Marketing to Women: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Marketing to Women: How to Understand, Reach, and Increase Your Share of the Largest Market Segment Marti Barletta Kaplan Business (2002) How to Succeed in the World’s Largest Market Segment In this uniquely informative volume, Barletta answers three separate but related questions: “What makes women a worthwhile market?”, “Why market differently to women?” repeat business and evangelistic loyalty the GenderTrends™ Marketing Model

10 Ways to Get More Video Views | StrategyDriven

Strategy Driven

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Everspark Interactive was founded in June 2009 by internationally-known Search Engine Optimization (SEO) expert, Jason Hennessey and 20-year marketing veteran, Chris Watson. Use Video to Educate – There is a concept in Internet Marketing called ‘extending the free line’ – if you want more views then stop thinking sell and start thinking ‘educate’. Call to Action – Think of each video as it’s own marketing / pr / advertising campaign.

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Do you trust strangers with your bank account? Internet security for small businesses

Rapid BI

In 2016 it is a key part of the marketing mix. Most smaller businesses have a web presence of some kind. We have to. But is it secure? Would you trust a stranger with access to your bank account? Internet security for small businesses I like to think that I am security conscious. I am […]. The post Do you trust strangers with your bank account? Internet security for small businesses appeared first on RapidBi.

Transforming Leadership And Trust In The Organization

Tanveer Naseer

When organizations were hidden behind opaque operational fronts and top-down, one-way marketing, a leader was expected to play the role of an omnipotent god. This is what has happened between that time and now: The market place has become a transparent, diffuse world where potential customers demand accountability and are more than competent at judging the reputation of a business on their own. Without it all social media marketing efforts are doomed to fail.

Understanding How Organizations Can Measure Digital Success

Tanveer Naseer

including digital marketing success. The digital marketing promise has always included the ability to measure the impact of your online marketing dollars. Delivering on this promise has been a challenging activity that many leaders grapple with when measuring digital marketing benchmarks for success. How can digital marketing deliver on measurement – particularly in an increasingly, socially saturated world?

Digital Marketing Mantra for Advertisers

Strategy Driven

Digital marketing is slowly, but surely growing from a “nice to have” to a necessity. To be successful in advertising in the online marketing space , you will need to connect all the dots and deal with the complexity (and maybe even ambiguity) of the online marketing world. The problem is the balance between the complexity of online marketing disciplines and the way the market moves on. This is, for most advertisers, the absolute darling of digital marketing.

Yes, Virginia, You Can Get Business with Social Media

Women's Leadership Exchange

After attending the Women's Leadership Exchange Conference in NYC this week - yes, our very own conference - I heard enough from experts and REAL business owners to know that social media marketing is a critical part of the integrated marketing strategy. It needs to be added to the marketing mix like advertising and PR. They have all grown their businesses - online and off, via social media marketing. Now I'm convinced.

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The Importance of Testing in an E-marketing Campaign

Women on Business

The same principles apply to e-marketing: before rolling out a campaign to a large audience, test it on a small one. How does their e-marketing supplement their traditional marketing? Create a Benchmark Traditional direct marketing always uses a control piece as the benchmark, generally with an A/B split test. The same idea works for e-marketing. By testing your marketing campaign, you gain more time, money and experience for future projects.

10 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Emotional Artificial Intelligence Could Do

Game-Changer

Help marketers better determine their marketing mix. Marketing is a domain where emotion recognition is key. Companies would then be able to use affective computing to infer whether their products will or will not be well received by the respective market. We all have and the results are probably mixed. This was the year most every large company took notice of the rise of artificial intelligence.

Applying a Model for Small Business Continual Improvement

Deming Institute

Marketing mix. 6 Sigma Statistical tools to analyze Market data BCG matrix. Guest post by Luciana Paulise, see part 1 of these thoughts: Applying Deming Principles at Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. How to apply the model. The SME deck is to be developed in two months, with weekly two hours meetings, on-line or face to face depending on the location of my clients. After the two months, extra meetings to follow-up on the action plan are optional.

