A practical guide for inexperienced marketers who have to develop a marketing strategy. With technology being built into products of all kinds, many businesses are hiring scientists, engineers, and designers to fulfill strategic marketing and product management roles. The Accidental Marketer is a practical guide for employees who are now responsible for developing strategy. These marketers will be able to immediately and successfully apply the ten tools featured in the book to create powerful strategies that increase sales and profits for any product in any industry. Explains how great marketers uncover insights about customers that competitors miss and use new insights to create a range of strategic options for their marketing plans Shows how the best marketers execute their strategies through developing innovative branding and communication plans and value propositions The Accidental Marketer allows any inexperienced marketer to step into a new role and develop an effective strategy.
Now that 75 percent of screen time is spent on connected devices, digital strategies have moved front and center of most marketing plans. But what if that's not enough? What if most people ignore company messages? What if consumer engagement never goes further than the "like" button? A sobering reality is hitting marketers. Technology hasn't just reshaped mass media, it's altering behavior as well. And getting through to customers will take some radical rethinking. First step is to toss the linear plan. Next is to strip away conventions, open your mind, and join Disruptive Marketing on a provocative, fast-paced tour of our changing world . . . Where selling is dead, but ongoing conversation thrives Where consumers generate the best content about brands Where people tune out noise and listen to feelings Where curiosity leads the marketing team Where growth depends on merging analytics with boundless creativity Packed with trends, predictions, interviews with big-think marketers, and stories from a career spent pushing boundaries, this book will propel you out of your comfort zone and into the disruptive mindset you need for future success.
Even if you've created marketing plans before--it doesn't matter. The rules have changed. With the advent of Web 2.0 business strategies like Search Engine Optimization, Social Networking, Pay-Per-Click, and dozens more, it may seem like you need to start from scratch. But with the brand new and completely updated fourth edition of Bill Luther's classic The Marketing Plan, you'll learn how to navigate this perilous new landscape--while actually generating a working marketing plan for your business. By answering questions in each chapter, readers will identify their marketing objectives and deploy specific strategies for every stage of the marketing cycle, from competitive and market analysis to planning, budgeting, brand development, and management. Featuring case studies and examples from major brand successes of the last ten years, the newest edition of The Marketing Plan is undoubtedly the most practical--and the most up-to-the-minute--marketing strategy resource available. Complete with access to online software to aid in decision making, pricing, budget calculations, sales projections, and more, this one-of-a-kind guide provides everything you need to produce an impressive and professional marketing plan.
A research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects, linking over 100,000 pages of SAGE's book, journal and reference content with advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.
Marketing researchers, companies and business schools need to be able to use statistical procedures correctly and accurately interpret the outputs, yet generally these people are scared off by the statistics behind the different analyses procedures, thus they often rely on external sources to come up with profound answers to the proposed research questions. In an accessible and step by step approach, the authors show readers which procedures to use in which particular situation and how to practically execute them using IBM® SPSS Statistics. IBM® is one of the largest statistical software providers world-wide and their IBM® SPSS Statistics software offers a very user-friendly environment. The program uses a simple drag-and-drop menu interface, which is also suitable for non-experienced programmers. It is widely employed in companies and many business schools also use this software package.
Helping tech-savvy marketers and data analysts solve real-world business problems with Excel Using data-driven business analytics to understand customers and improve results is a great idea in theory, but in today's busy offices, marketers and analysts need simple, low-cost ways to process and make the most of all that data. This expert book offers the perfect solution. Written by data analysis expert Wayne L. Winston, this practical resource shows you how to tap a simple and cost-effective tool, Microsoft Excel, to solve specific business problems using powerful analytic techniques--and achieve optimum results. Practical exercises in each chapter help you apply and reinforce techniques as you learn. Shows you how to perform sophisticated business analyses using the cost-effective and widely available Microsoft Excel instead of expensive, proprietary analytical tools Reveals how to target and retain profitable customers and avoid high-risk customers Helps you forecast sales and improve response rates for marketing campaigns Explores how to optimize price points for products and services, optimize store layouts, and improve online advertising Covers social media, viral marketing, and how to exploit both effectively Improve your marketing results with Microsoft Excel and the invaluable techniques and ideas in Marketing Analytics: Data-Driven Techniques with Microsoft Excel.
Edited by Naresh K. Malhotra, this volume of Review of Marketing Research delivers a high powered range of articles from leading researchers and universities. The issue provides insights of interest to marketers throughout the discipline. Topics covered include a critical review on consumer experience and experimental marketing, designing and pricing digital content products/ services and nation equity. Authors include senior Chaired professors from such prestigious institutions as Wharton and Columbia. This volume adds to the already formidable body of knowledge built up by this highly respected book series.