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Little Red Book of Selling: The 12.5 Principles of Sales Greatness: How to Make Sales Forever
Jeffrey H. Gitomer
1885167601
September 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
If salespeople are worried about how to sell, Gitomer (The Sales Bible) believes they are missing out on the more important aspect of sales: why people buy. This, he says, is "all that matters," and his latest book aims to demystify buying principles for salespeople. From the red cloth cover to the small trim size to the amusing (but not cloying) cartoons on almost every page, this is an appealing and accessible book. The author is obviously enthusiastic, if not manic, about sales, and though some of his mantras verge on hokey, much of his prose is straightforward and realistic. Each chapter includes a mini table of contents, pull quotes and takeaway sound bites, examples of typical whines from salespeople (e.g., "the client said they spent their whole budget") paired with a positive response (e.g., "Decision...


Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
W. Chan Kim
1591396190
January 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Kim and Mauborgne's blue ocean metaphor elegantly summarizes their vision of the kind of expanding, competitor-free markets that innovative companies can navigate. Unlike "red oceans," which are well explored and crowded with competitors, "blue oceans" represent "untapped market space" and the "opportunity for highly profitable growth." The only reason more big companies don't set sail for them, they suggest, is that "the dominant focus of strategy work over the past twenty-five years has been on competition-based red ocean strategies"-i.e., finding new ways to cut costs and grow revenue by taking away market share from the competition. With this groundbreaking book, Kim and Mauborgne-both professors at France's INSEAD, the second largest business school in the world-aim to repair that bias. Using dozens of...


Sports Marketing and the Psychology of Marketing Communication (Advertising & Consumer Psychology)

0805857907


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Book Description
Sports marketing is one of the fastest growing areas of marketing communication. This book advances understanding in this emerging area. It presents sports marketing in a scholarly and comprehensive way, covering major topics of discussion in sports marketing and the psychology of communication. Several new, innovative topics are introduced, such as SportNEST and consumption communities, and many classic topics are brought up to date, including sponsorship, ambush marketing, identification, endorsements, basking in reflected glory, and licensing. Many of the topics that seem to center around sports show up as well, such as sneakers, ethics, risky behavior, and even investments. Utilizing a psychological approach to understanding sports marketing, first-rate authors discuss the most important topics. The book covers...


Purple Cow
Seth Godin
159184021X
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The world is changing ever more rapidly, and the rules of marketing are no different, writes Godin, the field's reigning guru. The old ways-run-of-the-mill TV commercials, ads in the Wall Street Journal and so on-don't work like they used to, because such messages are so plentiful that consumers have tuned them out. This means you have to toss out everything you know and do something "remarkable" (the way a purple cow in a field of Guernseys would be remarkable) to have any effect at all, writes Godin (Permission Marketing; Unleashing the Ideavirus). He cites companies like HBO, Starbucks and JetBlue, all of which created new ways of doing old businesses and saw their brands sizzle as a result. Godin's style is punchy and irreverent, using short, sharp messages to drive his points home. As a result the book is...


Developing Successful Sport Sponsorship Plans, Second Edition (Sport Management Library)

1885693567


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Book Description
In this updated edition of Developing Successful Sport Sponsorship Plans, internationally renowned sport marketing professor David Stotlar takes you inside some of the most lucrative sport organizations to explain how to build a sponsorship plan that works. Drawing on his marketing experience and an understanding of the sport industry that can only come from an insider, he provides the specific issues to consider, the essential questions to guide your thinking, and the right exercises to help you develop and implement a sponsorship plan that is beneficial to both program and sponsor, including fully updated analyses of the latest sponsors and athlete endorsements, as well as a new "Best Practices" section to conclude each chapter. With this latest edition of Developing Successful Sport Sponsorship Plans, students as...


