Marketing is one of the most important aspects in business today, but it’s also highly competitive and complicated, with intricate strategies and methods of delivery to understand and retain. This straight-forward guide leads you through every aspect of marketing. Fully updated to include all the recent marketing trends, including digital marketing and using new media, it’s packed with expert tips on identifying customers, using online resources, satisfying your customer’s needs and boosting your sales. Discover how to: Understand the basics of effective marketing Research customers, competitors and industry Create a compelling marketing strategy Increase consumer awareness Satisfy clients’ needs and boost sales
Written to celebrate the Institute's centenary, The Marketing Century explains: how the key elements of marketing have developed; how the various aspects of marketing contribute to performance; what it is that great marketers do; and how the discipline of marketing may develop in the future. While The Marketing Century describes the years since 1911 it also describes the 21st Century: a time when the ability to understand and connect with customers is more rewarding, complex and valuable than ever. It explains: The three forces shaping the past, present and future of marketing: globalization, technology and ethics How people behave and connect – and how businesses can benefit from these insights The need to manage for the long-term as well as the short-term Marketing's impact on business strategy and leadership The last 100 years have seen a rapid rise in the impact of marketing. It is an activity which has grown in scope and significance, with more people than ever before now engaged in the exciting, fast-changing world of marketing. The development of the Chartered Institute of Marketing closely reflects the growth and progress of business in general and marketing in particular. Just as marketing has developed as an activity that is highly valued, varied and vital in its contribution to business success, so the Institute’s work has expanded as an indispensable source of insight, guidance and practical support. The Marketing Century provides expert analysis of some of the most significant developments in marketing of the last 100 years – and the next 100. Each chapter looks at the past, present and future of a different area of marketing, with chapters covering: Strategic Marketing (Martha Rogers and Don Peppers) Customer Relationship Management (Merlin Stone) Segmentation (Malcolm McDonald) Innovation (John Saunders and Veronica Wong) Public Relations (Paul Mylrea) Branding (Graham Hales) Advertising (Jonathan Gabay) Digital Marketing (Philip Sheldrake) Sales and Business Development (Beth Rogers) Sustainability (John Grant) Internal Marketing (Keith Glanfield) Social Marketing (Paul White and Veronica Sharp) Each chapter explains: How the subject has developed What is currently ‘best practice’ How this aspect of marketing connects with other topics The influences and trends shaping the future
"Start and Run Your Own Record Label" is the comprehensive guide to building a new record business in the highly competitive world of independent labels. The good news: new digital media has opened the music industry so that artists can take control of their own creativity, sales, marketing and more. Fully revised and updated, this third edition of a best-selling classic explores and explains the latest developments in digital sales and marketing, Internet networking and online revenue streams, using social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace, creating and marketing videos for YouTube, selling ring tones, marketing with blogs and podcasts and much more. Exciting new interviews with hot industry professionals and artists add extra value to the most up-to-date, authoritative and practical guide to launching and running a record label.
Grow your account list with an effective account-based marketing strategy Buyers have changed the B2B marketing game. Account-Based Marketing For Dummies is here to give you the tools to transform your current approach to find, reach, and engage with your potential customers on their terms to meet their ever-changing demands. Packed with expert tips and step-by-step instructions, this book shows you how to analyze current data to identify the accounts with the biggest ROI opportunities and execute effective, account-specific techniques that get results. This practical guide takes the intimidation out of account-based marketing in today's highly digitized world. You'll be armed with the knowledge you need to increase your reach in real time, giving you greater exposure to other decision-makers and influencers within an account. You'll discover how, through a combination of marketing technology and online advertising, your messages can be displayed where and when your customers already engage online. Align your sales and marketing teams for greater success in your ABM efforts Analyze data to identify key accounts Target your messages for real-time interaction Integrate your campaign with marketing automation software If you're a member of a sales or marketing team already using a CRM tool who's looking to increase your reach, Account-Based Marketing For Dummies has you covered! «Account-Based Marketing For Dummies clears away the confusion surrounding this much-hyped topic. It offers simple, direct explanations of what account-based marketing is, why it’s important, and how to do it. Any business marketing professional will benefit from a look at this book.»