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The New Rules of Marketing & PR: How to Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, News Releases, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly
by David Meerman Scott

David Meerman Scotts marketing bible has become a modern day business classic.This is the book every ambitious, forward-thinking, progressive marketer or publicist has at the front of their shelf. Business communication has changed over the recent years. Creative ad copy is no longer enough. The New Rules of Marketing and PR has brought thousands of marketers up to speed on the changing requirements of promoting products or services in the new digital age. This is a one-of-a-kind, pioneering guide, offering a step-by-step action plan for harnessing the power of the Internet to communicate with buyers directly, raise online visibility, and increase sales. Its about getting the right message to the right people at the right time - for a fraction of the cost of a big-budget advertising campaign. This new, updated edition includes:

A new introduction discussing recent changes to the world of marketing and PR
A brand new chapter on mobile marketing
An additional chapter on real-time marketing and PR
Updated information on how to measure the success of your campaigns
A range of new tools
Fresh case studies

The New Rules of Marketing & PR: How to Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, News Releases, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly
by David Meerman Scott

The benchmark guide to marketing and PR, updated with the latest social media and marketing trends, tools, and real-world examples of success 
The New Rules of Marketing & PR, 4th Edition is the pioneering guide to the future of marketing, an international bestseller with more than 300,000 copies sold in over 25 languages. It offers a step-by-step action plan for harnessing the power of modern marketing and PR to communicate with buyers directly, raise visibility, and increase sales. It shows how large and small companies, nonprofits, and other organizations can leverage Web-based content to get the right information to the right people at the right time for a fraction of the cost of big-budget campaigns. 
Including a wealth of compelling case studies and real-world examples of content marketing and inbound marketing success, this is a practical guide to the new reality of reaching buyers when they're eager to hear from you. 

Includes updated information, examples, and case studies plus an examination of newly popular tools such as Infographics, photo-sharing using Pinterest and Instagram, as well as expanded information on social media such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
David Meerman Scott is a marketing strategist, bestselling author of eight books including three international bestsellers, advisor to emerging companies including HubSpot, and a professional speaker on topics including marketing, leadership, and social media. Prior to starting his own business, he was marketing VP for two U.S. publicly traded companies and was Asia marketing director for Knight-Ridder, at the time one of the world's largest information companies.

The New Rules of Marketing & PR offers the single resource for entrepreneurs, business owners, nonprofit managers as well as those working in marketing or publicity departments to build a marketing and PR strategy to grow any business.

Present Yourself: Using SlideShare to Grow Your Business
by Kit Seeborg

With the success of SlideShare and other online presentation sites, slide presentations have become the language of business. This practical book demonstrates how you can use this visual language to make the story of your organization, brand, or initiative effective and entertaining—and how social sharing networks like SlideShare, Prezi, and Scribd can present your story to a worldwide audience.
Using real-world examples from SlideShare users, Present Yourself puts marketing principles and business trends in context to help you understand how online presentations can boost your business. The final chapter provides case studies that reveal how organizations and individuals use SlideShare to meet their needs.

Learn the latest trends and technologies for visual communication in business
Discover how SlideShare works, and get started with your own account
Use SlideShare to plan, execute, and provide follow-up for event presentations
Share your wealth of content to promote trust in your company or brand
Anticipate a customer’s needs with knowledge-rich content about their market
Collaborate with colleagues and conduct online business research
Explore how presentations can help you recruit, hire, or get hired

Likeable Business: Why Today's Consumers Demand More and How Leaders Can Deliver
by Dave Kerpen

It pays to be LIKEABLE! You can have a rock-solid business strategy, unlimited resources, and the most talented people on staff. But only one thing is guaranteed in today’s hyperconnected society: if your business isn’t likeable, it will fail. Dave Kerpen knows how important it is for a business to be liked—by customers, employees, stakeholders, and the general public. He wrote the book on it. His groundbreaking bestseller Likeable Social Media changed the way businesses interact with their customers on a daily basis. Likeable Business lays out 11 strategies for organizations of all sizes to spur growth, profits, and overall success. Dave Kerpen reveals the remarkable returns you’ll get when you gain the trust of your customers and stakeholders. In today’s social media world, it literally pays to be likeable. Likeable Business helps any leader at a smallor mid-sized company increase profits and spur growth by applying the 11 principles of business likeability, such as:


LISTENING—to customers, colleagues, shareholders—and competitors

AUTHENTICITY—because today’s savvy customer always knows when you’re faking it

TRANSPARENCY—honesty builds trust, and any deviation can destroy your reputation

ADAPTABILITY—managing change and finding new opportunities is critical to success today

SIMPLICITY—in design, in form, and in function

GRATEFULNESS—every “thank you” is appreciated . . . and generates surprising returns!