The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Malcolm Gladwell
0316346624
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
"The best way to understand the dramatic transformation of unknown books into bestsellers, or the rise of teenage smoking, or the phenomena of word of mouth or any number of the other mysterious changes that mark everyday life," writes Malcolm Gladwell, "is to think of them as epidemics. Ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread just like viruses do." Although anyone familiar with the theory of memetics will recognize this concept, Gladwell's The Tipping Point has quite a few interesting twists on the subject.

For example, Paul Revere was able to galvanize the forces of resistance so effectively in part because he was what Gladwell calls a "Connector": he knew just about everybody, particularly the revolutionary leaders in each of the towns that he rode through. But Revere "wasn't just the man with the biggest Rolodex in...



Your First Year in Network Marketing: Overcome Your Fears, Experience Success, and Achieve Your Dreams!
Mark Yarnell
0761512195
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
To listen to its proponents, network (or multilevel) marketing is the greatest thing since sliced bread: top performers earn $1 million a month, reside in alluring places like Aspen and Kauai, and still find quality time to happily raise children and lovingly cement spousal relationships. Contending that those who fail to make it that far are ill prepared for the initial challenges they face, Mark Yarnell and Rene Reid Yarnell--married network marketers who are among the industry's leaders, as well as members of a University of Illinois faculty that teaches the only college-certified course on the subject in the U.S.--have written Your First Year in Network Marketing: Overcome Your Fears, Experience Success, and Achieve Your Dreams! to convey both advice and inspiration to newcomers. Peppered with personal anecdotes...


How to Become a Rainmaker
Jeffrey J. Fox
0786865954
May 2000
Hardcover
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From Booklist
This is an afternoon read, pure and simple. And chances are good that once readers accept Fox's hard-hitting yet commonsense approaches, they'll accept his sales process, which applies, by the way, to selling widgets, promoting intangible services, or selling yourself. Every one of the author's 50 two-page to four-page chapters contains just one nugget of information more than the preceding section, enough to keep the momentum and the attention. A sad story about the hazards of drinking coffee (it spilled--and the prospect was then distracted by a second crisis) is followed by a notice not to eat a major meal during a sales lunch, which is promptly followed by "no pen in the shirt pocket" advice. Fox's seemingly disparate hints and tips, in short, comprise a very logical and memorable way of rainmaking, and a short tome...


Marketing Management (12th Edition) (Marketing Management)
Philip Kotler, Kevin Lane Keller
0131457578
March 1, 2005
Hardcover
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You Can Write Children's Books Workbook
Tracey E. Dils
1582972486
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The long-awaited companion to the best-selling You Can Write Children's Books, this new workbook from Tracey E. Dils provides aspiring children's authors with hands-on instruction for finishing their manuscripts, preparing them for publication, and getting them published. You Can Write Children's Books Workbook takes readers step-by-step through identifying a project, writing and revising the manuscript, researching the genre and marketplace, targeting publishers, and preparing a professional submission. Perfect as an accompaniment or as a stand-alone, this guide will give aspiring writers the concrete instruction and experience they need to make a confident submission to a publisher or agent.

About the Author
Tracey E. Dils has over twenty years of experience in...


Differentiate or Die
Jack Trout
0471028924
Sept 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
There are no two ways about it with Jack Trout. Either you've got a product or service that you can say is different, or you don't have much at all. In today's global marketplace and at its lightning-fast rate of change, there's no point in inventing and presenting a product only to sit back and hope that consumers everywhere will discover its greatness. It's not simply about what you or your product can do, it's about what you do differently from everyone else. Coauthors Trout and Steve Rivkin say it all in their no-holds-barred title, Differentiate or Die.

A disciple of the marketing guru Rosser Reeves, who introduced the concept of the "unique selling proposition," Trout relays his vision of what can help you differentiate in blunt, tell-it-like-it-is prose. First he breaks the bad news that product quality,...



Loyalty Myths
Timothy L. Keiningham
0471743151
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"Strong stuff...[the authors] offer some well-researched loyalty truths" (Telegraph, November 2005)

"...full of ideas and suggestions...likely to be useful to anyone working in the field." (Research Magazine, May 2006)

Book Description
In Loyalty Myths, the authors have assembled 53 of the most common beliefs about customer loyalty – all of them wrong or misconceived! Each of the beliefs in this book is debunked with real-world examples. While other books speak in platitudes; this book is the only one to validate each proposition with real data.

Granted unprecedented access to customer records from a variety of multi-national corporations. Through these records, Ipsos Loyalty was able to precisely track the impact of this...



Marketing
Richard L. Sandhusen
0764112775
September 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Thoroughly revised, this book comprehensively covers the modern marketing curriculum presented in leading business schools. Reflecting today's world, it emphasizes the global marketplace. A true-to-life hypothetical company is presented with explanation and analysis of both domestic and international marketing strategies. Books in this series are designed mainly for classroom use, and make excellent supplements to college texts. In adult education or business brush-up programs, they can serve as fine main texts.


Guerrilla Marketing: Secrets For Making Big Profits From Your Small Business
Jay Conrad Levinson
0395906253
October 1998
Paperback
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Review
The Los Angeles Times : "No matter what business you're in, Guerrilla Marketing, the bible of lively, low-cost marketing tips, is invaluable."

Review
"No matter what business you're in, Guerrilla Marketing, the bible of lively, low-cost marketing tips, is invaluable."

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Multiple Streams of Internet Income: How Ordinary People Make Extraordinary Money Online, 2nd Edition
Robert G. Allen
0471783277
April 7, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Praise for the first edition of Multiple Streams of Internet Income

"If ever the world needed some help to succeed on the Internet, this is the moment. Robert Allen's new book is just in time to save the day."
—Jack Trout, President, Trout & Partners, Ltd.author of Differentiate or Die

"Earning money . . . serious money, is no different than piloting a jet aircraft or baking an apple pie. You have to learn how and you must understand what you're doing. Robert Allen is a master flight instructor if you want your income to soar. He knows what ninety-eight percent of our population have proven they don't know. Read this book and follow his advice. In a relatively short period of time, you will become wealthy and be amazed at how much free time you have when you...



Marketing (SparkCharts)
SparkNotes Editors
1586639102
June 2003
Paperback
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International Marketing
Philip R. Cateora, John L. Graham
0072941642
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This text continues to dominate the field of International Marketing. Its long standing tradition as the market leader is strengthened in this edition with an increase in coverage of technology¿s impact on the international market arena and a more comprehensive website, helping to provide updates to text content in this continually changing field. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Info
Addresses global issues & describes concepts relevant to all international marketers, regardless of the extent of their international involvement. DLC: Export marketing. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Principles of Marketing (11th Edition) (Principles of Marketing)
Philip Kotler, Gary Armstrong
0131469185
February 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The 11th edition of this popular text continues to build on four major marketing themes: building and managing profitable customer relationships, building and managing strong brands to create brand equity, harnessing new marketing technologies in the digital age, and marketing in a socially responsible way around the globe. Thoroughly updated and streamlined, Principles of Marketing tells the stories that reveal the drama of modern marketing, reflecting the major trends and forces that are impacting this dynamic and ever-changing field. Topics include: the marketing environment, managing information, consumer & business buyer behavior, segmentation, targeting, and positioning, branding strategies, distribution channels, advertising and sales promotion, direct marketing, and the global marketplace. An excellent...


Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom
David Kupelian
1581824599
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Americans have come to tolerate, embrace and even champion many things that would have horrified their parents' generation—from easy divorce and unrestricted abortion-on-demand to extreme body piercing and teaching homosexuality to grade-schoolers. Does that mean today's Americans are inherently more morally confused and depraved than previous generations? Of course not, says veteran journalist David Kupelian. But they have fallen victim to some of the most stunningly brilliant and compelling marketing campaigns in modern history. The Marketing of Evil reveals how much of what Americans once almost universally abhorred has been packaged, perfumed, gift-wrapped and sold to them as though it had great value. Highly skilled marketers, playing on our deeply felt national values of fairness,...


