Marketing & Sales Books

  • BDVSS
    • £19.99
    Engaging with social media such as Facebook and Twitter is now a key part of global business communications. Blogs, social networking and social news sites have become the new tools for effective marketing and sales. This book is an excellent resource for anyone planning a social media strategy or campaign. It includes: sites and blogs for networking; social media brands and reputation; legal issues. This new edition covers the latest thinking, practices and technology such as Google+.
  • BDZRH
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    " My research shows we are heading into a major shake-out in business that will determine the leaders for decades to come. This will REQUIRE creative marketing and positionin, and there is no better source than Dan Kennedy on this topic. His book No B.S. Guide to Trust-Based marketing is rich with vital insights." -Harry S. Dent, Jr., author, The Great Crash Ahead Trust Between Consumers and Businesses is Gone Here's How to Fix It Internationally recognized "millionaire maker," Dan S. Kennedy, joined by entrepreneur and financial consultant, Matt Zagula, show you how to break down the barriers caused by the "trust no one" mantra invading every customer's mind today. They deliver an eye-opening look at the core of all business--trust, and teach you the secrets to gaining it, keeping it, and using it to build competitive differentiation, create price elasticity, attract more affluent clients, and inspire referrals. You'll get the essential strategies required to build trust in an understandably untrusting world, and in turn, attract both business and profits. Covers * 8 ways to demonstrate trustworthiness to prospective clients * The #1 secret desire of today's untrusting prospects--how to understand it, respond to it, and use it to transform marketing, prospecting, and presentations * How to avoid dumb mistakes that scream "salesman" to prospects * Why "Where can I find clients?" is the wrong question. The right question is: How can I construct a business persona and life so that clients seek me out, with trust in place in advance? * How to keep products, services and prospects away from the avalanche of competitive and confusing information online * The incorrect assumption that trust is built by imparting information and knowledge and a breakthrough technique to replace this mistake
  • BENEQ
    • £24.00
    It used to be only dotcom start-ups lacked workable business models. But now the ubiquity of cheap communications and computing is deeply wounding business models across the board. Combined with rapidly changing customer expectations, the rules for how value is delivered, and what, when, and how much customers will pay are in flux. What can you do to ensure that you have a business model that will work today and in the future? Create new revenue models, advises Saul J. Berman in Not for Free. The most important strategy now is wringing new income streams from existing assets, physical and digital, by exploiting new segments, new uses and new value additions. Using the media industry, the canary in the coalmine for business model disruption, as a starting point, Berman explores the revenue strategies that are working, and the ones that are failing, in this new world. Drawing on examples from a variety of industries like Progressive Insurance, Rent the Runway, Castrol, Redbox, Mint and many others, Berman guides you through the opportunities and pitfalls of new revenue strategies. Timely and practical, Not for Free tackles a problem plaguing all companies: growing revenue organically in the near term.
  • BEZPU
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    Have you come up with the next big thing? Or found a new way to improve an existing idea? Either way, your next step is to get your product into the stores on the high street. This may seem daunting or even unachievable but you can do it, without the need for warehouses full of stock and expensive consultants. In this new book, Laura Rigney, founder of Pitcher House, draws on her years of retail sales experience to help you navigate the path from product development and branding to pitching your idea to buyers at high street and online retailers. Topics covered include: building a strong brand; the best sales methods for your product; all the prior research required, including market and industry research, retailer backgrounds, and how to conduct it; where to find information about buyers and how to approach them; how to structure and deliver your pitch to buyers; and, how to maintain and grow your business once your products are stocked. There are also invaluable case studies that give you an insight into what to expect, both from buyers, who describe what makes a good and bad pitch, and from business owners, who describe their experiences.You can learn the pitching dos and don'ts from both sides. "Pitching Products for Small Business" is your essential guide to getting your product on the high street.
