"Although it takes only a semester to learn marketing, it takes a lifetime to master it."
Engage! thoroughly examines the social media landscape and how to effectively use social media to succeed in business'one network and one tool at a time. It leads you through the detailed and specific steps required for conceptualizing, implementing, managing, and measuring a social media program. The result is the ability to increase visibility, build communities of loyal brand enthusiasts, and increase profits.Covering everything you need to know about social media marketing and the rise of the new social consumer, Engage! shows you how to create effective strategies based on proven examples and earn buy-in from your marketing teams.Today, no business can afford to ignore the social media revolution. If you're not using social media to reach out to your customers and the people who influence them, who is?
What do you really do when you shop? The answers are fascinating and, for retailers, they're cash in the bank. InInside the Mind of the Shopper, world-renowned retail consultant Dr. Herb Sorensen, Ph.D. uncovers the truth about the retail shopper and rips away the myths and mistakes that lead retailers to miss their greatest opportunities. Every year, says Sorensen, shoppers will spend a quadrillion seconds in supermarkets and they'll waste 80% of that time. This book reveals how consumers actually behave, move, and make buying decisions as they move through supermarkets and other retail stores. Sorensen presents powerful, tested strategies for designing more effective stores, improving merchandising, and driving double-digit sales increases. He identifies simple interventions that can have dramatic sales effects, and shows why many common strategies simply don't work. You'll learn how to appeal to the "quick trip" shopper; make the most of all three "moments of truth"; improve collaboration between manufacturers and retailers; learn the lessons of Stew Leonard's and other innovators; and much more. In Part II, Sorensen presents revealing interviews with several leading in-store retail experts, including crucial insights on using technology and retailing to multicultural communities.
The ability to connect easily with customers online together with today’s emphasis on market and customer focus across the firm, means that many more people than ever before are involved in the design and conduct of market research. This book provides an overview for busy managers and MBA students seeking a place to begin. It shows how to think about market research in the context of business decisions, describes the essential market research techniques, skills, and applications, and provides cases from a variety of business situations.