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The Marketing Book Podcast

Fun, weekly interviews with authors of new marketing and sales books. Named by LinkedIn and Forbes as one of the top marketing and sales podcasts. Hosted by Douglas Burdett, a marketing agency principal, former artillery officer, Madison Avenue ad man, and stand-up comedian.
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Now displaying: September, 2022
Sep 30, 2022

The Sales MBA: How to Influence Corporate Buyers by Douglas Cole

About the Book:

Contrary to many predictions, there is a growing demand for highly skilled sales jobs in the modern economy.

Whether you're a salesperson or a knowledge worker, knowing how to influence corporate buyers has become a critical skill.

But most sales books tend to be narrow and prescriptive.

They focus only on tactics and tools rather than principles and mindset that can redefine your approach.

This is a different kind of sales book. In plain and direct language, the author shows what it means to become a Strategist, a Change Agent, and a Decision Architect.

Referencing the most important research and a wide assortment of field experiences, The Sales MBA explains how companies compete, how organizations evolve, and how people decide.

Whether you sell to companies or lead others who do, this book will strengthen your credibility as a trusted advisor.

About the Author:

Douglas Cole is a sales leader at LinkedIn and adviser with startup accelerators in Canada and the United States, and a part-time university lecturer at the Rotman School of Management and the Schulich Executive Education Center in Toronto.

Over more than 20 years in consulting and sales, he has sold tens of millions of dollars and software-as-a-service and advisory work.

He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, a Master's degree in International Studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, a Master's degree in English Literature, and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and English Literature, all from the University of Toronto.

And, interesting fact – He is a big fan of the Hello Kitty brand!

Click here for this episode's website page with the links mentioned during the interview...

https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/sales-mba-douglas-cole

Sep 23, 2022

Using Behavioral Science in Marketing: Drive Customer Action and Loyalty by Prompting Instinctive Responses by Nancy Harhut

About the Book:

Increase engagement, response rates, and the ROI of marketing initiatives with this step-by-step guide to harnessing hardwired consumer behavior and instinctive responses.

Using Behavioral Science in Marketing shows how to apply behavioral science principles in key areas of marketing, including marketing communications, email, direct mail and ad campaigns, social media marketing, and sales funnel conversion strategies.

Highly practical and accessible, it includes case studies and examples from AT&T, Apple, Spotify, and The Wall Street Journal showing how these approaches have been used in practice.

Using Behavioral Science in Marketing also reveals how to increase consumer involvement and engagement, convey exclusivity and desirability, and prompt customer action and loyalty with scientifically proven principles such as autonomy bias, storytelling, and the Von Restorff effect.

Featuring common mistakes to avoid and key takeaways at the end of each chapter, it's also accompanied by downloadable checklists and an interactive template to use in practice.

In a highly competitive space, where even an incremental advantage can result in significant uplifts, this is a crucial resource to create stand-out and successful marketing-especially for marketers in highly regulated or highly competitive environments.

About the Author:

Getting people to take action is what Nancy Harhut is all about. Her specialty is blending creativity with decision science to prompt response.

A frequent speaker at industry conferences, Nancy has shared her passion with audiences worldwide including in London, Sydney, Moscow, Madrid, Stockholm, Sao Paulo, Berlin, and all over the US.

Along the way, she's been named a Top 40 Digital Strategist, a Top 100 Creative Influencer, a Social Top 50 Email Marketing Leader, and one of The 10 Most Fascinating People in B2B Marketing.

Prior to co-founding HBT Marketing in Boston, Nancy held senior creative management positions with Hill Holliday, Mullen, and Digitas. She and her teams have won over 200 awards for digital and direct marketing effectiveness.

And, interesting fact – she plays the accordion!

Click here for this episode's website page with the links mentioned during the interview...

https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/using-behavioral-science-marketing-nancy-harhut

Sep 16, 2022

The Brand Positioning Workbook: A Simple How-To Guide To More Compelling Brand Positionings, Faster by Ulli Applebaum

About the Book:

The Brand Positioning Workbook outlines an easy-to-follow roadmap on how to successfully position or re-position a brand for success in the marketplace.

The methodology described in this book is inspired by the analysis of over 1,200 case studies of effective brand building which led to the identification of the 26 universal and proven successful triggers of successful brand positionings.

After reading the book you will be able to:

  • Understand the secrets behind successful brand positionings
  • Identify and use the 26 proven success triggers for brand perception
  • Apply a simple and proven brand positioning methodology that actually works
  • Create brands that are attractive, sustaining, and compelling

The book invites you, through a series of inspiring questions, examples, and ideation exercises, to explore how the 26 success triggers, or a combination thereof, could be applied to her specific brand and help her create a truly differentiating and distinctive yet highly relevant brand positioning.

The outcome is a more rigorous and more creative exploration of all relevant positioning solutions at your disposal while requiring less time than more traditional positioning development methodologies.

