What makes things popular?
If you said advertising, think again. People don’t listen to advertisements, they listen to their peers. But why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? Why are some stories and rumors more infectious? And what makes online content go viral?
Wharton marketing professor Jonah Berger has spent the last decade answering these questions. He’s studied why New York Times articles make the paper’s own Most E-mailed List, why products get word of mouth, and how social influence shapes everything from the cars we buy to the clothes we wear to the names we give our children. In this book, Berger reveals the secret science behind word-of-mouth and social transmission. Discover how six basic principles drive all sorts of things to become contagious, from consumer products and policy initiatives to workplace rumors and YouTube videos.
Contagious combines groundbreaking research with powerful stories. Learn how a luxury steakhouse found popularity through the lowly cheese-steak, why anti-drug commercials might have actually increased drug use, and why more than 200 million consumers shared a video about one of the seemingly most boring products there is: a blender. If you’ve wondered why certain stories get shared, e-mails get forwarded, or videos go viral, Contagious explains why, and shows how to leverage these concepts to craft contagious content. This book provides a set of specific, actionable techniques for helping information spread—for designing messages, advertisements, and information that people will share. Whether you’re a manager at a big company, a small business owner trying to boost awareness, a politician running for office, or a health official trying to get the word out, Contagious will show you how to make your product or idea catch on.
As instructive as it is innovative, Unlabel empowers you to channel your creativity, find the courage to defy convention, and summon the confidence to act and compete in any environment.
This visual blueprint teaches you how to grow both creatively and commercially by testing your personal brand against the principles of the Authenticity Formula.
Marc Ecko shares the bruising mistakes and remarkable triumphs that reveal the truth behind his success, growing from a misfit kid airbrushing T-shirts in his parents’ garage to the bold creator of two hugely successful branded platforms—Ecko Unltd. and Complex Media. As Ecko explains, it’s not enough to simply merge your inner artist with business savvy, you must understand the anatomy of a brand, starting with its authentic spine.
With Unlabel, you will discover your own voice by overcoming fear, take action and deliver on your promises, understand why failure is essential, learn how your product or service makes people feel, and recognize if your nostalgia for the past is hampering your ability to envision your future.
Unlabel provides a bold and honest approach to building an authentic personal brand, and a roadmap for growing a bootstrap start-up into a sustainable business.
But imagine being able to sell your products when others cannot,being able to take market share from both your competitors, andknowing the precise formulas that would allow you to expand yoursales while others make excuses.
If You’re Not First, You’re Last is about howto sell your products and services—despite theeconomy—and provides the reader with ways to capitalizeregardless of their product, service, or idea. Grant shares hisproven strategies that will allow you to not just continue to sell,but create new products, increase margins, gain market share andmuch more. Key concepts in If You’re Not First,You’re Last include:Converting the Unsold to SoldThe Power Schedule to Maximize SalesYour Freedom Financial PlanThe Unreasonable Selling Attitude
Told with brutal candor and prodigal generosity, David Ogilvy reveals:
• How to get a job in advertising
• How to choose an agency for your product
• The secrets behind advertising that works
• How to write successful copy—and get people to read it
• Eighteen miracles of research
• What advertising can do for charities
And much, much more.
Book Yourself Solid, Second Edition reveals why self-promotion is a critical factor to success, giving you a unique perspective that makes this guide much more than an ordinary "how to" manual for getting more clients and raising a business profile.
Book Yourself Solid, Second Edition enables you to adopt the right promotional perspective and provides the strategies, techniques, and skills necessary to get more clients and increase profits. Through verbal and written exercises, you'll discover the keys to developing a strong marketing plan and brand image.Features unique, personalized, updated social media marketing strategies for service professionals Provides new pricing models and sales strategies for simpler selling Delivers fresh networking and outreach strategies guaranteed to take only minutes a day Offers new solid product launch strategies and tactics for creating instant awareness Author a New York Times bestseller, TV personality, and highly recognized professional speaker
Get the proven tools you can put into effect today with Book Yourself Solid, Second Edition, and watch your business grow exponentially!
Positioning also shows you how to:Use leading ad agency techniques to capture the biggest market share and become a household name Build your strategy around your competition's weaknesses Reposition a strong competitor and create a weak spot Use your present position to its best advantage Choose the best name for your product Determine when-and why-less is more Analyze recent trends that affect your positioning.
Ries and Trout provide many valuable case histories and penetrating analyses of some of the most phenomenal successes and failures in advertising history. Revised to reflect significant developments in the five years since its original publication, Positioning is required reading for anyone in business today.
Presentations are meant to inform, inspire, and persuadeaudiences. So why then do so many audiences leave feeling likethey've wasted their time? All too often, presentations don'tresonate with the audience and move them to transformativeaction.
Just as the author's first book helped presenters become visualcommunicators, Resonate helps you make a strong connectionwith your audience and lead them to purposeful action. The author'sapproach is simple: building a presentation today is a bit likewriting a documentary. Using this approach, you'll convey yourcontent with passion, persuasion, and impact.Author has a proven track record, including having created theslides in Al Gore's Oscar-winning An Inconvenient TruthFocuses on content development methodologies that are not onlyfundamental but will move people to actionUpends the usual paradigm by making the audience the hero andthe presenter the mentorShows how to use story techniques of conflict andresolution
Presentations don't have to be boring ordeals. You can make themfun, exciting, and full of meaning. Leave your audiences energizedand ready to take action with Resonate.
Sun Tzu and Sun Pin's timeless strategic masterpieces are constantly analyzed and interpreted by leaders worldwide. For the first time ever, author D.E. Tarver explains the classic texts, The Art of War by Sun Tzu and The Art of Warfare by Sun Pin, in plain English.
War is the perfect training ground for teaching Sun Tzu's ancient philosophies to attaining victory over an opponent. The Art of War outlines the steps for outwitting the enemy, be it an army of 10,000 or an unresponsive client.
The Art of War teaches leaders strategies to attain victory by: Knowing when to stand up to an opponent, and when to back down. How to be confident without being overly confident. Considering the cost of the campaign before launching an attack. Avoiding an opponent's strengths and striking his weaknesses.
"The one who is first to the field of battle has time to rest, while his opponent rushes into the conflict weary and confused. The first will be fresh and alert. The second will waste most of his energy trying to catch up." Be the first to the battlefield with The Art of War.
Every day we face the challenge of persuading others to do what we want. But what makes people say yes to our requests? Persuasion is not only an art, it is also a science, and researchers who study it have uncovered a series of hidden rules for moving people in your direction. Based on more than sixty years of research into the psychology of persuasion, Yes! reveals fifty simple but remarkably effective strategies that will make you much more persuasive at work and in your personal life, too.
Cowritten by the world’s most quoted expert on influence, Professor Robert Cialdini, Yes! presents dozens of surprising discoveries from the science of persuasion in short, enjoyable, and insightful chapters that you can apply immediately to become a more effective persuader.
Often counterintuitive, the findings presented in Yes! will steer you away from common pitfalls while empowering you with little known but proven wisdom.
Whether you are in advertising, marketing, management, on sales, or just curious about how to be more influential in everyday life, Yes! shows how making small, scientifically proven changes to your approach can have a dramatic effect on your persuasive powers.
As six advertising agencies scrambled for the account and the winner tried to churn out the Big Idea that would install Subaru in the collective national unconscious, Randall Rothenberg was there, observing every nuance of the chaos, comedy, creativity, and egotism that made up an ad campaign.
One can read Rothenberg's book as the behind-the-scenes chronicle of the brief and very troubled marriage between a beleaguered automobile company and Wieden & Kennedy, an aggressively hip ad agency whose creative director despised cars. One can read it as a history of advertising's journey from the conventionally upbeat slogan "Helps Build Strong Bodies 12 Ways" to the supercool nineties minimalism of "Bo Knows." Either way, Where the Suckers Moon is a face-paced, insightful, and occasionally appalling look at an industry whose obsession with image has affected our entireculture.
"When was the last time you felt this comfortable in a relationship?"
-- An ad for sneakers
"You can love it without getting your heart broken."
-- An ad for a car
"Until I find a real man, I'll settle for a real smoke."
-- A woman in a cigarette ad
Many advertisements these days make us feel as if we have an intimate, even passionate relationship with a product. But as Jean Kilbourne points out in this fascinating and shocking exposé, the dreamlike promise of advertising always leaves us hungry for more. We can never be satisfied, because the products we love cannot love us back.
Drawing upon her knowledge of psychology, media, and women's issues, Kilbourne offers nothing less than a new understanding of a ubiquitous phenomenon in our culture. The average American is exposed to over 3,000 advertisements a day and watches three years' worth of television ads over the course of a lifetime. Kilbourne paints a gripping portrait of how this barrage of advertising drastically affects young people, especially girls, by offering false promises of rebellion, connection, and control. She also offers a surprising analysis of the way advertising creates and then feeds an addictive mentality that often continues throughout adulthood.
"Jeff Thull's process plays a key role in helping companies andtheir customers cross the chasm with disruptive innovations andsucceed with game-changing initiatives."
—Geoffrey A. Moore, author of Crossing the Chasm and Dealingwith Darwin
"This is the first book that lays out a solid method for sellingcross-company, cross-border, even cross-culturally where you havemultiple decision makers with multiple agendas. This is far morethan a 'selling process'—it is a survival guide—a trulyoutstanding approach to bringing all the pieces of the puzzletogether."
—Ed Daniels, EVP, Shell Global Solutions Downstream,President, CRI/Criterion, Inc.
"Mastering the Complex Sale brilliantly sets up valuefrom the customer's perspective. A must-read for all those who aremanaging multinational business teams in a complex and highlycompetitive environment."
—Samik Mukherjee, Vice President, Onshore Business,Technip
"Customers need to know the value they will receive and how theywill receive it. Thull's insights into the complex sale and how toclarify and quantify this value are remarkable—Masteringthe Complex Sale will be required reading for years tocome!"
—Lee Tschanz, Vice President, North American Sales, RockwellAutomation
"Jeff Thull is winning the war against commoditization. In hisworld, value trumps price and commoditization isn't a given, it's achoice. This is a proven alternative to the price-driven sale.We've spoken to his clients. This stuff really works, folks."
—Dave Stein, CEO and Founder, ES Research Group, Inc.
"Our business depends on delivering breakthrough thinking to ourexecutive clients. Jeff Thull has significantly redefined sales andmarketing strategies that clearly connect to our global audience.Read it, act on it, and take your results to exceptionallevels."
—Sven Kroneberg, President, Seminarium Internacional
"Jeff's main thesis—that professional customer guidance isthe key to success—rings true in every global market today.Mastering the Complex Sale is the essential read for anyorganization looking to transform their business for long-term,value-driven growth."
—Jon T. Lindekugel, President, 3M Health Information Systems,Inc.
"Jeff Thull has re-engineered the conventional sales process tocreate predictable and profitable growth in today's competitivemarketplace. It's no longer about selling; it's about guidingquality decisions and creating collaborative value. This is one ofthose rare books that will make a difference."
—Carol Pudnos, Executive director, Healthcare Industry, DowCorning Corporation
-Mark Terry, President, Harman Pro Group
"A great read! Warren says it all in a way that's not only easy tounderstand, but even easier to implement. No need to ever readanother book on this subject."
-John Gamauf, President Consumer Replacement Tire Sales BridgestoneFirestone North American Tire, LLC
"Put this book on your must-read list if you want to learnsuccessful strategies for taking your distribution team to the nextlevel. Through motivation and education, Warren Greshes hascaptivated our very best top managers and producers. He pushes themto succeed and to keep their goals out in front of them, all thewhile maintaining a clear message, infused with his sense of humor.Warren has helped pave our way to success."
-Bernadette Mitchell, Vice President Retirement Benefits Group, AXAEquitable
"Warren is truly an expert in the field of sales! His grassrootsideas are practical, designed for immediate implementation, and aresure to lead to top-notch results. This book is a must-read forthose new to sales and those veteran salespeople who want to taketheir skills to the next level."
-Raj Madan, corporate marketing executive, financial servicesindustry
In The Ultimate Guide to Network Marketing, network marketing guru Dr. Joe Rubino offers readers a wide variety of proven business-building techniques taken from many of the most successful network marketing leaders in the industry. Presenting a wide range of different perspectives and tactics, this comprehensive guide offers beginning network marketers and seasoned veterans alike all the specialized information and strategies they need to grow their business. Revealing a world of secrets it would take a lifetime in the industry to amass, the 37 contributors in this handy resource provide one-of-a-kind advice for building extreme wealth.
The Sales Acceleration Formula provides a scalable, predictable approach to growing revenue and building a winning sales team. Everyone wants to build the next $100 million business and author Mark Roberge has actually done it using a unique methodology that he shares with his readers. As an MIT alum with an engineering background, Roberge challenged the conventional methods of scaling sales utilizing the metrics-driven, process-oriented lens through which he was trained to see the world. In this book, he reveals his formulas for success. Readers will learn how to apply data, technology, and inbound selling to every aspect of accelerating sales, including hiring, training, managing, and generating demand.
