Fizz Harness the Power of Word of Mouth Marketing to Drive Brand Growth

Author: Ted Wright
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007183575X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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DRAMATICALLY IMPACT YOUR BOTTOM LINE WITH A POWERFUL WOMM CAMPAIGN "Word of mouth marketing has always existed. We've just found a better and more efficient way to do it." -- Ted Wright It may not be the oldest profession, but word of mouth is the oldest form of marketing. It's also the most effective. Now, however, it's being executed in ways that are methodical, replicable, and consistent. In this groundbreaking guide, Ted Wright, WOMM pioneer and founder of the marketing firm Fizz, reveals everything you need to know to create, drive, measure, and leverage word of mouth for maximum impact on the bottom line. Learn how to: Develop and test your brand's stories for maximum word of mouth impact Build a reliable communications network to deliver your message Harness the incredible power of Big Data for profit-generating WOMM campaigns Find, engage, and train influencers to promote your brand Measure your campaign’s success with accurate analytics Along the way, you'll find out how Wright used the very same methods to breathe new life into what was once the tired old brand of Pabst Blue Ribbon. You'll discover how he dramatically expanded the market for Chocolate Milk. You'll read how he orchestrated the turnaround growth of Bissell. Best of all, you'll learn which techniques work for your needs, and you'll have the tools to begin a WOMM campaign right away. Today's consumer is too sophisticated to respond in a meaningful way to intrusive, interruptive, or TV-centric media models. A dispatch from the front lines of cutting-edge marketing, Fizz is a one-stop guide to making your brand the talk of the town. Your company's best friends are already out there. Use Fizz to find, engage, and leverage them. PRAISE FOR FIZZ: "Juicy, generous, and actionable, this one is a keeper. Tell your friends." -- Seth Godin, author of Unleashing the Ideavirus "A great read. Brand managers seeking both practical advice and insight on the realities of modern marketing need look no further than Fizz." -- James M. Kilts, former chairman and CEO of The Gillette Company "Ted's actionable truths ('for influencers, sharing stories is an expression of love') make this excellent book the guidebook for brand professionals interested in word of mouth marketing. Buy it today, and start growing your business faster tomorrow." -- Sam Calagione, president and founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery "Ted Wright is the foremost thought leader on word of mouth marketing, and Fizz is the bible in this area. . . . If you want to truly understand how to harness the power of people talking, this book better head up your musthave reading list." -- Dr. Americus Reed II, Whitney M. Young Jr. Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania "The best and most practical book about word of mouth marketing, ever. Fizz combines real-world case studies and smart counsel with discussion of the theories and research that build understanding of WOMM principles. It's effervescent!" -- Jay Baer, New York Times bestselling author of Youtility

Word of Mouth Marketing

Author: Andy Sernovitz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780983429036
Format: PDF
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With straightforward advice and humour, word of mouth expert Andy Sernovitz will show you how the world's most respected and profitable companies get their best customers for free through the power of word of mouth. Learn the five essential steps that make word of mouth work and everything you need to get started. Understand how easy it is to work with social media, viral marketing, evangelists, and buzz. Start using simple techniques that start conversations: 3 Reasons People Talk About You; 4 Rules of Word of Mouth Marketing; 5 Ts of Word of Mouth Marketing; 6 Big Ideas: Deep Stuff That Changes Marketing Forever. Find out what sparks the irrepressible enthusiasm of Apple and TiVo fans. Understand why everyone is talking about a certain restaurant, car, band, or dry cleaner -- and why other businesses and products are ignored. Discover why some products become huge successes without a penny of promotion -- and why some multi-million-dollar advertising campaigns fail to get noticed. Open your eyes to a new way of doing business: Honest marketing makes more money, because customers who trust you will talk about you. Learn how to be the remarkable company that people want to share with their friends.

If You re in a Dogfight Become a Cat

Author: Leonard Sherman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231542828
Format: PDF
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When Yellow Tail wines launched in 2001, they battled 6,500 other wineries for a share of the American market. By 2007, Yellow Tail sales in the United States exceeded the sales of all French wineries combined. How did this new business enter such a crowded market and succeed? If You’re in a Dogfight, Become a Cat! explains how businesses such as Yellow Tail survive and thrive in industries embroiled in “dogfights”—intense competition among established companies for a small piece of the market. Leonard Sherman, a longtime business consultant and faculty member at Columbia Business School, has developed a three-part strategy based on years of consulting for such companies as Audi, Toyota, and United Technologies. His advice: compete on different terms to attract new customers. FedEx, Apple, Southwest Airlines, and Starbucks have thrived as cats by differentiating their businesses, aligning their goals and practices, and continuously innovating their products. Rather than compete head-on with other PC manufacturers, Apple introduced a new category of tablet devices to unlock latent demand for mobile computing. Yellow Tail turned beer- and liquor-lovers on to casual, inexpensive, drinkable wines through youthful packaging. In this book, managers of companies big and small encounter dozens of model strategies for product design and forward-thinking organization that have resulted in real long-term, profitable growth.

Rebuilding the Brand

Author: Clyde Fessler
Publisher: Triple Nickel Press
ISBN: 0983815216
Format: PDF, ePub
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What happens when a company's brand needs more than a face-lift? Author Clyde Fessler, former Harley-Davidson vice president of marketing and business development, takes you along for a ride through a complete brand overhaul. By examining the core principles of brand identity, development, and extension, Fessler shows how these ideas—paired with his unique “problems are in the office, solutions are in the field” leadership style—helped reestablish Harley as one of the most enduring and identifiable brands in the world. In Rebuilding the Brand, you will: •Explore the six key components of building and maintaining a powerful brand: brand experience, brand extension, brand association, brand consistency, brand welfare, and brand team. •Discover the power of “turning left” when the competition turns right and why breaking away from the pack will keep you at the center of customers' attention. •Learn how the traction of turning negatives into positives will help you gain powerful marketing momentum.

