Killing your current marketing structure may be the only way to save it!
Two of the world’s top marketing experts reveal the next level of breakthrough success—transforming your marketing strategy into a standalone profit center.
What if everything we currently know about marketing is what is holding us back? Over the last two decades, we’ve watched the entire world change the way it buys and stays loyal to brands. But, marketing departments are still operating in the same, campaign-centric, product-led operation that they have been following for 75 years. The most innovative companies around the world have achieved remarkable marketing results by fundamentally changing their approach. By creating value for customers through the use of owned media and the savvy use of content, these businesses have dramatically increased customer loyalty and revenue. Some of them have even taken it to the next step and developed a marketing function that actually pays for itself.
Killing Marketing explores how these companies are ending the marketing as we know it—in favor of this new, exciting model.
Killing Marketing provides the insight, approaches, and examples you need to understand these disruptive forces in ways that turn your marketing from cost center to revenue creator. This book builds the case for, literally, transforming the purpose of marketing within your organization. Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose of the Content Marketing Institute show how leading companies are able sell the very content that propels their marketing strategy. You’ll learn how to:
* Transform all or part of your marketing operation into a media company
* Integrate this new operation into traditional marketing efforts
* Develop best practices for attracting and retaining audiences
* Build a strategy for competing against traditional media companies
* Create a paid/earned media strategy fueled by an owned media strategy
Red Bull, Johnson & Johnson, Disney and Arrow Electronics have succeeded in what ten years ago would have been deemed impossible. They continue to market their products as they always have, and, through their content-driven and audience-building initiatives, they drive value outside the day-to-day products they sell—and monetize it directly.
Killing Marketing rewrites the rules of marketing—enabling you to make the kind of transition that turns average companies into industry legends.
By keeping it simple, Catriona MacKay has combined her own business experience with established best practice to give you a practical guide to marketing.
Her great marketing tips and advice will help you:
• write a successful marketing plan
• avoid making costly mistakes
• encourage good marketing practice at work
• use what you know to make your business grow
• devise effective marketing for today's market including how to use online resources
Essential for those who want to grasp the key marketing skills without getting bogged down in academic theories. Includes worksheets to get you started.
ContentsCustomers, Competitors & All That JazzA Snapshot In TimeThe Marketer's ToolboxFollow Me ... I Have A Plan!King Pee (Products & Services)Queen Pee (Pricing)Prince Pee (Promotion)Princess Pee (Place)All The Litte Pees (Process, People)Come Closer, Come CloserOnline, On Time!Simply The Best!Heroes and Villains!
Each of these broad categories is addressed in a manner that allows the reader to thoroughly explore the subject or hone in on a specific topic covered in the individual chapters. The work is particularly unique in its treatment of interactive marketing and social media. A valuable resource in its entirety or as a topical academic reference, this book is invaluable to business professionals of all levels and appropriate for an MBA-level course text.
Containing actionable, high-impact techniques that save time and the bottom line, Social Business By Design will transform any organization's strategy to ensure success and avoid disruption in a fast-moving world.
When managers and marketers outline their social media strategies, they plan for the “right hook”—their next sale or campaign that’s going to knock out the competition. Even companies committed to jabbing—patiently engaging with customers to build the relationships crucial to successful social media campaigns—want to land the punch that will take down their opponent or their customer’s resistance in one blow. Right hooks convert traffic to sales and easily show results. Except when they don’t.
Thanks to massive change and proliferation in social media platforms, the winning combination of jabs and right hooks is different now. Vaynerchuk shows that while communication is still key, context matters more than ever. It’s not just about developing high-quality content, but developing high-quality content perfectly adapted to specific social media platforms and mobile devices—content tailor-made for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Tumblr.
If you're not using Instagram to your advantage, you have to start now. Instagram is the hottest social media site today: Two years after its launch, the number of its daily mobile users surpassed that of Twitter. Then Facebook purchased it for a billion dollars--and it took the world by storm.
Instagram Power provides everything you need to grab customers on the world's most popular photo-sharing site. This guide covers it all--from setting up an account to promoting a brand to integrating the photo-sharing app into an existing marketing strategy. Learn how to:CREATE THE MOST EFFECTIVE IMAGE FOR YOUR NEEDS IDENTIFY PROSPECTIVE CUSTOMERS WITH HASHTAGS DEVELOP A MARKETING PLAN TAILORED FOR THE SITE LAUNCH A NEW PRODUCT CREATE A MINI SOCIAL NETWORK OF CUSTOMERS ON INSTAGRAM TRACK AND MEASURE YOUR EFFORTS
Donald Miller's StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides listeners with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services. Building a StoryBrand does this by teaching listeners the seven universal story points all humans respond to, the real reason customers make purchases, how to simplify a brand message so people understand it, and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media.
Whether you are the marketing director of a multibillion-dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, Building a StoryBrand will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.