– David Raab, Founder at Raab Associates «If you're reading this book and just getting started with ABM, welcome to the future of what b-to-b marketing can be: insight-led, technology-enabled and, above all, customer focused. Our clients are delighted with the business impact they deliver using account-based marketing, and you will be, too.» – Megan Heuer, Vice President and Group Director, SiriusDecisions «Like a Hollywood agent, marketing's job is to get sales the 'audition,' not the part. Account-based marketing is the key to maximizing the number of the 'right' auditions for your sales team, and Account-Based Marketing For Dummies explains how.» – Joe Chernov, VP of Marketing at InsightSquared «Ever-advancing marketing technology is enabling a new generation of sales and marketing strategies to thrive, changing the playing field for companies of all sizes. This modern wave of account-based marketing has tremendous potential to improve your business, and Sangram Vajre is an insightful and enthusiastic guide to show you how.» – Scott Brinker, Author of Hacking Marketing «Account-based marketing is shifting how businesses use customer insights to capture more upmarket revenue. This book teaches a new wave of data-driven marketers how to embrace an enlightened quality-vs-quantity approach and execute a scalable ABM strategy that delivers real results.» – Sean Zinsmeister, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Infer «The book may be titled '…for dummies', but ABM is proving to be a smart approach for B2B marketers charged with generating sales pipeline and acquiring and delighting customers. Use this book to help you get started and advance your account-based marketing strategies and tactics that will thrill your sales colleagues, executive team and customers alike.» Scott Vaughan, CMO, Integrate
A smart, practical guide to rocket-powered business growth Aligned to Achieve puts sales and marketing on the same page, creating a revenue 'dream team' that will drive your organization to new heights. Smart, practical explanations, case studies, and tips guide you toward action over theory, and dozens of examples illustrate the tangible effects of these changes in action at business-to-business companies. Written by sales and marketing executives who have made alignment work, this book is directed toward practitioners and leaders seeking to crack the code of sales and marketing alignment. Contributions by industry thought leaders and B2B executives provide fresh perspective and nuanced direction, while thoughtful, strategic, and well-supported guidance throughout helps you remove the obstacles standing in the way of your organization's financial and strategic goals. Misalignment between sales and marketing is an age-old problem—frequently lamented, but seldom addressed. As this schism grows amidst the evolving marketplace, its effects on top and bottom line performance are being felt more than ever before. This book shows you how to bring sales and marketing together effectively once and for all, leveraging their strengths to build an unstoppable force for growth. Understand the cost of misalignment and the driving forces behind it Learn strategies for improving your culture, process, leadership, and technology to initiate and support alignment Identify the best places to modify your sales and marketing programs to kickstart collaboration and cooperation between your teams Discover how other companies are uniting their sales and marketing teams into a single force for growth Walk away with practical advice on how to apply recommendation in the real world Misalignment is frustrating for everyone in sales, marketing, and leadership. It's also detrimental to your organization's performance—but the problem is not insurmountable. In fact, most of the obstacles it creates are self-inflicted, and entirely within control of leadership. Aligned to Achieve helps you identify and remove those obstacles, and build a culture of sustainable growth.
An all-in-one guide to online marketing from the New York Times bestselling author of Never Cold Call Again In Never Cold Call Again, Frank Rumbauskas shows salespeople how to achieve sales greatness without using those dreaded old tactics like cold calling. Now, in The Never Cold Call Again Online Playbook, he gives small business owners, independent professionals, and entrepreneurs a complete, all-in-one guide to the best practices of effective online marketing. The best marketers know all the secrets of using the Internet to fuel business growth. With The Never Cold Call Again Online Playbook, you'll have access to all the best proven Internet marketing wisdom, tactics, strategies, and tools. You'll learn how to develop a complete online marketing system that boosts sales and brings in customers galore. A comprehensive toolkit for creating a complete, powerful, and effective online marketing program for your business Written by online marketing guru Frank Rumbauskas, bestselling author of Never Cold Call Again and Selling Sucks A revolutionary system for increasing sales without tired old selling tactics that no longer work anyway How to explode your business with social media sites like Twitter and Facebook For anyone who owns or operates a business and wants to increase their sales, profits, and visibility online, The Never Cold Call Again Online Playbook is the ultimate practical resource.
