-read book, NY Times Business bestselling author Chuck Martin shows what every businessperson needs to know about the transformers, laying out what is actually happening in the market today with well-founded research on where it is heading tomorrow.

Million Dollar Maverick

Forge Your Own Path to Think Differently, Act Decisively, and Succeed Quickly

Author: Alan Weiss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351861239

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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When it comes to how to succeed as an entrepreneur, we are besotted with advice. According to bestselling author Alan Weiss, success is a combination of opportunism, very disciplined work, luck, timing, and ignoring most advice. In other words, it means striking out on your own, original path to success. In Million Dollar Maverick, he explains that entrepreneurs don't take advice, they create value and then monetize it. They do what they love and are great at and find a way to sell it to people. They do not--contrary to "conventional wisdom"--chase money. They attract money. And most of all they think differently, act decisively--and, if talent and timing are with them, succeed quickly. Drawing on over thirty years of experience as a consultant, speaker, and global expert, Weiss shares his story and "Million Dollar Tips," not found in any of his other books, to help entrepreneurs gain influence, build confidence, and develop the critical thinking skills they need to discover the inside track to rapid success

Brand Seduction

How Neuroscience Can Help Marketers Build Memorable Brands

Author: Daryl Weber

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1632659859

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9765

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For many marketing professionals, “science” is a four-letter word. They see brand-building as an unteachable art guided by their intuition and experience. But at its core, marketing aims to seed ideas into people’s minds, make them feel a certain way, and, ultimately, get them to act. In Brand Seduction, Daryl reveals the latest psychological and neuroscientific discoveries about how our minds process brand information and make decisions, and the important roles our emotions and unconscious play in our selections. Welcome to the new world of neuromarketing. Through simple language, engaging stories, and real-world examples, Brand Seduction shows you how to decode, build, and use these hidden brand fantasies to grow your brand and business. You’ll learn: The surprising unconscious side of brands. The biggest myths about consumer psychology. The real role of emotions in building brands. Practical tools to use neuroscience to inspire better marketing. Everyone seems to have a different idea of what brands are, how they work, and how they are built. Brand Seduction digs deeper into the nature of brands, how they exist and behave in the mind, and how marketers and business leaders can use this understanding to “seduce” customers and grow their businesses.

Disruptive Marketing

What Growth Hackers, Data Punks, and Other Hybrid Thinkers Can Teach Us About Navigating the New Normal

Author: Geoffrey Colon

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814437400

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Now that 75 percent of screen time is spent on connected devices, digital strategies have moved front and center of most marketing plans. But what if that’s not enough? What if most people ignore company messages? What if consumer engagement never goes further than the “like” button? A sobering reality is hitting marketers. Technology hasn’t just reshaped mass media, it’s altering behavior as well. And getting through to customers will take some radical rethinking. First step is to toss the linear plan. Next is to strip away conventions, open your mind, and join Disruptive Marketing on a provocative, fast-paced tour of our changing world . . . Where selling is dead, but ongoing conversation thrives Where consumers generate the best content about brands Where people tune out noise and listen to feelings Where curiosity leads the marketing team Where growth depends on merging analytics with boundless creativity Packed with trends, predictions, interviews with big-think marketers, and stories from a career spent pushing boundaries, this book will propel you out of your comfort zone and into the disruptive mindset you need for future success.