This book is the right choice for you, if:

  • You are working in a marketing department or a marketing agency
  • You are studying or teaching marketing
  • You are looking for a proven framework for creating compelling brand positioning
  • You are about to position or re-position a brand for success in the marketplace

The Brand Positioning Workbook is packed with easy-to-follow exercises and useful examples that will inspire your own thinking and allow you to overcome the mental biases that typically prevent truly original thinking. It can be used by marketers alone or in groups at marketing agencies or client workshops.

The book can also be used to develop product concepts, messaging strategies, new product ideas, and even creative ideas!

About the Author:

Ulli Appelbaum is an award-winning marketing and brand strategy consultant. He has held senior strategy roles in Europe and the US at some of the leading advertising agencies in the world including BBDO, Leo Burnett, Fallon Worldwide, and SapientNitro before starting his own brand research and strategy firm First The Trousers Then The Shoes Inc.

He has contributed to 7 Effies awards for marketing effectiveness and an Advertising Research Federation Ogilvy award for Excellence in Research and his insights and strategies have helped build brands including Wrigley, Mars, Harley Davidson, Hallmark, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Chrysler, Unilever, Hallmark, Symantec, Siemens, and Land O Lakes.

He is also the creator of the “Positioning Development Method Cards” and “Aha!, The Ultimate Insight Generation Toolkit”, which help marketers think smarter.

He has blogged extensively for the Huffington Post, is a contributor to various trade publications in the US and Europe, and was a member of the Practitioner Council of the American Marketing Association.

And, interesting fact – He lives in Minneapolis, was born in Germany, lived in Africa his first 10 years, and then lived in Brussells and moved back to Germany when he was 25!

Click here for this episode's website page with the links mentioned during the interview...

https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/brand-positioning-workbook-ulli-appelbaum

Sep 9, 2022

Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants to Be by Steven Pressfield

About the Book:

Are you losing your "war of art"? Are you being defeated by a tendency to procrastination, self-doubt, fear, distraction, and perfectionism? Are you self-sabotaging your loftiest artistic entrepreneurial dreams?

The antidote is nine words: Put your ass where your heart wants to be. Can you shift your artistic identity—your "ass"—from the shallow, fearful, superficial ego to the wise, loving, fearless self?

Can you commit to your dream for the long haul and for keeps? In this book, best-selling author Steven Pressfield delivers the tough-love inspiration to help you make this life-altering transformation.

About the Author:

Steven Pressfield is the author of The War of Art which has sold over a million copies globally and been translated into multiple languages.

He is a master of historical fiction with Gates of Fire being on the required reading list at West Point and the recommended reading list of the Joint Chiefs.

His other books include A Man at Arms, Turning Pro, Do the Work, The Artist's Journey, Tides of War, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Last of the Amazons, Virtues of War, The Afghan Campaign, Killing Rommel, The Profession, The Lion's Gate, The Warrior Ethos, The Authentic Swing, An American Jew, Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t, and The Knowledge.

He is a graduate of Duke University and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

And, interesting facts – he wrote for 27 years before he got his first novel published (The Legend of Bagger Vance). During that time he worked 21 different jobs in eleven states. The jobs included advertising copywriter, schoolteacher, tractor-trailer driver, bartender, oilfield roustabout, an attendant in a mental hospital, fruit–picking migrant worker, and Hollywood screenwriter.

Click here for this episode's website page with the links mentioned during the interview...

https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/put-ass-where-heart-wants-steven-pressfield

Sep 2, 2022

Brand Vision: The Clear Line of Sight Aligning Business Strategy and Marketing Tactics by Jim Everhart

About the Book:

This book is based on a critical premise: that, rather than merely a series of aesthetic decisions on typography and graphics, marketing can be a powerful force that helps a company communicate its strategy.

In a global survey of more than four thousand senior executives, consulting firm PwC found that 80 percent of the respondents admitted that few of their associates understood their company's corporate strategy. And even that figure is wildly optimistic.

According to research reported in the Harvard Business Review, 95 percent of a company’s employees, on average, are unaware of or do not understand its strategy.

Brand Vision: The Clear Line of Sight Aligning Marketing Tactics and Business Strategy hopes to change that by offering simple, easily implemented tools connecting a company’s marketing program to its business strategy.

It’s based on a critical premise: that, rather than merely a series of aesthetic decisions on typography and graphics, marketing can be a powerful force that helps a company communicate its strategy. Not just externally, but internally as well.

About the Author:

Jim Everhart is a strategist and writer, who works with corporations and agencies to develop marketing communications tactics and campaigns.

He spent more than four decades in the marketing industry, most of it at Godfrey Advertising, one of the largest business-to-business marketing agencies in the United States.

He played a leadership role at Godfrey in marketing strategy, technology development, and creative implementation, rising to the position of vice president and creative director.

And, interesting fact - he was once a reporter with the Associated Press, ran track in college, and to this day remains a distance runner!

Click here for this episode's website page with the links mentioned during the interview...

https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/brand-vision-jim-everhart

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