Smart Marketing

Author: Ahmed Al Akber
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1631572350
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Smart Marketing is designed to help organizations looking for significant growth. Offering a great product or service does not guarantee success—to win these days, a business must also excel at marketing and selling. In most instances, a big marketing team and budget also isn’t necessary. To achieve big goals, focus must be put on the most important marketing and sales activities that generate the biggest impact for the business. This book outlines what those activities are and how to implement them. This book will appeal to CEOs, business owners, and independent professionals. It will also be very useful for marketers and sales managers. It is a “how to” guide to help readers cut through the hype and get straight to what really matters to this audience—growing business and revenue.

Rethink Your Marketing

Author: Tom Shapiro
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780999184707
Format: PDF, ePub
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If your business is stuck and you just cannot seem to grow beyond your current plateau, Rethink Your Marketing arms you with seven strategies for getting unstuck to fuel your revenue growth. Rethink Your Marketing helps you to identify the specific levers of your marketing that will lead to new growth, enabling you to cut through the noise to what truly moves the needle. Rethink Your Marketing includes marketing wisdom from more than 50 companies. Want to know how Russell Weiner, President at Domino's, created the fastest-growing restaurant in the U.S.? Want to know how Mark Organ took Eloqua from near bankruptcy to being acquired for $871 million? Want to know how Michelle Stern, SVP at Legendary Entertainment, is working with her applied analytics team to upend the way the entire movie industry markets films? Want to know how Jerome Hiquet, CMO at Tough Mudder, is plotting the brand's future growth? This book's got you covered! If your business has hit a plateau, rethink your brand's marketing to unleash growth. Merely tweaking what you are doing, though, will most likely lead to stagnation. Merely copying what the competition is doing will result in frustration. Merely following what the media is hyping will lead to failure. Instead, Rethink Your Marketing teaches you to avoid tinkering, and instead to go big, go bold, and go all out in highly strategic ways. From audience targeting and neuromarketing, to marketing mix and marketing metrics, after reading this book you'll learn a variety of paths for unleashing revenue growth. From basketball-playing sumo wrestlers to innovative revenue models, you'll uncover how dozens of highly successful brands are achieving marketing breakthroughs and accelerating their growth. Read Rethink Your Marketing, and learn to transform your business.

Marketing Plan Templates for Enhancing Profits

Author: Elizabeth Rush Kruger
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 163157275X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This workbook coaches business leaders to magnify the profits of a business. They learn a unique scientific system for predicting and achieving results. Their systematic decisions will spark the profits of any business. This system comprises all strategic decisions in the marketing plan for a business. The first part uses the SWOT Analysis to assess its strengths and weaknesses and identify possible opportunities and threats. The SWOT Analysis clarifies the mission, target market, specialty, and suppliers of the business. The questions at the end of these four chapters guide business leaders to focus on quality, describe key customers, compete on strength, and delegate weaknesses. The next part positions the business relative to its competitors with marketing mix decisions. Business leaders specify its products and services, and how to distribute, promote, and price them. These four chapters close with questions that lead the business to offer treasures, deliver delight, trumpet empathy, and price as valued. The final part motivates them to implement their decisions. The closÂing questions motivate business leaders to target key prospects, reward the best, concentrate resources, and jump into action. These twelve decisions transform a marketing plan and build the business. Her unique scientific system coaches business leaders to use the 80/20 rule to magnify their profits.

Market Sensing Today

Author: Melvin Prince
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1606499777
Format: PDF
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The concept and framework of market sensing was introduced by George Day more than 20 years ago into the strategic marketing literature—especially the philosophy of the market-driven organization. Market sensing can be considered an expression of a company’s capabilities to scan the external environment. It does this by using real time data and intelligence to understand business or uncertain changes, to meet the current and future needs of the market, increase customer value, and outperform competitors. Market sensing enables managers to resist complacency, as well as to exploit opportunities and to design appropriate competitive strategies in order to remain successful in today’s uncertain, rapidly changing, and hypercompetitive market. Market Sensing Today is essential reading in the marketing discipline, given the rapidly escalating innovative developments in market sensing techniques. This book of essays by acknowledged experts in the field fills an important knowledge gap and provides a realistic basis for strategy. It is replete with real-life examples of market sensing that illustrate actionable ideas for immediate impact that will improve organizational learning and accelerate growth.

Critical Thinking for Marketers Volume I

Author: Milan Frankl
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1631571176
Format: PDF, Docs
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All marketing actions, whether preceded by formal or informal decision-making processes, are based on what philosophers call “arguments.” An argument is a set of related statements comprising premises and a conclusion. Ideally, premises give an audience good reasons for accepting your argument’s conclusion. In marketing, these “conclusions” are normative decisions about what an organization should do, for example, raise prices by five percent, add a new sales territory or, perhaps, change the marketing communications mix to invest more in digital and less in print. The premises are the rationale behind why the organization should take such actions. Critical Thinking for Marketers: Learn How to Think, Not What to Think provides information and guidelines on not only how to develop good arguments, but also what it means to develop a good argument. For example, the book describes two basic kinds of arguments—deductive and inductive—and how to examine whether such arguments are “good” or not. To do this, the book explains 60 logical fallacies—or errors in reasoning—that marketers should avoid. Additionally, the authors’ several “Think Better” discussions examine how fields such as philosophy, behavioral economics, and marketing theory have informed the principles of critical thinking in marketing.

