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Badass: Making Users Awesome

O'Reilly Media
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Imagine you’re in a game with one objective: a bestselling product or service. The rules? No marketing budget, no PR stunts, and it must be sustainably successful. No short-term fads.

This is not a game of chance. It is a game of skill and strategy.

And it begins with a single question: given competing products of equal pricing, promotion, and perceived quality, why does one outsell the others?

The answer doesn’t live in the sustainably successful products or services. The answer lives in those who use them.

Our goal is to craft a strategy for creating successful users. And that strategy is full of surprising, counter-intuitive, and astonishingly simple techniques that don’t depend on a massive marketing or development budget. Techniques typically overlooked by even the most well-funded, well-staffed product teams.

Every role is a key player in this game. Product development, engineering, marketing, user experience, support—everyone on the team. Even if that team is a start-up of one. Armed with a surprisingly overlooked science and a unique POV, we can can reduce the role of luck. We can build sustainably successful products and services that rely not on unethical persuasive marketing tricks but on helping our users have deeper, richer experiences. Not just in the moments while they’re using our product but, more importantly, in the moments when they aren’t.

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

Wiley
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The benchmark guide to marketing and PR, updated with the latest social media and marketing trends, tools, and real-world examples of success 

The New Rules of Marketing & PR, 4th Edition is the pioneering guide to the future of marketing, an international bestseller with more than 300,000 copies sold in over 25 languages. It offers a step-by-step action plan for harnessing the power of modern marketing and PR to communicate with buyers directly, raise visibility, and increase sales. It shows how large and small companies, nonprofits, and other organizations can leverage Web-based content to get the right information to the right people at the right time for a fraction of the cost of big-budget campaigns. 

Including a wealth of compelling case studies and real-world examples of content marketing and inbound marketing success, this is a practical guide to the new reality of reaching buyers when they're eager to hear from you. 

  • Includes updated information, examples, and case studies plus an examination of newly popular tools such as Infographics, photo-sharing using Pinterest and Instagram, as well as expanded information on social media such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
  • David Meerman Scott is a marketing strategist, bestselling author of eight books including three international bestsellers, advisor to emerging companies including HubSpot, and a professional speaker on topics including marketing, leadership, and social media. Prior to starting his own business, he was marketing VP for two U.S. publicly traded companies and was Asia marketing director for Knight-Ridder, at the time one of the world's largest information companies.

The New Rules of Marketing & PR offers the single resource for entrepreneurs, business owners, nonprofit managers as well as those working in marketing or publicity departments to build a marketing and PR strategy to grow any business.

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Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

Portfolio
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You've seen it all before. A malicious online rumor costs a company millions. A political sideshow derails the national news cycle and destroys a candidate. Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity to viral sensation. What you don't know is that someone is responsible for all this. Usually, someone like me.

I'm a media manipulator. In a world where blogs control and distort the news, my job is to control blogs-as much as any one person can.

IN TODAY'S CULTURE...
Blogs like Gawker, BuzzFeed, and The Huffington Post drive the media agenda.
Bloggers are slaves to money, technology, and deadlines.
Manipulators wield these levers to shape everything you read, see, and hear- online and off.

Why am I giving away these secrets? Because I'm tired of a world where blogs take indirect bribes, marketers help write the news, reckless journalists spread lies, and no one is accountable for any of it. I'm going to explain exactly how the media really works. What you choose to do with this information is up to you.
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The Practice of Public Relations (12th Edition)

Prentice Hall
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Pairing Fraser Seitel’s unique, humorous voice with the most up-to-date case studies, interviews, news photos, and other techniques, the Practice of Public Relations is truly an “in-your-face” Public Relations textbook.

The 12th edition continues the theme of giving readers the knowledge and skills they need to know to be successful in today’s world of public relations —including heavy emphasis on social media and ethics.
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Cutlip and Center's Effective Public Relations (11th Edition)

Prentice Hall
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Cutlip & Center offers students the gold standard in public relations, providing the most up-to-date reference in the market.

This edition features several new chapters, examples, and information on how social media and globalization are shaping PR.
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Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time

HarperBusiness
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Media guru and Emmy Award-winning correspondent Bill McGowan—coach to some of the biggest names in business and entertainment, including Eli Manning, Kelly Clarkson, Jack Welch, Thomas Keller and Kenneth Cole teaches you how to get your message across and get what you want with pitch perfect communication.  He is also a trusted advisor in the C-suites of tech companies like, Facebook, Spotify, AirBnB, Dropbox and Salesforce.com.

