Why She Buys

Author: Bridget Brennan
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307450406
Release Date: 2009-07-07
Genre: Business & Economics

If the consumer economy had a sex, it would be female. If the business world had a sex, it would be male. And therein lies the pickle. Women are the engine of the global economy, driving 80 percent of consumer spending in the United States alone. They hold the purse strings, and when they’ve got a tight grip on them as they do now, companies must be shrewder than ever to win them over. Just when executives have mastered becoming technology literate, they find there’s another skill they need: becoming female literate. This isn’t always easy. Gender is the most powerful determinant of how a person views the world and everything in it. It’s stronger than age, income, or race. While there are mountains of research done every year segmenting consumers and analyzing why they buy, more often than not it doesn’t factor in the one piece of information that trumps them all: the sex of the buyer. It’s stunning how many companies overlook the psychology of gender when we all know that men and women look at the world so differently. Bridget Brennan’s Why She Buys shows decision makers how to bridge this divide and capture the business of the world’s most powerful consumers just when they need it most. • No Matter Where You Live, Women Are a Foreign Country: You’ll discover the value in studying women with the same intensity that you would a foreign market. Women grow up within a culture of their own gender, which is often invisible to men. Brennan dissects this female culture and explains the important brain differences between men and women that may cause your female customers to notice things about your products, marketing campaigns, or sales environment that you might have overlooked. • The High Fives: There are five major trends driving the global female population that are key to determining their wants and needs. These global shifts are just beginning to be tapped by businesses, and learning about them can provide you with an invaluable blueprint for long-range planning. • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Find out how the best and brightest companies have cracked the female code, and hear horror stories about those that haven’t. Through instructive case studies and interviews, Why She Buys provides practical, field-proven techniques that you can apply to your business immediately, from giants like Procter & Gamble and Toyota to upstarts like Method home-care products and lululemon athletica apparel. At a time when every company is looking for a competitive advantage, Bridget Brennan offers a new and effective lens for capturing market share. From the Hardcover edition.

How to Give Financial Advice to Women Attracting and Retaining High Net Worth Female Clients

Author: Kathleen Burns Kingsbury
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071798983
Release Date: 2012-08-31
Genre: Business & Economics

YOUR ONE-STOP HANDBOOK FOR CONNECTING WITH AFFLUENT FEMALE INVESTORS "How to Give Financial Advice to Women is full of specific and useful suggestions to help financial advisors serve female clients more effectively. A great addition to any financial planner's professional bookshelf." -- Rick Kahler, CFP, coauthor of Conscious Finance and The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge "Finally a comprehensive answer to Freud's famous question, 'What do women really want?'--at least when it comes to financial advice. . . . A must-read manual for financial advisors on how to work authentically and appreciatively with women." -- Eleanor Blayney, CFP, President, Directions for Women, CFP Board Consumer Advocate "How to Give Financial Advice to Women arrives perfectly timed for advisors seeking guidance with the changing landscape of modern financial management. Addressing the dramatic rise of women in business, investing, and wealth, Kathleen Kingsbury clearly articulates how advisors can and need to understand the perspectives of female clients. Every advisor should read this book and learn these skills." -- Jim Grubman, PhD, FamilyWealth Consulting About the Book: During the next several decades, women will inherit approximately $28.7 trillion in assets and will need good financial guidance to manage their increasing wealth. The problem is that two-thirds of women don't trust financial advisors. Even if you are the best at what you do, a female client will pass you over if you can't effectively communicate and establish a trusting relationship with her. How to Give Financial Advice to Women is your one-stop handbook for connecting with affluent female investors. Written by a wealth psychology expert with over 20 years of experience coaching women, this practical book helps you understand the wants and needs of affluent female clients and shows you how to appeal to this group of loyal investors. First, it breaks down the psychological fundamentals of women and wealth, and then it outlines the skill set you need to effectively communicate and advise affluent women. With the help of concrete action steps, in no time at all you will: Refine your advising style to appeal to women Be sensitive to the realities of affluent women’s lives Meet the unique needs of women in a variety of life transitions Connect with women both as individuals and as part of couples Build trust, actively listen, and foster financial confidence Help women prepare their children to receive wealth Whether you are a male or female advisor, How to Give Financial Advice to Women shows you how the industry has historically made women feel misunderstood and undervalued and gives you everything you need to buck the trend and capitalize on being female friendly. This complete guide even comes with valuable marketing dos and don'ts to ensure you attract the right clients in the most cost-effective way. How to Give Financial Advice to Women tells you what every wealthy woman wants her financial advisor to know.