Launching New Products

Author: John Westman
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1606499238
Format: PDF
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The goals of this book are to discuss critical topics in launching new products, and to distill successful approaches from hundreds of publications and experience from launching over 50 new products into a checklist for marketing leaders, CEOs, and board members. The function of this checklist is to force consideration and completion of tasks that drive a successful product launch.

Growing a Business

Author: Paul Hawken
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671671642
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discusses the prerequisites to starting a business and shares his own start-up strategies

The Revenue Growth Habit

Author: Alex Goldfayn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119084040
Format: PDF, ePub
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800-CEO-Read Sales Book Of The Year for 2015 | Forbes 15 Best Business Books of 2015 | “The chapters, (46 of them in this 256 page book) are quick and concise, and it is easy to pick it up anywhere and find a nugget of easily actionable advice, but the kicker is that the actions he recommends are also quick and concise, so that we can accomplish them in the few bursts of spare time we all have left.” – 800CEORead.com “Follow Goldfayn's brilliant advice and you will have an endless supply of customer testimonials, spontaneous referrals, and new business, and it will compel you to buy a beautiful fountain pen and stop obsessing over social media. His advice simply works.” – Inc.com Grow your business by 15% with these proven daily growth actions Do you have trouble finding time during your hectic day to grow your business? Is your company stalled because you are too busy reacting to customer problems? Do you lack the funds to jumpstart an effective marketing plan? The Revenue Growth Habit gives business owners, leaders, and all customer facing staff a hands-on resource for increasing revenue that is fast, easy, and requires no financial investment. Alex Goldfayn, CEO of the Evangelist Marketing Institute, shows how to grow your organization by 15% or more in 15 minutes or less per day—without spending a penny of your money. Forget about relying on social media. Posting on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn doesn't grow revenue, especially for business-to-business companies. The Revenue Growth Habit shows how to request and collect testimonials and how to communicate these testimonials to grow your business. You will discover how to write powerful case studies, ask for (and get!) referrals, grow your lists, and send a revenue-growing newsletter. Goldfayn also includes information for teaching your customer service people how to inform your current clients about what else they can buy from you. This proven approach revolves around letting your customers tell your story. There is nothing you can say about your products and services that is more effective than what your paying customers say. How does it work? Each day, take one quick, proactive communication action that tells someone about how they'll be improved after buying from you. Choose from the 22 actions Goldfayn details in The Revenue Growth Habit. Each technique is fast, simple, and free. It only requires your personal effort to communicate the value of your product or service to someone who can buy from you. Personal communication—the key to the 22 action steps—will make your company stand head-and-shoulders above the competition.

eMarketing Strategies for the Complex Sale

Author: Ardath Albee
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071629440
Format: PDF, 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.

The Geek Gap

Author: Bill Pfleging
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1615921095
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Geek Gap is thoroughly original, virtually unique, of paramount importance and, on top of ALL that, a 'great read.' Bill Pfleging and Minda Zetlin deserve a giant 'Hats off' for this wonderful piece of work. --Tom PetersBusiness managers (suits) and technology professionals (geeks) have become warring camps in too many companies. While both groups have no trouble following the lingo of their own specialties, when they have to communicate with each other, neither side fully understands-or wants to understand-the other. And that's a big problem in an increasingly technology-dependent business environment where success depends on the smooth integration of both business savvy and technological expertise.Bill Pfleging-a respected computer and Web consultant-and Minda Zetlin-a veteran business writer-explore, in this insightful, witty, and very instructive book, the culture clash that pervades nearly every business-technology interaction. The Geek Gap provides members of both camps a practical guide to working together effectively. Using many real-world examples, the authors vividly illustrate the consequences in time, money, careers, and even lives when these separate cultures fail to communicate. By far the most serious example was the Challenger space shuttle disaster, which was likely the direct result of an internal clash and lack of communication between NASA's managers and engineers.The authors provide practical solutions for building trust between business and computer professionals. The book is filled with tips aimed at geeks and suits to help each group understand the other, communicate in what amounts to a foreign language, and get what they need to do their jobs effectively. The authors profile companies and individual executives who have successfully bridged the gap by conducting events that bring the two groups together, switching jobs from one area to the other, creating whole new careers as go-betweens, and much, much more.This is the first book to directly address issues of communication and understanding between business and technology people. The Geek Gap-in identifying this problem and providing numerous practical and workable solutions-is an indispensable guide for all.Bill Pfleging (Woodstock, NY) is a computer and Web consultant who writes a regular technology column for the Woodstock Times. With computer experience going back to the early 1970s at IBM, he has also worked for Tripod.com and Lycos Network.Minda Zetlin (Woodstock, NY) is a longtime business writer whose work has appeared in Crain's New York Business, Success!, Management Review, and other publications. She is also the author of Telecommuting for Dummies and co-author of The ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing.