Momentum

How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age

Author: Shama Hyder

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1942952252

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 2122

Posted in Business & Economics

The Zen of Social Media Marketing

An Easier Way to Build Credibility, Generate Buzz, and Increase Revenue

Author: Shama Hyder

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1942952406

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 6840

The Essential How-To Guide for Social Media Marketing by Leading Expert Shama Hyder, Named “Social media’s zen master of marketing” by Entrepreneur magazine and One of LinkedIn’s “Top Voices” in Marketing & Social in 2015 In 2001, at the dawn of the millennium—and the digital marketing age—the first edition of The Zen of Social Media Marketing became a global hit. In the ensuing years, updated editions helped even more marketers, entrepreneurs, students, and professionals of all types navigate the sometimes-stressful world of social media. Now, this new, fully updated edition offers timely insight to the ways social media marketing has changed and specific steps to show you exactly how to thrive and profit with ease and efficiency. Whether you’re a novice, struggler, or mastery-seeker, you already know that engaging in social media is no longer optional. People are talking about your company online and you need to be part of those conversations. However, social media marketing isn’t like traditional marketing—and treating it that way only leads to frustration and failure. In The Zen of Social Media Marketing, Shama Hyder, social media expert and president of The Marketing Zen Group, teaches you the “Zen” of using social media tools to find your own marketing nirvana. The newest edition of The Zen of Social Media Marketing gives you: - A comprehensive overview of why social media works and how to use it to drive traffic to your website and fan page - A proven process to attract followers and fans and convert them into customers and clients - The latest social media trends and step-by-step guidelines for sites and apps such as Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, and more - Innovative tips for mobile design - Essential advice on content marketing, email marketing, video, and targeted tactics to enhance your SEO - All-new information on why, when, and how to use online advertising - Why self-expression is the true driver of social media use and how to leverage it for your business - Insights from dozens of leading online marketers and entrepreneurs, with strategies for success
Posted in Business & Economics

Interrogating Ethnography

Why Evidence Matters

Author: Steven Lubet

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190655704

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 8070

In this comprehensive review of urban ethnography, Steven Lubet encountered a field that relies heavily on anonymous sources, often as reported by a single investigator whose underlying data remain unseen. Upon digging into the details, he discovered too many ethnographic assertions that were dubious, exaggerated, tendentious, or just plain wrong. Employing the tools and techniques of a trial lawyer, Lubet uses original sources and contemporaneous documentation to explore the stories behind ethnographic narratives. Many turn out to be accurate, but others are revealed to be based on rumors, folklore, and unreliable hearsay. Interrogating Ethnography explains how qualitative social science would benefit from greater attention to the quality of evidence, and provides recommendations for bringing the field more closely in line with other fact-based disciplines such as law and journalism.
Posted in Social Science

Hustle

The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum

Author: Neil Patel,Patrick Vlaskovits,Jonas Koffler

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623367166

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1783

A dynamic, game-changing guide to finding success and fearlessly outsmarting the system Too often we feel like underdogs fighting a system that stacks the odds against us. We work hard, follow the rules, and dream of a better life. But these days, working harder doesn’t always lead to fulfillment. In fact, according to Gallup research, nearly 90 percent of people feel disconnected from their jobs. So how do you break free from the drudgery and achieve more success on your own terms? You hustle. The secret lies in making manageable tweaks and placing small bets on pursuits that propel you from who you are today to the person you’re destined to become. In Hustle, Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits, and Jonas Koffler--three of the nation’s top entrepreneurs and consultants--have teamed up to teach you how to look at work and life through a new lens--one based on discovering projects you enjoy and the people and opportunities that support your talents, growth, income, and happiness. The authors reveal their groundbreaking three-part framework of Heart, Head, and Habits. Along the way, you will learn to redefine hustle as the optimal path to success using powerful, often counterintuitive, advice, including: • Why you must own your dreams, not rent dreams from others • Ways to create your own luck and “POP” • How to betray yourself to stay true to yourself--and develop your potential • The four major career hustles and the path that's best for you More than just an inspirational career guide, Hustle aims to fundamentally transform the way you work and live, and give yourself permission to thrive in today’s uncertain world.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Content Trap

