Marketing Books

Marketing books and book reviews on Martech Zone

  • Telling, Showing, vs. Involving for Professional Development

    Telling, Showing, Versus Involving: A Guide for Marketing Professional Development

    I’ve been writing about professional development of new marketing professionals recently because I believe: Job opportunities are declining because traditional marketing education cannot keep up with the latest technological advancements in our industry. Job opportunities will decline as fundamental jobs are enhanced or replaced by AI. Developing professional skills is paramount for staying competitive and innovative in marketing. Understanding the…

  • lean canvas model explained instructions

    The Lean Canvas Model: A Tool for Strategic Business Clarity

    Whether you’re a seasoned business owner, a leadership team navigating corporate waters, or an entrepreneur just starting, the journey from idea to successful execution is fraught with challenges. A common pitfall is the myopic focus on the product or service offering, with inadequate consideration of the market’s realities. That’s where the Lean Canvas Model steps in as a corrective lens…

  • How to write a book. Why to write a book.

    How and Why To Write a Book

    It’s been years since I wrote my first book, and I’ve been anxious to write another one ever since. While we live in the digital era, you may be surprised that books continue to draw much attention and sales – especially business books. Approximately 80.64 million business and economics category print books were sold in 2021 representing 25% of adult non-fiction…

  • What is the Reticular Activating System? Why is RAS critical in marketing and AI?

    10 Ways to Break Through the Brain’s RAS Filter And Get The Attention Of Your Prospect

    Yesterday, my good friend Steve Woodruff’s new book, The Point, arrived. The timing couldn’t be any better as I’ve assumed the role of CMO at a ground-breaking retail intelligence platform, and the first task is to organize their marketing communications to explain their complex technology better and to position them appropriately in an industry that’s fast becoming overhyped. What is…

  • Steve Jobs Infographic and Lesser Known Facts

    Steve Jobs: The Infographic and Insights Beyond the Apple Legacy

    I’m an Apple fanboy and believe there are essential lessons that were deployed by Steve Jobs and the amazingly talented people he had working for him. Two lessons stand out for me: Marketing the potential for using your products or using your services is more powerful when marketing than the features you’ve developed. Apple marketing inspired its prospects and customers,…

  • Science of Persuasion

    The Science of Persuasion: Six Principles That Influence Decision-Making

    For over 60 years, researchers have delved into the fascinating realm of persuasion, aiming to understand the factors that lead individuals to say yes to requests. In this journey, they’ve unearthed a science that underpins our decision-making processes, often filled with surprises. This video infographic from the writers of Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive provides insight into…

  • The History of Marketing

    The History Of Marketing

    The word marketing has its origins in the late Middle English language. It can be traced back to the Old English word mǣrket, which meant a marketplace or a place where goods were bought and sold. Over time, the term evolved, and by the 16th century, it came to refer to various activities related to buying and selling products or…

  • How to Choose and Invest in Marketing Technology (MarTech)

    How to Effectively Choose and Manage Your MarTech Investment

    The MarTech world has exploded. In 2011, there were only 150 martech solutions. Now there are over 9,932 solutions available to industry professionals. There are more solutions now than ever before, but companies face two main challenges regarding selection.  Investing in a new MarTech solution is completely off the table for many companies. They have already chosen a solution, and their…

  • 4Ps of Marketing: Product, Price, Place, Promotion

    What Are The 4 Ps Of Marketing? Should We Update Them For Digital Marketing?

    The 4Ps of marketing are a model for deciding the key elements of a marketing strategy, developed by E. Jerome McCarthy, a professor of marketing, in the 1960s. McCarthy introduced the model in his book, Basic Marketing: A Managerial Approach. McCarthy’s 4Ps model was intended to provide a framework for businesses to use when developing a marketing strategy. The model…

  • what is net promoter score nps

    What is the Net Promoter Score (NPS) System?

    Last week, I traveled to Florida (I do this every quarter or so) and for the first time I listened to a book on Audible on the way down. I selected The Ultimate Question 2.0: How Net Promoter Companies Thrive in a Customer-Driven World after a dialogue with some marketing professionals online. The Net Promoter Score (NPS) system is based…

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