Color Your Message

The Art of Digital Marketing and Social Media

Author: Lisa Caprelli

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502728555

Category: Internet marketing

Page: 194

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#1 Best Seller | Color Your Message helps you get more customers! Globally, video traffic will be 79% of all consumer Internet traffic in 2018. 80% of the U.S. uses Google to get found. There is an art and style to using today's colorful digital tools you need to know about! Discover why black and white (traditional marketing) is out and why Color Your Message refers to branding, advertising and marketing. Every business has a message that starts with your brand, messages, story, digital practices using Google, video, effective websites Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, social media, keywords, content marketing, YouTube and so much more! The author opens with an inspirational story about adapting to change while giving a new perspective on marketing. She uses permissible data from Google and Pew Research. This book helps entrepreneurs, leaders, business executives and CEO's get their greatest work into the world utilizing digital marketing tools, social media and technology right at your fingertips! Learn how to increase your business revenues and profits leveraging today's marketing tools. You can quickly take advantage of the author's experience who has spent over $1 million on advertising for the mere cost of a book! Learn what works and what does not. Marketing is what will bring you new and returning customers. Discover proven methods to leverage technology with your product or service! WHAT YOU WILL LEARN FROM THIS BOOK: Why content marketing combined with social media is extremely powerful! How to brand your business to be purposeful and social. Why remaining status quo can make you blind to new ways of doing things. Is your company taking advantage of innovation? 23 Business Owner Questions that will help you redefine your purpose. How to position your name and brand in your community and on the web. Tools to get to the top rankings of Google. Learn how communicate with Google in a language it understands. How to look at traditional and new media in a different light. The Internet is Video Centric - is your marketing? Two-thirds of the world's mobile data traffic will be video by 2017. Social media is only one tool or one "color" of many to choose from. How to identify the advertising and marketing platforms that are right for you. How combining a winning strategy can help your business double or triple in growth! This is not another bland HOW-TO book - it is a book that gives a clear understanding of WHAT needs to be done and WHY! Color Your Message will add pizzazz to your business, value and brand. Caprelli tells readers why content marketing is "the new black," and encourages them to think outside of social media and take advantage of the many "colors" you can choose from. As advance readers of Caprelli's book have commented, looking at digital marketing in this fresh, new way opens up a wide range of possibilities. After reading "Color Your Message," readers are certain to feel energized and excited about a subject that can seem overwhelming. This book also contains permissible content by Google and Pew Research. It should come as no surprise that taking an artistic approach to the subjects of online marketing and social media comes from Lisa Caprelli. In addition to an extensive career in the marketing sector - having overseen the investment of over a million dollars in advertising and marketing expenditures on behalf of numerous CEO's and business people from varied industries such as automotive, lawyer, medical, retail, etc. - Caprelli is also an acclaimed artist. Lisa Caprelli Invites You to Become An ArtisticCreator of Your Online Marketing Strategy, and "Color Your Message!"

They Ask You Answer

A Revolutionary Approach to Inbound Sales, Content Marketing, and Today's Digital Consumer

Author: Marcus Sheridan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119312973

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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"This book will not just tell the incredibly practical and extraordinarily simple story of River Pools and Spas, but it will also dissect how other companies of various industries have managed to find exceptional results applying these same principles, making it relatable to all industries, businesses, and entrepreneurs alike"--

Non-Obvious 2018

Author: Rohit Bhargava

Publisher: IdeaPress Publishing

ISBN: 9781940858425

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 7397

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Wall Street Journal Best Seller (2015 Edition) Winner: Axiom Business Theory Silver Medal (2017 Edition) Official Selection: Gary's Book Club at CES (2017 Edition) TOP 50 ALL AMAZON KINDLE BOOKS (2015 Edition) What secrets can a 400-year-old Turkish cymbal maker and an Icelandic hot tub etiquette video teach you about the power of storytelling? How do Michelin-ranked food stalls in Singapore and the decline of Swiss watches force all luxury brands to rethink their business models? What insights can the world's quietest place and a clothing dye produced by former tobacco farmers reveal about serving enlightened consumers? The answers to these questions may not be all that obvious. And that's exactly the point. For the past eight years, innovation expert Rohit Bhargava and his team have predicted 15 "Non-Obvious" trends each year. In this book, get a sneak peek at the proven methods exclusively taught to thousands of executives at leading brands, organizations and governments to develop unexpected solutions to critical problems. The power of non-obvious thinking can help you see what others miss, grow your business and make a bigger impact in the world. In this all-new eighth edition, discover what more than a million readers already have: how to use the power of non-obvious thinking to grow your business and make a bigger impact in the world. In total, the Non-Obvious 2018 Edition features 15 all-new trends across 5 categories including Culture & Consumer Behavior, Marketing & Social Media, Media & Education, Technology & Design plus Economics & Entrepreneurship. The book also features a detailed section with a review and rating for more than 100 previously predicted trends - with longevity ratings for each. As with the original version, this new edition of Non-Obvious also delves into the curation process the author has used for years to build his Trend Reports and takes readers behind the scenes of trend curation (much to the delight of past readers who have been asking about this for years), and show them the methodology they can use to predict the future for themselves.