Selling the Invisible: A Field Guide to Modern Marketing
Harry Beckwith
0446520942
March 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
The transformation from a manufacturing-based economy to one that's all about service has been well documented. Today it's estimated that nearly 75 percent of Americans work in the service sector. Instead of producing tangibles--automobiles, clothes, and tools--more and more of us are in the business of providing intangibles--health care, entertainment, tourism, legal services, and so on. However, according to Harry Beckwith, most of these intangibles are still being marketed like products were 20 years ago.

In Selling the Invisible, Beckwith argues that what consumers are primarily interested in today are not features, but relationships. Even companies who think that they sell only tangible products should rethink their approach to product development and marketing and sales. For example, when a customer buys a Saturn...



Your Marketing Sucks.
Mark Stevens
1400081696
Apr 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Most companies don't have a clue about good marketing, argues entrepreneur Stevens (Extreme Management) in his slender but vociferous book. What they need are the principles of "extreme marketing," in which every dollar "is set in a strategic context," is part of an integrated plan and brings in more than a dollar in return-strategies Stevens lays out in his readable, thought-provoking and sometimes outrageous book. He bashes marketers' "conventional wisdom" with an almost immoderate glee, and proposes big changes too: stop all marketing if you can't prove it works; don't use your competitors' marketing as a benchmark; don't depend on the results of focus groups; fire sellers that don't sell; cross-sell to consumers; and try direct mailings are just a few of his ideas. With charges like "Be persistent,...


The Ten Faces of Innovation : IDEO's Strategies for Defeating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization
Thomas Kelley, Jonathan Littman
0385512074
October 18, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Kelley's latest builds on The Art of Innovation, which celebrated the work culture that distinguishes his high-profile, award-winning industrial design firm, IDEO. This book covers much of the same territory, but focuses on the type of worker and team-building rather than the work environment. The authors define 10 personas, including Anthropologists, who contribute insights by observing human behavior; Experimenters, who try new things; Hurdlers, who surmount obstacles; Collaborators, who bring people together and get things done; and Caregivers, who anticipate and meet customer needs. Like its predecessor, the book is breezy and well written, with plenty of self-promotion. Kelley and Littman weave classic and recent stories of business innovation, such as 3M's Scotch tape, Volvo's three-point seatbelts and...


Search Engine Marketing, Inc. : Driving Search Traffic to Your Company's Web Site
Mike Moran, Bill Hunt
0131852922
July 21, 2005
Paperback
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From the Back Cover

"A very comprehensive, yet light-hearted guide for internet managers that demystifies search engine marketing and provides practical advice for success." —Piers Dickinson, Global Internet Marketing Manager, BP

"Outlines every one of the major strategic steps to develop your search marketing initiatives. This book teaches Web marketers what to do from the beginning so they can implement a successful search marketing program—the strategic steps to define the scope and cost of your search marketing program, develop a team, create a proposal, get executive approval, manage, and measure your search marketing program. You have to read it to appreciate it!" —Cynthia Donlevy, Web Marketing & Strategy, Cisco Systems, Inc.

"Getting your site indexed is the most fundamental,...



Influence: Science and Practice (4th Edition)
Robert B. Cialdini
0321011473
June 29, 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The initial version of Influence was designed for the popular reader, and as such, an attempt was made to write it in an engaging style. In the subsequent versions, that style is retained, but in addition, I present the research evidence for my statements, recommendations, and conclusions. Although they are dramatized and corroborated through such devices as interviews, quotes, and systematic personal observations, the conclusions of Influence are based on controlled, psychological research. This fact allows the instructor, the student, and the popular reader to feel confident that the book is not "pop" psychology but represents work that is scientifically grounded. The subsequent versions also provide new and updated material, chapter summaries, and study questions to enhance its classroom utility. A...

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