Experiences

Author: Robert Rose
Publisher:
ISBN: 0985957646
Release Date: 2015-03-15
Genre: Business & Economics

How business will be transformed in a new era of marketing; led by storytellers and powered by remarkable, content-driven, customer experiences.

Managing Content Marketing

Author: Robert Rose
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780983330707
Release Date: 2011-10-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Let’s face it...content marketing is all the rage. Brands around the world are spending (on average) over 25% of their total marketing budget on content marketing. There have been countless books and resources that have covered all aspects of content marketing ...from the why to the what to the where...but oddly enough, rarely the how. Not until now that is. Managing Content Marketing shows you, in detail, how to manage content marketing within your organization. Whether you come from a small company or multi-billion dollar brand, this book will give you the ammunition and the ideas to develop a storytelling process that will create passionate subscribers to your brand. World-renowned content marketing experts Robert Rose and Joe Pulizzi have teamed up to help marketing pros and business owners develop a content marketing plan that goes beyond theories, and explains it in a way that can actually be implemented. You’ll Learn How To: - Build the Business Case for Content Marketing - Develop a Content Marketing Strategy that Works for Your Business - Tell a Consistent Story that Engages Your Customers - Determine the Right Marketing Channels to Implement - Create an Internal and External Workfl ow for Content Marketing - Measure Content Marketing and Communicate Results to Internal Stakeholders

Killing Marketing How Innovative Businesses Are Turning Marketing Cost Into Profit

Author: Joe Pulizzi
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781260026436
Release Date: 2017-09-08
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Digital Relevance

Author: Ardath Albee
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137452825
Release Date: 2015-01-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Pushing out content in the digital world is no longer enough... the content you create must have meaning and relevance for your intended audience. Unfortunately this is not always the case with most companies. With complex sales cycles often extending into years, maintaining long-term relevance requires both strategic planning and dynamic adaptability. Digital Relevance provides the techniques and advice marketers need to match content to context and respond to constantly shifting markets. Author Ardath Albee supplies the necessary tools for looking beyond the outdated campaign approach of one-off, unrelated buyer interactions. She outlines clear-cut strategies for developing customer-oriented communications, identifying the distinct value that differentiates your company, and making the shift from singular communications to a continuum approach. Digital Relevance also provides insights for ensuring that data and metrics are used to relate programs to the achievement of business objectives. Through engaging case studies Albee shows marketers how to create brand stories that can be used over time in order to ensure continued relevance, engagement and progression toward buying. Adapting to a continuum approach, observes Albee, takes a shift in mindset and reinforcement to ensure it becomes a natural part of approaching marketing strategy. Digital Relevance responds by offering practical solutions for organically integrating this important method into your approach. Albee's 'Relevance Maturity Matrix' will help you understand the levels of transition and what it takes to move from one level to the next. The reality of continuous change means that even if you reach mastery today, you'll have to stay on your toes to keep it. That's exactly what Digital Relevance prepares you to do.

REFRAME The Marketplace

Author: Jeffrey L. Bowman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119100256
Release Date: 2015-10-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Most businesses are ignoring the more than $4 Trillion new majority market. Is your business one them? Learn how to REFRAME your business for the Total Market Sometime around 2040, ethnic minorities will become the majority of the US population. Brands and businesses are not prepared. REFRAME: The Marketplace is the first guide for businesses eager to take advantage of the New Majority opportunity. Author Jeffrey L. Bowman is considered the pioneering thought leader and practitioner of the Total Market approach. He is a senior partner and managing director at Ogilvy & Mather, one of the world's largest advertising and communications agencies.Within four years, Bowman's practice was able to deliver more than $5 million in incremental fees and win industry awards for strategy, creativity, and brand effectiveness. In this forward-looking and invaluable resource, Bowman shows you how to recognize this huge, underserved market. He then teaches you how to reorganize your enterprise to reap the rewards of this burgeoning segment. New majorities have already emerged in the top ten US cities. You'll learn how this market came about, why they've been ignored for the last fifty years, and, most importantly, how you can engage them so that they become your customers for life. The new majority consumer segments are the primary drivers of contemporary social and cultural change, and they influence the behaviors of those to whom brands cater—not the other way around. Bowman teaches you to flip the script and start targeting those who start trends, speak up, and push for progress in all aspects of life. That's the way to see your brand take off and develop the following you have been chasing from the wrong perspective. Women, non-Christians, blacks, Hispanics, Asians, the LGBT customer segments, among others, are the faces—and deep pockets—of the New Majority. The minority will soon become the majority, and all of them want to be represented in advertising, catered to in the marketplace, and seen, not as individual outliers, but as prominent members of our diverse society. The New Majority wants your company to talk to them. They want to buy from you, but you're not reaching them yet. This book shows you how. You'll learn how to: Right size your organization and business planning practices Tap into a historically underserved market Effectively reach the other half of the population Engage the market segment now worth more than $4 Trillion globally The New Majority: They make money. They make decisions. They make an impact. They are smart, aware, and willing to evangelize when a brand targets their wants and needs. They are the future of your business. REFRAME: The Marketplace shows you how to capture them.