As SVP of Worldwide Sales and Services for software company HubSpot, Mark led hundreds of his employees to the acquisition and retention of the company's first 10,000 customers across more than 60 countries. This book outlines his approach and provides an action plan for others to replicate his success, including the following key elements:Hire the same successful salesperson every time — The Sales Hiring FormulaTrain every salesperson in the same manner — The Sales Training FormulaHold salespeople accountable to the same sales process — The Sales Management FormulaProvide salespeople with the same quality and quantity of leads every month — The Demand Generation FormulaLeverage technology to enable better buying for customers and faster selling for salespeople
Business owners, sales executives, and investors are all looking to turn their brilliant ideas into the next $100 million revenue business. Often, the biggest challenge they face is the task of scaling sales. They crave a blueprint for success, but fail to find it because sales has traditionally been referred to as an art form, rather than a science. You can't major in sales in college. Many people question whether sales can even be taught. Executives and entrepreneurs are often left feeling helpless and hopeless.
The Sales Acceleration Formula completely alters this paradigm. In today's digital world, in which every action is logged and masses of data sit at our fingertips, building a sales team no longer needs to be an art form. There is a process. Sales can be predictable.
A formula does exist.
Weltman identifies the four elements of selling—one of which is behind everything from a national television campaign to an email blast. There’s the ad that makes people curious—want to know more? That creates a sense of urgency—limited time offer! That increases market share—why we’re unique, or just better. And the ad that protects margins—thank you for your loyalty. And then Weltman explains how to employ these strategies, including: the six words that win business; the four kinds of stories; what to do if your product sucks; why lying in an ad will never pay off; why information reduces doubt; how to think like a force-multiplier; why different is better than better; why to remove jargon and acronyms and reveal ideas and relationships.
Advertising, Joshua Weltman argues, is a toolbox, not a tool, and used right it makes people happy. Seducing Strangers shows you how.
“People often ask me questions, or ask my opinions, on or about the world of advertising. My stock response is ‘You know I play a fictional advertising executive, right?’ That’s usually used to cover the ignorance or stupidity of whatever I am about to say next. In the future I will simply refer them to Josh Weltman.” —from the Foreword by Jon Hamm
How did the 360-year-old scissor company, Fiskars, double itsprofit in key markets just by realizing its customers had alreadyformed a community of avid scrapbookers? How is Best Buy planningto dominate the musical instruments market? By understanding theBrains on Fire model of tapping movements and stepping away fromthe old-school marketing "campaign" mentality.
Brains on Fire offers original, practical and actionable stepsfor creating a word-of-mouth movement for corporations, products,services, and organizations. It takes you step-by-step through thenecessary actions needed to start your own authentic movement.Develop and harness a powerful, sustainable, word-of-mouthmovementDescribes 10 lessons to master and create a powerful,sustainable movementThe Brains on Fire blog is often ranked in the top 100 ofAdAge's Power 150 Marketing Blogs
The secret to developing a team of high performers isn’t more training but better coaching. When managers effectively coach their people around best practices, core competencies and the inner game of coaching that develops the champion attitude, it makes your training stick. With Keith Rosen’s coaching methodology and proven L.E.A.D.S. Coaching Framework™ used by the world’s top organizations, you’ll get your sales and management teams to perform better - fast.
Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions is your playbook to creating a thriving coaching culture and building a team of top producers. This book is packed with case studies, a 30 Day Turnaround Strategy for underperformers, a library of coaching templates and scripts, as well as hundreds of powerful coaching questions you can use immediately to coach anyone in any situation.
You will learn how to confidently facilitate powerful, engaging coaching conversations so that your team can resolve their own problems and take ownership of the solution. You’ll also discover how to leverage the true power of observation and deliver feedback that results in positive behavioral changes, so that you can successfully motivate and develop your team and each individual to reach business objectives faster.
Winner of Five International Best Book Awards, Coaching Salespeople Into Sales Champions is your tactical, step-by-step playbook for any people manager looking to:Boost sales, productivity and personal accountability, while reducing your workloadConduct customer/pipeline reviews that improve forecast accuracy, customer retention and uncover new selling opportunitiesAchieve a long term ROI from coaching by ensuring it’s woven into your daily rhythm of businessDesign, launch and sustain a successful internal coaching programTurn-around underperformers in 30 days or lessBuild deeper trust and handle difficult conversations by creating alignment around each person’s goals and your objectivesCoach and retain your top performersCollaborate more powerfully and communicate like a world-class leader
Training develops salespeople. Coaching develops sales champions. Your new competitive edge.