A Strategist's Guide to Digital Change

Author: Bharat Anand

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812995392

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 1013

“A masterful and thought-provoking book that has reshaped my understanding of content in the digital landscape.”—Ariel Emanuel, co-CEO, WME | IMG Harvard Business School Professor of Strategy Bharat Anand presents an incisive new approach to digital transformation that favors fostering connectivity over focusing exclusively on content. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG Companies everywhere face two major challenges today: getting noticed and getting paid. To confront these obstacles, Bharat Anand examines a range of businesses around the world, from The New York Times to The Economist, from Chinese Internet giant Tencent to Scandinavian digital trailblazer Schibsted, and from talent management to the future of education. Drawing on these stories and on the latest research in economics, strategy, and marketing, this refreshingly engaging book reveals important lessons, smashes celebrated myths, and reorients strategy. Success for flourishing companies comes not from making the best content but from recognizing how content enables customers’ connectivity; it comes not from protecting the value of content at all costs but from unearthing related opportunities close by; and it comes not from mimicking competitors’ best practices but from seeing choices as part of a connected whole. Digital change means that everyone today can reach and interact with others directly: We are all in the content business. But that comes with risks that Bharat Anand teaches us how to recognize and navigate. Filled with conversations with key players and in-depth dispatches from the front lines of digital change, The Content Trap is an essential new playbook for navigating the turbulent waters in which we find ourselves. Praise for The Content Trap “Today, to some extent, every company is a media company, but Anand emphasizes that it’s not just about the content you create; it’s the connections you make that matter—the platforms and network effects.”—Doug McMillon, CEO, Wal-Mart Stores “The Content Trap is a book filled with stories of businesses, from music companies to magazine publishers, that missed connections and could never escape the narrow views that had brought them past success. But it is also filled with stories of those who made strategic choices to strengthen the links between content and returns in their new master plans. . . . The book is a call to clear thinking and reassessing why things are the way they are.”—The Wall Street Journal
Posted in Business & Economics

The Zen of Social Media Marketing

An Easier Way to Build Credibility, Generate Buzz, and Increase Revenue

Author: Shama Hyder

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1942952406

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 4969

The Essential How-To Guide for Social Media Marketing by Leading Expert Shama Hyder, Named “Social media’s zen master of marketing” by Entrepreneur magazine and One of LinkedIn’s “Top Voices” in Marketing & Social in 2015 In 2001, at the dawn of the millennium—and the digital marketing age—the first edition of The Zen of Social Media Marketing became a global hit. In the ensuing years, updated editions helped even more marketers, entrepreneurs, students, and professionals of all types navigate the sometimes-stressful world of social media. Now, this new, fully updated edition offers timely insight to the ways social media marketing has changed and specific steps to show you exactly how to thrive and profit with ease and efficiency. Whether you’re a novice, struggler, or mastery-seeker, you already know that engaging in social media is no longer optional. People are talking about your company online and you need to be part of those conversations. However, social media marketing isn’t like traditional marketing—and treating it that way only leads to frustration and failure. In The Zen of Social Media Marketing, Shama Hyder, social media expert and president of The Marketing Zen Group, teaches you the “Zen” of using social media tools to find your own marketing nirvana. The newest edition of The Zen of Social Media Marketing gives you: - A comprehensive overview of why social media works and how to use it to drive traffic to your website and fan page - A proven process to attract followers and fans and convert them into customers and clients - The latest social media trends and step-by-step guidelines for sites and apps such as Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, and more - Innovative tips for mobile design - Essential advice on content marketing, email marketing, video, and targeted tactics to enhance your SEO - All-new information on why, when, and how to use online advertising - Why self-expression is the true driver of social media use and how to leverage it for your business - Insights from dozens of leading online marketers and entrepreneurs, with strategies for success
Posted in Business & Economics

The New Digital Age

Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

Author: Eric Schmidt,Jared Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848546226

Category: Computers

Page: 353

View: 3745

'This is the most important - and fascinating - book yet written about how the digital age will affect our world' Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs From two leading thinkers, the widely anticipated book that describes a new, hugely connected world of the future, full of challenges and benefits which are ours to meet and harness. The New Digital Age is the product of an unparalleled collaboration: full of the brilliant insights of one of Silicon Valley's great innovators - what Bill Gates was to Microsoft and Steve Jobs was to Apple, Schmidt (along with Larry Page and Sergey Brin) was to Google - and the Director of Google Ideas, Jared Cohen, formerly an advisor to both Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. Never before has the future been so vividly and transparently imagined. From technologies that will change lives (information systems that greatly increase productivity, safety and our quality of life, thought-controlled motion technology that can revolutionise medical procedures, and near-perfect translation technology that allows us to have more diversified interactions) to our most important future considerations (curating our online identity and fighting those who would do harm with it) to the widespread political change that will transform the globe (through transformations in conflict, increasingly active and global citizenries, a new wave of cyber-terrorism and states operating simultaneously in the physical and virtual realms) to the ever present threats to our privacy and security, Schmidt and Cohen outline in great detail and scope all the promise and peril awaiting us in the coming decades. A breakthrough book - pragmatic, inspirational and totally fascinating. Whether a government, a business or an individual, we must understand technology if we want to understand the future. 'A brilliant guidebook for the next century . . . Schmidt and Cohen offer a dazzling glimpse into how the new digital revolution is changing our lives' Richard Branson
Posted in Computers