  • BFAMS
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    Boost sales results by zeroing in on the metrics that matter most "Sales may be an art, but sales management is a science. Cracking the Sales Management Code reveals that science and gives practical steps to identify the metrics you must measure to manage toward success." --Arthur Dorfman, National Vice President, SAP "Cracking the Sales Management Code is a must-read for anyone who wants to bring his or her sales management team into the 21st century." --Mike Nathe, Senior Vice President, Essilor Laboratories of America "The authors correctly assert that the proliferation of management reporting has created a false sense of control for sales executives. Real control is derived from clear direction to the field--and this book tells how do to that in an easy-to-understand, actionable manner." --Michael R. Jenkins, Signature Client Vice President, AT&T Global Enterprise Solutions "There are things that can be managed in a sales force, and there are things that cannot. Too often sales management doesn't see the difference. This book is invaluable because it reveals the manageable activities that actually drive sales results." --John Davis, Vice President, St. Jude Medical "Cracking the Sales Management Code is one of the most important resources available on effective sales management...It should be required reading for every sales leader." --Bob Kelly, Chairman, The Sales Management Association "A must-read for managers who want to have a greater impact on sales force performance." --James Lattin, Robert A. Magowan Professor of Marketing, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University "This book offers a solution to close the gap between sales processes and business results. It shows a new way to think critically about the strategies and tactics necessary to move a sales team from good to great!" --Anita Abjornson, Sales Management Effectiveness, Abbott Laboratories About the Book: There are literally thousands of books on selling, coaching, and leadership, but what about the particulars of managing a sales force? Where are the frameworks, metrics, and best practices to help you succeed? Based on extensive research into how world-class companies measure and manage their sales forces, Cracking the Sales Management Code is the first operating manual for sales management. In it you will discover: The five critical processes that drive sales performance How to choose the right processes for your own team The three levels of sales metrics you must collect Which metrics you can "manage" and which ones you can't How to prioritize conflicting sales objectives How to align seller activities with business results How to use CRM to improve the impact of coaching As Neil Rackham writes in the foreword: "There's an acute shortage of good books on the specifics of sales management. Cracking the Sales Management Code is about the practical specifics of sales management in the new era, and it fills a void." Cracking the Sales Management Code fills that void by providing foundational knowledge about how the sales force works. It reveals the gears and levers that actually control sales results. It adds clarity to things that you intuitively know and provides insight into things that you don't. It will change the way you manage your sellers from day to day, as well as the results you get from year to year.
  • BFARR
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    A Groundbreaking Pricing Model for the New Business Landscape Why would any customer choose Brand X over Brand Y, regardless of price? In a word: Value. When customers feel they are getting good value from your product or service, they are more than happy to pay more--which is good news for you and your business. Even in today's global market--with its aggressive competitors, low-cost commodities, savvy consumers, and intangible digital offerings--you can outsell and outperform the rest using Value-Based Pricing. Done correctly, this method of pricing and selling helps you: Understand your customers' wants and needs Focus on what makes your company different Quantify your differences and build a value-based strategy Communicate your value directly to your customers Now more than ever, it is essential for you to reexamine the reality of the value you offer customers--and this step-by-step program shows you how. Developed by global consultants Harry Macdivitt and Mike Wilkinson, Value-Based Pricing identifies three basic elements of the Value Triad: revenue gain, cost reduction, and emotional contribution. By delivering these core values to your customers--through marketing, selling, negotiation, and pricing--you can expect an increase in profits, productivity, and consumer goodwill. These are the same value-based strategies used by major companies such as Philips, Alstom, Siemens, and Virgin Mobile. And when it comes to today's more intangible markets--such as consulting services or digital properties like e-books and music files--these value-based strategies are more important than ever. So forget about your old pricing methods based on costs and competition. Once you know your own value--and how to communicate it to others--everybody profits.
  • BFAHV
    • £42.99
    Drawing from the seminal works published during the past two decades in Sport Marketing Quarterly, this collection edited by Nancy L. Lough and William A. Sutton brings to light foundational theories that have guided some of the most pragmatic studies to date. This Handbook revisits trends, presents instruments designed to assess key constructs, and provides critical analysis of industry practices with regard to issues such as gender, race, and ethical practices.
  • BBOUN
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    Knockout Sales Tactics They Won't Teach You At Business School! Written by a sales veteran with a track record spanning millions of pounds and dollars in sealed deals, this book blends the best psychological, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and classical persuasion techniques with a street-wise, gritty success system based on the author's own hard experience in selling and training sales professionals at the highest level. This book strips selling back to the bone giving you the essential tools you really need to beat your competition to a pulp and win the admiration of your customers, clients and peers. Inside you will learn - ?Surefire Objection Handling Techniques ?Sneaky Tricks For Dodging The Gatekeepers ?How To Tap Into Your 'Top 10 State' For Success ?Hypnotic Sales Techniques ?Killer Closes and The Art of The Finishing Move ?How To Hook For Powerful Results ?How Using The 'ABC Principle' Will Boost Your Sales ?Vital Tips From A Pro For 'Big Game Hunting' - and much more Ideal for the veteran sales person or for those just starting out in the wonderful world of selling, Bare Knuckle Selling gives you the essential information you'll need to be the best in your class.