Andrea Hiott’s wide-ranging narrative stretches from the factory floors of Weimar Germany to the executive suites of today’s automotive innovators, showing how a succession of artists and engineers shepherded the Beetle to market through periods of privation and war, reconstruction and recovery. Henry Ford’s Model T may have revolutionized the American auto industry, but for years Europe remained a place where only the elite drove cars. That all changed with the advent of the Volkswagen, the product of a Nazi initiative to bring driving to the masses. But Hitler’s concept of “the people’s car” would soon take on new meaning. As Germany rebuilt from the rubble of World War II, a whole generation succumbed to the charms of the world’s most huggable automobile.
Indeed, the story of the Volkswagen is a story about people, and Hiott introduces us to the men who believed in it, built it, and sold it: Ferdinand Porsche, the visionary Austrian automobile designer whose futuristic dream of an affordable family vehicle was fatally compromised by his patron Adolf Hitler’s monomaniacal drive toward war; Heinrich Nordhoff, the forward-thinking German industrialist whose management innovations made mass production of the Beetle a reality; and Bill Bernbach, the Jewish American advertising executive whose team of Madison Avenue mavericks dreamed up the legendary ad campaign that transformed the quintessential German compact into an outsize worldwide phenomenon.
Thinking Small is the remarkable story of an automobile and an idea. Hatched in an age of darkness, the Beetle emerged into the light of a new era as a symbol of individuality and personal mobility—a triumph not of the will but of the imagination.
Daymond John has been practicing the power of broke ever since he started selling his home-sewn t-shirts on the streets of Queens. With a $40 budget, Daymond had to strategize out-of-the-box ways to promote his products. Luckily, desperation breeds innovation, and so he hatched an idea for a creative campaign that eventually launched the FUBU brand into a $6 billion dollar global phenomenon. But it might not have happened if he hadn’t started out broke - with nothing but hope and a ferocious drive to succeed by any means possible.
Here, the FUBU founder and star of ABC’s Shark Tank shows that, far from being a liability, broke can actually be your greatest competitive advantage as an entrepreneur. Why? Because starting a business from broke forces you to think more creatively. It forces you to use your resources more efficiently. It forces you to connect with your customers more authentically, and market your ideas more imaginatively. It forces you to be true to yourself, stay laser focused on your goals, and come up with those innovative solutions required to make a meaningful mark.
Drawing his own experiences as an entrepreneur and branding consultant, peeks behind-the scenes from the set of Shark Tank, and stories of dozens of other entrepreneurs who have hustled their way to wealth, John shows how we can all leverage the power of broke to phenomenal success. You’ll meet:
· Steve Aoki, the electronic dance music (EDM) deejay who managed to parlay a series of $100 gigs into becoming a global superstar who has redefined the music industry
· Gigi Butler, a cleaning lady from Nashville who built cupcake empire on the back of a family recipe, her maxed out credit cards, and a heaping dose of faith
· 11-year old Shark Tank guest Mo Bridges who stitched together a winning clothing line with just his grandma’s sewing machine, a stash of loose fabric, and his unique sartorial flair
When your back is up against the wall, your bank account is empty, and creativity and passion are the only resources you can afford, success is your only option. Here you’ll learn how to tap into that Power of Broke to scrape, hustle, and dream your way to the top.
"A must read for media and marketers.”
—Alan Cohen, CEO, OMD USA
"What do fish tacos, data storage, and disaster relief all have in common? Each has harnessed the power of marketing that amplifies via the real-time social web. These and many other case studies are part of this engaging new book that details strategies for marketers to understand, evolve, and profit in the social age."
—John Gerzema, Chief Insights Officer, Young & Rubicam, and coauthor of Spend Shift
"Understanding what's possible and how to use social media will be essential for every marketer; this book will hold your hand in this brave new world."
—John Miller, CMO, NBC Universal TV Group
"Like it or not, social media is here to stay. It needs to be understood, managed, and harnessed. This book tells you how. Read it!"
—Zhihang Chi, Ph.D., Vice President and General Manager, North America, Air China Limited
"Beverly Macy is a true innovator and thought leader in the field of social media marketing."
—Cathy Sandeen, Ph.D., MBA, Dean, UCLA Extension, University of California Los Angeles
About the Book
In an era when information travels at phenomenal speed along the “real-time Web,” a brand can explode into popular culture overnight--and die just as quickly. As a marketer, how can you stay ahead of the curve? How do you control the chaos? Two words: Social Media.
With The Power of Real-Time Social Media Marketing, you'll learn how to take advantage of today's "fluid" business environment and develop innovative ways to meet market demands. And here's the best part: all your tools--Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other sites--are free!