Driving Demand

Author: Carlos Hidalgo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137526809
Release Date: 2015-11-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Carlos Hidalgo provides a clear roadmap and framework on how B2B organizations can implement change management and transform their Demand Generation. Case studies and excerpts from B2B marketing practitioners and ANNUITAS clients who have transformed their organizations and how they accomplished this change are incorporated throughout the book.

Epic Content Marketing How to Tell a Different Story Break through the Clutter and Win More Customers by Marketing Less

Author: Joe Pulizzi
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071819916
Release Date: 2013-09-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Reach more customers than ever with TARGETED CONTENT Epic Content Marketing helps you develop strategies that seize the competitive edge by creating messages and “stories” tailored for instant, widespread distribution on social media, Google, and the mainstream press. It provides a step-by-step plan for developing powerful content that resonates with customers and describes best practices for social media sharing and search engine discoverability. Joe Pulizzi is a content marketing strategist, speaker and founder of the Content Marketing Institute, which runs the largest physical content marketing event in North America, Content Marketing World.

Disruptive Marketing

Author: Geoffrey Colon
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 9780814437407
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Now that 75 percent of screen time is spent on connected devices, digital strategies have moved front and center of most marketing plans. But what if that’s not enough? What if most people ignore company messages? What if consumer engagement never goes further than the “like” button? A sobering reality is hitting marketers. Technology hasn’t just reshaped mass media, it’s altering behavior as well. And getting through to customers will take some radical rethinking. First step is to toss the linear plan. Next is to strip away conventions, open your mind, and join Disruptive Marketing on a provocative, fast-paced tour of our changing world . . . Where selling is dead, but ongoing conversation thrives Where consumers generate the best content about brands Where people tune out noise and listen to feelings Where curiosity leads the marketing team Where growth depends on merging analytics with boundless creativity Packed with trends, predictions, interviews with big-think marketers, and stories from a career spent pushing boundaries, this book will propel you out of your comfort zone and into the disruptive mindset you need for future success.

Content The Atomic Particle of Marketing

Author: Rebecca Lieb
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749479763
Release Date: 2017-06-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Content, in all its forms, is the single most critical element of any marketing campaign. Finding a successful equilibrium between content marketing and content strategy is difficult, but essential. Content - The Atomic Particle of Marketing goes beyond superficial descriptions of how to produce engaging social media content to offer the results of many years of deep quantitative research, and hours of interviews with senior marketers at some of the world's leading brands. Written by a recognised industry thought-leader, Content - The Atomic Particle of Marketing explores how content functions in the broader framework of all marketing, as well as organizational concerns and IT decision making. It demonstrates the value content brings not only to "owned" media initiatives, such as a company website or blog, but also the essential role content plays in all other marketing initiatives, from social media to advertising to offline channels. It will enable readers to make the organizational, staffing, tools and process decisions necessary to get content up and running across divisions and organizational silos. Deeply researched and insightful, Content - The Atomic Particle of Marketing is, quite simply, the definitive research-based guide to content marketing.

Subscribed

Author: Tien Tzuo
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780525536475
Release Date: 2018-06-05
Genre: Business & Economics

