Buyer Personas

Author: Adele Revella
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118961668
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Named one of Fortune Magazine’s “5 Best Business Books” in 2015 See your offering through the buyer's eyes for more effective marketing Buyer Personas is the marketer's actionable guide to learning what your buyer wants and how they make decisions. Written by the world's leading authority on buyer personas, this book provides comprehensive coverage of a compelling new way to conduct buyer studies, plus practical advice on adopting the buyer persona approach to measurably improve marketing outcomes. Readers will learn how to segment their customer base, investigate each customer type, and apply a radically more relevant process of message selection, content creation, and distribution through the channels that earn the buyers' trust. Rather than relying on generic data or guesswork to determine what the buyer wants, the buyer persona approach allows companies to ask the buyer directly and obtain more precise and actionable guidance. Buyer personas are composite pictures of the people who buy solutions, services or products, crafted through a unique type of interview with the people the marketer wants to influence. This book provides step-by-step guidance toward implementing the buyer persona approach, with the advice of an internationally-respected expert. Learn who buys what, and why Understand your buyer's goals and how you can address them Tailor your marketing activities to your buyer's expectations See the purchase through the customer's eyes A recent services industry survey reports that 52 percent of their marketers have buyer personas, and another 28 percent expect to add them within the next two years – but only 14.6 percent know how to use them. To avoid letting such a valuable tool go to waste, access the expert perspective in Buyer Personas, and craft a more relevant marketing strategy.

Buyer Personas

Author: Adele Revella
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111896165X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Named one of Fortune Magazine’s “5 Best Business Books” in 2015 See your offering through the buyer's eyes for more effective marketing Buyer Personas is the marketer's actionable guide to learning what your buyer wants and how they make decisions. Written by the world's leading authority on buyer personas, this book provides comprehensive coverage of a compelling new way to conduct buyer studies, plus practical advice on adopting the buyer persona approach to measurably improve marketing outcomes. Readers will learn how to segment their customer base, investigate each customer type, and apply a radically more relevant process of message selection, content creation, and distribution through the channels that earn the buyers' trust. Rather than relying on generic data or guesswork to determine what the buyer wants, the buyer persona approach allows companies to ask the buyer directly and obtain more precise and actionable guidance. Buyer personas are composite pictures of the people who buy solutions, services or products, crafted through a unique type of interview with the people the marketer wants to influence. This book provides step-by-step guidance toward implementing the buyer persona approach, with the advice of an internationally-respected expert. Learn who buys what, and why Understand your buyer's goals and how you can address them Tailor your marketing activities to your buyer's expectations See the purchase through the customer's eyes A recent services industry survey reports that 52 percent of their marketers have buyer personas, and another 28 percent expect to add them within the next two years – but only 14.6 percent know how to use them. To avoid letting such a valuable tool go to waste, access the expert perspective in Buyer Personas, and craft a more relevant marketing strategy.

Buyer Personas

Author: Adele Revella
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118961501
Format: PDF, Kindle
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See your offering through the buyer's eyes for more effective marketing Buyer Personas is the marketer's actionable guide to learning what your buyer wants and how they make decisions. Written by the world's leading authority on buyer personas, this book provides comprehensive coverage of a compelling new way to conduct buyer studies, plus practical advice on adopting the buyer persona approach to measurably improve marketing outcomes. Readers will learn how to segment their customer base, investigate each customer type, and apply a radically more relevant process of message selection, content creation, and distribution through the channels that earn the buyers' trust. Rather than relying on generic data or guesswork to determine what the buyer wants, the buyer persona approach allows companies to ask the buyer directly and obtain more precise and actionable guidance. Buyer personas are composite pictures of the people who buy solutions, services or products, crafted through a unique type of interview with the people the marketer wants to influence. This book provides step-by-step guidance toward implementing the buyer persona approach, with the advice of an internationally-respected expert. Learn who buys what, and why Understand your buyer's goals and how you can address them Tailor your marketing activities to your buyer's expectations See the purchase through the customer's eyes A recent services industry survey reports that 52 percent of their marketers have buyer personas, and another 28 percent expect to add them within the next two years – but only 14.6 percent know how to use them. To avoid letting such a valuable tool go to waste, access the expert perspective in Buyer Personas, and craft a more relevant marketing strategy.