  • BBPGM
    • £23.00
    "The best sales book of the year" -- strategy+business magazine That gap between your company's sales efforts and strategy? It's real--and a huge vulnerability. Addressing that gap, actionably and with attention to relevant research, is the focus of this book. In Aligning Strategy and Sales, Harvard Business School professor Frank Cespedes equips you to link your go-to-market initiatives with strategic goals. Cespedes offers a road map to articulate strategy in ways that people in the field can understand and that will fuel the behaviors required for profitable growth. Without that alignment, leaders will press for better execution when they need a better strategy, or change strategic direction with great cost and turmoil when they should focus on the basics of sales execution. With thoughtful, clear, and engaging examples, Aligning Strategy and Sales provides a framework for diagnosing and managing the core levers available for effective selling in any organization. It will give you the know-how and tools to move from ideas to action and build a sales effort linked to your firm's unique goals, not a generic selling formula. Cespedes shows how sales efforts affect all elements of value creation in a business, whether you're a start-up seeking to scale or an established firm looking to jump-start new growth. The book provides key insights to optimize your firm's customer management activities and so improve selling and strategy.
  • BBRQA
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    Every day thousands of passionate developers come up with new startup ideas and lack the branding know-how to make them thrive. Lean Branding is their Phone-a-Friend lifeline. This book is a practical toolkit to building your own robust, dynamic brands that generate conversion without having to hire an agency. It features over 1000 DIY branding tactics, tools and inspiring case studies for startups that need initial customer traction. It works as a complement to The Lean Startup and the Business Model Canvas. Lean Branding sheds light on the obscure process of brand development, showing you how to create, communicate and sell a meaningful brand by measuring its performance continuously.
  • BCAUP
    • £16.99
    NEW from the bestselling HBR's 10 Must Reads series. Stop pushing products--and start cultivating relationships with the right customers. If you read nothing else on marketing that delivers competitive advantage, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you reinvent your marketing by putting it--and your customers--at the center of your business. Leading experts such as Ted Levitt and Clayton Christensen provide the insights and advice you need to: * Figure out what business you're really in * Create products that perform the jobs people need to get done * Get a bird's-eye view of your brand's strengths and weaknesses * Tap a market that's larger than China and India combined * Deliver superior value to your B2B customers * End the war between sales and marketing Looking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series: HBR's 10 Must Reads: The Essentials HBR's 10 Must Reads on Communication HBR's 10 Must Reads on Collaboration HBR's 10 Must Reads on Innovation HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership HBR's 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself HBR's 10 Must Reads on Teams
  • BCJAS
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    The bestselling social media marketing book Marketing your business through social media isn't an option these days it's absolutely imperative. In this new edition of the bestselling Social Media Marketing All-in-One For Dummies, you'll get comprehensive, expert guidance on how to use the latest social media platforms to promote your business, reach customers, and thrive in the global marketplace. Social media continues to evolve at breakneck speed, and with the help of this guide, you'll discover how to devise and maintain a successful social media strategy, use the latest tactics for reaching your customers, and utilize data to make adjustments to future campaigns and activities. Plus, you'll find out how to apply the marketing savvy you already have to the social media your prospects are using, helping you to reach and keep more customers, make more sales, and boost your bottom line. * Includes the latest changes to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, and more * Offers tips for engaging your community and measuring your efforts * Explains how to blend social media with your other online and offline marketing efforts * Shows you how to leverage data to learn more about your community Don't get left behind! Let this book help you get the most from every minute and dollar you spend on marketing.
  • BDCMQ
    • £9.99
    The new, 2nd edition of the Key Account Manager's Pocketbook gives practical advice on how to keep and develop important customers, thereby maximising ongoing revenue streams, reducing sales costs, improving investment planning and increasing market knowledge. It opens by describing the key account manager's role and then goes on to describe how to rise up the so-called customer perception ladder, moving from a simple commodity supplier to developing a solid, long-term business partnership with your key customers. The author next explains how to develop the 'key account development plan', how to increase your influence with the decision-maker in your key account (relationship management) and how to win new business. The final chapter runs through the essential steps of key account handling. There are short exercises throughout which, if carried out, will help to reinforce the key learning points.