Wright s Complete Disaster Survival Manual

Author: Ted Wright
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781878901804
Format: PDF
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Addresses how to survive natural disasters, discussing behavior when in distress, regrouping a separated family, safe travel options, water conservation, utility shutoff procedures, and more

Video Marketing Strategy

Author: Jon Mowat
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749481587
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Video is the single most effective tool that marketers have to raise brand awareness, increase sales, drive website traffic and deliver ROI on marketing budgets. Driven by consumer demand and with the backing of the largest social media platforms, our world is becoming 'video first'. Video Marketing Strategy allows marketers to harness the power of video and create effective video campaigns. This in-depth look at the world's most powerful medium helps brands to radically magnify their voice by tapping into a level of emotional engagement that can't be achieved any other way. The book explores both theory (why are humans so affected by video on mobile devices?) and practice (what's the key to making videos that deliver results?). It looks at how multiple videos form wider campaigns and covers content hubs, activation strategies and testing. It is filled with invaluable advice, tips and strategies for incorporating video into a wider content marketing plan. Written by an award-winning video marketer with decades of experience, Video Marketing Strategy gives readers the magic formula to create engaging, effective content. Truly global in scope, it features case studies from around the world, and shows how marketers from all sectors and industries have used video campaigns successfully. Featuring insights from prominent industry practitioners Video Marketing Strategy is jam-packed with guidance on how to make videos that cut through the market place and deliver measurable results.

Connected Marketing

Author: Justin Kirby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136415645
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Connected Marketing is a business book about the state of the art in viral, buzz and word-of-mouth marketing. Written by 17 experts working at the cutting edge of viral, buzz and word-of-mouth marketing, Connected Marketing introduces the range of scalable, predictable and measurable solutions for driving business growth by stimulating positive brand talk between clients, customers and consumers. Edited by marketing consultants Justin Kirby (Digital Media Communications) and Dr. Paul Marsden (Spheeris/London School of Economics), and with a foreword by Emanuel Rosen (author of the bestselling ‘Anatomy of Buzz’) Connected Marketing is a collaborative work written by 17 opinion-leading consultants and practitioners working at the cutting edge of viral, buzz and word of mouth marketing. Contributing authors to Connected Marketing are Stéphane Allard (Spheeris), Schuyler Brown ([email protected] RSCG), Idil Cakim (Burson-Marsteller), Andrew Corcoran (Lincoln Business School), Steve Curran, (Pod Digital), Brad Ferguson (Informative), Justin Foxton (CommentUK), Graham Goodkind (Frank PR), Justin Kirby (Digital Media Communications), Paul Marsden (Spheeris), Liam Mulhall (Brewtopia), Greg Nyilasy (University of Georgia), Martin Oetting (ESCP-EAP European School of Management), Bernd Röthlingshöfer (Independent), Sven Rusticus (Icemedia), Pete Snyder (New Media Strategies) and Thomas Zorbach (vm-people). Connected Marketing shows how businesses can harness connectivity between clients, customers and consumers as powerful marketing media for driving demand.

The Brand Bubble

Author: John Gerzema
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047044939X
Format: PDF
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How to use brands to gain and sustain competitive advantage Companies today face a dilemma in marketing. The tried-and-true formulas to create sales and market share behind brands are becoming irrelevant and losing traction with consumers. In this book, Gerzema and LeBar offer credible evidence--drawn from a detailed analysis of a decade's worth of brand and financial data using Y&R's Brand Asset Valuator (BAV), the largest database of brands in the world--that business is riding on yet another bubble that is ready to burst--a brand bubble. While most managers still see metrics like trust and awareness as the backbone of how brands are built, Gerzema asserts they're dead wrong--these metrics do not add to increased asset value. In fact, by following them, they actually hasten the declining value of their brands. Using a five-stage model, The Brand Bubble reveals how today's successful brands--and tomorrow's--have an insatiable appetite for creativity and change. These brands offer consumers a palpable sense of movement and direction thanks to a powerful "energized differentiation." Gerzema reveals how brands with energized differentiation achieve better financial performance than traditional brands have. Plus, Gerzema helps readers develop energized differentiation in their own brands, creating consumer-centric and sustainable organizations.

Electronic Commerce 2018

Author: Efraim Turban
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319587153
Format: PDF
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This new Edition of Electronic Commerce is a complete update of the leading graduate level/advanced undergraduate level textbook on the subject. Electronic commerce (EC) describes the manner in which transactions take place over electronic networks, mostly the Internet. It is the process of electronically buying and selling goods, services, and information. Certain EC applications, such as buying and selling stocks and airline tickets online, are reaching maturity, some even exceeding non-Internet trades. However, EC is not just about buying and selling; it also is about electronically communicating, collaborating, and discovering information. It is about e-learning, e-government, social networks, and much more. EC is having an impact on a significant portion of the world, affecting businesses, professions, trade, and of course, people. The most important developments in EC since 2014 are the continuous phenomenal growth of social networks, especially Facebook , LinkedIn and Instagram, and the trend toward conducting EC with mobile devices. Other major developments are the expansion of EC globally, especially in China where you can find the world's largest EC company. Much attention is lately being given to smart commerce and the use of AI-based analytics and big data to enhance the field. Finally, some emerging EC business models are changing industries (e.g., the shared economy models of Uber and Airbnb). The 2018 (9th) edition, brings forth the latest trends in e-commerce, including smart commerce, social commerce, social collaboration, shared economy, innovations, and mobility.