The digital age is here—and it’s developing rapidly. Regardless of your industry, sector, or geography, you need to understand the power of digital strategies to market your brand, reach your audience, and broaden your framework for success. This comprehensive, all-in-one guide combines the collective insights of top digital marketers, consultants, and academics—each one an expert in his or her field.
With the proven techniques of Strategic Digital Marketing, you’ll be able to:Plan, strategize, and implement a complete marketing campaign that best suits you and your company. Use social media like Facebook and Twitter to not only engage your target audience, but get real results. Improve your website and supersize your media presence through liquid content, mobile apps, engaging videos, social contests, and more. Develop a logical and balanced approach to digital, using the proper tools, to measure and maximize return on investment (ROI). Reshape your management framework and redesign your company for digital-era growth, functionality, and success.
These are the same market-tested strategies Fortune 500 companies are using to take advantage of the exciting new opportunities that only digital media provides. You’ll discover the 10 traits of digital leadership, the six habits of highly-successful firms, and the one true goal of digital marketing. You’ll read first-hand accounts of social media in action—and follow real-world case studies of the hottest companies trending today. You’ll also find need-to-know information on red-button subjects like emerging mobile technologies, legal guidelines for digital marketing, search engine optimization, and so much more.
Digital media has changed the world as we know it. Strategic Digital Marketing will change the way you live, work, grow . . . and succeed.
"Finally, someone has documented all we know about online advertising and how to do it right. As much as this confirms that online advertising really works, we know that marketers don't always get it right. The ARF's The Online Advertising Playbook provides critical insight on what sticks and what doesn't in online advertising and marketing."
—Greg Stuart, CEO and President, Interactive Advertising Bureau and coauthor of What Sticks
"The Online Advertising Playbook's principles, case studies, and strategic insights equip marketers with the best knowledge available. It will help your online advertising achieve the full range of marketing objectives, from lead generation and customer acquisition to driving trial and loyalty."
—Tim Kopp, Vice President, Global Interactive Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company
"To grow interactive marketing from here we need to institutionalize our wisdom and experience about what works. This book explains, in a disciplined way, what marketers have learned from a decade of massive change."
—Ted McConnell, Interactive Innovation Director, Procter & Gamble
"The Online Advertising Playbook is a milestone in the maturation of interactive advertising, but also an invaluable go-to guide for managers trying to make smart decisions with their advertising budgets."
—Van Riley, Vice President of Research, AOL
"The best marketing communication is spawned from what I call 'informed intuition.' After reading The Online Advertising Playbook, I am far better informed on how to optimize the online channel in our advertising and promotional programs. It's a perfect blend of case studies and research-backed learning."
—Rod DeVar, Manager, Advertising and Promotion, United States Postal Service
"Savvy marketers should take advantage of The Online Advertising Playbook's findings and principles to get real results."
—Chris Theodoros, Director of Industry Relations, Google
"A work of wisdom and rigor in the digital space that is as relevant for the newbie as it is for the digerati."
—Mike Donahue, Executive Vice President, American Association of Advertising Agencies
"This is a must-read for any marketing executive involved in online advertising. It's high time that a book looks at online advertising in the context of an integrative promotional strategy, one meant to set objectives, establish creative strategies, and measure results. The book nicely ties the various components of online advertising to relevant case studies, and the emphasis on measurement and results is refreshing. Not only is it relevant for marketing executives, it would also be a good basic text for any Internet advertising course and a good adjunct to any Internet marketing course."
—Henry Assael, Professor of Marketing, Stern School of Business, New York University
Stand Out Social Marketing explains how today's best-known brands draw attention that pays in the crowded space of social media--and how you can do the same for your brand!
"Stand Out Social Marketing outlines the tools and tactics to develop more meaningful and effective social media strategies." -- Brian Solis, bestselling author of The End of Business as Usual and Engage!