  • BDHHC
    Niraj Dawar
    • £22.00
    Shift your strategy downstream. Why do your customers buy from you rather than from your competitors? If you think the answer is your superior products, think again. Products are important, of course. For decades, businesses sought competitive advantage almost exclusively in activities related to new product creation. They won by building bigger factories, by finding cheaper raw materials or labor, or by coming up with more efficient ways to move and store inventory--and by inventing exciting new products that competitors could not replicate. But these sources of competitive advantage are being irreversibly leveled by globalization and technology. Today, competitors can rapidly decipher and deploy the recipe for your product's secret sauce and use it against you. "Upstream," product-related advantages are rapidly eroding. This does not mean that competitive advantage is a thing of the past. Rather, its center has shifted. As marketing professor Niraj Dawar compellingly argues, advantage is now found "downstream," where companies interact with customers in the marketplace. Tilt will help you grasp the global nature of this downstream shift and its profound implications for your strategy and your organization. With vivid examples from around the world, ranging across industries and sectors, Dawar shows how companies are reorienting their strategies around customer interactions to create and capture unique value. And he demonstrates how, unlike product-related advantage, this value is cumulative, continuously building over time. In an increasingly customer-centered world marketplace, let Tilt serve as your guide to shifting your strategy downstream--and achieving enduring competitive advantage.
  • BDQPW
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    Branding is possibly the most powerful commercial and cultural force on the planet. Iconic names such as Coca-Cola, Nike, Manchester United, Harry Potter, and Google are known and recognized by millions of people worldwide. As the market economy spreads across the world, brands are becoming ever more prevalent. The Apple brand has been valued at $98 billion - more than the GDP of Slovakia. Every day, we're exposed to more than 3500 brand messages. And even though people are increasingly brand-aware and brand-sceptical, they are nevertheless seduced by brands. We may reject the whole brand system, but we still wouldn't be parted from our Apple Macs. Brands are impossible to escape. In this Very Short Introduction Robert Jones discusses the rising omnipresence of brands, and analyses how they work their magic. He considers the incredible potency of brands as a commercial, social, and cultural force, and looks at the many different kinds of brands that exist - from products, services, and artistic properties, to companies, charities, sports clubs, and political parties. Defining what we mean by the word 'brand', he explores both the positive and negative aspects of brands. Finally Jones considers the business of branding, and asks whether the idea of brands and branding is starting to decline, or whether it has a long future ahead. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
  • BDQXE
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    We are on the cusp of a marketing revolution. And it is being led by you. "Influence is the ability to cause, affect, or change behavior. Mark Schaefer helps you define the outcomes you wish to see ...and measure them!" --Brian Solis, author of The End of Business as Usual "Schaefer's book has earned its place on the shelf of anyone looking to find influencers--or become one." --Harold Burson, founder, Burson-Marsteller "Return on Influence is definitive, exciting, and endlessly practical. In an age where marketing budgets are tight and getting tighter, social media--and particularly influence marketing--has become the silver bullet to solve all problems. Consider this book the marksmen's manual." --Rick Wion, Director of Social Media, McDonald's "I could not stop reading this book. Mark Schaefer demystifies the power of influence in this insider's guide to combining content strategy with network interactions to create social conversations that move markets." --Ardath Albee, author of eMarketing Strategies for the Complex Sale "A fascinating exploration at how you track and increase your online influence. Real-world strategies for real-world companies." --Randy Gage, author of Prosperity Mind About the Book: Return on Influence is the first book to explore how brands are identifying and leveraging the world's most powerful bloggers, tweeters, and YouTube celebrities to build product awareness, brand buzz, and new sales. In this revolutionary book, renowned marketing consultant and college educator Mark W. Schaefer shows you how to use the latest breakthroughs in social networking and influence marketing to achieve your goals through: In-depth explanations of the sources of online influence--and how they can work for or against you Interviews with more than 50 experts, including tech blogger Robert Scoble, Influence author Robert Cialdini, and industry thought leaders such as Mitch Joel, Jay Baer, and Christopher S. Penn An insider's look at the controversial social scoring company Klout and its process for assigning influence numbers to everyone Practical, actionable tips to increase your own personal power and online influence More than a dozen original social influence marketing case studies Even if you already use social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, or blogging to maintain an online presence, this eye-opening, action-ready guide shows you how to reach the "superconnectors" who ignite epidemics through word-of-mouth influence ...and become one yourself. This is the future of marketing at your fingertips: low-cost, high-speed, influence driven, and powerful. Filled with fascinating case studies, interviews, and insider advice, this essential guide prepares you for the next wave of social networking. This is how to win friends and influence people in the digital age--with a Return on Influence.