Leading figures in the exciting new world of sophisticated social media marketing, Beverly Macy and Teri Thompson explain how you can use this global, real-time platform to change how consumers interact with your brand. They then present detailed case studies illustrating how top organizations and emerging brand giants have proven the remarkable effectiveness of social media marketing. Find out how:The American Red Cross turned a single "tweet" into $33 million worth of donations to earthquake victims in Haiti Orange County Transportation Authority engaged citizens to participate in transportation planning and use DIRE CTV boosted customer loyalty and trust by finding and solving complaints in real time EMC transformed business processes by leveraging workforce social media proficiency and "open" behavior models
Marketers no longer have the luxury of time to develop, test, and measure a brand. Use the lessons in The Power of Real-Time Social Media Marketing to launch your brand in a fixed amount of time, accurately measure the impact of your activities, and instantly adjust to any unforeseen events.
You'll learn how to use the powerful emotion of fear to convince stubborn prospects, make prospective customers successfully demonstrate the product inside their heads before they spend a penny to buy it, use speaking patterns that build desire for the product or service, and much more.
"A masterpiece! This is one of those rare books that I wish wouldn't get published. This gem will become the new sales bible."
Dr. Joe Vitale, author of Hypnotic Writing and There's A Customer Born Every Minute
“Read it and sell more—it’s just that simple.”
Roger Dawson, author of Secrets of Power Negotiating
“Puts you light years ahead of your competition. Read it... before your competition does.”
Dr. Tony Alessandra, author The Platinum Rule for Sales Mastery
“Gives you an almost unfair advantage—yet it’s all perfectly legal!”
Richard Bayan, author of Words That Sell
“Take all of the text books ever written about persuasion, influence, marketing, and salesmanship. Strip away the nonsense. What do you get? BrainScripts. It's a mistake not to read this book.”
Mark Joyner, founder and CEO of Simpleology
“Can you imagine the power in your sales presentation when you understand your prospects better than they know themselves?”
Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, Sales Presentation Skills Expert
“It's like looking into a crystal ball of human behavior.”
Thomas A. Freese, author of Secrets of Question Based Selling
“The material in BrainScripts is so powerful it should require a license for use.”
Art Sobczak, author of Smart Calling—Eliminate the Fear, Failure, and Rejection from Cold Calling
“BrainScripts shows in detail how beliefs become established, how they affect behavior and, most importantly, how business owners can ethically tap into them to help their companies grow and prosper.”
Robert Dilts, Founder NLP University
“BrainScripts gives you actual scripts to help get your sales message across without setting off your prospects’ ‘What’s the catch?’ alarm.”
Tom "Big Al" Schreiter, author of How To Get Instant Trust, Belief, Influence, and Rapport!
“BrainScripts is the definitive advantage in sales strategy. Read it and win... or pray your competitors do not.”
MJ DeMarco, author of The Millionaire Fastlane
“BrainScripts takes sales psychology to a new level. Drew’s practical and easy-to-use tips will also take you to the next level.”
Kerry Johnson, MBA, Ph.D.; America's Sales Psychologist
“BrainScripts brings you face-to-face with the prospect's intimate evaluation procedures so you can turn them into sales motivations and close the deal!”
René Gnam, author of René Gnam’s Direct Mail Workshop
Spike Humer, author of The 10 Day Turnaround
Google AdWords experts Perry Marshall and Bryan Todd, joined by AdWords and analytics specialist Mike Rhodes, present the fundamentals, techniques, tools, and tricks that Google should teach you, but doesn't.
This latest edition introduces revised, expanded, and new chapters covering Enhanced Campaigns, Google AdWords Express, and Google’s Product Listing Ads, as well as an introduction to Google’s Universal Analytics.
You'll learn how to:
Master Enhanced Campaigns, Google Shopping Campaigns, and Google Analytics
Implement flexible bid strategies that keep you on budget
Triple traffic with Google’s Display Network
Profit using local advertising
Corner the second largest search engine with YouTube ads
Avoid costly mistakes made by most Google advertisers
Chisel your way into tough markets
Write killer advertising and website copy that gets clicks
Determine what is and isn’t working with Google’s AdWords
As the SEO industry undergoes a shift and Google continuesto change its algorithm, successful SEO practitioners need toincrease their knowledge of a wide rangeof inbound marketing channels. The MozBlog is the go-to place for the latest thoughtleadership on the shifts in inbound marketing and SEO.This book cherry-picks and updates the most popular articles forthe key inbound marketing disciplines, mixing them withsome brand-new essays. Rand Fishkin and Thomas Høgenhavenhave produced a masterfully edited anthology packedwith information to provide the best possible insightinto these marketing channels. The popular Moz blogis a top resource for cutting-edge information on SEOtechniques:Co-compiled and co-edited by Moz CEO and co-founderRand Fishkin, this book is an anthology of articlesselected to provide the best possible overview of current SEO andinbound marketing techniques and trendsCovers channels of online marketing, content marketing, socialmedia, outreach, conversion rate optimization, andanalytics, as well as search engine optimizationFocuses on leveraging existing platforms like social mediasites and community for inbound marketing success
Inbound Marketing and SEO is a must-have formarketers in today's online world.