"A stand-out must-read." -- Dave Kerpen, CEO, Likeable Media, and author of the New York Times bestselling Likeable Social Media and Likeable Business
"Take these tips, work to implement these ideas, and look around to learn from who's tried what." -- Erik Qualman, bestselling author of Socialnomics and Digital Leader
"Mike gives you the tools you need to rise above the noise and develop a stand-out social marketing strategy." -- Larry Weber, Chairman, W2Group, and bestselling author of Marketing to the Social Web
"Lewis's unique ability is in presenting complex topics within an easily digestible framework, enabling marketers to implement these strategies in their company." -- Jeremiah Owyang, Partner, Altimeter Group
"You can launch a social marketing strategy, but unfortunately it doesn't come with a handbook--until now. Stand Out Social Marketing is an important read if you’re serious about social marketing!" -- Taulbee Jackson, CEO, Raidious
Business-to-business marketers have been slow to enter the online marketing arena, but now that the impact of search and social media marketing in the consumer marketplace is clearly documented, B2B marketers are ready for a complete guide to making the most of the medium. Written by experts with first-hand knowledge of the field, this book clearly explains how to leverage today's search engine marketing and social media technologies to get, nurture, and convert leads. Topics include strategy, branding, monitoring, resource allocation, and much more.B2B marketers need detailed, practical guidelines and strategies for how best to gain, nurture, and convert leads using today's Internet technologies and strategies This ultimate how-to guide examines strategic and branding considerations, search engine optimization techniques, and how to maximize the impact of banner ads and landing pages Explains how to use social media listening and monitoring tools, how to engage visitors, and how to allocate resources to ensure success Covers measuring results, improving web site usability, using metrics, and nurturing leads
Skilled B2B marketers who are ready to take advantage of all that online marketing has to offer will find this guide provides exactly the know-how they need.
Today's online ecosystem can be summed up in one word: overwhelming. With new social media platforms popping up all the time and new technologies disrupting even the most “reliable” marketing strategies, business and nonprofit leaders and marketers are faced with the challenge of getting ahead in an environment that makes it seem impossible to keep up.
Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age will help you figure out what’s important and what can safely be set aside. No matter your industry, if want to gain momentum for your marketing efforts—along with the just rewards—Momentum is the resource you’ve been waiting for. Based on her experience as CEO of The Marketing Zen Group and her work with clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, Shama Hyder cuts through the complexity and explains the five essential principles required to develop a successful marketing plan that will withstand the digital world’s constant changes and result in real ROI:
agility through analytics
Momentum will not only demystify the marketing landscape, but also show you how to spot opportunities to grow your organization and brand more easily and with more consistent results than you may have thought possible. Whether you’re a young business or an established company, Momentum will teach you how to thrive.
It’s not about social media. Or new (or old) media. It’s about results—and there’s only one way to get results. You must finally bite the bullet, tear down your silos, and integrate all your marketing and communications. That’s how you choose the best platforms and messages for each customer. That’s how you make research and metrics work. That’s how you overcome today’s insane levels of complexity and clutter.
You’re thinking: Oh, that’s all I need to do? “Just” integrate my whole organization? Are you nuts? No. We’re not. It can be done. This book’s authors have done it. They’ve shown others how to do it. And now they’re going to show you. Step by step. Strategy. Tactics. Research. Metrics. Culture. Social. Mobile. Direct. Broadcast. Print. All of it. With you, the marketing/communications decision-maker, right at the center...right where you belong!
Even now, organizational silos prevent most companies from conversing coherently with customers, delivering the right targeted messages, and building real synergies across all their marketing and communications programs. Now, Gini Dietrich and Geoff Livingston show how to finally break down those silos, bridging traditional and newer disciplines to drive more value from all of them.
You’ll learn how to create a flexible marketing hub with integrated spokes including sales, PR, advertising, customer service, HR, social media, and the executive team. Then, you’ll learn how to use your hub to speak cohesively with each customer through the tools and platforms that deliver the best results at the lowest cost. Dietrich and Livingston guide you through hands-on strategic planning, illustrating key points with real case studies and offering practical exercises for applying their principles. You’ll learn how to perform baseline analyses of media from iPad apps to radio, optimize resource allocation, change culture to overcome siloed behavior, use measurement to clear away obstacles, and gain more value from every marketing investment you make.
Pull it all together--finally!
How to successfully integrate your tactics, tools, messages, and teams
Better goals, better results: beyond “SMART” to “SMARTER”
Specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound, evaluate, and reevaluate
Better listening: stakeholders, customers, and research that works
How to make sure you hear what really matters
Four powerful ways to market in the round
When to go direct, come from above, use the groundswell, or execute flanking maneuvers