Growth Hacker Marketing

A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising

Author: Ryan Holiday

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069817691X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing and Advertising A new generation of megabrands like Facebook, Dropbox, Airbnb, and Twitter haven’t spent a dime on traditional marketing. No press releases, no TV commercials, no billboards. Instead, they rely on a new strategy—growth hacking—to reach many more people despite modest marketing budgets. Growth hackers have thrown out the old playbook and replaced it with tools that are testable, trackable, and scalable. They believe that products and businesses should be modified repeatedly until they’re primed to generate explosive reactions. Bestselling author Ryan Holiday, the acclaimed marketing guru for American Apparel and many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians, explains the new rules and provides valuable examples and case studies for aspiring growth hackers. Whether you work for a tiny start-up or a Fortune 500 giant, if you’re responsible for building awareness and buzz for a product or service, this is your road map.

Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia

Author: Anthony M. Townsend

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039324153X

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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An unflinching look at the aspiring city-builders of our smart, mobile, connected future. We live in a world defined by urbanization and digital ubiquity, where mobile broadband connections outnumber fixed ones, machines dominate a new "internet of things," and more people live in cities than in the countryside. In Smart Cities, urbanist and technology expert Anthony Townsend takes a broad historical look at the forces that have shaped the planning and design of cities and information technologies from the rise of the great industrial cities of the nineteenth century to the present. A century ago, the telegraph and the mechanical tabulator were used to tame cities of millions. Today, cellular networks and cloud computing tie together the complex choreography of mega-regions of tens of millions of people. In response, cities worldwide are deploying technology to address both the timeless challenges of government and the mounting problems posed by human settlements of previously unimaginable size and complexity. In Chicago, GPS sensors on snow plows feed a real-time "plow tracker" map that everyone can access. In Zaragoza, Spain, a "citizen card" can get you on the free city-wide Wi-Fi network, unlock a bike share, check a book out of the library, and pay for your bus ride home. In New York, a guerrilla group of citizen-scientists installed sensors in local sewers to alert you when stormwater runoff overwhelms the system, dumping waste into local waterways. As technology barons, entrepreneurs, mayors, and an emerging vanguard of civic hackers are trying to shape this new frontier, Smart Cities considers the motivations, aspirations, and shortcomings of them all while offering a new civics to guide our efforts as we build the future together, one click at a time.

Get to Aha!: Discover Your Positioning DNA and Dominate Your Competition

Author: Andy Cunningham

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260031217

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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From the marketing strategist who helped Steve Jobs launch the original Apple Macintosh comes a groundbreaking guide to positioning any company for industry dominance Andy Cunningham has been at the forefront of tech and innovation since day one, and she’s been helping companies create new product categories ever since. Now she reveals the winning framework she uses to transform markets and industries. Get to Aha! shows how to establish the kind of foundation world-class brands are built on. Too many business leaders fail to ask the most basic questions about their company—Who are we? And why do we matter?—before they leap right into branding. Big mistake. A company must first know itself (establish its position) before it can express its identity (execute its branding). There are three types of companies in the world, each with its own DNA: Mothers are customer-oriented, Mechanics are product-oriented, and Missionaries are concept-oriented―and it’s absolutely critical for business leaders to know which type their company is to create an authentic and ultimately “sticky” position in the market. A company’s DNA is the key to achieving this and with it, a competitive advantage. Why? Because if a Mechanic creates a marketing campaign based on its belief that it is a Missionary, the underlying positioning will not ring true and the company won’t gain a foothold in the market. But if a company positions itself in alignment with its DNA, it will resonate authentically and establish its role and relevance even in the face of a major competitor. Get to Aha! presents a clear step-by-step framework that will help you determine your company’s precise position in the marketing landscape, using Andy’s DNA-based methodology. It takes you through the process of performing “genetic testing” on your company, examining the market through the six Cs of positioning, and developing your positioning statement—a rational, factual statement about your company’s role and relevance. Then and only then can you create a branding and marketing strategy that will build market momentum and crush the competition. Trust Andy. Steve Jobs did.