Performance Partnerships: The Checkered Past, Changing Present & Exciting Future of Affiliate Marketing by Robert Glazer
The term affiliate marketing has been misunderstood and underestimated since its inception. At its core, affiliate marketing represents something overwhelmingly positive: paying only for marketing that delivers actual, quantifiable results. Robert Glazer, a leader in the affiliate marketing industry for over a decade, draws upon his experience and insights gathered from influential marketers to examine a rapidly changing field. Performance Partnerships is the first in-depth look at the performance (affiliate) marketing industry. Examining its roots and evolution, this book offers a better understanding of its impact as a vital form of direct-to-consumer digital marketing, and advice on how it can be used to change marketing and business development practices. When used correctly, affiliate marketing and Performance Partnerships can be powerful tools to grow your business—and Robert can show you how to tap into that boundless potential.
Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life by Rory Sutherland
HOW DOES MAGIC HAPPEN? The Ogilvy advertising legend—“one of the leading minds in the world of branding” (NPR)—explores the art and science of conjuring irresistible products and ideas.
"A breakthrough book. Wonderfully applicable to about everything in life." —Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan
“Veins of wisdom emerge regularly and brilliantly from these pages. Don't miss this book.” —Robert B. Cialdini, author of Influence
Why is Red Bull so popular, though everyone—everyone!—hates the taste? Humans are, in a word, irrational, basing decisions as much on subtle external signals (that little blue can) as on objective qualities (flavor, price, quality). The surrounding world, meanwhile, is irreducibly complex and random. This means future success can’t be projected on any accounting spreadsheet. To strike gold, you must master the dark art and curious science of conjuring irresistible ideas: alchemy.
Based on thirty years of field work inside the largest experiment in human behavior ever conceived—the forever-unfolding pageant of consumer capitalism—Alchemy, the revolutionary book by Ogilvy advertising legend Rory Sutherland, whose TED talks have been viewed nearly seven million times, decodes human behavior, blending leading-edge scientific research, absurdly entertaining storytelling, deep psychological insight, and practical case studies from his storied career working on campaigns for AmEx, Microsoft, and others.
Heralded as “one of the leading minds in the world of branding” by NPR and "the don of modern advertising" by The Times, Sutherland is a unique thought leader, as comfortable exchanging ideas with Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman and Richard Thaler (both interviewed in these pages) as he is crafting the next product launch. His unconventional and relentlessly curious approach has led him to discover that the most compelling secrets to human decision-making can be found in surprising places:
What can honey bees teach us about creating a sustainable business?
How could budget airlines show us how to market a healthcare system?
Why is it better to be vaguely right than precisely wrong?
What might soccer penalty kicks teach us about the dangers of risk-aversion?
Better “branding,” Sutherland reveals, can also be employed not just to sell products, but to promote a variety of social aims, like getting people to pay taxes, improving public health outcomes, or encouraging more women to pursue careers in tech.
Equally startling and profound, Sutherland’s journey through the strange world of decision making is filled with astonishing lessons for all aspects of life and business.
The Will to Die: A Novel of Suspense by Joe Pulizzi
Mysterious deaths, countless lies, and a shocking conspiracy. The Will to Die is everything fans are looking for...and more.
"A thoroughly modern thriller that sucks you in and holds you tight, The Will to Die is a roller coaster ride from beginning to end.” - Jay Baer, New York Times Best-Selling Author
In an exhaustive hunt for the truth behind a rash of unexplained deaths in a small town, including that of his own father, what Will Pollitt begins to uncover threatens everything -- and puts his own life in the cross hairs.
Are his father’s lies what killed him?
What else will he stir up in the murky depths of a life he thought he knew?
The Will to Die is best-selling non-fiction author and content marketing guru Joe Pulizzi’s debut novel -- written at the request of his wife, a die-hard thriller fan.