Tweet Them, Friend Them, Make the Sale

Harvard Business Review

Despite the explosion of social media, few sales reps and marketing people are using it effectively. A recent survey by BtoB magazine found that only 5% of B2B marketers said social media was a "fairly mature and well optimized" part of their marketing mix. A majority of marketers are "in the early stages" and 17% don't use social media at all.

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A Refresher on Marketing ROI

Harvard Business

Companies spend a lot on marketing communications. And more fundamentally, does marketing actually work? Marketing ROI analysis can help answer those questions. I talked with Jill Avery, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and coauthor of HBR’s Go To Market Tools , about this concept and what it tells leaders about their spending on marketing. What is Marketing ROI, and How Do Companies Use It? Juan Díaz-Faes for HBR.

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Seven must-haves of a marketing communication strategy

Strategy Driven

it’s because they have crafted an impeccable marketing communication strategy. Marketing communication strategy is a broad term that covers so many small aspects. However, you should not miss out on the following must-haves while designing a marketing communication plan for your company. If you don’t have in-depth information about your audience, you can’t expect any of your marketing campaigns to be successful or even come close to the desired results.

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Using Surveys to Understand the Customer Journey - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM GOOGLE ANALYTICS 360 SUITE

Harvard Business

All this means it takes marketers too long to get important information that could make a real difference to the customer experience—and the bottom line. Read more from Google Analytics 360 Suite: Rethinking Marketing Measurement from the Ground Up. Marketing Analytics Can Improve the Customer Experience. 3 Ways Marketing Organizations Can Make Data More Actionable. ” To answer that, modern marketers go directly to the source: consumers.

Doing 'Different' Right: Ten Big-Time Difference Makers and How.

Strategy Driven

If you’re using the same old marketing strategies today because they brought in business in years past, you’re in danger of being pummeled by your competition. you have to get their attention, and that means your typical tried-and-true marketing tactics aren’t going to cut it anymore. Combine social media with traditional marketing techniques for breakthrough results! Perfect your marketing mix and win with …And the Clients Went Wild!

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Connecting with the 'Overqualified' Job Candidate: Why the Highly.

Strategy Driven

gives you the tools to take an eclectic approach to your marketing, and pick the best, most wildly successful marketing methods – traditional, online, or both — to win at achieving your marketing goals. Combine social media with traditional marketing techniques for breakthrough results! While social media is doing much to change the marketing landscape, it doesn’t mean you have to take an either/or approach between it and more traditional methods.

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Doing 'Different' Right: Ten Big-Time Difference Makers and How.

Strategy Driven

gives you the tools to take an eclectic approach to your marketing, and pick the best, most wildly successful marketing methods – traditional, online, or both — to win at achieving your marketing goals. Combine social media with traditional marketing techniques for breakthrough results! While social media is doing much to change the marketing landscape, it doesn’t mean you have to take an either/or approach between it and more traditional methods.

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Three Myths about What Customers Want

Harvard Business Review

Most marketers think that the best way to hold onto customers is through "engagement" — interacting as much as possible with them and building relationships. How should you market differently? Then, apply different expectations to those two groups and market differently to them. Chances are there are higher returns to be had elsewhere in your marketing mix. How should you market differently? How should you market differently?

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How B2B Marketers Can Get Started with Social Media

Harvard Business Review

But social media marketing can offer B2B marketers a range of benefits if they take advantage of it, from increasing engagement and influencing decision making before the sales call to customizing sales messages and enhancing their company’s reputation. The Content Marketing Institute reports that social media marketing can help B2B brands build awareness and showcase their expertise. Marketing Social platforms Article

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Standard Operating Procedures Can Make You More Flexible

Harvard Business Review

As Chief Marketing Officer Paul Matsen told me, "We use enterprise-wide standards. There is one marketing communications team, and we work across all our institutes, such as heart and vascular, or cancer. Another example at Cleveland Clinic is in search engine marketing. We''ve reshaped our marketing mix to reflect this new patient behavior. Most people think standard operating procedures are a strait jacket that limits their flexibility.