Social media has opened the door to anyone who wants to promote themselves--including small businesses. Designed specifically for busy small business owners, this book puts you on the fast track to maximizing your business's visibility and generating profits—regardless of the size of your marketing budget or the time you have to devote to it.
30-Minute Social Media Marketing provides 22 short chapters packed with real-world examples, templates, sample marketing procedures, and screen shots taking you step-by-step through the essentials. With little time and effort, you will master the arts of:Blogging and microblogging Social networking and bookmarking Audio and video E-books and webinars Direct and indirect marketing Brand and relationship building Word-of-mouth marketing Expanding your reach and establishing your position Integrating with traditional marketing Evaluating results
By the end of the book, you will have completed a social-media marketing plan that produces real results and created a strategy for future marketing plans--all in just 30 minutes a day.
Since its publication in 1965, A Technique for Producing Ideas has helped thousands of advertising copywriters smash through internal barriers to unleash their creativity. Professionals from poets and painters to scientists and engineers have also used the techniques in this concise, powerful book to generate exciting ideas on demand, at any time, on any subject. Now let James Webb Young's unique insights help you look inside yourself to find that big, elusive idea--and once and for all lift the veil of mystery from the creative process.
"James Webb Young is in the tradition of some of our greatest thinkers when he describes the workings of the creative process. The results of many years in advertising have proved to him that the key element in communications success is the production of relevant and dramatic ideas. He not only makes this point vividly for us but shows us the road to that goal."
--William Bernbach, Former Chairman and CEO, Doyle Dane Bernbach Inc.
Anthony Parinello's Selling to VITO introduced salespeopleeverywhere to the Very Important Top Officer-and taught them theprecise steps of how to sell to the person with the ultimate vetopower. Now, Parinello returns with Getting to VITO, a one-of-a-kindsales resource that offers proven, best-practices advice on how-toget into VITO's head, get into their budgets, and get on their teamas a "trusted advisor."
Based on Parinello's own extensive sales experience-as well as theexperiences of the more than one million salespeople who've studiedhis VITO process-Getting to VITO shows salespeople how to:
* Find and pre-qualify the real VITO
* Establish real value in VITO's eyes
* Cut to the chase with seven different correspondencemodalities
* Disarm every first-call objection a salesperson mayencounter
* Deliver the show-stopper "elevator" pitch for everyindustry
* One-on-one coaching from Parinello's own professionalcoach!
Anthony Parinello (San Diego, CA) is the country's foremost experton selling to top officers. His bestselling book and audiotapeprogram Selling to VITO (The Very Important Top Officer) has soldmore than 500,000 copies. Parinello's Secrets of VITO: Think andSell Like a CEO was a Wall Street Journal bestseller and his mostrecent book Getting the Second Appointment has been accepted by hisfollowing as the new sales process of "choice."
"The principles of hypnosis, when applied to copywriting, add a newspin to selling. Joe Vitale has taken hypnotic words to set theperfect sales environment and then shows us how to use those wordsto motivate a prospect to take the action you want. This is truly anew and effective approach to copywriting, which I stronglyrecommend you learn. It's pure genius."
-Joseph Sugarman, author of Triggers
"I've read countless book on persuasion, but none come close tothis one in showing you exactly how to put your readers into abuying trance that makes whatever you are offering themirresistible."
-David Garfinkel, author of Advertising Headlines That Make YouRich
"I am a huge fan of Vitale and his books, and Hypnotic Writing(first published more than twenty years ago), is my absolutefavorite. Updated with additional text and fresh examples,especially from e-mail writing, Joe's specialty, Hypnotic Writingis the most important book on copywriting (yes, that's really whatit is about) to be published in this century. Read it. It will makeyou a better copywriter, period."