Foundations of Marketing provides a highly accessible and absorbing introduction that explores the combination between theory and real-world practice. Moreover, this contemporary text expands the generic marketing mix beyond the 7Ps to 10Ps with the inclusion of Psychology, Performance and Packaging. There are also discussions on the debate between the marketing mix and the relationship marketing schools of thought, competitive intelligence, marketing research, branding and the strategic implications of marketing.
Reconciliation of Geometry and Perception in Radiation Physics approaches the topic of projective geometry as it applies to radiation physics and attempts to negate its negative reputation. With an original outlook and transversal approach, the book emphasizes common geometric properties and their potential transposition between domains. After defining both radiation and geometric properties, authors Benoit and Pierre Beckers explain the necessity of reconciling geometry and perception in fields like architectural and urban physics, which are notable for the regularity of their forms and the complexity of their interactions.
The most researched, documented, and comprehensive manifesto on experiential marketing. As customers take control over what, when, why, and how they buy products and services, brands face the complete breakdown and utter failure of passive marketing strategies designed more than a half-century ago. To connect with a new generation of customers, companies must embrace and deploy a new marketing mix, powered by a more effective discipline: experiences. Experiential marketing, the use of live, face-to-face engagements to connect with audiences, create relationships and drive brand affinity, has become the fastest-growing form of marketing in the world as the very companies that built their brands on the old Madison Avenue approach—including Coca-Cola, Nike, Microsoft, American Express and others—open the next chapter of marketing. . . as experiential brands. Using hundreds of case studies, exclusive research, and interviews with more than 150 global brands spanning a decade, global experiential marketing experts Kerry Smith and Dan Hanover present the most in-depth book ever written on how companies are using experiences as the anchor of reinvented marketing mixes. You’ll learn: The history and fundamental principles of experiential marketing How top brands have reset marketing mixes as experience-driven portfolios The anatomy of a brand experience The psychology of engagement and experience design The 10 habits of highly experiential brands How to measure the impact of experiential marketing How to combine digital and social media in an experiential strategy The experiential marketing vocabulary How to begin converting to experiential marketing Marketers still torn between outdated marketing models and the need to reinvent how they market in today’s customer-controlled economy will find the clarity they need to refine their marketing strategies, get a roadmap for putting their brands on a winning path, and walk away inspired to transition into experiential brands.
The most renowned figure in the world of marketing offers the new rules to the game for marketing professionals and business leaders alike In Marketing Insights from A to Z, Philip Kotler, one of the undisputed fathers of modern marketing, redefines marketing's fundamental concepts from A to Z, highlighting how business has changed and how marketing must change with it. He predicts that over the next decade marketing techniques will require a complete overhaul. Furthermore, the future of marketing is in company-wide marketing initiatives, not in a reliance on a single marketing department. This concise, stimulating book relays fundamental ideas fast for busy executives and marketing professionals. Marketing Insights from A to Z presents the enlightened and well-informed musings of a true master of the art of marketing based on his distinguished forty-year career in the business. Other topics include branding, experiential advertising, customer relationship management, leadership, marketing ethics, positioning, recession marketing, technology, overall strategy, and much more. Philip Kotler (Chicago, IL) is the father of modern marketing and the S. C. Johnson and Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, one of the definitive marketing programs in the world. Kotler is the author of twenty books and a consultant to nonprofit organizations and leading corporations such as IBM, General Electric, Bank of America, and AT&T.
Making accountable marketing decisions to improve the efficiency of spending In this practical guide, Prophet CEO Michael Dunn teams up with marketing effectiveness expert Chris Halsall to help marketing managers and CMOs make better marketing spending decisions and better evaluate the success or failure of these decisions. They show how to sort through the clutter of metrics, measurement, and analytic options, and provide the practical information needed to help establish the marketing accountability imperative–highlighting the critical need for more effective stewardship of marketing spending.