The Analytical Marketer

How to Transform Your Marketing Organization

Author: Adele Sweetwood

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1625278462

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 7622

How to lead the change Analytics are driving big changes, not only in what marketing departments do but in how they are organized, staffed, led, and run. Leaders are grappling with issues that range from building an analytically driven marketing organization and determining the kinds of structure and talent that are needed to leading interactions with IT, finance, and sales and creating a unified view of the customer. The Analytical Marketer provides critical insight into the changing marketing organization—digital, agile, and analytical—and the tools for reinventing it. Written by the head of global marketing for SAS, The Analytical Marketer is based on the author’s firsthand experience of transforming a marketing organization from “art” to “art and science.” Challenged and inspired by their company’s own analytics products, the SAS marketing team was forced to rethink itself in order to take advantage of the new capabilities that those tools offer the modern marketer. Key marketers and managers at SAS tell their stories alongside the author’s candid lessons learned as she led the marketing organization’s transformation. With additional examples from other leading companies, this book is a practical guide and set of best practices for creating a new marketing culture that thrives on and adds value through data and analytics.
Posted in Business & Economics

Breakthrough Nonprofit Branding

Seven Principles to Power Extraordinary Results

Author: Jocelyne Daw,Carol Cone

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470918685

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 2770

A hands-on guide to help your nonprofit build its brand, raise its profile, strengthen impact and develop deeper relationships with donors, volunteers, and other stakeholders. Breakthrough Nonprofit Branding is about the power a constituency-focused, compelling brand can have to revolutionize an organization and the way people view and support it. Shows how to optimally define what your organization stands for to differieniate, create value and breakthrough Explains how to build loyal communities inside and outside of your organization to increase social impact Features seven principles for transforming a brand from ordinary trademark to strategic advantage Includes case studies of eleven breakthrough nonprofit brands and transferable ideas and practices that nonprofits of any size, scope or experience can implement Other title by Daw: Cause Marketing for Nonprofits: Partner for Purpose, Passion, and Profits A practical road map and essential tool for nonprofit leaders, board members, and volunteers, this book reveals the vital principles you need to know to build and manage your organization's most valuable asset – its brand. In today’s highly competitive nonprofit world, building a breakthrough brand is no longer a "nice to do," but the new imperative. Jocelyne Daw, a pioneer and leader in building business and community partnerships has over 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience. Carol Cone, named by PR WEEK as the most powerful and visible figure in the world of cause branding, has been linking companies and causes for over 25 years.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Invisible Organization

How Ingenious Ceos Are Creating Thriving, Virtual Companies

Author: Mitch Russo

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781512231625

Category: Employee motivation

Page: 272

View: 2742

Companies all over the world could greatly benefit from moving part of even all their staff to work from home as virtual employees. Using the techniques and strategies inside The Invisible Organization, all that is possible quickly and efficiently. If you are the CEO of a company that could benefit by generating more profits, shedding overhead and thrilling staff, this book is a must read. Penned by former CEO of Tony Robbins and Chet Holmes Business Breakthroughs, International, Russo successfully scaled the company with nearly 100% growth per year, and about 300 remote staff, owning no infrastructure. Russo helps clients create the leadership management strategy as outlined in his book and advises CEOs on moving "virtual" with confidence. Why is this book different than other books on working virtually? Because it comes from the CEOs perspective as an operating executive; dealing with the strategy of creating momentum around changing the company, slowly at first and then accelerating as results prove viable. The book is more of a blueprint designed to accomplish this singular act of internal revolution.
Posted in Employee motivation

Advances in Luxury Brand Management

Author: Jean-Noël Kapferer,Joachim Kernstock,Tim Oliver Brexendorf,Shaun M. Powell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319511270

