The New Rules of Marketing and PR

The New Rules of Marketing and PR : How to Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, Newsjacking, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly

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The international bestseller now in a new edition When it comes to marketing, anything goes in the Digital Age, right? Well, not quite. While marketing and public relations tactics do seem to change overnight, every smart businessperson knows that it takes a lot more than the 'next big thing.' The New Rules of Marketing & PR is an international bestseller with more than 375,000 copies sold in twenty-nine languages. In the latest edition of this pioneering guide to the future of marketing, you'll get a step-by-step action plan for leveraging the power of the latest approaches to generating attention for your idea or your business. You'll learn how get the right information to the right people at the right time at a fraction of the cost of traditional advertising. The Internet continues to change the way people communicate and interact with each other, and if you're struggling to keep up with what's trending in social media, online videos, apps, blogs, or more, your product or service is bound to get lost in the ether.
In The New Rules of Marketing & PR, you'll get access to the tried-and-true rules that will keep you ahead of the curve when using the latest and greatest digital spaces to their fullest PR, marketing, and customer-communications potential. Keeping in mind that your audience is savvy and crunched for time, this essential guide shows you how to cut through the online clutter to ensure that your message gets seen and heard. * Serves as the ideal resource for entrepreneurs, business owners, marketers, PR professionals, and non-profit managers * Offers a wealth of compelling case studies and real-world examples * Includes information on new platforms including Facebook Live and Snapchat * Shows both small and large organizations how to best use Web-based communication Finally, everything you need to speak directly to your audience and establish a personal link with those who make your business work is in one place.
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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 153 x 227 x 30mm | 538g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 6th Edition
  • 1119362415
  • 9781119362418
  • 66,660

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The pioneering guide to the future of marketing, The New Rules of Marketing & PR, has been updated and revised to retain its place as the top marketing and public relations book available. For professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners, professors and students alike, this completely revised and updated sixth edition offers actionable strategies that can be implemented immediately.

Inside you'll find new case studies--including on the 2016 presidential election--the latest on new media platforms, such as Snapchat and Facebook Live, and more tried-and-true ways for businesses of any size to use free, web-based communications to connect with countless new customers while turning old ones into fierce advocates for their products and services.

"When I read The New Rules of Marketing & PR for the first time, it was a 'eureka' moment for me at HubSpot. David nailed the fundamental shifts going on in the buyer-seller relationship and wrote the classic text to help marketers take advantage of them."
--Brian Halligan, CEO, HubSpot; coauthor of Inbound Marketing

"David is informative, entertaining and inspiring! No one knows more about new ways to reach buyers. The groundbreaking strategies in this book reinvent the way entrepreneurs engage the marketplace and grow business."
--Tony Robbins

"This excellent look at the basics of new-millennial marketing should find use in the hands of any serious PR professional making the transition."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The New Rules of Marketing & PR presents a vision of how marketing is done today and in the future. Shunning the old and ineffective methods of the past, David Meerman Scott shows us how the new world of social media and real-time marketing are changing the business landscape--and most importantly--how your company can leverage these insights to bring them to the forefront of your market."
--DR. David S. Ricketts, Innovation Fellow, Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH)
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Table of contents

