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.
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
'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'.
When it comes to copy, what works in the brick-and-mortar world does not necessarily grab Web consumers...and with new developments like social networks, blogs, and YouTube, the strategies that worked even a few years ago are unlikely to attract people’s attention. Completely updated for the current online marketplace, Web Copy That Sells gives readers proven methods for achieving phenomenal success with their online sales and marketing efforts. Readers will learn to: • write irresistible Web copy, e-mails, and marketing communications • quickly turn lackluster sites into “perpetual money machines” • streamline key messages down to intriguing “cyber bites” • use the psychological tactics that compel Web surfers to buy Featuring updated strategies for communicating and selling in the continually evolving landscape of Web 2.0, the second edition unlocks the secret to turning today’s online prospects into paying customers!
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
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
Gain a lifetime of experience from the inventor of test marketing and coupon sampling -- Claude C. Hopkins. Discover his fixed principles and basic fundamentals that still prevail today.
With the knowledge of a seasoned business consultant and the warmth and wit of a natural storyteller, the Wizard will help you to: • multiply the effectiveness of your advertising • understand the tug-of-war between intellect and emotion • plant a mental trigger in the mind of your customer • create totally new concepts from combinations of old ones • see the opportunities around you • avoid the danger of overchoice • escape the need to advertise ‘Sale! Sale! Sale!’ • find the genius that hides within you • receive the best others have to give • focus your advertising, your business, and your life Along the way, the Wizard will: • share the power of encouragement • talk to you about your Ruby Red Slippers • make you understand how lucky you are • show you how to avoid the mistakes that others have already made • convince you of the need to rest
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.
Learn how to use neuromarketing and understand the science behind it Neuromarketing is a controversial new field where researchers study consumers' brain responses to advertising and media. Neuromarketing and the brain sciences behind it provide new ways to look at the age-old question: why do consumers buy? Neuromarketing For Dummies goes beyond the hype to explain the latest findings in this growing and often misunderstood field, and shows business owners and marketers how neuromarketing really works and how they can use it to their advantage. You'll get a firm grasp on neuromarketing theory and how it is impacting research in advertising, in-store and online shopping, product and package design, and much more. Topics include: How neuromarketing works Insights from the latest neuromarketing research How to apply neuromarketing strategies to any level of advertising or marketing, on any budget Practical techniques to help your customers develop bonds with your products and services The ethics of neuromarketing Neuromarketing for Dummies demystifies the topic for business owners, students, and marketers and offers practical ways it can be incorporated into your existing marketing plans.
This book might well have carried the subtitle Or 44 Years in the Copy Department instead of its present one. Even a copywriter, whose breed is not noteworthy for arithmetical prowess, could not escape arriving at the conclusion that the number of years from 1917 to 1961 totals forty-four. And, Heaven help me!, for that seeming aeon of time the major interest of the author has been advertising copy— good, bad, and indifferent. That a large measure of this past experience has been associated with a particularly demanding kind of advertising copy may, as will be explained, be an advantageous circumstance for the reader of this book, regardless of what type of copywriting job confronts him. For the subject of the book is not the writing of mail-order copy. Its sole purpose is to lend a hand to any copywriter (or student of copy-writing) whose ambition is to create advertisements which are more resultful, no matter what the product is or how and where it is sold. As to why the author’s background of experience may represent an advantageous circumstance for such copywriters, I will leave to an infinitely more capable pen than mine—that of no less an authority than Claude G. Hopkins, one of the greatest copywriters of “general” advertising who ever lived: “Mail-order advertising is difficult. But it is educational. It keeps one on his mettle. It fixes one’s viewpoint on cost and result. The advertising-writer learns more from mail-order advertising than from any other.” Therefore, if you are looking for guidance specifically concerned with the writing of mail-order advertising, this is not your book. On the other hand, if in the writing of any type of advertising you want more of your copy to achieve the selling effectiveness imperative for any mail-order man who wants to continue eating heartily, this book may prove helpful to you. At any rate, you are the person for whom it was written. Much of its information will probably recall to your mind the aphorism, “We need not so much to be instructed as to be reminded.” And that’s all to the good. Finally, and appertaining to the passages which are reminiscent in nature, the author has tried to avoid any necessity for later having to admit, like Mark Twain, that “When I was very young I could remember anything, whether it happened or not. But now I am older and I can only remember the latter.” Victor O. Schwab
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.
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