• Business & Economics

Brandscaping

Unleashing the Power of Partnerships
Author: Andrew M. Davis
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0985957603
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 266
View: 2435
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!

    • Business & Economics

Brandscaping

Unleashing the Power of Partnerships
Author: Andrew Davis
Publisher: CMI Books, Division of Z Squared Media, LLC
ISBN: 9780983330783
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 270
View: 9490
"Brandscaping uncovers how unconventional content partnerships lead to unparalleled marketing success. You'll learn how to bring together like-minded brands and undiscoverd talent to create content that increases demand and drives sales. Brandscaping is a big, infectious idea designed to be embraced by C-suite executives and implemented by savvy marketing professionals." --Back cover.

    • Business & Economics

Partnership Marketing

How to Grow Your Business and Transform Your Brand Through Smart Collaboration
Author: Ron Kunitzky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470678718
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 9649
Google, Microsoft, Apple, Starbucks, and Wal-Mart are "category killers." Why? One key to their astounding success is that they have mastered the art of creating highly attractive partner and customer value propositions. They have all built their business on the principles and practices of Partnership Marketing to offer superior products, create long-term distribution opportunities, new revenue streams for their businesses, and increased brand awareness on a world-wide level. Developing an affiliation with the right partner allows both parties to realize successes that they could not have otherwise achieved on their own by transforming their individual strengths into mutual performance. Whether you're an entrepreneur working to expand your customer base and increase value or a corporation looking for cost-effective ways to stimulate growth and brand-presence on a tight budget, Partnership Marketing is a practical in-depth guide to this core business concept. A powerful strategy in good times, partnership marketing is an excellent way to gain competitive advantage and grow your business even in tough, recessionary economic conditions. As marketing resources are being slashed everywhere, coupled with employee lay-offs and cutbacks to existing programs, partnership marketing is a creative way to do more with less. Partnership Marketing provides the complete how-to of collaborating successfully with other organizations, including: how to align PM objectives to your resources; how to assess what you have to offer a partner-brand and how to leverage your core strengths; how to search for the right partner-brand; how to assess the pros and cons of partnering with other brands; and much more.

    • Business & Economics

Town INC.

Grow Your Business. Save Your Town. Leave Your Legacy.
Author: Andrew Davis
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0996688900
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 191
View: 7626
A Rallying Cry! “Town INC is less of a book than it is a rallying cry! You'll never look at any town or city the same way again.” Ann Handley, author of Wall Street Journal bestseller, Everybody Writes A groundbreaking book based on a simple, rarely used, concept. Town Inc. a must-read for any entrepreneur who wants to claim their fame and every city leader hoping to turn their place into the next best thing. Joe Pulizzi, Founder, Content Marketing Institute and Author, Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Remarkable Businesses Empower Your Business, Your Town, and Your Fellow Citizen to Prosper as Never Before Town Inc. unpacks the deceivingly simple link between building a booming business and growing a prosperous town. The secret, it turns out, is to market your town just as passionately as you market your own business. In cities across America, business leaders are telling uniquely compelling stories to lure other businesses and a willing workforce to relocate to their towns. Their towns flourish and their businesses prosper. Typical of the many success stories from which you’ll learn are: • Warsaw, Indiana: The Orthopedic Capital of the World ®. • Muscle Shoals, Alabama: The Hit Record Capital of the World • Batavia, New York: The Greek Yogurt Capital of the World • Hamilton, Missouri: The Quick Quilting Capital of the World • Elkhart, Indiana: The RV Capital of the World • Detroit Michigan’s rebirth as: The Luxury Goods Manufacturing Capital of the America Your town can become just as famous and just as prosperous. Learn and use Town Inc.’s proven formula to create a compelling story that will fuel your town’s and your business’ long-lasting prosperity. The key is to stake a unique claim that will be easy for local visionaries, business owners, and citizens to embrace and to market across the country and around the world. Let’s stake your claim.

    • Business & Economics

Friction

Passion Brands in the Age of Distruption
Author: Jeff Rosenblum,Jordan Berg
Publisher: powerHouse Books
ISBN: 157687883X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 3382
Every industry around the globe is being completely disrupted. Stalwart brands are losing market share to upstarts that capture our collective consciousness. Trillions of dollars are at stake. Brands know a new approach is needed. But most don’t realize the strategic underpinnings need to change. Great brands are no longer built through interruptive advertisements. Friction argues that brands don't simply need clever messages or new, shiny technologies. They need a fundamental change in strategy. Friction provides a system for embracing transparency, engaging audiences, creating evangelists, and unleashing unprecedented growth. The authors of Friction have worked on some of the industry's most innovative assignments for the world’s most successful brands. This groundbreaking book reveals how corporations can divorce themselves from legacy business models to create a passion brand. A brand that breaks its addiction to traditional advertising. A brand that empowers its customers. A brand that dominates the competition.