Winning Her Business

Author: Bridget Brennan
Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership
ISBN: 9781400209989
Release Date: 2019-03-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Bridget Brennan, CEO of Female Factor, shows readers how to win sales and grow market share by creating a customer experience that appeals to the most powerful consumers: women. When people think about the world’s growth markets, they often envision countries like China and India. Yet they miss the largest one right here at home, no matter where you call home: women. With women driving 70 to 80 percent of consumer spending, it would seem an obvious strategy to learn how best to appeal to this continually expanding market. Common sense? Yes. Common practice? No. In Winning Her Business, Bridget Brennan, advisor to some of the world’s biggest brands and businesses, provides a roadmap for selling in a world dominated by the rise of women’s economic power. Brennan introduces The Four Motivators® Framework, which shows how every company can help customers feel: connected to them, their brand, and their business, inspired to buy from them specifically, confident in their buying decisions, and appreciated for their business. Showcasing best practices from brands as diverse as Lexus, Sephora, Allstate and the Minnesota Vikings NFL team, Winning Her Business offers invaluable insights into women as consumers and shows that almost all businesses have an opportunity to create an inclusive customer experience that inspires increased sales, referrals, and repeat business.

Ads Fads and Consumer Culture

Author: Arthur Asa Berger, San Francisco State University
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442241268
Release Date: 2015-01-22
Genre: Social Science

Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture—now in its fifth edition—draws on both academic and applied perspectives to offer a lively critique of contemporary advertising and its effects on American society.

The Entrepreneur s Information Sourcebook Charting the Path to Small Business Success 2nd Edition

Author: Susan C. Awe
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598847871
Release Date: 2012-01-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

For 21st-century entrepreneurs, this book provides the practical guidance they need to overcome the often intimidating challenges of starting, organizing, and running a new business effectively and efficiently. • 400 unique evaluative descriptions of print and electronic resources for initial start-up, creating a business plan, management, marketing, personnel and HR, and competitive analysis • Screenshots of important and useful web pages • A glossary of relevant terms and acronyms • An index provides access by author, title, subject, and webpage

How to Market to People Not Like You

Author: Kelly McDonald
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118015002
Release Date: 2011-02-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Reach new and diverse customer groups and expand your market share The standard approach to marketing is to look for as many people as possible who fit one core customer profile. How to Market to People Not Like You challenges this traditional thinking about core customer bases, giving you a new approach to expand your customer base and your business. Arguing for focusing on customer values rather than demographics, How to Market to People Not Like You reveals how you can grow business and profits by targeting those who are different from your core audience, rather than those who share similarities. Reach unfamiliar new market segments with your products Learn how to engage micro-segmented customer groups Author's company was named one of the top ad agencies in the US by Ad Age Find out How to Market to People Not Like You, understand the needs and values that distinguish diverse customers, and reach their hearts, minds, and wallets.

