"Ignite your Advocates! Fuggetta shows you how."
—SCOTT MONTY, Head of Social Media, Ford
"Creating and amplifying authentic Advocates should be front and center on every marketer's agenda. This book is a blueprint for how to turn genuine Advocates into a powerful marketing force."
—SUSAN HELSTAB, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
"Advocacy is the ultimate goal for every brand. And Rob Fuggetta has given us the ultimate guidebook to brand advocacy. Simple, clear, and filled with practical advice, this book shows you how to turn your enthusiastic customers into a powerful Brand Army."
—PORTER GALE, former Vice President of Marketing, Virgin America
"In an era of connected consumerism, advocacy puts the word in word of mouth. Nothing is more authentic or effective. This book shows you exactly how to find and engage your advocates."
—BRIAN SOLIS, Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group, and author, The End of Business as Usual
"Inspiring Advocates is one of Method's seven obsessions. Get this book and be inspired. Highly recommended!"
—ERIC RYAN, Cofounder, Method
"Fuggetta's equation for building great brands in the social media age is proven and powerful. Every hotel marketer should read this book."
—CHIP CONLEY, Founder, Joie De Vivre Hospitality, and author, Emotional Equations
"Brand Advocates is a book every public relations professional should read. It's the definitive guide to authentic advocacy."
—AEDHMAR HYNES, Chief Executive Officer, Text 100 Public Relations
"Companies aren't trusted, brands aren't trusted, and nor are your executives. People trust each other, and now they have the tools to communicate with each other using social technologies and mobile, with or without brands involved. As a result, trust has shifted to the participants. Many brands, knowing their credibility has diminished, rely on advocacy programs where trusted members of the community are given a platform and encouraged to speak. Fuggetta shows you exactly how to create an advocacy program that empowers your trusted Advocates."
—JEREMIAH OWYANG, Partner, Altimeter Group
ROB FUGGETTA is the founder and CEO of Zuberance, the leading brand advocacy company. A twenty-year veteran of Silicon Valley, Rob has played a leadership role in three start-ups, including Genuity, which went public in June 2000. Rob was formerly a partner at Regis McKenna, Inc., the legendary Silicon Valley marketing and communications firm that helped put Apple on the map.
Marketers, technologists, and corporate leaders are looking for ways to more effectively connect consumers with their brand. Storyscapes introduces "storyscaping" as a way to create immersive experiences that solve the challenge of connecting brands and consumers. This book describes a powerful new approach to advertising and marketing for the digital age that involves using stories to design emotional and transactional experiences for customers, both online and offline. Each connection inspires engagement with another, so the brand becomes part of the customer's story. Authors Gaston Legorburu and Darren McColl explain how marketers can identify and define the core target audience segment, define your brand's purpose, understand the emotional desires of your consumers, and more.Shows how to map how the consumer engages with the category and product/service Explains how to develop an organizing idea and creative plan for an immersive storyscape experience Defines the role of marketing channels around the organizing idea Establishes how technology can be applied to the experience
Learn how to measure, optimize, and evolve the customer experience through the use of strong narratives that compel consumers to buy into your brand. www.storyscaping.com
Attract customers and ensure the ongoing success of your small business with this no-nonsense guide
Whether you own a bakery or a boutique, a plumbing or a finance business, this book gives you straightforward strategies to find more prospects, build your customer base and secure market share. Small-business guru Carolyn Tate empowers you to apply hundreds of high-impact and creative ways to market your business without breaking the bank.Know your target market — identify your ideal customers, and what, how and why they buy Develop business and marketing plans — learn how to create them and why they're so important Build effective databases — develop a database that creates business for you, without the headaches Solidify your branding — create a unique brand and keep it fresh and exciting Understand the power of advertising — assess if it's right for your business and how to pick the right strategies Master publicity — get your business in the media with the right message Implement relationship marketing — develop and maintain networks to create new opportunities Embrace websites and online marketing — build a website that drives customers to you, and use online tools and search engines to generate business
Developing successful business-to-business relationships with more customers in highly competitive markets requires processes and skills that go beyond traditional selling activity. The very best state-of-the-art strategies are set out clearly in this book by intentionally known authors who have worked at the highest levels with more key and strategic account managers worldwide than probably any other leading advisors. Based on the hugely influential KEY CUSTOMERS it looks at:Why has account management become so critical to commercial success? What are the key challenges and how do successful companies respond? What part does key account management play in strategic planning? How do companies build profitable relationships with their customers? How does key account management actually work? What does a successful key account manager look like and what skills does he/she need? How should key account managers be evaluated and rewarded? How do companies achieve key account management?
By addressing these key questions Woodburn and McDonald provide tools and processes for success honed by tough consultancy projects with the boards of some of the world's leading companies. The book stresses the elements that really matter - from developing a customer categorization system that really works and analyzing the needs of key accounts; to understanding the new skills required by key account managers and ensuring that key account plans are implemented. The 'real world' approach is backed by tested principles and the latest research from the renowned Cranfield School of Management.
Key Account Management comes from authors who have taught leading companies how to approach their most powerful and demanding customers and still make money. It is essential reading for all senior management with strategic responsibility, for key or strategic account directors, and for marketing and sales executives. The clear and authoritative approach also makes it an outstanding text for the serious MBA and executive student as well as business-to-business company directors and key account managers.
Today's biggest trends—the mobile web, social media, real-time—have produced a new consumer landscape. The End of Business As Usual explores this complex information revolution, how it has changed the future of business, media, and culture, and what you can do about it.
"To be successful in business, you need to see what others don't. Start with this book. Someone's going to do it, why not you?"
—Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and Chairman of HDNet
"Innovation has always changed the business landscape. People expect to access information anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Collaborative, cloud, and video technologies are leading this change. As Mr. Solis correctly writes, companies have to lead this change, not follow."
—John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc.
"Winning the hearts and minds of customers with new media experiences will turn them into your most valuable sales force. Solis's book is the map to unleash this treasure."
—Peter Guber, author of Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story
"Your customers will share their experiences both good and bad. Now that everyone is connected, it's amplified and incredibly influential. This book will help you rethink your vision and mission to survive in a new era of digital Darwinism."
—Mark Burnett, Television Executive Producer
Klepper, an executive educator, has worked with AT&T, Bausch & Lomb, Johnson & Johnson, Sony, Sun Microsystems, and a host of other corporations. He knows what makes a healthy partnership between a board and its CEO and the consequences of a bad fit. In this book, he details the eight practices of successful executives, such as facilitating innovation, motivating change, and developing leadership skills, and he explains what directors need to evaluate, such as working style, social behavior, and the handling of stress, before they commit to hiring a CEO.
The most critical element is the social contract, in which directors and their CEOs agree to be transparent, continually reassess their company's risk, maintain core company values, and make a commitment to their stakeholders. These include employees, shareholders, customers, and the community. In this essential volume, Klepper encourages directors to embrace their independence, and he teaches executives to value tough love.