    • Business & Economics

STOP BORING ME


Author: Kathy Klotz-Guest
Publisher: Substantium
ISBN: 9781684191093
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 194
View: 8113
Coming up constantly with a steady stream of marketing content, stories, and ideas that inspire excitement, interest and banish boring can be challenging. Your content-weary audience is saying "Stop Boring Me!" You cannot connect meaningfully with your audience if you bore them. There's just too much content chasing too little mindshare today. And most business marketing stinks because it is transactional, superficial and not human. The good news: it doesn't have to be that way because everyone is creative. Your inner kid is smart because it knows how to play. What if you could create engaging marketing content and storytelling, and generate kick-ass, fun and relevant ideas for stories, articles, branding, social media campaigns, sales presentations, and even new products? Well there is a fun way to do exactly that: by applying key concepts from the world of improvisation. Don't worry - this is not about theatricality, so you don't have to perform. It is about playfulness, however, and unleashing your inner kid. Bringing key concepts from the improvisation stage to your marketing, sales, branding and products page - or business stage, if you like - can help you, your team, your company and your business generate ideas that kick boring to the curb. While this book will help you be more funny, it's focused on fun as a creative catalyst for content idea orgasms: when different things come together in a fresh, human and engaging way that makes you and your audience say "aww yeah!" The first half of the book centers on how to use key improv concepts to craft and tell better stories for sales, social media, articles, presentations, content, and other story-related contexts. The second half of the book is all about innovating massively creative marketing ideas for products, content, campaigns, customer service, sales processes, you name it. While this book was written primarily for marketing people who have to create content, tell stories, make presentations; anyone in the idea-generation business (and who isn't) can use the tips in this book. Whether you are in marketing, sales, HR, product or customer service, these exercises will help you innovate and unleash more creative awesome into your work. Here is to more idea orgasms for you and your audience.

    • Music

Pop Idols and Pirates

Mechanisms of Consumption and the Global Circulation of Popular Music
Author: Dr Charles Fairchild
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409493814
Category: Music
Page: 192
View: 9677
The music industry has been waging some very significant battles in recent years, reacting to numerous inter-related crises provoked by globalization, digitalization and the ever more extensive commercialization of public culture. These struggles are viewed by many as central to the survival of the central mediators in the consumption of popular music. These battles are not just against piracy and the sharing of digital song files on the internet. The music industry is also struggling to find ways to compete or integrate with many other forms of entertainment, including films, television programmes, mobile phones, DVDs and video games in an extremely crowded communications environment. The battles currently being fought by the music industry are about nothing less than its continued ability to create and maintain specific kinds of profitable relationships with consumers. This book presents two inter-related cases of crisis and opportunity: the music industry's epic struggle over piracy and the 'Idol' phenomenon. Both are explicit attempts to control and justify the particular ways in which the music industry makes money from popular music through specific kinds of relationships with consumers. The battles over piracy have been fought with a remarkable collection of campaigns consisting of advice, coercion and argument about what is or is not the best way to consume music. From these complicated and often contradictory campaigns we form an unusually clear picture of what many within the music industry imagine their industry to be. In a complementary way, 'Idol' works to demonstrate the joy and pleasure of consuming popular music the 'right' way. By creating a series of intertwined relationships with consumers around multiple sites of consumption, incorporating television, radio, live performance, traditional print media campaigns, text messaging and all manner of internet-based systems of communication and 'fan management,' the producers of 'Idol' present an ideal relationship between musicians and audiences. Instead of focusing on selling CDs, the music industry's digital Achilles' heel, 'Idol' has given the music industry an integrated platform for displaying its expanded palette of products and venues for consumption. When understood in specific relation to the battle against piracy, Fairchild's analysis of 'Idol' and the emerging promotional cultures of the music industry it exhibits shows how multiple sites of consumption, and attempts to mediate and control the circulation of popular music, are being used to combat the foundational challenges facing the music industry.