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From the Author
"If you love thrillers or mysteries about small-town murders, this book is for you. As a thriller reader myself, I've always preferred protagonists that aren't ex-FBI or someone with super powers. Will Pollitt, the main character, grew up as part of a funeral home family, but decided to follow his career passion in marketing. I know both of those worlds. I enjoyed wrapping them into a killing conspiracy that will make for a truly fun ride."
The reviews are in...The Will to Die is a hit!
"A riveting read full of unexpected twists, wonderfully nuanced characters, and clever cultural references. A very entertaining book. Can't wait for the movie!" - Ann Handley, Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author
"Joe Pulizzi sits atop the marketing food chain, admired for his provocative ideas. Now he now delivers a debut novel with a deliciously fascinating twist.” - Sally Hogshead, New York Times bestselling author, Fascinate
"Finally a mystery that dives into what Dilbert would say is the deepest of all evils...the marketing profession." - Jonah Berger, Wharton Marketing Professor and Author of Contagious
Fanocracy: Turning Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans by David Meerman Scott and Reiko Scott
From the bestselling author of New Rules of Marketing & PR, a bold guide to converting customer passion into marketing power.
How do some brands attract word-of-mouth buzz and radical devotion around products as everyday as car insurance, surfboards, and underwear? They embody the most powerful marketing force in the world: die-hard fans.
In this essential book, leading business growth strategist David Meerman Scott and fandom expert Reiko Scott interview young entrepreneurs, veteran business owners, startup founders, nonprofits, and companies big and small to pinpoint which practices separate organizations that flourish from those stuck in stagnation. They lay out a road map for converting customers’ ardor into buying power, pulling one-of-a-kind examples from a wide range of organizations, including:
· MeUndies, the subscription company that’s revolutionizing underwear
· HeadCount, the nonprofit that registers voters at music concerts
· Grain Surfboards, the board-building studio that willingly reveals its trade secrets with customers
· Hagerty, the classic-car insurance provider with over 600,000 premier club members
· HubSpot, the software company that draws 25,000 attendees to its annual conference
For anyone who seeks to harness the force of fandom to revolutionize his or her business, Fanocracy shows the way.
Non-Obvious Megatrends: How to See What Others Miss and Predict the Future by Rohit Bhargava
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ALL NEW 10th EDITION OF THE WSJ BESTSELLER!
FEATURING 10 BOLD NEW TREND PREDICTIONS
WINNER OF 9 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
Introducing the highly awaited tenth edition of the Wall Street Journal bestseller and trend report featuring ten bold new megatrend predictions that will shape our world in the coming decade.
What if you could predict the trends that will change your business?
For the past ten years, Rohit Bhargava’s signature annual Non-Obvious Trend Report has helped over a million readers discover more than 100 trends changing our culture.
Now for the first time, Rohit and his team of Non-Obvious trend curators reveal ten revolutionary new Megatrends that are transforming how we work, play and live.
— How might the evolution of gender fluid toys change our culture?
— What can the popularity of handmade umbrellas and board games teach us about the future of business?
— Why do robot therapists and holographic celebrities actually demonstrate the importance of humanity?
The answers to these questions may not be all that obvious, and that’s exactly the point. This completely revised 10th Anniversary edition of Non-Obvious also offers an unprecedented look behind the scenes at the author’s signature Haystack Method for identifying trends, and how you can learn to curate and predict trends for yourself.
You don’t need to be a futurist or innovator to learn to think like one. The key to growing your business or propelling your career into the next decade lies in better understanding the present. The future belongs to non-obvious thinkers and this book is your guide to becoming one.
Winner: Eric Hoffer Business Book of the Year
Winner: Axiom Award Silver Medal (Business Theory)
Winner: INDIE Gold Medal (Business Business Book)
Finalist: Leonard L. Berry Marketing Book Award
Winner: IPPY Silver Medal (Best Business Book)
Finalist: International Book Award (Best Business Book)
Official Selection: Gary’s Book Club at CES
Winner: Non-Fiction Book Award (Gold Medal)
Winner: Pinnacle Best Business Book Award