The Future of Marketing

Author: Nicholas Johnson
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780134084596
Release Date: 2015-05-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Reinvent marketing for your radically new environment: smarter, faster, more agile, more customer-driven! In this "by marketers, for marketers" primer, Nicholas Johnson offers evidence-based guidance for transforming what you do, and how you do it. The Future of Marketing shows how to anticipate and respond to relentless change in channels, media options, organizational relationships, technologies, markets, products, services – and most important of all, customers. Johnson investigates each key emerging trend marketers are facing, from shifting customer expectations and fragmenting media landscapes to the challenge of synthesizing vast troves of data into actionable knowledge. He explains how these trends are eradicating ‘marketing’ as we know it, and helps you respond by refashioning organizational structures, marketing campaigns, marketer roles, and much more. You’ll learn how to: ¿ Move from "campaigning" to storytelling and authentic conversations ¿ Achieve true ‘real-time marketing" and greater agility throughout the marketing function ¿ Migrate from big TV buys to a pervasive multi-channel/omni-channel approach ¿ Accelerate marketing processes, eliminate bureaucracy, and optimize agility ¿ Mitigate risk when everything’s moving at lightspeed ¿ And much more Johnson supports his recommendations by taking you behind the scenes with some of the world’s top marketing teams, at companies including L’Oreal, Old Navy, Time Warner, Adidas, HP, McDonalds, Wells Fargo, and Universal. These highly-successful marketers have recognized that they too must change to flourish in a radically new environment. Johnson shows how they’re planning and executing those changes – and how you can, too. Whether you’re a marketing executive, strategist, or manager, The Future of Marketing offers what your organization needs most: a clear path forward.

Adcreep

Author: Mark Bartholomew
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9781503602182
Release Date: 2017-05-23
Genre: Law

Advertising is everywhere. By some estimates, the average American is exposed to over 3,000 advertisements each day. Whether we realize it or not, "adcreep"—modern marketing's march to create a world where advertising can be expected anywhere and anytime—has come, transforming not just our purchasing decisions, but our relationships, our sense of self, and the way we navigate all spaces, public and private. Adcreep journeys through the curious and sometimes troubling world of modern advertising. Mark Bartholomew exposes an array of marketing techniques that might seem like the stuff of science fiction: neuromarketing, biometric scans, automated online spies, and facial recognition technology, all enlisted to study and stimulate consumer desire. This marriage of advertising and technology has consequences. Businesses wield rich and portable records of consumer preference, delivering advertising tailored to your own idiosyncratic thought processes. They mask their role by using social media to mobilize others, from celebrities to your own relatives, to convey their messages. Guerrilla marketers turn every space into a potential site for a commercial come-on or clandestine market research. Advertisers now know you on a deeper, more intimate level, dramatically tilting the historical balance of power between advertiser and audience. In this world of ubiquitous commercial appeals, consumers and policymakers are numbed to advertising's growing presence. Drawing on a variety of sources, including psychological experiments, marketing texts, communications theory, and historical examples, Bartholomew reveals the consequences of life in a world of non-stop selling. Adcreep mounts a damning critique of the modern American legal system's failure to stem the flow of invasive advertising into our homes, parks, schools, and digital lives.

Social Media Metrics

Author: Jim Sterne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047062258X
Release Date: 2010-03-18
Genre: Business & Economics

The only guide devoted exclusively to social media metrics Whether you are selling online, through a direct sales force, or via distribution channels, what customers are saying about you online is now more important than your advertising. Social media is no longer a curiosity on the horizon but a significant part of your marketing mix. While other books explain why social media is critical and how to go about participating, Social Media Metrics focuses on measuring the success of your social media marketing efforts. Success metrics in business are based on business goals where fame does not always equate to fortune. Read this book to determine: Why striving for more Twitter followers or Facebook friends than the competition is a failing strategy How to leverage the time and effort you invest in social media How to convince those who are afraid of new things that social media is a valuable business tool and not just a toy for the overly-wired Knowing what works and what doesn't is terrific, but only in a constant and unchanging world. Social Media Metrics is loaded with specific examples of specific metrics you can use to guide your social media marketing efforts as new means of communication.

