Provides comparisons between different types of ads and their success rates in percentages, tips for making a headline in ad work, a look at the benefits of captions under photos, tricks for making people respond to an ad, guidelines on things that should never be written in an ad, and more. Original.
This book addresses the underlying foundational elements, both theoretical and methodological, of sponsored search. As such, the contents are less affected by the ever-changing implementation aspects of technology. Rather than focusing on the how, this book examines what causes the how. Why do certain keywords work, while others do not? Why does that ad work well, when others that are similar do not? Why does a key phrase cost a given amount? Why do we measure what we do in keyword advertising? This book speaks to that curiosity to understand why we do what we do in sponsored search. The content flows through the major components of any sponsored search effort, regardless of the underlying technology or client or product. The book addresses keywords, ads, consumers, pricing, competitors, analytics, branding, marketing and advertising, integrating these separate components into an incorporated whole. The focus is on the critical elements, with ample illustrations and with enough detail to lead the interested reader to further inquiry.
With the rise of social networks, “Twitterized” attention spans, and new forms of video content, the techniques that worked in crafting attention-grabbing, clickable, and actionable online copy a few years ago are simply not as effective today. Thoroughly revised, the third edition of Web Copy That Sells gives readers proven methods for achieving phenomenal success with their online sales and marketing efforts. They will learn to: • Use psychological tactics that compel Web surfers to buy • Create effective, highly-targeted Facebook ads • Test copy to maximize response • Write online marketing video scripts that sell • Craft compelling copy for interactive advertising banners • Produce high-converting video sales letters • And more Proven and practical, Web Copy That Sells shows how to quickly turn lackluster sites into “perpetual money machines,” streamline key messages down to irresistible “cyber bites”...and ensure that Web copy, e-mail, and marketing communications pack a fast, powerful—and sales generating—punch.
SUVs are the safest vehicle because they’re so large-right? Wrong! That’s the advertising pitch, but in 2000, they had the highest rollover rate (36%) of any vehicle type involved in fatal accidents. Yet two years later their safety myth was still so strong that one of four vehicles sold in the U. S. was an SUV The world of spin we live in is full of such potentially hazardous illusions. We need to know if particular foods can hurt us with Salmonella or cholesterol, whether our government is truthful in its reasons for waging war, what problems a political candidate may cause or resolve if elected, and whether the items we purchase are durable or junk. But gaining those insights can be challenging when so many of the illusions surrounding us are deliberately created. As a civil-litigation attorney for over twenty-five years, Randy Kasten has heard thousands of lies. He has witnessed that those who dispense the information we need to make decisions-advertisers, salespeople, politicians, and the media-often have a vested interest in manipulating us. Truth’s biggest enemies are the people whose job it is to sell us incomplete versions of the facts and our willingness to believe what we want to believe. Often, we believe what we believe because it is the only story available. To help us see through deceptions of all types, Kasten discusses eight kinds of lies and what we can do about them, as well as methods for discerning the truth gleaned from his practice of law. Other topics include advertising magic, thirty-six places where the truth hides, lessons from science, the media and misinformation, and how we fool ourselves. Altogether, he provides a unique tool for enabling us to make decisions that will lead to more prosperity, better health, greater intimacy, and a life based on lasting values
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WEB, MOBILE, & SOCIAL MARKETING! Your expert, up-to-the-minute, A-Z reference & how-to guide Choose the right goals, media, & tools Plan, execute, measure, & optimize Avoid costly mistakes! Now, one amazing book brings together ALL the reliable, detailed information you need to make the most of web, online, mobile, and social marketing. It’s ALL here: SEO, pay-per-click, mobile marketing, social media marketing, “PR 2.0,” analytics, email marketing, YouTube videos, Twitter and Facebook, blogs, podcasts, and much more. Discover how to choose the right approaches, combine them into a coherent, optimized strategy, and measure your results. Find realistic answers to your most crucial questions...get “from the trenches” insights that save you money...learn to drive more value faster. THE ONLY COMPLETE WEB MARKETING REFERENCE YOU NEED. CUTTING-EDGE COVERAGE OF THESE TOPICS AND MUCH MORE: Creating effective web/online marketing plans and budgets Integrating online and traditional marketing Designing great sites--including ecommerce sites Getting actionable answers from web analytics Profiting from search engine marketing (SEM) and optimization (SEO) Executing winning pay-per-click and display ad campaigns Developing effective email lists and campaigns Building two-way conversations with customers and prospects Marketing on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media Creating an online PR media room Marketing through YouTube and podcasts Selling through iPhone and Android apps Managing web/online marketing coherently and efficiently Tracking performance--and improving it! Technical accuracy guaranteed by Econsultancy’s Rebecca Lieb
What if Life Wasn't About 50 Years of Wage-Slavery, Paying Bills and then Dying? Tired of sleepwalking through a mediocre life bribed by mindless video-gaming, redemptive weekends, and a scant paycheck from a soul-suffocating job? Welcome to the SCRIPTED club— where membership is neither perceived or consented. The fact is, ever since you’ve been old enough to sit obediently in a classroom, you have been culturally engineered for servitude, unwittingly enslaved into a Machiavellian system where illusionary rules go unchallenged, sanctified traditions go unquestioned, and lifelong dreams go unfulfilled. As a result, your life is hijacked and marginalised into debt, despair, and dependence. Life's death sentence becomes the daily curse of the trivial and mundane. Fun fades. Dreams die. Don't let life's consolation prize become a car and a weekend. Recapture what is yours and make a revolutionary repossession of life-and-liberty through the pursuit of entrepreneurship. A paradigm shift isn't needed—the damn paradigm needs to be thrown-out altogether. The truth is, if you blindly follow conventional wisdom pushed by conventional people living conventional lives, can you expect to be anything but conventional? Rewrite life’s script: ditch the job, give Wall Street the bird, and escape the insanity of trading your life away for a paycheck and an elderly promise called retirement. UNSCRIPT today and start leading life— instead of life leading you.
