Laughing @ Advertising by Bob Hoffman
In Laughing@Advertising Bob Hoffman has collected his most irresponsible and inappropriate blog posts, essays, and cave drawings. You might say it's 200 pages of insults, wise cracks, cheap shots, and dirty words. In other words, fun for the whole family! Hoffman is out to disrupt the disruptors -- those somber, imperious souls who have made marketing and advertising such an earnest and humorless endeavor. This may be the silliest, most injudicious book about the ad industry you've read. And in some unwholesome way, the truest and funniest.
Malcolm McDonald on Value Propositions: How to Develop Them, How to Quantify Them by Malcolm McDonald
A value proposition is an innovation or feature that clarifies a company's core purpose and identity. In the same way profit lies at the heart of every business, so does the value proposition, communicating how its service or products fulfil the needs of their customers. While many organizations understand the importance of having a clearly defined value proposition to help them become more profitable, many businesses struggle to use them effectively. Malcolm McDonald on Value Propositions is a step-by-step guide to understanding exactly why financially quantified value propositions will help readers to increase revenue and deliver tangible results.
Highly practical and filled with useful tools and checklists, this succinct guide explains the process of developing a value proposition from start to finish, how to use segmentation appeal to the relevant key accounts, and to ensure it is both financially grounded and has resonance with customers. From understanding how buying decisions are made, through to financial dashboards and value quantification tools, Malcolm McDonald on Value Propositions is perfect for anyone looking to integrate financial success into their proposition, and gain understanding of how it can be used to deliver and communicate value.
Making Channel Sales Work: Ten Tools To Create A World-class Third-party Selling Program by Marcus Cauchi
Create a World-Class Third-Party Selling Program!
A concise and structured approach to third-party sales management that blends many of the tools and the rigor of Sandler Training with specific guidance for channel managers.
Channel sales is selling that takes place by means of any third party. Sales completed through value-added resellers, partners, systems integrators, independent representatives or agents, licensed distributors, and franchisees are all examples of channel sales. Many companies operate under a channel-sales model without ever having heard of the term!
Regardless of what it’s called, this model presents both special challenges and special opportunities. Whether you are an early-stage venture or a small vendor of products, intellectual property, or services looking to build your footprint quickly and reliably; whether you already have a channel process in place and you want to improve or revitalise it,or you are aiming to create your ¬ first channel program from scratch; whether you are working with a group of independent agents or you are looking to build a franchise operation from the ground up—this book has been written with you in mind.
Non-Obvious 2019: How To Predict Trends And Win The Future by Rohit Bhargava
What secrets can a 400-year-old Turkish cymbal maker and an Icelandic hot tub etiquette video teach you about the power of storytelling?
How do Michelin-ranked food stalls in Singapore and the decline of Swiss watches force all luxury brands to rethink their business models?
What insights can the world’s quietest place and a clothing dye produced by former tobacco farmers reveal about serving enlightened consumers?
The answers to these questions may not be all that obvious. And that’s exactly the point. For the past eight years, innovation expert Rohit Bhargava and his team have predicted 15 “Non-Obvious” trends each year. In this book, get a sneak peek at the proven methods exclusively taught to thousands of executives at leading brands, organizations and governments to develop unexpected solutions to critical problems. The power of non-obvious thinking can help you see what others miss, grow your business and make a bigger impact in the world.
In this all-new eighth edition, discover what more than a million readers already have: how to use the power of non-obvious thinking to grow your business and make a bigger impact in the world.
In total, the Non-Obvious 2018 Edition features 15 all-new trends across 5 categories including Culture & Consumer Behavior, Marketing & Social Media, Media & Education, Technology & Design plus Economics & Entrepreneurship. The book also features a detailed section with a review and rating for more than 100 previously predicted trends – with longevity ratings for each.
As with the original version, this new edition of Non-Obvious also delves into the curation process the author has used for years to build his Trend Reports and takes readers behind the scenes of trend curation (much to the delight of past readers who have been asking about this for years), and show them the methodology they can use to predict the future for themselves.