    • Business & Economics

How to Get a Meeting with Anyone

The Untapped Selling Power of Contact Marketing
Author: Stu Heinecke
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1941631789
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 1719

    • Business & Economics

The Marketing Performance Blueprint

Strategies and Technologies to Build and Measure Business Success
Author: Paul Roetzer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118883586
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 2600
Discover what's possible when the art and science of marketing collide The Marketing Performance Blueprint is an actionable and innovative guide to unlocking your potential as a marketer and accelerating success for your business. With an eye toward the marketing industry's rapid evolution, this book focuses on the processes, technologies, and strategies that are redefining the marketing environment. Step by step, you will learn how to build performance-driven organizations that exceed ROI expectations and outpace the competition. Companies are demanding a more technical, scientific approach to marketing, and this guide provides the key information that helps marketing professionals choose the right tools and recruit the right talent to more effectively build brand, generate leads, convert sales, and increase customer loyalty. Marketers are facing increased pressure to connect every dollar spent to bottom-line results. As the industry advances, the tremendous gaps in talent, technology, and strategy leave many professionals underprepared and underperforming. The Marketing Performance Blueprint helps bridge those gaps: Align marketing talent, technology, and strategy to reach performance goals Drive digital marketing transformation within your organization Recruit, train, and retain a modern marketing team Propel growth through digital-savvy marketing agency partners Adapt more quickly to marketing technology advancements Create connected customer experiences Turn marketing data into intelligence, and intelligence into action Devise integrated marketing strategies that deliver real business results The marketers who will redefine the industry in the coming months and years will never stop challenging conventional knowledge and solutions. Whether in terms of evolved talent, advanced technology, or more intelligent and integrated strategies, these driven professionals will be in demand as the pioneers of the new marketing era. The Marketing Performance Blueprint helps marketers blaze a trail of their own by providing a roadmap to success.

    • Business & Economics

The Distribution Trap

Keeping Your Innovations from Becoming Commodities
Author: Andrew R. Thomas,Timothy J. Wilkinson
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 9780313365522
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 174
View: 4560
In this book, two business experts take an incisive look at product distribution—one of the most important forces shaping the American and global landscape.

    • Business & Economics

How to Get Inside Someone's Mind and Stay There

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Content Marketing and Effective Message Creation
Author: Jacky Fitt
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1948198460
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 184
View: 8948
Exploring and demystifying content marketing and providing proven and practical strategies for promotion and profit, How to Get Inside Someone's Mind and Stay There is for business owners, managers, and anyone with a need to market a product, a service, or even themselves! In this book, you will learn: how to identify your ideal customer; how to identify and create your key marketing messages; the right way to be remembered; and how to write for impact, engagement, and action.

    • Social Science

Everything But the Coffee

Learning about America from Starbucks
Author: Bryant Simon
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520269926
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 3643
“Simon knows more about Starbucks—and about why so many Americans find perfection in their lattes—than anyone. He connects our deepest desires to be good, smart, ethical consumers with our equally strong yearning to consume in an authentic way. Our coffee, Simon shows, is us.”—Sharon Zukin, author of Naked City

    • Social Science

Vertical

The City from Satellites to Bunkers
Author: Stephen Graham
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1781689962
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
View: 6366
A revolutionary reimagining of the cities we live in, the air above us, and what goes on in the earth beneath our feet Today we live in a world that can no longer be read as a two-dimensional map, but must now be understood as a series of vertical strata that reach from the satellites that encircle our planet to the tunnels deep within the ground. In Vertical, Stephen Graham rewrites the city at every level: how the geography of inequality, politics, and identity is determined in terms of above and below. Starting at the edge of earth’s atmosphere and, in a series of riveting studies, descending through each layer, Graham explores the world of drones, the city from the viewpoint of an aerial bomber, the design of sidewalks and the hidden depths of underground bunkers. He asks: why was Dubai built to be seen from Google Earth? How do the super-rich in São Paulo live in their penthouses far above the street? Why do London billionaires build vast subterranean basements? And how do the technology of elevators and subversive urban explorers shape life on the surface and subsurface of the earth? Vertical will make you look at the world around you anew: this is a revolution in understanding your place in the world.