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3340

Presenting some of the most significant research on the modern understanding of luxury, this edited collection of articles from the Journal of Brand Management explores the complex relationships consumers tie with luxury, and the unique characteristics of luxury brand management. Covering the segmentation of luxury consumers worldwide, the specificity of luxury management, the role of sustainability for luxury brands and major insights from a customer point of view, Advances in Luxury Brand Management is essential reading for upper level students as well as scholars and discerning practitioners.
Posted in Business & Economics

Marketing Above the Noise

Achieve Strategic Advantage with Marketing That Matters

Author: Linda J. Popky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351861417

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 7138

Marketing today is out of control. With all the new marketing techniques accessible to the masses, it's becoming harder and harder to stand out from the crowd. The result is more and more messages, hitting us more often in new and more intrusive ways. For customers, it's a lot of noise. Through her work with a wide range of organizations from small companies to professional service providers to Fortune 500 companies, Linda Popky has developed Dynamic Market Leverage(TM), an approach to help cut through the clutter, stand out, and effectively build business. Marketing Above the Noise takes a contrarian approach by not focusing on social media, digital marketing, or other new tactics, and instead helping organizations understand: * The critical upfront work needed to really understand customers, markets and unmet needs * The value of consistent, focused messaging * Why empowering employees to effectively represent the brand is so critical * How to thrive in an age of user-generated content and customer driven marketing * Why it's key not to confuse selling with installing The book introduces the Dynamic Market Leverage Model, which measures marketing clout by looking at eight core marketing disciplines and five additional Leverage Factors that can help an organization focus on key aspects of their marketing function that will provide the most significant return on their marketing investment. Today's businesses need to stop trying to keep pace with the latest and greatest marketing tactics and instead focus on developing those long term strategies that build customer loyalty and convince prospects to buy. Yes, businesses need to be aware of and integrate new media and new approaches, but they need to do it in a way that makes sense for the business. They need to maintain a clear focus above the din of the roaring crowd--above the marketing fray. Most organizations don't have the luxury of being able to start from a clean slate to develop new marketing strategies. They have existing customers, existing channels and relationships, existing ways of doing business. With limited resources, they're not able to integrate every new tactic as it appears and they're not sure how to prioritize all of these options. What's needed is a timeless framework--a way of looking at marketing as tied to both business growth and the building and nurturing of ongoing customer engagement. It's time to move the focus from social media and evangelists, sales and marketing alignment, and the latest hot cloud-based marketing tools, to what really counts: convincing customers to trust you with their business--not just once, but time and time again.
Posted in Business & Economics

Move

How Decisive Leaders Execute Strategy Despite Obstacles, Setbacks, and Stalls

Author: Patty Azzarello

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119348374

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 6525

Move past the obstacles and implement your new strategy Move is your guide to mobilizing your whole organization to take your business forward. Whatever your needed transformation may be: a new initiative, a new market, a new product, your fresh strategy is up against a powerful foe: an organization's tendency to stay very busy and completely engaged what it's already doing. This book shows you how to cut through resistance and get your team engaged and proactively doing the new thing! Author Patty Azzarello draws on over twenty-five years of international business management experience to identify the chronic challenges that keep organizations from decisively executing strategy, and to give you a practical game plan for breaking through. Leaders tend to assume that stalls in execution are inevitable, unchanging parts of the workplace—but things can change. At the heart of every execution problem is the fact that there simply are not enough people doing what the business needs. This guide shows you how to get your entire organization on board—remove the fear, excuses, and hurdles—and uphold the new pursuit against distractions and dissent. No transformation can succeed without suitable engagement from the whole organization, but building engagement can be difficult, uncomfortable, and tentative. This book shows you how to get it done. Get your organization to embrace and personally commit to the new work Remove obstacles and passive aggressive attacks that block progress Defend new strategic initiatives against short term pressures to revert to "business as usual" Sustain momentum and the desire to move forward Make sure no one is ever asking, 'Are we still doing this?' Inertia isn't just a law of the universe, it's a law in the workplace that can be a major obstacle to making things happen. The great thing about inertia is that it cuts two ways: a body at rest remains at rest, but a body in motion remains in motion. People love to finish things. Move shows you how to make successful execution the new norm—starting today.
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Youtility

Why Smart Marketing Is about Help Not Hype

Author: Jay Baer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101633883

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 842

The difference between helping and selling is just two letters If you're wondering how to make your products seem more exciting online, you're asking the wrong question. You're not competing for attention only against other similar products. You're competing against your customers' friends and family and viral videos and cute puppies. To win attention these days you must ask a different question: "How can we help?" Jay Baer's Youtility offers a new approach that cuts through the clut­ter: marketing that is truly, inherently useful. If you sell something, you make a customer today, but if you genuinely help someone, you create a customer for life. From the Hardcover edition.
Posted in Business & Economics