Likeability spreads. As a business leader, you set the tone. Be likeable and your staff will be likeable—which in turn creates a more likeable customer experience. The blueprint for everlasting business likeability is in your hands. Apply Kerpen’s basic principles day in and day out, and profits and growth are sure to follow. Praise for Likeable Business “Dave Kerpen has explained why customers expect more, and he gives you the tools to deliver on your brand promise. Be honest, be transparent, and be authentic. If you want to be likeable in business, you must read this book!”
—Jeffrey Hayzlett, bestselling author of Running the Gauntlet and The Mirror Test “Dave Kerpen’s manifesto on becoming a likeable leader of a likeable business applies equally well to social entrepreneurs and the nonprofit sector. Gratitude is his concluding principle, and I sure am grateful to Dave for writing this book.”
—Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org “Kerpen demonstrates how building a likeable culture may be the most vital and rewarding strategy of all.”
—John Jantsch, author of The Commitment Engine and Duct Tape Marketing “This important, persuasive book will change the way you think about and operate your business. Anyone who hopes to lead successfully in the twenty-first century needs to read this book.”
—Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, author of For Better or For Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families “From transparency to authenticity to the impact of sharing one’s values via story telling—Dave Kerpen’s blueprints on how to run a business move from ‘Likeable’ to essential. Ben & Jerry’s was founded on these values in 1978 and has practiced them through the company’s phenomenal growth to this very day. With communication at digital speeds in today’s corporate world, it’s no longer a choice to be responsible. Consumers choose to support businesses who practice values-led business. The opportunities when running your business in a responsible manner allow great freedom within your organization and externally with the ever-growing conscious consumer world around us.”
—Jostein Solheim, CEO of Ben & Jerry’s “Dave provides a blueprint that allows entrepreneurs everywhere to build a successful, likeable business in this era of social media.”
—Scott Gerber, founder of Young Entrepreneurs Council “A masterful storyteller, Dave Kerpen takes you on a journey into the wonderful new world of tomorrow. It’s a place where customers love you and ensure your business success. This is no wishful utopia. It’s a reality within reach if you follow the principles of Likeable Business.”
—Michael Stelzner, CEO of Social Media Examiner and author of Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition “Social media teaches businesses how to be nicer to people—and be happier while doing it. This book will teach you how to make that change for your entire business—and make more money because you’re doing it.”
—Andy Sernovitz, New York Times bestselling author of Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking “Likeability matters. It opens doors and minds and makes everything easier. But, how do you ‘build’ a likeable business? In Likeable Business, Kerpen shares a validated step-by-step path to likeability. A great read for entrepreneurs and executives alike!”
—Jonathan Fields, author of Uncertainty and founder of Good Life Project “It’s simple; when people understand who you are and where you come from, they’re more likely to rally around your cause. Every company has its own unique history, one that’s worth sharing. At 1-800-GOT-JUNK? we’re passionate about sharing where we came from and where we’re headed not only with our customers and the public but within our own teams.”
—Brian Scudamore, founder and CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? "An excellent book for anyone working in customer service, Kerpen’s work provides original ways of thinking about everyday actions. Recommended."
(Starred Review) Publisher's Weekly

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (Collins Business Essentials)
by Robert B. Cialdini

Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book.
You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success.

Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
by Dan Ariely

Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup? When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we're making smart, rational choices. But are we? In this newly revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. From drinking coffee to losing weight, from buying a car to choosing a romantic partner, we consistently overpay, underestimate, and procrastinate. Yet these misguided behaviors are neither random nor senseless. They're systematic and predictable—making us predictably irrational.

