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Five Reasons to Love Youtility by Jay Baer [Book review]

The world of business and marketing is filled with good books, and few people have time to read all of them. If you haven’t read it yet, make sure that Youtility by Jay Baer has a place on your list….

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Marketing Above the Noise: A Call to Reason and Strategy

As soon as I read this statement, I knew I’d like the book: “It’s time to move the discussion away from today’s latest hot marketing tools and tactics to what really counts: convincing customers to trust you with their business…

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An Insider’s Guide to the Membership Economy (Book Review)

Question of the day: Are memberships one variation of the Subscription Economy (as suggested in John Warrillow’s The Automatic Customer, which I reviewed here)? Or are we really experiencing the growth of a Membership Economy, for which subscriptions are merely…

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Marketing and the Subscription Customer

Subscriptions aren’t just for magazines anymore. Technology companies, retail businesses, industrial services and suppliers, and countless other companies rely on subscriptions to sell goods and services to customers. Think about it: Amazon AWS is a technology subscription, while Amazon Prime…

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5 Reasons to Read Epic Content Marketing

Every 1.6 seconds, someone publishes another blog post about content marketing. Okay, I made that statistic up, but reality cannot be far off. Isn’t there enough out there already on the topic? Indeed there is. There may be too much written…

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Another Book Review of Everybody Writes

You don’t have to be a reluctant writer to get value from Ann Handley’s latest book, Everybody Writes. With content marketing gaining ground, more people are now on the hook for creating content through blog posts, articles and other written…

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What’s your True Story? (Book review)

David Meerman Scott’s New Rules of Marketing and PR came out in 2007, which seems like a lifetime ago. Now it’s a “marketing classic.” As the world continues to evolve, marketers need to be lifelong learners to stay current. In…

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A must-read for marketers: To Sell is Human

Do you feel uncomfortable when someone ‘confuses’ marketing with sales? Reading Daniel Pink’s new book To Sell is Human might change your mind. According to Pink, teachers, physicians, entrepreneurs and others are all in the business of selling. My only…

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Content Rules is an impactful … oops … great book on content marketing

It’s not often that I read a “business” book and find myself dog-earing pages and making little exclamation marks in the margins.  But that’s what I did with my not-so-new-looking copy of Content Rules by Ann Handley and C.C. Chapman….

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