What Great Brands Do

The Seven Brand-Building Principles that Separate the Best from the Rest

Author: Denise Lee Yohn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118824334

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 5718

Discover proven strategies for building powerful, world-class brands It's tempting to believe that brands like Apple, Nike, and Zappos achieved their iconic statuses because of serendipity, an unattainable magic formula, or even the genius of a single visionary leader. However, these companies all adopted specific approaches and principles that transformed their ordinary brands into industry leaders. In other words, great brands can be built—and Denise Lee Yohn knows exactly how to do it. Delivering a fresh perspective, Yohn's What Great Brands Do teaches an innovative brand-as-business strategy that enhances brand identity while boosting profit margins, improving company culture, and creating stronger stakeholder relationships. Drawing from twenty-five years of consulting work with such top brands as Frito-Lay, Sony, Nautica, and Burger King, Yohn explains key principles of her brand-as-business strategy. Reveals the seven key principles that the world's best brands consistently implement Presents case studies that explore the brand building successes and failures of companies of all sizes including IBM, Lululemon, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and other remarkable brands Provides tools and strategies that organizations can start using right away Filled with targeted guidance for CEOs, COOs, entrepreneurs, and other organization leaders, What Great Brands Do is an essential blueprint for launching any brand to meteoric heights.
Posted in Business & Economics

The 5 Second Rule

Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage

Author: Mel Robbins

Publisher: Savio Republic

ISBN: 1682612392

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 9409

Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself? Using the science habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a "push moment." Then, she'll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self. It take just five seconds to use this tool, and every time you do, you'll be in great company. More than 8 million people have watched Mel's TEDx Talk, and executives inside of the world's largest brands are using the tool to increase productivity, collaboration, and engagement. In The 5 Second Rule, you'll discover it takes just five seconds to: Become confident Break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt Beat fear and uncertainty Stop worrying and feel happier Share your ideas with courage The 5 Second Rule is a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face—we hold ourselves back. The secret isn't knowing what to do—it's knowing how to make yourself do it. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}
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Her Money Matters

The Missing Truths From Traditional Money Advice

Author: Jen Hemphill

Publisher: Got Harmoney LLC

ISBN: 9780998777900

Category: Self-Help

Page: 210

View: 3037

Personal finance from a different perspective - looking at the missing pieces and mindset issues that cause us to take actions the derail our finances.
Posted in Self-Help

Originals

How Non-Conformists Move the World

Author: Adam Grant

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 014312885X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 2470

"Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can fight groupthink to build cultures that welcome dissent"--
Posted in Business & Economics

Blast Off!

The Surefire Success Plan to Launch Your Dreams Into Reality

Author: Allison Maslan

Publisher: Wordclay

ISBN: 1600376797

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

View: 9984

Get Ready to Love Your Life! Leading Life and Career Coach, Allison Maslan, will guide you to personal and professional transformation The burning question is “Do you want to be in the same place you are now in ten years, or even five years?” The truth is that you will be asking yourself that same question in another decade if you don’t take action now. There is a completely fulfilling life just waiting to be claimed as your own. The next question is “What are you waiting for?” * Are you an executive who wants to focus on taking your career to the next level? * Are you ready to embark on a new business or career adventure? * Do you want to find your soulmate and manifest the relationship of your dreams? * Are you ready to take action on building financial wealth and freedom? * Do you desire to reclaim the healthy, attractive body you deserve? * Is it time to tap into your spiritual/intuitive side for heightened satisfaction in life? * Are you not sure what you want but know that there has to be more than this? Through her proven Blast Off! techniques and practices, Allison Maslan will teach you step-by-step how to let go of limiting fears and beliefs, inspire you to create a new path full of passion and meaning, then personally give you the vision and skills to achieve your dreams and aspirations in all aspects of your life. isn’t it your turn to 3-2-1 Blast Off! to a whole new way of living?
Posted in Business & Economics

Global Value Chains in a Changing World

Author: Deborah Kay Elms,Patrick Low

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789287038821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 409

View: 4174

A collection of papers by some of the world's leading specialists on global value chains (GVCs). It examines how GVCs have evolved and the challenges they face in a rapidly changing world. The approach is multi-disciplinary, with contributions from economists, political scientists, supply chain management specialists, practitioners and policy-makers. Co-published with the Fung Global Institute and the Temasek
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