A revised edition of a best-selling work on America's consumer culture makes observations about the retail practices of other cultures, describes the latest trends in online retail, and makes recommendations for how major companies can dramatically improve customer service practices. Original.
Whether you’re thinking about starting a new business or growing an existing one, Ready, Fire, Aim has what you need to succeed in your entrepreneurial endeavors. In it, self-made multimillionaire and bestselling author Masterson shares the knowledge he has gained from creating and expanding numerous businesses and outlines a focused strategy for guiding a small business through the four stages of entrepreneurial growth. Along the way, Masterson teaches you the different skills needed in order to excel in this dynamic environment.
The newest, most successful strategies for landing the sale—based on the latest discoveries in neuroscience and consumer psychology BrainScripts for Sales Success explains consumer psychology to teach you how to personalize and enhance an approach and use basic, primal responses that are subtle but extremely effective. You'll learn how to use the powerful emotion of fear to convince stubborn prospects, make prospective customers successfully demonstrate the product inside their heads before they spend a penny to buy it, use speaking patterns that build desire for the product or service, and much more. "A masterpiece! This is one of those rare books that I wish wouldn't get published. This gem will become the new sales bible." Dr. Joe Vitale, author of Hypnotic Writing and There's A Customer Born Every Minute “Read it and sell more—it’s just that simple.” Roger Dawson, author of Secrets of Power Negotiating “Puts you light years ahead of your competition. Read it... before your competition does.” Dr. Tony Alessandra, author The Platinum Rule for Sales Mastery “Gives you an almost unfair advantage—yet it’s all perfectly legal!” Richard Bayan, author of Words That Sell “Take all of the text books ever written about persuasion, influence, marketing, and salesmanship. Strip away the nonsense. What do you get? BrainScripts. It's a mistake not to read this book.” Mark Joyner, founder and CEO of Simpleology “Can you imagine the power in your sales presentation when you understand your prospects better than they know themselves?” Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, Sales Presentation Skills Expert “It's like looking into a crystal ball of human behavior.” Thomas A. Freese, author of Secrets of Question Based Selling “The material in BrainScripts is so powerful it should require a license for use.” Art Sobczak, author of Smart Calling—Eliminate the Fear, Failure, and Rejection from Cold Calling “BrainScripts shows in detail how beliefs become established, how they affect behavior and, most importantly, how business owners can ethically tap into them to help their companies grow and prosper.” Robert Dilts, Founder NLP University “BrainScripts gives you actual scripts to help get your sales message across without setting off your prospects’ ‘What’s the catch?’ alarm.” Tom "Big Al" Schreiter, author of How To Get Instant Trust, Belief, Influence, and Rapport! “BrainScripts is the definitive advantage in sales strategy. Read it and win... or pray your competitors do not.” MJ DeMarco, author of The Millionaire Fastlane “BrainScripts takes sales psychology to a new level. Drew’s practical and easy-to-use tips will also take you to the next level.” Kerry Johnson, MBA, Ph.D.; America's Sales Psychologist “BrainScripts brings you face-to-face with the prospect's intimate evaluation procedures so you can turn them into sales motivations and close the deal!” René Gnam, author of René Gnam’s Direct Mail Workshop “Drew Eric Whitman has swung open the vault to generating buyers en mass. BrainScripts just might be the best investment of your business life and selling career.” Spike Humer, author of The 10 Day Turnaround
"We ordered coffee, cut open a human brain and discovered the secret of persuasive copywriting." A chance encounter with a neuroscientist showed Andy Maslen that his belief in the power of emotion was founded on hard science. Over coffee, the two discussed brain anatomy and the reason-defying power of human emotions. Andy's subsequent research led him to realise that how people think and feel haven't changed since the time of cavemen. We make decisions on emotional grounds and rationalise them later. Persuasive Copywriting takes you deep inside customers' brains. You'll learn the relationship between selling and storytelling. And the market-tested techniques that get people to engage with, and be persuaded by, your copy. Use it to modify people's behaviour by tapping into their deepest psychological drives. Gain copywriting confidence This course-in-a-book explains the neuroscience behind our appetite for stories. It demystifies advanced copywriting skills with examples, exercises and tips. And it helps you hone your skills with easy-to-use tools included in the book, and online... 13 real-world case studies 25 psychological copywriting techniques 75 practical exercises 125 words and phrases that trigger emotions 125-question copywriting quiz All help you improve your copywriting skills and perfect the emotion-driven sale. Who should buy Persuasive Copywriting? Junior copywriters can use it to catch up with their more experienced peers. Senior copywriters can use it to stay ahead of the game. Now you can employ this powerful psychological approach. This enjoyable book helps you find the right tone of voice, avoid common copywriting traps and tap into customers' deepest drives. You'll find yourself writing enjoyable, compelling copy that stands out in today's cluttered marketplace. Andy has achieved amazing results for his clients by focusing on stories and their deep connection to customers' needs and wants. With this book by your side, you can too.