  • BDSVO
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    Nick Bailey believes that skill in the art of salesmanship is the one thing that will make the most difference to the economy and prospects of every country. In this book, he shares the sales skills he has developed over 25 years' in the IT industry selling high value complex deals, with a new generation who have few role models to follow. This book is perfectly positioned to help people who are selling high value complex products and services. In addition, the principles it contains are just as relevant to any small business looking to increase its customers and improve their relationships with them.
  • BFILU
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    Why customer retention is the new acquisition If there's anything the recession of 2009 taught us, it was the importance of investing in our customers, but when was this any different? So says Joseph Jaffe, bestselling author of Life After the 30-Second Spot and Join the Conversation, and a leading expert and thought leader on new media and social media. In most businesses, it costs roughly five-to-ten times more to acquire a new customer than it does to retain an existing one, and yet companies continue to disproportionately spend their budgets into the "wrong" end of the funnel - the mass media or awareness side. What we haven't paid enough attention to is the "right" end of the funnel-the word-of-mouth component that essentially acts as a multiplier for future business. The economic impact of an active, engaged and loyal customer is tremendous. And the same is true of the opposite scenario, namely the impact of angry customers and negative word-of-mouth or referrals. It is this thinking that Jaffe has channeled to challenge marketers to "flip the funnel" once and for all. With a renewed focus and energy on customer experience, it is possible to grow your sales, while decreasing your budget - in other words, getting more from less. Engaging a few customers to spread the word to many. Using this new "flipped funnel" model, together with a set of new rules of customer service and a revolutionary customer referral and activation process, you'll learn how to transform your existing customers into your best salespeople. In addition, Jaffe will explain how to best introduce and combine both digital and social media tools to boost your loyalty arsenal, deploy "influencer marketing" and implement word-of-mouth strategies that inspire your loyal, opinionated, and most vocal customers to become credible, persuasive, and influential endorsers of your products and services.* Explains how to cut your marketing budget AND grow sales!* Illustrates practical ways to use existing customers to reach out to new prospects* Outlines the authentic role of social media* Demonstrates key ideas with rich, real life examples including Comcast, Apple, The Obama Campaign, Dell, Panasonic, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola and many, many more* Written by one of the most sought-after consultants, keynote speakers, and thought-leaders on new marketing change and innovation; renowned blogger and podcaster at Jaffe Juice (www.jaffejuice.com) and host/presenter of web video show, JaffeJuiceTV (www.jaffejuice.tv) Visit www.flipthefunnelnow.com to join the conversation.
  • BFKSY
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    NAMED BEST MARKETING BOOK OF 2011 BY THE AMERICAN MARKETINGASSOCIATION

    How organizations can deliver significant performance gainsthrough strategic investment in marketing

    In the new era of tight marketing budgets, no organization cancontinue to spend on marketing without knowing what's working andwhat's wasted. Data-driven marketing improves efficiency andeffectiveness of marketing expenditures across the spectrum ofmarketing activities from branding and awareness, trail andloyalty, to new product launch and Internet marketing. Based on newresearch from the Kellogg School of Management, this book is aclear and convincing guide to using a more rigorous, data-drivenstrategic approach to deliver significant performance gains fromyour marketing. * Explains how to use data-driven marketing to deliver return onmarketing investment (ROMI) in any organization * In-depth discussion of the fifteen key metrics every marketershould know * Based on original research from America's leading marketingbusiness school, complemented by experience teaching ROMI toexecutives at Microsoft, DuPont, Nisan, Philips, Sony and manyother firms * Uses data from a rigorous survey on strategic marketingperformance management of 252 Fortune 1000 firms, capturing $53billion of annual marketing spending * In-depth examples of how to apply the principles in small andlarge organizations * Free downloadable ROMI templates for all examples given in thebook

    With every department under the microscope looking for results,those who properly use data to optimize their marketing are goingto come out on top every time.

