Target Your Market--Fast Need a marketing plan that will work-fast? Turn to The One-Day Marketing Plan, a concise guide that breaks down the complex marketing planning process into ten critical steps that will enable you to develop a disciplined, precise, and effective marketing plan for today's competitive business environment. Arm Yourself for Success Marketing failures often result from not following a well-thought-out, disciplined marketing plan. The One Day Marketing Plan will show you how to gather the information you need to develop an effective marketing plan for your business-from determining the target market for your product or service to detailing the target market's needs and wants, and from analyzing the competition to formulating ways to fulfill customers' needs better than your competitors. Authors Hiebing and Cooper prescribe a comprehensive, step-by-step process for creating a marketing plan that works. By following the ten-step process, you'll learn how to define key issues, answer questions correctly, and make decisions as you: Examine your company's marketing background--the information base from which your plan will develop Write an actual marketing plan--your program for achieving your marketing goals Execute your planned marketing actions--your company's actual interaction with your target market Evaluate your results--the bottom-line profits your marketing efforts generate Filled with helpful checklists and forms as well as actual marketing plan templates, The One-Day Marketing Plan is your ticket to marketing planning success. About the Authors Roman G. Hiebing Jr. is CEO of The Hiebing Group, an advertising, marketing, and public relations agency. He is an avid speaker for private, public, and academic organizations, and lectures on marketing and advertising at the School of Business and School of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin. Hiebing is the co-author of the bestselling marketing planning texts How to Write a Successful Marketing Plan (Second Edition) and The Successful Marketing Plan (Second Edition). Scott W. Cooper is president of The Hiebing Group. A marketing and advertising lecturer, Cooper has led numerous marketing planning seminars in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Management Institute, the American Marketing Association, and Inc. magazine. He is the co-author of How to Write a Successful Marketing Plan (Second Edition) and The Successful Marketing Plan (Second Edition).
We’re told marketing is hard. That it requires months of analysis, weeks of brainstorming, and years of consistent implementation. To succeed in marketing, you need the fortitude of General Patton, the genius of Don Draper, and the cash reserves of Warren Buffet. WRONG. One week. That’s all it takes for most small and medium-sized businesses to dramatically improve their marketing. And let’s face it, most business owners do very little marketing, and what they do is not particularly effective. Business owners often don’t know how to best market their company, or are too busy working to make time to promote it. What they don’t realize is that effective marketing doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. Mark Satterfield’s The One-Week Marketing Plan lays out a step-by-step system entrepreneurs can put in place in just five business days. This “set it and forget it” strategy works all day, every day to bring in new business. Tailored to each company’s niche market, this innovative plan can generate a consistent stream of customers for an out-of-pocket expense of as little as $300. Satterfield, founder and CEO of Gentle Rain Marketing, Inc., has more than two decades of experience helping clients in more than 75 niche industries grow their businesses without cold calling or hard selling. Now, in The One-Week Marketing Plan, his strategies and wisdom are accessible and realistic for entrepreneurs, self-employed professionals, and business owners looking to move in a new direction. One week. That’s all it takes. So let’s get started.
Strategic Marketing in Library and Information Science
Combine marketing and strategic planning techniques to make your library more successful! With cutting-edge research studies as well as theoretical chapters that have not been seen before in the marketing literature for LIS, this book examines the current and quite limited state of marketing by LIS practitioners and institutions. It provides you with examples of how marketing can be made more widely applicable within LIS and illustrates some of the usefulness of marketing in special LIS settings and contexts. The book explains how and why managers should combine marketing strategy with strategic planning and demonstrates the means by which LIS could move toward a more full-fledged use of marketing—relationship marketing and social marketing in particular. In order to be a more effective tool, Strategic Marketing in Library and Information Science is divided into two sections: “The Basis and Context for Marketing” (theoretical information) and “The Application of Marketing” (practical applications that you can put to use in your institution). Chapters cover: existing literature on marketing in LIS—what it has to offer and what it lacks strategic planning that must take place before marketing money is spent the branding process and how it can be helpful in LIS marketing a marketing method for bridging the gap between staffing needs and the current shortage of librarians a way to use relationship marketing techniques to respond to the challenge of marketing electronic resources marketing applications relevant to theological libraries the effective use of social marketing at the Austin History Center—a fascinating case study! a fresh marketing approach to bridging gaps between cultural history and education the importance of marketing for public libraries
Entrepreneurs often need business plans - fast. Investors, banks and planning departments regularly request them, and corporate employees often need to present such plans to their managers. This is an easy to use, easy to understand resource that offers solid advice on how to get together your business plan.
Fully updated and in full colour throughout 'The Marketing Plan in Colour: A pictorial guide for managers' is a unique approach to this complex subject, which will both aid understanding and at the same time encourage marketing and other professionals to delve deeper into the planning process. After more than fifty years of marketing theory and practice, marketing planning still remains one of the great, unconquered challenges. This challenge continues to grow as the environments in which companies operate become increasingly hostile, abrasive and dynamic. There is a growing body of evidence to show that the difference between an organization's efficiency and effectiveness (or, in planning terms, the difference between tactics and strategy) is becoming more and more important. Today, successful chief executives and management teams are grasping the absolute necessity of understanding where their companies should be going, with this direction properly articulated in plans that identify and develop those things that make a company significantly and profitably different over time. It is not difficult to spot those organizations that have not adopted this strategic planning orientation. They reorganize with regular monotony, and more and more such firms are being taken over by more enterprising ones that have learned to drive using the strategic planning approach. Such marketing planning will never be easy. Indeed, it grows more difficult by the day. Thousands of readers of the black and white version of this title (in print since 1987) testify to the easy-to-use approach illustrated by a leading cartoonist. A unique marketing book, from one of the most widely read and high profile marketing authors Extremely successful previous edition - over 24,000 copies sold Fully updated edition with full colour plates throughout
Think you're ready to market your product or service--think again..don't take another step until you read this book! Most marketing books give you a formula for how to market your stuff, or they give you ideas, sometimes really good ones, on how to do it. But no one actually helps you set up a marketing plan that works for you. This book is different. It helps you formulate an actual marketing plan, based on what your customers think and feel. It's interactive, and it teaches you how to mine information so you really do find out what your customers are thinking. This book gives you the opportunity to make smarter, more effective decisions about your marketing. You can make smart marketing decisions. You can be an effective marketer. You can be a savvy marketer.