What if you could speak to 100 business people and have them share their biggest nugget of advice? This was the thought behind the the Better Business Book, a project developed by Tyler and the team at the Self-Publishing System. A Sampling of the Better Business Book All Your Excuses Debunked: Two Case Studies That Prove You Don’t Need Any Experience, Money or Help to Start a Successful Business – pg. 9 You Only Need
It’s been a while since I was an Audible subscriber but I recently started back up. Audible content includes more than 250,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the preeminent provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes Store. I have a lot more time to listen to books while I’m driving or working than to take the time to read them.
Execution of great marketing strategies is a balance of many variables. Without adequate planning and long-term strategies, agile marketing efforts can derail a brand. But slow and highly critical marketing efforts can stymie one. Somewhere in the middle is success, requiring continued focus on the long-term goals of the organization, but having resources that can shift direction and strategy in real-time as results take shape. I just finished reading Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs
Brett Evans is a great local sales talent and advised me to read The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation in one of our many discussions of the overlap of sales and marketing. Based on an exhaustive study of thousands of sales reps across multiple industries and geographies,The Challenger Sale argues that classic relationship building is a losing approach, especially when it comes to selling complex, large-scale business-to-business solutions. The authors’ study found that
So we always wanna know how marcom (marketing communications) is performing, both as a vehicle and for an individual campaign. In evaluating marcom it is common to employ simple A/B testing. This is a technique wherein random sampling populates two cells for campaign treatment. One cell gets the test and the other cell will not. Then response rate or net revenue is compared between the two cells. If the test cell outperforms the control cell
We’ve written about how impressed we were with EveryoneSocial to encourage your employees to promote your brand socially. After doing the post, the team there reached out and interviewed me regarding my experience with social media. They took the results of that interview and developed a beautiful ebook that you can download from their site. It’s not beautiful because my mug is on the cover :)… they just did a great job at capturing my
Jason Miller recently posted on social media that he felt like he had given birth when his newest creation was finally published. No doubt he’s proud of this baby! The Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide to LinkedIn is fantastic… creative, colorful, and packed with advice from different marketing professionals, different use cases, and a ton of resources. If you’ve not downloaded it yet – download it and utilize it as a checklist for how you’re putting your
On Monday, we shared the infographic from Blue Focus Marketing, Your Brand as a Planet, providing evidence and a simple analogy that speaks to the power of utilizing your employees to help grow your social media footprint. It goes beyond echoing your brand, though, as you’ll see in their new infographic. As we explain in our Amazon best-selling book, The Social Employee: How Great Companies Make Social Media Work, there can be no mistaking that