The Network Is Your Customer

Author: David L. Rogers
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300166019
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

"An incredibly useful and valuable guidebook to the new consumer economy. Buy it. Learn from it. Succeed with it."--Jeff Jarvis, author of "What Would Google Do " "This is the stuff that every business and nonprofit needs to embrace if they're going to succeed in a changing world."--Vivian Schiller, CEO of NPR With clear analysis and practical frameworks, this book provides a strategic guide that any business or nonprofit can use to succeed in the digital age. Marketing expert David Rogers examines how digital technologies--from smartphones to social networks--connect us in frameworks that transform our relationships to business and each other. To thrive today, organizations need new strategies--strategies designed for customer networks. Rogers offers five strategies that any business can use to create new value: ACCESS--be faster, be easier, be everywhere, be always on ENGAGE--become a source of valued content CUSTOMIZE--make your offering adaptable to your customer's needs CONNECT--become a part of your customers' conversations COLLABORATE--involve your customers at every stage of your enterprise Rogers explains these five strategies with over 100 cases from every type and size of business--from shoes to news, and software to healthcare. In "The Network Is Your Customer," he shows: How Apple harnessed a host of collaborators to write apps for its iPhone How IBM designed a videogame to help sell its enterprise software How Ford Motors inspired an online community to build brand awareness for its new Fiesta ...and countless other cases from consumer, b2b, and nonprofit categories. The book outlines a process for planning and implementing a customer network strategy to match "your" customers, "your" business, and "your" objectives--whether you need to drive sales, to enhance innovation, to reduce costs, to gain customer insight, or to build breakthrough products and services. Because today, whatever your goals and whatever your business, the network is your customer.

Big Dead Place

Author: Nicholas Johnson
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781459617490
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre:

Welcome to Big Dead Place, a grunt's eye view of America's Antarctic Program that shatters the well-worn cliches of polar literature. Here the heroic camaraderie and romantic desolation give way to sterile buildings populated by characters like a ...

Brands in Glass Houses

Author: Dechay Watts
Publisher:
ISBN: 098595762X
Release Date: 2013-08
Genre: Business & Economics

From mom-and-pop shops to mega brands, from B2B to B2C, one common theme exists: consumers are leading the course of marketing. Today, successful companies do not talk "at" the customer; they talk "with" them, honestly and humanly. This expectation of honest communication and brand transparency has started a revolution. People are savvier and less apt to fall for a manufactured backstory - and they lose interest quickly in marketing jargon. For the first time in history, the truth sells. Brands in Glass Houses shines light on businesses that are revealing themselves authentically, not just as a marketing tactic, but also as a way of doing business. It shows you how to provide interesting content so that customers can connect with your brand on an emotional level, thus making them more eager to buy from you, talk about you, share their experiences with you, and ultimately, listen to what you have to say. Brands in Glass Houses takes you through the complete marketing lifecycle, from uncovering your brand story, to using content marketing services to give away knowledge and build trust, to being consistent through an editorial calendar. With this book, you will lose the fear of being too transparent and recognize opportunities to educate and engage with your target audience through content marketing tactics such as blogs, social media, newsletters, and more. Discovering your brand stories, and telling them in the right places, at the right times, to the right people, will help you connect through actionable content that has a purpose. Through step-by-step guides, checklists, examples, and true stories from a content marketing agency, marketers will learn how to look at their own messaging and find ways to talk about products and services authentically and humanly. Those who are just getting started in this new age of communication will be inspired by dozens of examples of how companies are telling their stories through purposeful content and living in glass houses for the world to see. Those who have a solid foundation with content will be inspired by examples of others who are using transparent marketing as a tool to create brand stories that people believe in and want to be a part of. Even experienced marketers who already believe in the power of content will find value in Brands in Glass Houses, as the book shows ways to empower brand evangelists and employee evangelists to authentically engage. Of course, when you lift the veil, both the good and bad appear for all to see. Negative reviews and comments can happen even to the best of companies. It's how you handle them - authentically and professionally - that can actually put you back on top. Brands in Glass Houses gives play-by-play examples of what not to do when a crisis arises, based on real responses from companies that have felt the heat. As demand for the truth continues, the ability to be transparent and use authentic content to connect to the people buying your products and services is in your hands. Once the "sell" is removed from your messaging, your authority and trustworthiness will increase ... and so will the growth to your bottom line.