Segmenting China's Social Media Market

Harvard Business Review

There's a new battleground, though: With around 300 million Chinese using social media platforms — more than those in any other country — websites like QZone and Sina Weibo have now become critical to the marketing mix. Most marketers are therefore trying to engage with the increasingly affluent social media user. China Marketing Social media

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Pin Down Your Customer Intelligence Objectives

Harvard Business Review

Marketing mix portfolio modeling. Customers Information & technology MarketingA few weeks ago I was asked to prepare a workshop for a telecom company that wants to invest more in customer intelligence. My first question was, "Can we take a week to go through all the possibilities?" The problem with customer intelligence is that while everyone wants more of it — and better versions of it — there are many different avenues to take in pursuing it.

Put Your New Business Model to the Test

Harvard Business Review

When a consumer product company wants to know how a new product or new marketing campaign will perform, it doesn't rely solely on traditional market research surveys. It goes to test markets. It's the right way to discover how the innovation will go over in real market conditions, without the risk of a national or global rollout. It also provides the test bed for optimizing the marketing mix to support the full-scale launch.

How Top Brands Pull Customers into Orbit

Harvard Business Review

They spend their time sighting targets (through customer segmentation), calibrating trajectories (by optimizing marketing mix), loading ammunition (with messages and offers), firing their weapons (with marketing campaigns), and celebrating successful strikes (from sales). Vail Resorts, a ski resort operator, created an orbit strategy with its Epic Mix. Branding Marketing Social mediaThe most successful companies in business today have something in common.

Why Marketing Needs to Hire a Corporate Folklorist

Harvard Business Review

Given how fashionable storytelling is today, you’d think every market-centered company would have a person like this on staff to manage the collective memory of its brand. Given the skills and span of responsibility required, this function should sit in the marketing department. And, of course, marketing is in the best position to integrate the stories into a holistic content management strategy for the organization. The New Marketing Organization. Marketing

3 Ways to Get More Out of Your Web Analytics

Harvard Business Review

When your team reviews web analytics in your monthly marketing meeting, the person in charge of analytics reports says, “We got 123,456 visitors to our website this month.” By doing so you can make better decisions about how to leverage your limited marketing resources. You have the team look at the numbers more closely, separating out the traffic data by each source in your marketing mix: email marketing, Facebook, public relations, AdWords, and SEO.

Online Shopping Isn’t as Profitable as You Think

Harvard Business Review

Their economics greatly resemble those of mail order catalogs—in fact, many e-commerce businesses continue to use catalogs in their marketing mix—and they aren’t all favorable. Still, market maturation often forces sustained expenditures just to hold ground. When I argue that e-commerce isn’t likely to destroy innovative omnichannel retailers , I typically receive passionate responses.

We Asked, Marketing Execs Answered: If You Could Solve One Challenge in the Advertising Business, What Would It Be?

Harvard Business Review

The creation of a successful advertising or marketing campaign requires a tricky formula. Read on for their answers: Christa Carone - Chief Marketing Officer, Xerox Corporation. The challenge we're seeing is that "paid" is no longer the hero in the marketing mix. No doubt, advertising agencies can produce the smartest creative, but their businesses were not built to deliver within the speed and cost parameters required for "always-on" content marketing.

How Good Designers Think

Harvard Business Review

Good designers can act as a translator between functional silos as different as supply chain, marketing and R&D. But again, good designers' ability to "make it real" can help resolve contradictions and find highest common denominator compromises, helping the (innovation/ marketing) process more forward. We all know that really good designers somehow think differently from you and me about new products. But just exactly what does this difference consist of?

