The Marketing High Ground

Author: J. Michael Gospe, Jr.
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781456439804
Size: 15.20 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Marketing High Ground is about three things and how to do them well: building and evaluating personas, positioning statements, and messaging. Packed with advice, templates, and techniques this playbook is a valuable resource that guides marketers to improve their go-to-market programs and drive revenue. Focuses on how to build and execute more effective integrated marketing campaigns. Illustrates the path to the high ground through three key steps: 1) creating a targeted persona as a reflection of a real target market, 2) drafting compelling positioning statements that are truly unique when compared against competitive alternatives, and 3) telling your story through a well-honed set of relevant messages guaranteed to engage the persona and not waste their time. Shows you how to get in tune with your customers' buying process, with examples, descriptions, and a prescription for success.

Marketing Campaign Development

Author: Mike Gospe
Publisher: Happy About
ISBN: 1600050778
Size: 49.48 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is a practical, pragmatic "how to" book designed for hi-tech marketing operations, regional, and corporate marketing leaders at every level. This unique book takes you step-by-step through the disciplined, yet practical, process of architecting truly integrated marketing communications plans that work. In it, you fill find a prescription for building a successful, repeatable campaign development process, including the necessary templates and helpful, practical techniques. This book is your guide that will show you how you can optimize your marketing efforts and achieve an even greater return on your marketing investment. While many of us will recognize a good, well-thought-out marketing campaign when we see one, the single, basic truth about world-class marketing campaign development is that it is easy to say, but hard to do. It is hard to do because we all like to take short-cuts. I hear the lament all too often: "I'm over-worked don't have the time to think strategically" or "Planning is overrated. I just need to get these projects done." As a result, we take short-cuts like "ready, fire, aim." Lack of planning is the slippery slope that leads to wasteful marketing. Then one day we get the call from the corner office to come and explain why our marketing efforts did not produce the desired results. Luckily, architecting world-class campaigns is achievable for any marketing team. Successful marketing requires following a disciplined, systematic approach to working cross-functionally and cross-regionally in order to prioritize marketing objectives, design a customer-engaging go-to-market strategy, and execute the plan.

Managing Content Marketing

Author: Robert Rose
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0983330700
Size: 19.82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

Business Development For Dummies

Author: Anna Kennedy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118962702
Size: 48.80 MB
Format: PDF
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Growing a small business requires more than just sales Business Development For Dummies helps maximise the growth of small- or medium-sized businesses, with a step-by-step model for business development designed specifically for B2B or B2C service firms. By mapping business development to customer life cycle, this book helps owners and managers ensure a focus on growth through effective customer nurturing and management. It's not just sales! In-depth coverage also includes strategy, marketing, client management, and partnerships/alliances, helping you develop robust business practices that can be used every day. You'll learn how to structure, organise, and execute an effective development plan, with step-by-step expert guidance. Realising that you can't just "hire a sales guy" and expect immediate results is one of the toughest lessons small business CEOs have to learn. Developing a business is about more than just gaining customers – it's about integrating every facet of your business in an overarching strategy that continually works toward growth. Business Development For Dummies provides a model, and teaches you what you need to know to make it work for your business. Learn the core concepts of business development, and how it differs from sales Build a practical, step-by-step business development strategy Incorporate marketing, sales, and customer management in general planning Develop and implement a growth-enhancing partnership strategy Recognising that business development is much more than just sales is the first important step to sustained growth. Development should be daily – not just when business starts to tail off, or you fall into a cycle of growth and regression. Plan for growth, and make it stick – Business Development For Dummies shows you how.

Nonstop Sales Boom

Author: Colleen Francis
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814433774
Size: 73.27 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Do your company's sales results lurch between highs and lows--with the end of each quarter reduced to a mad scramble to meet quota? For many sales organizations, the pattern is commonplace and unshakeable. Nonstop Sales Boom explains how to break this unhealthy cycle and achieve strong, steady results--every quarter, from every member of the team. The secret is to broaden the focus from merely closing deals to actively nurturing the four critical stages of client engagement: ● Attraction: Fill the funnel with lucrative prospects ● Participation: Turn them into customers faster ● Growth: Invest in valued clients ● Leverage: Turn customers into referral generators When companies concentrate on only one or two of these areas, their results become erratic. With the field-tested strategies in Nonstop Sales Boom, readers will learn how to systematically attract a regular flow of prospects and move them smoothly through the pipeline. Packed with enlightening examples of sales disasters and standouts, this practical guide brings balance to the selling process, reliability to revenues, and booming sales all year long.