I How the Web Has Changed the Rules of Marketing and PR 1 The Old Rules of Marketing and PR Are Ineffective in an Online World Advertising: A Money Pit of Wasted Resources One-Way Interruption Marketing Is Yesterday s Message The Old Rules of Marketing Public Relations Used to Be Exclusively about the Media Public Relations and Third-Party Ink Yes, the Media Are Still Important Press Releases and the journalistic Black Hole The Old Rules of PR Learn to Ignore the Old Rules 2 The New Rules of Marketing and PR The Most Important Communication Revolution in Human History Open for Business The Long Tail of Marketing Tell Me Something I Don t Know, Please Bricks-and-Mortar News The Long Tail of PR The New Rules of Marketing and PR The Convergence of Marketing and PR on the Web 3 Reaching Your Buyers Directly The Right Marketing in a Wired World Let the World Know about Your Expertise Develop Information Your Buyers Want to Consume Big Birge Plumbing Company Crows Business in a Competitive Market Buyer Personas: The Basics Think Like a Publisher Staying Connected with Members and the Community Know the Coals and Let Content Drive Action Real-Time Business at American Airlines Reaches Buyers Directly II Web-Based Communications to Reach Buyers Directly 4 Social Media and Your Targeted Audience What Is Social Media, Anyway? Social Media Is a Cocktail Party Upgrade to Canada Social Program Nabs Tourists from Other Countries Social Networking and Agility When Social Networking Doesn t Work: The Cannabis Business in America The New Rules of job Search How to Find a New job via Social Media Social Networking Drives Adagio Teas Success 5 Blogs: Tapping Millions of Evangelists to Tell Your Story Why You Still Need A Blog In The Age Of Social Networking Blogs, Blogging, and Bloggers A Blog (or Not a Blog) California Lawyer Blogs to Build Authority and Drive More Business Understanding Blogs in the World of the Web The Four Uses of Blogs for Marketing and PR Monitor Blogs Your Organization s Reputation Depends on It Comment on Blogs to Get Your Viewpoint Out There Bloggers Love Interesting Experiences How to Reach Bloggers around the World Do You Allow Employees to Send Email? How about Letting Them Blog? Not Another Junky Blog Get Started Today 6 Audio and Video Drive Action Improv with the CIO What University Should I Attend? Building a Business One YouTube Video at a Time Have Fun with Your Videos Audio Content Delivery through Podcasting Hack the Entrepreneur Podcast Delivers New Customers for Host s Business Grammar Girl Podcast 7 Going Viral: The Web Helps Audiences Catch the Fever Minty-Fresh Explosive Marketing Monitoring the Blogosphere for Viral Eruptions Creating a World Wide Rave Rules of the Rave Film Producer Creates a World Wide Rave by Making Soundtrack Free for Download Using Creative Commons to Facilitate Mashups and Spread Your Ideas Viral Buzz for Fun and Profit The Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich and jerry Garcia s Toilet Clip This Coupon for$1 Million Off Fort Myers, Florida, Home When You Have Explosive News, Make It Go Viral 8 The Content-Rich Website Political Advocacy on the Web Content: The Focus of Successful Websites Reaching a Global Marketplace Make Your Site Mobile Friendly Putting It All Together with Content Great Websites: More Art Than Science 9 Marketing and PR in Real Time Real-Time Marketing and PR John Green Thumps Tom Cruise Develop Your Real- Time Mind-Set Real-Time Blog Post Drives $ 1 Million in New Business The Time Is Now Snapchat for Business Crowdsourced Support III Action Plan for Harnessing the Power of the New Rules 10 You Are What You Publish: Building Your Marketing and PR Plan What Are Your Organization s Goals? Buyer Personas and Your Organization The Buyer Persona Profile How Beko Develops Products Global Consumers Are Eager to Buy Reaching Senior Executives The Importance of Buyer Personas in Web Marketing In Your Buyers Own Words What Do You Want Your Buyers to Believe? Developing Content to Reach Buyers Marketing Strategy Planning Template The New Rules of Measurement Asking Your Buyer for a Date Measuring the Power of Free What You Should Measure Stop Thinking of Content Creation as a Marketing Expense In 2016, the Best Marketer Was Elected President Stick to Your Plan 11 Growing Your Business: How Marketing and PR Drive Sales It s Time for a Sales Transformation How Web Content Influences the Buying Process Tips for Creating a Buyer-Centric Website Step 1: Sales Begin with Informational Content Step 2: A Friendly Nudge Step 3: Closing the Deal An Open-Source Marketing Model Salespeople as Content Curators Your Company s Salesperson-in-Chief Educating Your Salespeople about the New Buying Process Registration or Not? Data from an E-Book Offer Close the Sale Continue the Conversation Measure and Improve How a Content Strategy Crew Business by 50 Percent in One Year 12 Strategies for Creating Awesome Content Ways to Get your Information Out There How to Create Thoughtful Content How Raytheon Uses journalists to Create