True Story

Author: Ty Montague
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422170687
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

The co-founder of a brand studio describes how businesses can change their marketing strategies to describe and promote their brand's story in an effort to appeal to modern consumers who have become increasingly interested in what a business embodies and represents. 20,000 first printing.

The Successful Business Plan

Author: Rhonda Abrams
Publisher: The Planning Shop
ISBN: 9780966963564
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Explains the purpose of a business plan, describes each step in creating an effective plan, and includes advice on obtaining financing.

Negroes and the Gun

Author: Nicholas Johnson
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 9781616148409
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Genre: Social Science

Chronicling the underappreciated black tradition of bearing arms for self-defense, this book presents an array of examples reaching back to the pre—Civil War era that demonstrate a willingness of African American men and women to use firearms when necessary to defend their families and communities. From Frederick Douglass’s advice to keep “a good revolver” handy as defense against slave catchers to the armed self-protection of Monroe, North Carolina, blacks against the KKK chronicled in Robert Williams’s Negroes with Guns, it is clear that owning firearms was commonplace in the black community. Nicholas Johnson points out that this story has been submerged because it is hard to reconcile with the dominant narrative of nonviolence during the civil rights era. His book, however, resolves that tension by showing how the black tradition of arms maintained and demanded a critical distinction between private self-defense and political violence. Johnson also addresses the unavoidable issue of young black men with guns and the toll that gun violence takes on many in the inner city. He shows how complicated this issue is by highlighting the surprising diversity of views on gun ownership in the black community. In fact, recent Supreme Court affirmations of the right to bear arms resulted from cases led by black plaintiffs. Surprising and informative, this well-researched book strips away many stock assumptions of conventional wisdom on the issue of guns and the black freedom struggle. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Strategic Marketing Management in Asia

Author: Syed Saad Andaleeb
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781786357458
Release Date: 2016-12-22
Genre: Business & Economics

With a view to continue the current growth momentum, excel in all phases of business, and create future leadership in Asia and across the globe, there is a felt need to develop a deep understanding of the Asian business environment, and how to create effective marketing strategies that will help growing their businesses.

Passion to Profits

Author: Rhonda M. Abrams
Publisher:
ISBN: 0974080195
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

A practical handbook walks first-time entrepreneurs through everything they need to know to choose, start, run, and grow a profitable business, with helpful suggestions on how to track one's finances, develop a business plan, market a product or service, select technology, hire employees, and more. Original.

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.

The Brand Mapping Strategy

Author: Karen Leland
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 9781613083390
Release Date: 2016-06-20
Genre: Business & Economics

A fundamental paradigm shift has occurred in marketing and branding. Today the most successful CEOs, executives, entrepreneurs and enterprises set their sites on developing a long-term platform instead of a short-term strategy that supports and builds buzz for their personal or business brand. That’s really the key to the new business mindset — the recognition that branding and marketing are an ongoing, steady stream of small efforts, not a series of gigantic pushes. Social media, blogging and other business development activities — both online and off — are about the persistent, ongoing process of building a platform, creating credibility and increasing the number of people that you funnel into your potential client and network pipeline. Converting those people into clients or fans may take a month, a year or two years, but the new mindset leads you to strategies that will keep that pipeline full. In short, you need to start a bunch of small fires to keep your brand burning hot. How can today’s CEOs, executives and entrepreneurs keep these fires going and powerfully get their messages across, motivate others to action and be authentic — all while simultaneously shepherding initiatives from creation to implementation in high-demand markets? CEO, executive and team branding are key factors that enable effective leaders to achieve peak performance, gain greater influence in their industries and generate increased engagement within their companies. By creating a brand (business or personal) by design instead of default, leaders and companies bring their brand promise into every interaction across the board. A personal, team or business brand is not just a single statement or a clever quip but a multilayered, congruent narrative told across multiple channels — online and off — within the organization and to the business community at large. The power is in knowing how to tell the story. The book will introduce CEOs and executives in Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs in SMBs to the SMG Brand Mapping Process©, a process that will guide them in creating personal, team and business brands that work in harmony and parallel with each other.