Saying the right thing the right way can make the difference between sealing the deal or losing the account, getting a promotion, or getting a pink slip. It’s essential to be pitch perfect—to get the right message across to the right person at the right time. In Pitch Perfect, Bill McGowan shows you how to craft the right message and deliver it using the right language—both verbal and nonverbal.

Pitch Perfect teaches you how to overcome common communication pitfalls using McGowan’s simple Principles of Persuasion, which are highly effective and easy to learn, implement, and master. With Pitch Perfect you can harness the power of persuasion and have people not only listening closely to your every word but also remembering you long after you’ve left the room.

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Public Relations: Strategies and Tactics (11th Edition)

Pearson
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Clearly explains the basic concepts, strategies, and tactics of today’s public relations practice

 

Public Relations: Strategies and Tactics uses real-world case studies and examples to explain the basic concepts and theory behind modern public relations practice. This comprehensive text is grounded in scholarship and includes references to landmark studies and time-honored public relations techniques. The writing is geared to undergraduates, and many colorful charts and photos are used to enhance major concepts.
 

MySearchLab is a part of the Wilcox/Cameron/Reber program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students understand critical thinking in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app.


 

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The Reputation Economy: How to Optimize Your Digital Footprint in a World Where Your Reputation Is Your Most Valuable Asset

Crown Business
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Reputation is power. 

Your reputation defines how people see you and what they will do for you.  It determines whether your bank will lend you money to buy a house or car;  whether your landlord will accept you as a tenant;  which employers will hire you and how much they will pay you. It can even affect your marriage prospects. 

And in the coming Reputation Economy, it’s getting more powerful than ever.  Because today, thanks to rapid advances in digital technology, anyone access huge troves of information about you – your buying habits, your finances, your professional and personal networks, and even your physical whereabouts - at any time.  In a world where technology allows companies and individuals alike to not only gather all this data but also aggregate it and analyze it  with frightening speed, accuracy, and sophistication, our digital reputations are fast becoming our most valuable currency.

Here, Michael Fertik, CEO of Reputation.com and one of Silicon Valley’s leading futurists will draw on the insider  tools, insights, research, and secrets that has make Reputation.com the leading reputation management firm, to show how to capitalize on the trends the Reputation Economy will trigger to improve your professional, financial, and even social prospects.

You will learn:

·         What keywords to put in your resume, performance review, and LinkedIn profile to come up at the top of potential employers' search results.

·         How to curate your on and offline activity in way that will reduce the premiums calculated by insurers, lenders, and investors. 

·         Tricks that will get you express or VIP treatment at banks, hotels, and other exclusive special offers.

·         Ways to improve your review or rating on sharing or peer review sites like Yelp or Angie’s List, or your standing – as buyer or seller - on sharing economy sites like AirBnB or Uber 

·         How to create false tails and digital smokescreens to hide the negative information that's out there

With a good digital footprint, the world is your oyster. This book will show you how to control, curate, and optimize your digital reputation to become “rich” in a world where your reputation is as valuable as the cash in your wallet.
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Public Relations: Strategies and Tactics (10th Edition)

Pearson
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Updated in a 10th edition, Public Relations: Strategies and Tactics, Tenth Edition, clearly explains to students the basic concepts, strategies, and tactics of today’s public relations practice. This comprehensive text is grounded in scholarship and includes references to landmark studies and time-honored public relations techniques. The tenth edition emphasizes the application of the Internet and social media for programs and campaigns.

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THINK Public Relations (2nd Edition)

Pearson
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THINK Currency.  THINK Relevancy.  THINK Public Relations.

 

The engaging visual design of THINK Public Relations provides an introduction to the field of public relations that successfully blends theory and practice in an easy-to-read format.  Students are introduced to exciting and innovative public relations campaign examples in the contract of relevant theory and core concepts that they will need to succeed in the world of public relations. The authors offer a practical approach to the study of public relations and emphasize competition and conflict management, while providing a concise, comprehensive overview of the profession.

 

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  • Personalize Learning—MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Improve Critical Thinking—Questions and cases throughout the text encourage students to think critically about public relations topics.
  • Engage Students—An appealing visual design and real-world applications engage students in the material.
  • Apply Ethics— Feature boxes introduce readers to the important ethical and legal issues facing public relations practitioners today.
  • Support Instructors—Activities and assessment in MySearchLab offer instructors supplemental materials to help their students succeed.

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