Interesting Content Content Creation in Highly Regulated Industries Leveraging Thought Leaders outside Your Organization Who Wrote That Awesome White Paper? How Much Money Does Your Buyer Make? 13 How to Write for Your Buyers An Analysis of Gobbledygook Poor Writing: How Did We Get Here? Effective Writing for Marketing and PR The Power of Writing Feedback (from Your Blog) Injecting Humor into Product Descriptions Brand journalism at Boeing 14 Social Networking as Marketing Television s Eugene Mirman Is Very Nice and Likes Seafood Facebook: Not just for Students How to Use Facebook to Market Your Product or Service Increase Engagements with Facebook Groups and Apps Why Google Plus Is Important for Your Business Check Out My Linkedln Profile Tweet Your Thoughts to the World Boston2024 Olympic Bid Squashed by Social Media Social Networking and Personal Branding The CIA joins Twitter The Sharing More Than Selling Rule Connecting with Fans How Amanda Palmer Raised a Million Dollars via Social Networking Which Social Networking Site Is Right for You? You Can t Go to Every Party, So Why Even Try? Optimizing Social Networking Pages Integrate Social Media into an Offline Conference or Event Build a Passionate Fan Base Social Networking and Crisis Communications Why Participating in Social Media Is Like Exercise 15 Blogging to Reach Your Buyers What Should You Blog About? Blogging Ethics and Employee Blogging Guidelines Blogging Basics: What You Need to Know to Get Started Pimp Out Your Blog Building an Audience for Your New Blog Tag, and Your Buyer Is It Cities That Blog Blogging outside North America What Are You Waiting For? 16 An Image Is Worth a Thousand Words Photographs as Compelling Content Marketing Images of Real People Work Better Than Inane Stock Photos How to Market an Expensive Product with Original Photographs Why I Love Instagram Marketing Your Product With Photos On Instagram Sharing with Pinterest The Power of SlideShare for Sharing Your Ideas Infographics 17 Video and Podcasting Made, Well, as Easy as Possible Video and Your Buyers Business-Casual Video Stop Obsessing over Video Release Forms Your Smartphone Is All You Need Facebook Live Is Great for Real-Time Content Marketing Video to Showcase Your Expertise Getting Started with Video Video Created for Buyers Generates Sales Leads Podcasting 101 18 How to Use News Releases to Reach Buyers Directly News Releases in a Web World The New Rules of News Releases If They Find You, They Will Come Driving Buyers into the Sales Process Developing Your News Release Strategy Publishing News Releases through a Distribution Service Reach Even More Interested Buyers with RSS Feeds Simultaneously Publish Your News Releases to Your Website The Importance of Links in Your News Releases Focus on the Keywords and Phrases Your Buyers Use Include Appropriate Social Media Tags If It s Important Enough to Tell the Media, Tell Your Clients and Prospects, Too! 19 Your Newsroom: A Front Door for Much More Than the Media Your Newsroom as (Free) Search Engine Optimization Reaching Reporters and Editors and Telling Your Story Best Practices for Newsrooms Ontario University Shines Spotlight on Faculty Researchers A Newsroom to Reach journalists, Customers, and Bloggers 20 The New Rules for Reaching the Media Re:, Nontargeted Pitches, and Other Sleazy Tactics The New Rules of Media Relations Blogs and Media Relations How Blog Mentions Drive Mainstream Media Stories Launching Ideas with the U.S. Air Force How to Pitch the Media 21 Newsjacking Your Way into the Media Journalists Are Looking for What You Know Get Your Take on the News into the Marketplace of Ideas How to Find News to jack When the Story Is Already (Sort of) about You Twitter Is Your Newsjacking Tool Beware: Newsjacking Can Damage Your Brand Newsjacking for Fun and Profit 22 Search Engine Marketing Making the First Page on Google Search Engine Optimization Own Your Marketing Assets Instead of Renting Them The Long Tail of Search Carve Out Your Own Search Engine Real Estate Web Landing Pages to Drive Action Optimizing the Past Search Engine Marketing in a Fragmented Business 23 Make It Happen Your Mind-Set The journey from a Traditional Marketing Executive to a Modern CMO Manage Your Fear Getting the Help You Need (and Rejecting What You Don t) Bringing It All Together: Brand Journalism at Cleveland Metropolitan School District Great for Any Organization Now It s Your Turn Acknowledgments for the Sixth Edition About the Author Index Master Newsjacking Course Have David Meerman Scott Speak at Your Next Event!
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About David Meerman Scott

DAVID MEERMAN SCOTT is the author of ten books including Real-Time Marketing & PR, The New Rules of Sales & Service, and Newsjacking. David's popular blog, advisory work with fast-growing companies, and speaking engagements around the world give him a singular perspective on how businesses are implementing new strategies to reach buyers directly and in real time.
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