    • Business & Economics

Managing Content Marketing

The Real-World Guide for Creating Passionate Subscribers to Your Brand
Author: Robert Rose,Joe Pulizzi
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0983330700
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 180
View: 9635
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 & Economics

The New Rules of Marketing and PR

How to Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, Newsjacking, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly
Author: David Meerman Scott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111936244X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
View: 1882
The international bestseller—now in a new edition When it comes to marketing, anything goes in the Digital Age, right? Well, not quite. While marketing and public relations tactics do seem to change overnight, every smart businessperson knows that it takes a lot more than the 'next big thing.' The New Rules of Marketing & PR is an international bestseller with more than 375,000 copies sold in twenty-nine languages. In the latest edition of this pioneering guide to the future of marketing, you'll get a step-by-step action plan for leveraging the power of the latest approaches to generating attention for your idea or your business. You'll learn how get the right information to the right people at the right time—at a fraction of the cost of traditional advertising. The Internet continues to change the way people communicate and interact with each other, and if you're struggling to keep up with what's trending in social media, online videos, apps, blogs, or more, your product or service is bound to get lost in the ether. In The New Rules of Marketing & PR, you'll get access to the tried-and-true rules that will keep you ahead of the curve when using the latest and greatest digital spaces to their fullest PR, marketing, and customer-communications potential. Keeping in mind that your audience is savvy and crunched for time, this essential guide shows you how to cut through the online clutter to ensure that your message gets seen and heard. Serves as the ideal resource for entrepreneurs, business owners, marketers, PR professionals, and non-profit managers Offers a wealth of compelling case studies and real-world examples Includes information on new platforms including Facebook Live and Snapchat Shows both small and large organizations how to best use Web-based communication Finally, everything you need to speak directly to your audience and establish a personal link with those who make your business work is in one place.

    • Business & Economics

Marketing Management in Turkey


Author: Selcen Ozturkcan,Elif Yolbulan Okan
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787145581
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
View: 5677
Elif Yolbulan Okan and Selcen Ozturkcan examine marketing opportunities, market potential, and standardization and customization opportunities available within one of the fastest growing of the world's emerging economies—namely, the Turkish economy, which according to a recent PWC report could outstrip the Italian economy by 2030 in many areas.

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The Hero and the Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes


Author: Margaret Mark,Carol Pearson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071381185
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
View: 8846
A brand’s meaning—how it resonates in the public heart and mind—is a company’s most valuable competitive advantage. Yet, few companies really know how brand meaning works, how to manage it, and how to use brand meaning strategically. Written by best-selling author Carol S. Pearson (The Hero Within) and branding guru Margaret Mark, this groundbreaking book provides the illusive and compelling answer. Using studies drawn from the experiences of Nike, Marlboro, Ivory and other powerhouse brands, the authors show that the most successful brands are those that most effectively correspond to fundamental patterns in the unconscious mind known as archetypes. The book provides tools and strategies to: • Implement a proven system for identifying the most appropriate and leverageable archetypes for any company and/or brand • Harness the power of the archetype to align corporate strategy to sustain competitive advantage

    • Business & Economics

Fashion Marketing: Contemporary Issues


Author: Tony Hines,Margaret Bruce
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136004254
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
View: 8133
'Fashion Marketing' is a book of key chapter contributions from renowned academics and practitioners that addresses many of the contemporary issues facing one of the world's largest and most global of industries. With international contributions from the UK, USA and China, 'Fashion Marketing' covers all of the key themes and issues of this area, including: * forecasting * sourcing * supply chain management (demand management) * new product development * design management * logistics * range planning * colour prediction * market testing * e-commerce * strategy Ideal for use on any undergraduate or postgraduate courses in Fashion, Textiles, Apparel and Retailing Management where there is a need to address the topic of fashion marketing, this book will also serve as a useful, informative and authoritative text for senior managers in the fashion marketing industries wanting to gain further understanding of current and future developments within the industry.

    • Business & Economics

Asian Brand Strategy

How Asia Builds Strong Brands
Author: M. Roll
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230513069
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 254
View: 6573
This book offers insights, knowledge and perspectives on Asian brands and branding as a strategic tool and provides a comprehensive framework for understanding Asian branding strategies and Asian brands, including success stories and challenges for future growth and strengths. The book includes theoretical frameworks and models and up-to-date case studies on Asian brands

    • Business & Economics

The Membership Economy: Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue


Author: Robbie Kellman Baxter
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007183933X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 4615
The "membership" business models of Netflix, Weight Watchers, and other industry giants revealed—and how you can use them to lead your company to the top of the food chain For decades, consumers and businesses have joined clubs, bought products and accessed services using a subscription model. But it has only been in recent years that the model has been transformed and perfected through massive changes in technology. The Membership Economy shows how nimble companies that focus on ongoing, formal relationships over one-time transactions are thriving. By renting, lending, or offering access instead of just "ownership," organizations can leapfrog industry leaders. In terms of strategic business models, this is one that allows for breakthrough growth. With great case studies from American Express, LinkedIn, CrossFit, Salesforce.com, SurveyMonkey, and more, this book will show you how to radically rethink how your organization can build loyalty, viral growth, and recurring revenue.