Is the financial plan of mediocrity -- a dream-stealing, soul-sucking dogma known as "The Slowlane" your plan for creating wealth? You know how it goes; it sounds a lil something like this: "Go to school, get a good job, save 10% of your paycheck, buy a used car, cancel the movie channels, quit drinking expensive Starbucks mocha lattes, save and penny-pinch your life away, trust your life-savings to the stock market, and one day, when you are oh, say, 65 years old, you can retire rich." The mainstream financial gurus have sold you blindly down the river to a great financial gamble: You've been hoodwinked to believe that wealth can be created by recklessly trusting in the uncontrollable and unpredictable markets: the housing market, the stock market, and the job market. This impotent financial gamble dubiously promises wealth in a wheelchair -- sacrifice your adult life for a financial plan that reaps dividends in the twilight of life. Accept the Slowlane as your blueprint for wealth and your financial future will blow carelessly asunder on a sailboat of HOPE: HOPE you can find a job and keep it, HOPE the stock market doesn't tank, HOPE the economy rebounds, HOPE, HOPE, and HOPE. Do you really want HOPE to be the centerpiece for your family's financial plan? Drive the Slowlane road and you will find your life deteriorate into a miserable exhibition about what you cannot do, versus what you can. For those who don't want a lifetime subscription to "settle-for-less" and a slight chance of elderly riches, there is an alternative; an expressway to extraordinary wealth that can burn a trail to financial independence faster than any road out there. Why jobs, 401(k)s, mutual funds, and 40-years of mindless frugality will never make you rich young. Why most entrepreneurs fail and how to immediately put the odds in your favor. The real law of wealth: Leverage this and wealth has no choice but to be magnetized to you. The leading cause of poorness: Change this and you change everything. How the rich really get rich - and no, it has nothing to do with a paycheck or a 401K match. Why the guru's grand deity - compound interest - is an impotent wealth accelerator. Why the guru myth of "do what you love" will most likely keep you poor, not rich. And 250+ more poverty busting distinctions... Demand the Fastlane, an alternative road-to-wealth; one that actually ignites dreams and creates millionaires young, not old. Change lanes and find your explosive wealth accelerator. Hit the Fastlane, crack the code to wealth, and find out how to live rich for a lifetime.
Here, in one volume, is all the architect needs to know to participate in the entire process of designing structures. Emphasizing bestselling author Edward Allen's graphical approach, the book enables you to quickly determine the desired form of a building or other structure and easily design it without the need for complex mathematics. This unique text teaches the whole process of structural design for architects, including selection of suitable materials, finding a suitable configuration, finding forces and size members, designing appropriate connections, and proposing a feasible method of erection. Chapters are centered on the design of a whole structure, from conception through construction planning.
Unveiling a remarkable combination of the latest brain research and revolutionary marketing practices, authors Patrick Renvoise and Christophe Morin teach highly effective techniques to build and deliver powerful, unique, and memorable messages that will have major, lasting impact on any audience.
'Making money is a knack, a knack that can be acquired. And if someone like me can become rich, then so can you - no matter what your present circumstances. Here is how I did it and what I learned along the way.' So writes Felix Dennis, who believes that almost anyone of reasonable intelligence can become rich, given sufficient motivation and application. How To Get Rich is a distillation of his business wisdom. Primarily concerned with the step-by-step creation of wealth, it ruthlessly dissects the business failures and financial triumphs of 'a South London lad who became rich virtually by accident'. Part manual, part memoir, part primer, this book is a template for those who are willing to stare down failure and transform their lives. Canny, infuriating, cynical and generous by turns, How To Get Rich is an invaluable guide to 'the surprisingly simple art of collecting money which already has your name on it'.