  • BFKSH
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    Paul Temporal has written a remarkably insightful book on how to build strong brands. he addresses every issue in brand management with sound theories and marvelous examples. This is one of the best books on brand management to help any company build powerful brands. - Philip Kotler Those building and managing brand assets will find the issues facing them addressed in Advanced Brand Management with clarity, insight, and an easy-to-read style. Chock full of case studies, I especially found useful and stimulating, the author's willingness to offer critical judgments of brand decisions. - David Aaker Paul Temporal's new book is interesting, entertaining, well-written, and loaded with everything you need to know to manage a brand. What more could you want? Read it! - Al Ries Brands in Asia are a paradox. Everyone believes in them, but the ability to create them often lags far behind. To those who imagine that branding is just a passing fashion, this book is a powerful corrective. Paul Temporal describes in magisterial detail the philosophy, but above all, the practice of branding. As such, it is a vital tool for all those who believe that Asia's future lies in strategic solutions. - Miles Young
  • BFNJX
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    Key strategies for long-term, sustainable customerrelationships

    With nearly every sector of the marketplace challenged likenever before, sales professionals are under pressure now more thanever. Success demands superior strategies and precise execution.This Second Edition of Jeff Thull's bestselling Masteringthe Complex Sale gives you the edge you've been looking for.Continuing to create game-changing strategies and how-to's, Thullhas updated the Prime Process, a diagnostic, customer-centeredapproach that clearly sets you apart from your competition andpositions you with respect and credibility as a valued and trustedadvisor. A proven business paradigm that Mastering theComplex raises the bar for all sales methodologies.Mastering the Complex Sale, Second Edition redefines thestrategy of the complex sale, showing you how to * Gain access to and connect with the highest levels of power andinfluence * Differentiate yourself from competitors early in the salesprocess * Dramatically reduce the sales cycle time * Create questions that bring unrestricted flows ofinformation * Separate real business from resource drains * Translate your market strategy into sales results

    Giving you a solid system, along with the unique skills andmental discipline you need to execute it, this new edition of aclassic guide will show you how to compete and win when the stakesare high.

  • BFOBW
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    You don't need a marketing degree or intensive training to build an attention-grabbing brand; you just need this book - and 30 days. Simon Middleton shows you how to create, manage and communicate your brand profoundly and effectively, in just 30 days, by following 30 clear exercises. How you work through the book is up to you, the result will be the same: an authentic, compelling, and highly distinctive brand that will attract and engage customers and fans. You will learn how to: Establish your brand values and positioning Get the all-important name right Bring your brand to life Turn your customers into your advocates Manage your PR and use your marketing budget wisely Inspire your staff to live the brand too Deal with problems when something goes wrong Branding isn't about funky logos and expensive advertising. Your brand is what your company means to the world. Getting that meaning right is the most important thing you can do in business. 'Passionate and persuasive, Simon Middleton has a natural instinct for uncovering the Wow! factor in every brand.' Dawn Gibbins MBE, Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year and Star of Channel 4's The Secret Millionaire
  • AYOKR
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    Apply software-inspired management concepts to accelerate modern marketing In many ways, modern marketing has more in common with the software profession than it does with classic marketing management. As surprising as that may sound, it's the natural result of the world going digital. Marketing must move faster, adapt more quickly to market feedback, and manage an increasingly complex set of customer experience touchpoints. All of these challenges are shaped by the dynamics of software from the growing number of technologies in our own organizations to the global forces of the Internet at large. But you can turn that to your advantage. And you don't need to be technical to do it. Hacking Marketing will show you how to conquer those challenges by adapting successful management frameworks from the software industry to the practice of marketing for any business in a digital world. You'll learn about agile and lean management methodologies, innovation techniques used by high-growth technology companies that any organization can apply, pragmatic approaches for scaling up marketing in a fragmented and constantly shifting environment, and strategies to unleash the full potential of talent in a digital age. Marketing responsibilities and tactics have changed dramatically over the past decade. This book now updates marketing management to better serve this rapidly evolving discipline. * Increase the tempo of marketing's responsiveness without chaos or burnout * Design "continuous" marketing programs and campaigns that constantly evolve * Drive growth with more marketing experiments while actually reducing risk * Architect marketing capabilities in layers to better scale and adapt to change * Balance strategic focus with the ability to harness emergent opportunities As a marketer and a manager, Hacking Marketing will expand your mental models for how to lead marketing in a digital world where everything including marketing flows with the speed and adaptability of software.
  • AYVEM
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    Standing out in today's crowded markets is a huge challenge for entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profits vying for attention from consumers, clients and donors who are bombarded by thousands of messages every day. In TWIST: How Fresh Perspectives Build Breakthrough Brands, Julie Cottineau, former vice president of brand for Virgin and a global authority on impactful and effective branding, shares her proven tools and tips for building a brand that shines and delivers tangible results. She uses easy-to-follow insight and engaging examples of actual small businesses that have produced big results by following her methodology. Don't waste another minute on "me-too" marketing until you read this book and build your own TWIST.