Learn Popular Retail Strategies Collection

Author: Richard Hammond
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780133742480
Release Date: 2013-08-14
Genre: Business & Economics

The world's #1 guide to retail success, complete with crucial, up-to-date insights--including new case studies, ideas, strategies, and tactics from today's best retailers, like TopShop, IKEA, and Best Buy. Smart Retail incorporates several valuable chapters, including: Opportunities to learn from past retail pioneers: simple yet effective strategies your competitors have forgotten. How to use data to drive profit and growth. How to do more with less, and maximize the value each team member brings to the table. How to use new technology to develop highly productive, innovative "Remote Teams". Covering everything from creating the ultimate retail experience to understanding the customer and the importance of motivated workers, this is the book that will equip managers, team-workers, retail entrepreneurs and indeed anybody who sells direct to customers, with practical winning ideas and strategies. ¿ Retail marketing is undergoing cataclysmic change, driven by upheavals in media, consumer attitudes, and the retail industry itself. Retailers know they must invest more heavily in marketing, both to build brands and to drive sales. But how? In Shopper Intimacy , two leading experts offer the first comprehensive, research-based guide to building winning retail marketing programs. Drawing on a decade of customer research, the authors introduce: ¿ A start-to-finish system for planning and executing effective campaigns. ¿ Powerful new tools for influencing shopper behavior and driving better results. Practical, workable techniques for measuring performance – including a breakthrough approach for measuring ROI from the standpoint of all stakeholders. ¿ Best practices models for integrating internal and syndicated research. Trend analysis to help retailers chart the future trajectory of marketing, and position themselves appropriately. ¿ Shopper Intimacy contains extensive case studies, charts, pictures, and illustrations designed to deepen marketers’ understanding. Above all, it presents practical learnings that cut across all retail segments, with data to support the authors’ conclusions, and techniques for successfully applying them.

The Last Instagram Marketing Book You Will Ever Buy

Author: Robb Taroni
ISBN: 1792817940
Release Date: 2018-12-28

The Last Instagram Marketing Book You Will Ever Buy Every Single Growth Hack You Need to Know in Order to Get 20.000+ Relevant Followers Fast - and Then Convert Them Into Loyal Customers If you are not using social media for marketing in 2019, you are not really running a business - you are running a garage sale. And contrary to the popular belief, not a single platform offers more opportunities than Instagram. However, posting a photo of your product every once in a while and hoping that something happens won't cut it. You need to know exactly: ➜ What types of content make people stop what they are doing and check out your page ➜ How to make sure thousands of RELEVANT users see your posts - even if they are not following you ➜ How to turn that attention into real results - leads, sales and profit ...and everything in between. Yes, it is kind of complicated at first. But learning it will be worth every second of your time, because brands who do this right see engagement rates 10x higher on Instagram than they do on the almighty Facebook. HERE IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU GET IN THE BOOK: ✔ 11 battle-tested tactics to reach thousands of people on Instagram every day, without spending a dime ✔ 6-step guide to launching (and scaling) insanely profitable ad campaigns (Hint: Works even if you have no experience in online marketing.) ✔ Checklist for turning your Instagram page into a lead-generation machine and converting followers into repeat customers on autopilot ✔ 8 little-known tricks that will allow you to beat Instagram's latest algorithm and drastically increase your posts' reach (while everyone else's drop) ✔ 9 tips on how to make your content MAGNETIC and ensure people like, comment and share it ...and that's just the tip of the iceberg. I also dedicated whole chapters to advanced strategies social media agencies charge thousands of dollars for, such as combining Instagram and email marketing to maximize sales success READ TODAY, IMPLEMENT TOMORROW Instagram just made another big algorithm change, and you have to adjust your business strategy to it. You don't have time for 500-page books and 12-week courses. That's why I made sure you don't find any boring stories or unnecessary facts in here - just raw, straight-to-the-point techniques that WORK in 2019. You will get a clear, step-by-step plan for turning your Instagram page into your business' most powerful asset, that you can start implementing the same day. YOUR BUSINESS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME If you genuinely believe that strong Instagram presence is what your business has been missing... And you are willing to take massive action as soon as you read the book... Then this is the best book for you the money can buy. As soon as you start implementing the tactics described, you will realize that investing in this guide was the best business decision you've made in a while.