-Bob Bly, copywriter and author of The Copywriter's Handbook
"I couldn't put this book down. It's eye opening and filled withgenuinely new stuff about writing and persuading better. And itcommunicates it brilliantly and teaches it brilliantly-exemplifyingthe techniques by the writing of the book itself as you goalong."
-David Deutsch, author of Think Inside the Box,www.thinkinginside.com
"Hypnotic Writing is packed with so much great information it'shard to know where to start. The insights, strategies, and tacticsin the book are easy to apply yet deliver one heck of a punch. Andin case there's any question how to apply them, thebefore-and-after case studies drive the points home like nothingelse can. Hypnotic Writing is not just about hypnotic writing. Itis hypnotic writing. On the count of three, you're going to loveit. Just watch and see."
-Blair Warren, author of The Forbidden Keys to Persuasion
Predatory Thinking is a masterclass in how to outwit the competition, in ordinary life as well as in business. It is the philosophy that has underpinned Dave Trott's distinguished career as a copywriter, creative director, and founder of some of London's most high-profile advertising agencies.
Drawing on Eastern and Western philosophy, and colourful characters from Picasso and Socrates to Warren Beatty, this book represents a lifetime of wisdom learned at the creative cutting edge.
'A brilliant advertising copywriter and a great team leader. His ideas are equally applicable to writing a novel, making a film, launching a product, managing a football team, instituting life changes and any activity you can imagine. Genius' Sunday Times
The authors have examined more than one hundred examples, analyzed four industries and developed nine detailed case studies to demonstrate the viability of this marketing innovation. The new concepts and principles can easily be applied by professionals. In the light of the success stories of Intel, GoreTex, Dolby, TetraPak, Shimano, and Teflon it can be expected that component suppliers will increasingly use Ingredient Branding strategies in the future.
Everyone in business knows they need to embrace the web, but noteveryone knows how to do it or where to start. No matter whatindustry you're in, the web offers efficiencies and solutions forsales, marketing and customer service, and many other businessfunctions. For businesspeople, small business owners, andmarketers, Web Marketing That Works offers proven tactics,road-tested by the authors, and easy-to-use templates for boostingyour Google search rankings, using social media to buildrelationships, developing an effective online marketing strategy,mastering the art of inbound marketing, and much more.Features insider advice and proven tactics for small businessowners and marketers who want to tap into the power of the webCovers web strategy, execution, content marketing, and socialmediaIncludes 33 free, downloadable templatesWritten by the founders of Bluewire Media, one of Australia'stop web marketing firms
Every business, large or small, can benefit from the web. Ifyou're not already using the web to boost your business, you'refalling behind the competition. Web Marketing That Worksshows you how to get ahead—starting right now.
Your personal and professional distinctions are THE precursor toclosing the deal. Why? Because most salespeople are notdistinctive-all they do is follow one another.
Sales Mastery gives you Chuck Bauer's unique personalexperience as a highly successful salesman turned sales coach.You'll connect with his methodology, proven by salespeople in everyindustry, to distinguish yourself, build your sales skills, and windeals again and again.Each chapter focuses on one important quality of salesmanshipenabling you to actualize your potential as a prosperoussellerIncludes tips for mastering sales presentations, phone pitches,customer objections, and closing strategiesLearn how to market yourself shamelessly, close sales accordingto your clients' dominant personality styles, and make prospectschase youAuthor is a nationally recognized sales trainer and coach
Sales Mastery gives you the toolset to break away fromthe pack to be the sales leader you always wanted to be... and reapthe bigger commission checks that result!
Almost every failed startup has a product. What failed startups don't have are enough customers.
Traction Book changes that. We provide startup founders and employees with the framework successful companies use to get traction. It helps you determine which marketing channel will be your key to growth.
"If you can get even a single distribution channel to work, you have a great business." -- Peter Thiel, billionare PayPal founder
The number one traction mistake founders and employees make is not dedicating as much time to traction as they do to developing a product. This shortsighted approach has startups trying random tactics -- some ads, a blog post or two -- in an unstructured way that will likely fail.
We developed our traction framework called Bullseye with the help of the founders behind several of the biggest companies and organizations in the world like Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia), Alexis Ohanian (Reddit), Paul English (Kayak.com), Alex Pachikov (Evernote) and more. We interviewed over forty successful founders and researched countless more traction stories -- pulling out the repeatable tactics and strategies they used to get traction.
"Many entrepreneurs who build great products simply don't have a good distribution strategy." -- Mark Andreessen, venture capitalist
Traction will show you how some of the biggest internet companies have grown, and give you the same tools and framework to get traction.