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
by Dan Ariely

"A marvelous book… thought provoking and highly entertaining."
—Jerome Groopman, New York Times bestselling author of How Doctors Think
"Ariely not only gives us a great read; he also makes us much wiser."
—George Akerlof, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics
"Revolutionary."
—New York Times Book Review
Behavioral economist and New York Times bestselling author Dan Ariely offers a much-needed take on the irrational decisions that led to our current economic crisis.

It's Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want to Be: The World's Best Selling Book
by Paul Arden

It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be is a handbook of how to succeed in the world - a pocket 'bible' for the talented and timid to make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible. The world's top advertising guru, Paul Arden, offers up his wisdom on issues as diverse as problem solving, responding to a brief, communicating, playing your cards right, making mistakes and creativity, all notions that can be applied to aspects of modern life. This book provides a unique insight into the world of advertising and is a quirky compilation of quotes, facts, pictures, wit and wisdom, packed into easy-to-digest, bite-sized spreads. If you want to succeed in life or business, this is a must! Paul Arden began his career in advertising at the age of 16. For 14 years he was Executive Creative Director at Saatchi and Saatchi, where he was responsible for some of Britain's best known campaigns including British Airways, Silk Cut, Anchor Butter, InterCity and Fuji. His famous slogans include 'The Car in front is a Toyota' and 'The Independent - It is - Are You?'. In 1993 he set up the London-based production company Arden Sutherland-Dodd where he is now a commercials director for clients such as BT, BMW, Ford, Nestle and Levis.

Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive
by Noah J. Goldstein

Small changes can make a big difference in your powers of persuasion What one word can you start using today to increase your persuasiveness by more than fifty percent?
Which item of stationery can dramatically increase people's responses to your requests?
How can you win over your rivals by inconveniencing them?
Why does knowing that so many dentists are named Dennis improve your persuasive prowess?
Every day we face the challenge of persuading others to do what we want. But what makes people say yes to our requests? Persuasion is not only an art, it is also a science, and researchers who study it have uncovered a series of hidden rules for moving people in your direction. Based on more than sixty years of research into the psychology of persuasion, Yes! reveals fifty simple but remarkably effective strategies that will make you much more persuasive at work and in your personal life, too.
Co-written by the world's most quoted expert on influence, Professor Robert Cialdini, Yes! presents dozens of surprising discoveries from the science of persuasion in short, enjoyable, and insightful chapters that you can apply immediately to become a more effective persuader. Why did a sign pointing out the problem of vandalism in the Petrified Forest National Park actually increase the theft of pieces of petrified wood? Why did sales of jam multiply tenfold when consumers were offered many fewer flavors? Why did people prefer a Mercedes immediately after giving reasons why they prefer a BMW? What simple message on cards left in hotel rooms greatly increased the number of people who behaved in environmentally friendly ways?
Often counterintuitive, the findings presented in Yes! will steer you away from common pitfalls while empowering you with little known but proven wisdom.
Whether you are in advertising, marketing, management, on sales, or just curious about how to be more influential in everyday life, Yes! shows how making small, scientifically proven changes to your approach can have a dramatic effect on your persuasive powers.

The Media Handbook: A Complete Guide to Advertising Media Selection, Planning, Research, and Buying (Routledge Communication Series)
by Helen Katz

The Media Handbook provides a practical introduction to the advertising media planning and buying process. Emphasizing basic calculations along with the practical realities of offering alternatives and evaluating the plan, this fifth edition reflects the critical changes in how media is planned, bought, and sold by today’s industry professionals. Author Helen Katz looks at the larger marketing, advertising, and media objectives, and follows with an exploration of major media categories, including digital media. She provides a comprehensive analysis of planning and buying, with a continued focus on how those tactical elements tie back to the strategic aims of the brand and client. Also available is a Companion Website that expands The Media Handbook’s content in an online forum. Here, students and instructors can find tools to enhance course studies such as chapter overviews, PowerPoint slides, and sample questions. With its emphasis on real-world industry practice, The Media Handbook provides an essential introduction to students in advertising, media planning, communication, and marketing. It serves as an indispensable reference for anyone pursuing a career in media planning, buying, and research.