eMarketing Strategies for the Complex Sale

Author: Ardath Albee
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071629440
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Turn prospects into buyers with a powerful emarketing strategy! “Albee shows how smart business-to-business marketers learn about buyers, tell a story, and greatly influence the B2B lead-to-sale process. This is your guide for Web marketing success.” David Meerman Scott, bestselling author of The New Rules of Marketing and PR and World Wide Rave “A compelling read for both B2B marketing and sales professionals alike, eMarketing Strategies for the Complex Sale is a practical and insightful how-to guide that will enable marketers to drive sales conversions and faster sales results.” David Thompson, CEO, Genius.com, and founder of the Sales 2.0 Conference “Albee lays out a path to understanding buyer personas, building their trust, and delivering contagious content that they want to read. A must-read for B2B marketers looking to engage with today’s buyers.” Steven Woods, CTO, Eloqua, and author of Digital Body Language “If you’re looking for a comprehensive, well-researched, single resource to plan, build, execute, and succeed in your eMarketing efforts, then buy this book!” Barry Trailer, managing partner, CSO Insights “New media, content marketing, social networking . . . Ardath cleverly wraps these concepts in a bow and makes this book required reading. . . . Become the expert resource for your customer and watch your business grow.” Joe Pulizzi, coauthor of Get Content Get Customers and founder of Junta42 About the Book Web 2.0 has reshaped the role of marketing in the Complex Sales process. Because prospects now have instant access to information about your company and its products—and your competitors—they can make buying decisions without ever communicating with you. Doing what you’ve always done simply won’t work anymore; you must entirely rethink how you attract and compel buying behavior. With eMarketing Strategies for the Complex Sale, expert B2B marketing strategist Ardath Albee breaks new ground in the field of digital marketing and new customer acquisition. Albee offers techniques and tools for developing and executing strategies that are guaranteed to generate results. The Internet offers an unprecedented opportunity for creating trusted relationships with your prospects and customers—before you ever “meet” them. Never before have marketers enjoyed such a wide-reaching and varied communication platform. Yet with all the noise, you have to stand above the crowd. The key is to converse about meaningful and relevant topics with your diverse audiences, to share your perspectives on what matters to them. That’s just what Albee teaches us to do. eMarketing Strategies for the Complex Sale shares methods to help you: Create eMarketing strategies based on customer perspectives Use a contagious content structure for competitive differentiation Establish trusted relationships Continuously measure, tune, and improve your effectiveness eMarketing Strategies for the Complex Sale also shares proven approaches to collaborating with sales. You can leverage eMarketing to move leads further into the pipeline while focusing sales time and energy on highly qualified opportunities. The results? Reduced time to sales, increased sales productivity, and growing revenues. eMarketing Strategies for the Complex Sale reveals processes critical to ensuring that you make a powerful, measurable contribution to the lengthy sales process—and to the longterm success of your organization as a whole.

Relationship Marketing

Author: Regis McKenna
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780201622409
Format: PDF, ePub
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The bestselling author of The Regis Touch expands on his previous work to focus on building crucial relationships that help a company dominate--and own--the market in this age of the customer. Includes stories, insights, and advice to give readers an edge in today's fiercely competitive climate.

Marketing Metaphoria

Author: Gerald Zaltman
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422121151
Format: PDF, ePub
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Meet the seven samurai of metaphor in this provocative follow-up toHow Customers Think. Jerry and Lindsay Zaltman explain how and why we use deep metaphors, which the authors define as any form of non-literal representation so deeply embedded in a person's thought processes that the person is unconscious of using it. Focusing on the seven metaphors - balance, connection, container, control, journey, resource, and transformation--the Zaltmans show how deep metaphors unconsciously pervade and shape our lives. If we recognise them and understand their power over us, we can use them more purposefully to improve the quality of customer relationships and market research and to challenge such pervasive business practices as market segmentation. Most important, deep metaphors can help prompt deeper thinking about key issues in business, where much thought is usually shallow, transient, and insight-free. To demonstrate the possibilities, the Zaltmans use an array of everyday stories from their research. The authors also share images collected through, or created by consumers during, their research to reveal insights better expressed through pictures than words.

