Michael Kotick, a longtime senior marketing executive, helps you navigate the treacherous terrain in this essential guide for anyone concerned about building goodwill, boosting a brand, and making sales. Instead of overcomplicating modern marketing strategy with jargon, he explains how to use an intuitive, attraction-based framework to understand what successful marketers are doing, how theyre doing it, and where theyre headed next.
He explores topics like pickup lines and why nice guys finish last, primarily using the psychology of attraction to uncover what people really want from brands today. He also shares case studies from some of the worlds best brands, including Chrysler, Burberry, and Sharpie. Go beyond Instagram envy, engagement rates, and the list of rules that marketers have created for themselves to get to the crux of the matter: being interesting and likable to Create Brand Attraction.
This is not your average business book. Kotick begins by reminding us that marketers are people too, and our job is straightforward: We need to help people like our brands. From that insight, he lays out a refreshingly simple way to approach just about any new platform or marketing strategy challenge.
Jason Burby, POSSIBLE, President, Americas
In a refreshingly honest account of his own personal experience, Kotick succeeds at offering a how to framework without resorting to the same-old, same-old of other, far less readable, business books.
Thomas Gensemer, Burson Marsteller, Chief Strategy Officer
It's tempting to believe that brands like Apple, Nike, and Zappos achieved their iconic statuses because of serendipity, an unattainable magic formula, or even the genius of a single visionary leader. However, these companies all adopted specific approaches and principles that transformed their ordinary brands into industry leaders. In other words, great brands can be built—and Denise Lee Yohn knows exactly how to do it. Delivering a fresh perspective, Yohn's What Great Brands Do teaches an innovative brand-as-business strategy that enhances brand identity while boosting profit margins, improving company culture, and creating stronger stakeholder relationships. Drawing from twenty-five years of consulting work with such top brands as Frito-Lay, Sony, Nautica, and Burger King, Yohn explains key principles of her brand-as-business strategy.Reveals the seven key principles that the world's best brands consistently implement Presents case studies that explore the brand building successes and failures of companies of all sizes including IBM, Lululemon, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and other remarkable brands Provides tools and strategies that organizations can start using right away
Filled with targeted guidance for CEOs, COOs, entrepreneurs, and other organization leaders, What Great Brands Do is an essential blueprint for launching any brand to meteoric heights.
In the 13 years since Neumeier wrote The Brand Gap, the influence of social media has proven his core theory: “A brand isn’t what you say it is – it’s what they say it is.” People are no longer consumers or market segments or tiny blips in big data. They don’t buy brands. They join brands. They want a vote in what gets produced and how it gets delivered. They’re willing to roll up their sleeves and help out–not only by promoting the brand to their friends, but by contributing content, volunteering ideas, and even selling products or services.
At the center of the book is the Brand Commitment Matrix, a simple tool for organizing the six primary components of a brand. Your brand community is your tribe. How will you lead it?
Get actionable advice for your ecommerce store, for example:
Making More Money this Holiday Season
Getting More Website Traffic
Promotional Email Campaigns
Analytics Setup and Review
Creating Landing Pages
Improving Conversion Rates
Generating More Opt-In Leads
Anyone selling products or services online can benefit from this book. You will learn exactly how to make your website more successful and increase the amount of money you make from your website or e-commerce store. This also includes clear, actionable steps for you to increase retention and create loyal customers that will come back to spend more money. Plus, you can get examples of each case study listed in the book.
The book starts off with general advice about driving traffic to your website. Then, it details how to better understand your target customer. This is where we start to understand exactly to whom you should be marketing and why. Creating personas and your customer avatar will help you determine how and where you should be marketing your products.
Next, I dive into specific areas of an e-commerce website. Each section has specific tips to maximize the effectiveness. I recommend trying as many of the tips as possible. Not all the advice will work exactly as I have outlined it. You need to test and experiment to determine the right approach for you.
Finally, you will read specific suggestions on how to make more money from your e-commerce website. This money will come not only from new customers but also from repeat customers. This strategy is to help improve retention, resulting in a larger lifetime value. That includes suggestions for when your customers receive their products at their home or office.
Apply the tactics listed in this book to any self-hosted shopping carts or hosted ecommerce solution. The most popular hosted ecommerce software includes Shopify, BigCommerce, Volusion, NetSuite, Magento and Wordpress.