Compete in the digital world with pragmatic strategies for success Digital Sense provides a complete playbook for organizations seeking a more engaged customer experience strategy. By reorganizing sales and marketing to compete in today's digital-first, omni-channel environment, you gain newfound talent and knowledge from the resources already at hand. This book provides two pragmatic frameworks for implementing and customizing a new marketing operating system at any size organization, with step-by-step roadmaps for optimizing your customer experience to gain a competitive advantage. The Experience Marketing Framework and the Social Business Strategy Framework break down proven methods for exceeding the expectations customers form throughout the entirety of the buying journey. Customizable for any industry, sector, or scale, these frameworks can help your organization leap to the front of the line. The evolution of marketing and sales demands a revolution in business strategy, but realizing the irrelevance of traditional methods doesn't necessarily mean knowing what comes next. This book shows you how to compete in today's market, with real-world frameworks for implementation. Optimize competitive advantage and customer experience Map strategy back to business objectives Engage customers with a pragmatic, proven marketing system Reorganize sales and marketing to fill talent and knowledge gaps Today's customer is savvy, with more options than ever before. It's critical to meet them where they are, and engagement is the cornerstone of any cohesive, effective strategy. The technological revolution has opened many doors for marketing and sales, but the key is knowing what lies behind each one—what works for your competitor may not be right for you. Digital Sense cuts through the crosstalk and confusion to give you a solid strategy for success.
Smart insight and best practices for achieving sales excellence in any market The proverbial 800-pound gorilla is the monster in the room that you just can’t ignore, though maybe you want to. In sales, the 800-pound gorilla is that salesperson or company who totally dominates their market, taking more than their fair share of business, and winning time after time. How can you compete with that? More importantly, how can you be that? The 800-Pound Gorilla of Sales uses case studies of individuals and companies who dominate their markets to show you how to become the biggest beast in your particular sales jungle. Combining sales best practices, creative marketing, memorable service, and innovative techniques, this monster of a sales guide doesn’t just show you how to win more business; it shows you how to win almost all of the business. • Includes real-world examples and proven tactics for total sales domination • Written by a professional sales trainer with clients in the NBA, NFL, and MLB, and more than 25 years of on-the-street selling experience • Features actual case studies of individuals and companies that consistently dominate their competition In the sales game, more is always better. This guide will show you how to grab a gorilla-size piece of your market.
Endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), this short course (40-60 hours) uses practical tasks and realistic scenarios to develop the specialist language and communication skills needed for a career in marketing. Cambridge English for Marketing covers a wide range of marketing topics, from understanding the role of marketing in an organisation through to launching a new product. The ten standalone units allow learners to focus on the areas of marketing most important to them and as well as teaching specialist vocabulary and marketing theory, the course also develops job-specific skills such as carrying out marketing audits, preparing marketing campaigns, organising events and developing digital marketing strategies. The course requires no specialist knowledge on the part of the teacher and comprehensive teacher's notes are available online.
Strategies for any company to transform its sales and marketing efforts in a way that truly accelerates revenue growth Revenue Disruption delivers bold new strategies to transform corporate revenue performance and ignite outsized revenue growth. Today's predominant sales and marketing model is at best obsolete and at worst totally dysfunctional. This book offers a completely new operating methodology based on a sales and marketing approach that recognizes the global technological, cultural, and media changes that have forever transformed the process of buying and selling. The dysfunctional state of today's corporate revenue creation model results in trillions of dollars in lost growth opportunities. Revenue Disruption examines the problems of the current model and offers real-world solutions for fixing them. It lays out a detailed plan that businesspeople and companies can use to fundamentally transform their sales and marketing performance to win this century's revenue battle.
Praise for The Ultimate Sales Managers' Guide «Klymshyn not only understands this great profession, he relates the passion and fun of managing sales people in this wonderful guide. We have waited for this for some time.» —Rand Sperry, cofounder, Sperry Van Ness, Commercial Real Estate Advisors «This book reminds us that we can never invest enough time and effort to reward and recognize the sales effort of our team. I think the importance of this is shared in this book and, if followed, can only lead to a strong and successful sales culture in any organization.» —Jim Keenan, President and CEO, Spherion (Canadian Operations) «In thirty-two years of selling and managing the sales process, I found The Ultimate Sales Managers' Guide to be the most complete collection of sales truths. It goes beyond the simple clichés to the heart of the issue, which is what drives and motivates the successful sales mind.» —Andy Anderson, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Destination Hotels & Resorts «Klymshyn not only throws the challenge out there to sales managers to be the 'ultimate sales manager,' he shows us how to get there, step by step.» —Paula Kutka, Editor in Chief, staffdigest magazine «Outstanding! This book is a bible for sales managers. It provides a foundation for anyone to build a winning team.» —Tim Pulte, Executive Managing Director, GVA Smith Mack