A USA Today bestseller! Companies like Netflix, Spotify, and Salesforce are just the tip of the iceberg for the subscription model. The real transformation--and the real opportunity--is just beginning. Subscription companies are growing nine times faster than the S&P 500. Why? Because unlike product companies, subscription companies know their customers. A happy subscriber base is the ultimate economic moat. Today's consumers prefer the advantages of access over the hassles of maintenance, from transportation (Uber, Surf Air), to clothing (Stitch Fix, Eleven James), to razor blades and makeup (Dollar Shave Club, Birchbox). Companies are similarly demanding easier, long-term solutions, trading their server rooms for cloud storage solutions like Box. Simply put, the world is shifting from products to services. But how do you turn customers into subscribers? As the CEO of the world's largest subscription management platform, Tien Tzuo has helped hundreds of companies transition from relying on individual sales to building customer-centric, recurring-revenue businesses. His core message in Subscribed is simple: Ready or not, excited or terrified, you need to adapt to the Subscription Economy -- or risk being left behind. Tzuo shows how to use subscriptions to build lucrative, ongoing one-on-one relationships with your customers. This may require reinventing substantial parts of your company, from your accounting practices to your entire IT architecture, but the payoff can be enormous. Just look at the case studies: * Adobe transitions from selling enterprise software licenses to offering cloud-based solutions for a flat monthly fee, and quadruples its valuation. * Fender evolves from selling guitars one at a time to creating lifelong musicians by teaching beginners to play, and keeping them inspired for life. * Caterpillar uses subscriptions to help solve problems -- it's not about how many tractors you can rent, but how much dirt you need to move. In Subscribed, you'll learn how these companies made the shift, and how you can transform your own product into a valuable service with a practical, step-by-step framework. Find out how how you can prepare and prosper now, rather than trying to catch up later.

Everybody Writes

Author: Ann Handley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118905555
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Business & Economics


Digital Disciplines

Author: Joe Weinman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119039877
Release Date: 2015-07-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Leverage digital technologies to achieve competitive advantage through market-leading processes, products and services, customer relationships, and innovation How does Information Technology enable competitive advantage? Digital Disciplines details four strategies that exploit today's digital technologies to create unparalleled customer value. Using non-technical language, this book describes the blueprints that any company, large or small, can use to gain or retain market leadership, based on insights derived from examining modern digital giants such as Amazon, Netflix, and Uber, established firms such as Burberry, GE, Nike, and Procter & Gamble, and lesser-known innovators such as Alvio, Fruition Sciences, Opower, and Quirky. Companies can develop a competitive edge through four digital disciplines—information excellence, solution leadership, collective intimacy, and accelerated innovation—that exploit cloud computing, big data and analytics, mobile and wireline networks, social media, and the Internet of Things. These four disciplines extend and update the value disciplines of operational excellence, product leadership, and customer intimacy originally defined by Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema in their bestselling business classic The Discipline of Market Leaders. Operational excellence must now be complemented by information excellence—leveraging automation, information, analytics, and sophisticated algorithms to make processes faster, better, and more cost-effective, seamlessly fuse digital and physical worlds, and generate new revenue through techniques such as exhaust data monetization Product leadership must be extended to solution leadership—smart digital products and services ranging from wind turbines and wearables to connected healthcare, linked to each other, cloud services, social networks, and partner ecosystems, focused on customer outcomes and creating experiences and transformations Customer intimacy is evolving to collective intimacy—as face-to-face relationships not only go online, but are collectively analyzed to provide individually targeted recommendations and personalized services ranging from books and movies to patient-specific therapies Traditional innovation is no longer enough—accelerated innovation goes beyond open innovation to exploit crowdsourcing, idea markets, innovation networks, challenges, and contest economics to dramatically improve processes, products, and relationships This book provides a strategy framework, empirical data, case studies, deep insights, and pragmatic steps for any enterprise to follow and attain market leadership in today's digital era. It addresses improved execution through techniques such as gamification, and pitfalls to beware, including cybersecurity, privacy, and unintended consequences. Digital Disciplines can be exploited by existing firms or start-ups to disrupt established ways of doing business through innovative, digitally enabled value propositions to win in competitive markets in today's digital era.

Inside the Disney Marketing Machine

Author: Lorraine Santoli
Publisher:
ISBN: 194150048X
Release Date: 2015-07-07
Genre:

The Secrets of Disney's Success. isney's former director of Corporate Synergy, Lorraine Santoli, gives a first-person, behind-the-scenes account of how she and her colleagues spearheaded Disney's financial and cultural recovery during the Michael Eisner and Frank Wells era.

Sex in the Outdoors

Author: Buck Tilton
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897325796
Release Date: 2004-10-01
Genre: Humor

Sex in the Outdoors says it all! If you enjoy - or strive to have the opportunity to enjoy - sex in the vast outdoors, then you've laid hands on the ultimate resource. Benefits include: increased self-esteem; increased awareness of bears and other critters; increased fitness of necessary body parts; increased awareness of possible partners; increased interest in getting it; increased chance of getting it; increased chance of getting away with it. Whether you want it, someone you know wants it, or you have a sex-starved niece or nephew who needs it - Buck Tilton's Sex in the Outdoors promises to deliver the intimate yet practical information all sex-crazed outdoor folks need to know, whether they know they need to know or not.