Great Advertising Is Both Local and Global

Harvard Business Review

With increasing heterogeneity in every market and global exposure just one tweet away, all brands, even local ones, must begin to think globally or suffer the consequences. Though the ad never aired in China, the use of Gere, a pro-Tibet activist, outraged Chinese consumers and caused Fiat to lose traction in the booming Chinese auto market. It has spawned more than 70 TV ads, hundreds of outdoor and print ads, and numerous other adaptations across the marketing mix.

The Best Companies Combine Marketing and Strategy

Harvard Business Review

One of the Amazon reviewers, 'Greg' , said lovely, positive things about the book, but ranked it a 4 because: "I seriously question whether this is a strategy book or a marketing book. belong to marketing.". In his head, I am sure Greg has a definition of marketing and the book reflects his definition of marketing. But to make his point, he has to have a useful definition of strategy that is truly distinct from marketing. ??Therein Marketing Strategy

Making Sense of Owned Media

Harvard Business Review

Marketers often distinguish between paid, earned, and owned media. We can see how content, community, and context come together in the owned media strategies of today’s most innovative marketers. In large part due to EpicMix, Vail Resorts grew revenue, profitability and market share through the recent recession while others fell behind. But if you want to truly be disruptive, it’s time to rethink owned media and make it a more strategic part of your marketing mix.

Making Room for Reflection Is a Strategic Imperative

Harvard Business Review

The most disruptive, unforeseen, and just plain awesome breakthroughs, that reimagine, reinvent, and reconceive a product, a company, a market, an industry, or perhaps even an entire economy rarely come from the single-minded pursuit of the busier and busier busywork of "business." Cross-functionalizing the marketing mix to drive incremental revenue generation opportunities" isn't reflection (and heaven knows few breakthroughs ever lie down that path ).

Harper Lee and Dr. Seuss Won’t Save Publishing

Harvard Business Review

Many authors appreciate the turnkey services publishers provide such as distribution, design, marketing, foreign rights sales, and editing. It’s become accepted wisdom among authors that you are responsible for publicizing your book (and that it’s a terrible mistake to rely solely on your publisher to market it for you). The hottest trend right now in publishing is…things that were written more than a half-century ago.

Yes, Marketers, There Is Life After Mommyblogging

Harvard Business Review

What marketers seem to be missing is that Boomer women are actually outspending younger generations online — and not on the products that might come to mind when you picture the 50+ set. To make sense of the confluence of disposable income and increasing online time among this generation and what it means for marketers, I've drawn on my own experience and the rise of the mommyblogger. I began working in digital marketing to women when I was 22. Internet Marketing

Two Terms Marketers Need for Today's Media Landscape

Harvard Business Review

You can''t throw a marketer down a flight of stairs these days without hearing terms like real-time bidding, big data, retargeting and native advertising tumbling off of his tongue. It''s beginning to make social media, mobile marketing and plain-old digital advertising seem somewhat antiquated. To find the right marketing mix, we have to look at four elements of the modern media experience: 1. Advertising Internet Marketing

CMOs and CEOs Can Work Better Together

Harvard Business Review

But she also realized that the company needed to develop greater marketing muscle to drive a commercial transformation. As she put it, “Our markets are going through dynamic change. It must be marketing. Marketers need to know where their markets are going and where their customers are going, and then lead the rest of the organization.”. And she put marketing in charge of an organization-wide growth program. Become an active marketer. “So

Making Room for Reflection Is a Strategic Imperative

Harvard Business Review

The most disruptive, unforeseen, and just plain awesome breakthroughs, that reimagine, reinvent, and reconceive a product, a company, a market, an industry, or perhaps even an entire economy rarely come from the single-minded pursuit of the busier and busier busywork of "business." Cross-functionalizing the marketing mix to drive incremental revenue generation opportunities" isnt reflection (and heaven knows few breakthroughs ever lie down that path ).