The New Rules of Marketing and PR

Author: David Meerman Scott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119362415
Format: PDF, Docs
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Methods of buying are changing rapidly-- and the rules of marketing and public relations need to change along with them. Social media, real-time marketing and other online techniques must supplement your off-line methods. Scott provides actionable strategies that can be implemented immediately.

Twitter is Not a Strategy

Author: Tom Doctoroff
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1137279303
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A leading marketer breaks down the barriers between traditional and digital media, offering timeless principles for customer engagement

Buyer Legends

Author: Bryan Eisenberg
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502757654
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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By New York Times Bestselling Authors Bryan and Jeffrey Eisenberg with Anthony Garcia, "Buyer Legends: An Executive Storytellers Guide" describes a business process that combines the emotional power of storytelling with hard data to open new opportunities, spot gaps and optimize your sales and marketing. By using Buyer Legends in your organization you will: Improve communications - Your whole team will see and understand both the bigger picture and the important details Improve execution - You will turn big directives into purposeful and more effective actions Improve testing. You will understand how to plan and implement more effective and impactful tests Make more money. You will see improved conversion rates that make the up-front planning worth the time and effort After reading this, you will have more insight as to why your marketing execution may not be meeting expectations and why your team might be struggling to "get it." You will learn how to communicate your brand's story intent and the responsibility of each critical touch point within every level of your organization, from the boardroom to the stockroom. The Buyer Legends process IS one of the final pieces of a complex puzzle that has been missing from most modern marketing efforts. Wouldn't you like to have an edge in turning your brand into a legend? "Having worked first hand with the Eisenbergs on mapping our customers' critical paths and creating scenario narratives, I can confidently say the Buyer Legends process works. My team's focus at Google is on acquiring SMB advertising clients. And if you've ever worked with these types of businesses, you know there is huge diversity through the spectrum of small and medium businesses. We'd miss opportunities and gaps by over-aggregating (i.e. taking too high level a view) though often the challenge was in effectively communicating our insights. The Buyer Legends framework allowed us to more effectively focus our efforts, improving the bottom line. And equally important, to make a more compelling case for change with our marketing, engineering and product colleagues." Paul Jeszenszky Head of Global B2B Digital Marketing Center of Excellence, Google "The most clear-headed and useful guide ever for developing relevant and resonant stories about your business." Jay Baer President, Convince & Convert "Buyer Legends introduced me to a structured process which uses storytelling techniques to align our brand story to our customers experiences. With so many of our customers having an unique experience every day on Airbnb, it is our task to collect and communicate a collective narrative in the Airbnb brand story. While the Airbnb storyboarding technique, as described in the introduction, gives a clear overview of the customers journey, the motives of our customers and their experiences are many. With global differences on how people travel, making their decision where to stay, and experience the more local hospitality Airbnb provides, Buyer Legends is the marketing tool which binds Persona's, storyboards and our brand story. This is a powerful combination." Dennis Goedegebuure Head of Global SEO, Airbnb"

Digital Relevance

Author: Ardath Albee
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 113745282X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Pushing out content in the digital world is no longer enough... the content you create must have meaning and relevance for your intended audience. Unfortunately this is not always the case with most companies. With complex sales cycles often extending into years, maintaining long-term relevance requires both strategic planning and dynamic adaptability. Digital Relevance provides the techniques and advice marketers need to match content to context and respond to constantly shifting markets. Author Ardath Albee supplies the necessary tools for looking beyond the outdated campaign approach of one-off, unrelated buyer interactions. She outlines clear-cut strategies for developing customer-oriented communications, identifying the distinct value that differentiates your company, and making the shift from singular communications to a continuum approach. Digital Relevance also provides insights for ensuring that data and metrics are used to relate programs to the achievement of business objectives. Through engaging case studies Albee shows marketers how to create brand stories that can be used over time in order to ensure continued relevance, engagement and progression toward buying. Adapting to a continuum approach, observes Albee, takes a shift in mindset and reinforcement to ensure it becomes a natural part of approaching marketing strategy. Digital Relevance responds by offering practical solutions for organically integrating this important method into your approach. Albee's 'Relevance Maturity Matrix' will help you understand the levels of transition and what it takes to move from one level to the next. The reality of continuous change means that even if you reach mastery today, you'll have to stay on your toes to keep it. That's exactly what Digital Relevance prepares you to do.