Strategic Social Media

Author: L. Meghan Mahoney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118556900
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Strategic Social Media is the first textbook to go beyond the marketing plans and how-to guides, and provide an overview of the theories, action plans, and case studies necessary for teaching students and readers about utilizing social media to meet marketing goals. Explores the best marketing practices for reaching business goals, while also providing strategies that students/readers can apply to any past, present or future social media platform Provides comprehensive treatment of social media in five distinct sections: landscape, messages, marketing and business models, social change, and the future Emphasizes social responsibility and ethics, and how this relates to capitalizing on market share Highlights marketing strategies grounded in research that explains how practitioners can influence audience behaviour Each chapter introduces theory, practice, action plans, and case studies to teach students the power and positive possibilities that social media hold

Brandscaping

Author: Andrew M. Davis
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780985957605
Release Date: 2012-08-15
Genre: Business & Economics

In this groundbreaking book, media and marketing strategist Andrew M. Davis shows you how to partner with other brands and undiscovered talent to create content that drives demand for the products and services you sell. Brandscaping is a big, infectious idea—a new marketing methodology that begins with one simple observation: a rising tide lifts all ships. Davis dishes up dozens of case studies showing how all types of individuals, companies, and brands have tapped into the power of brandscaping to achieve unparalleled success, often using resources already at their disposal. What if you stopped renting time or space (“advertising”) and started investing in content—content that you’ll own? What if you tapped a trend or created a movement? What if you authentically embraced your most loyal fans? What if... you became a brandscaper? Successful brandscapers think more like television producers and less like marketers. In the new media world, everyone has an audience. No one needs the traditional media monarchies to access their audience anymore. Davis encourages you to reconsider your spend on advertising, forget about trying to obtain PR one-hit wonders, and start seeking out valuable replacements for inauthentic celebrity “endorsements.” Reinvest that money, he says, on creating valuable content and watch your marketing expenses turn into powerful content assets. Brandscaping trains you to unearth authentic, talented “spokespeople” in a world where everyone is a publisher, podcaster, YouTuber, or digital photographer; people whose existing audiences, no matter how small, will become your future customers. Davis demonstrates how electronics manufacturers, retailers, home builders, associations, non-profits, individuals, and many others have benefited from the ability to tap into the power of niche markets. Davis also shows you how to identify and appeal to the passion points that inspire digital influencers, prosumers, and consumers to take action. Your marketing will be more effective and you’ll fill your pipeline with higher-quality leads. Brandscaping will transform the way you market. Brandscaping is symbiotic marketing that can fund start-ups, aid non-profits, even change entire industries. Once you begin thinking like a brandscaper, you’ll be able to easily see the benefits of connecting computer consulting to game shows; insurance sales to motorcycle parts; ‘Foreman Grills to dorm-room cuisine; transportation professionals to hit television shows; backyard poultry to suburban hardware stores; watercraft sales to music videos; and so much more. In Brandscaping, you’ll uncover opportunity at every turn. Davis’ entertaining and artfully-crafted stories each deliver on a clear lesson and an optimistic business challenge to ask yourself, ‘what if?’ Brandscaping is both an intellectual exercise and a practical guide. It’s a refreshing, insightful take on how marketing and media will work together in the future. It is specifically crafted to be embraced by C-suite executives and implemented by savvy marketing professionals. Get ready to brandscape!