Slicing Pie

Author: Mike Moyer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615700625
Size: 44.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Slicing Pie outlines a simple process for making sure that the founders and early employees of a start-up company get their fair share of the equity. You will learn: How to value the time and resources an individual brings to the company relative to the contributions of others ; The right way to value intangible things like ideas and relationships ; What to do when a founder leaves your company ; How to handle equity when you have to fire someone. (4e de couv.).

The Sales Acceleration Formula

Author: Mark Roberge
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119047072
Size: 19.50 MB
Format: PDF
View: 7654

This book is about the metrics-driven, scientific approach that Mark Roberge used to scale sales at a software company, HubSpot, from $0 to $100 Million in annualized revenue. The $0 to $100 Million Sales Formula is for the millions of small business owners, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and sales leaders that strive to build that next $100 million business. The biggest challenge standing in their way is scaling sales. Bombarded with advice from consultants and thought leaders who have supposedly “cracked the code” on modern sales, business leaders prefer to hear from actual practitioners who have overcome these challenge themselves in today’s selling context. The book shows how to apply metrics and science to almost every aspect of building a sales team, from hiring, training, and managing sales people to generating leads to developing sales leaders.

Content Marketing Works

Author: Arnie Kuenn
Publisher: VM Press
ISBN: 9780990975502
Size: 65.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The best time to start content marketing was five years ago, the second best time is now. It's now the time to get ahead of the competition and make content marketing truly work for your business. Content Marketing Works: 8 Steps to Transform Your Business is a brand new book from Arnie and Brad Kuenn that will teach marketers and organizations a process to grow their business through the convergence of search, social, and content marketing. Content Marketing Works is a robust look at the process of creating, implementing and measuring a successful content marketing program. It covers the 8 Step Process of content marketing, created by the experts at content marketing agency, Vertical Measures, and how it can be used at any organization large or small to grow traffic, leads, and business. The 8 Steps cover: Strategy Development Ideation Content Creation Optimization Promotion Distribution Lead Nurture Measurement Whether you're a small-to-medium-sized businesses or an enterprise organization, the steps outlined in this book will help you build content marketing practices from the ground up with real world case studies, thoughtful lessons, and expert advice packed into 290 pages. Readers will learn specific ways to link SEO and content marketing; how to create useful content to attract more traffic, more leads and more business; and how to connect with customers on a human level that encourages trust and loyalty. The content in this book also uncovers answers behind questions like: What exactly is content marketing? How important is search these days? How about social media? What in the world do I do about mobile? How do I set up a lead nurturing program? Where do I start to create an effective strategy? Foreword written by Joe Pulizzi Founder of Content Marketing Institue, Author of Epic Content Marketing "Content Marketing Works is your opportunity to clean slate your marketing. This book gives you permission to think and do differently from everyone else. This book is your ticket to becoming the leading informational resource for your particular niche. This book will not only change the way you market, but it will change the way you conduct business." Praise for Content Marketing Works "The new question isn't should you do content marketing, it's precisely HOW do you do content marketing effectively. This is the actionable playbook for which you've been waiting. Recommended " - Jay Baer, New York Times bestselling author of Youtility "This book can (and for many, should) serve as a first step to upgrading your content marketing practices. Arnie and Brad deeply understand the relationship between content, marketing strategy, traffic opportunities, and sales, and what's better, have made that information useful and accessible." - Rand Fishkin, founder, Moz "Content Marketing Works wisely emphasizes that content marketing is a process, not a project. Just as a magazine doesn't publish a single issue, nor should your content program. Arnie and Brad take a complicated and critical element of modern business and demystifies it with case studies, instruction, and an 8 Step guide. Nicely done." - Larry Kim, founder and CTO, WordStream

Customer Advisory Boards

Author: David L Loudon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135185735
Size: 55.13 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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From Dr. Tony Carter, a leading authority in business management, comes a book to give your company the winning edge. Customer Advisory Boards: A Strategic Tool for Customer Relationship Building examines the customer advisory board—one of the most effective competitive tools for building and maintaining customer satisfaction. This business guide shows how to create and make use of an effective customer advisory board, and how doing so can give your company a marketing advantage and improve vital aspects of business, including customer responsiveness, trust-building, and customer satisfaction. This book is vital for anyone who has customers and wants their loyalty. To view an excerpt online, find the book in our QuickSearch catalog at www.HaworthPress.com.