|About the Book|
If everyone already knows that a business needs customers to survive, and if everyone already knows that marketing is the key function for finding, keeping and serving customers profitably...then why is there so much confusion and poor practiceMoreIf everyone already knows that a business needs customers to survive, and if everyone already knows that marketing is the key function for finding, keeping and serving customers profitably...then why is there so much confusion and poor practice around marketing? The answer is twofold. First, many know-it-alls (bosses, gurus, teachers, trainers and even authors) focus their prescriptions on a relatively narrow area of understanding. But marketing involves wide-ranging skills sets and activities including research, strategic thinking, creativity, communication, forecasting, project management and business intuition. In order to make marketing work for your organization, you need a sense of the big picture. At the same time, too much of the advice out there is needlessly convoluted. Marketing is difficult enough without the complication of hyperbole, fads and buzzwords. Cant we all just have a real business-level conversation here? 30 Doses for Marketing Success provides broad perspectives, simple language and practical advice to help you get on a better path for more effective marketing. This best of collection of columns from Jim Karrh, Ph.D. includes insights on research, media relations, pricing, customer service, strategic storytelling and street-level sales. As a bonus, $1 from each book sold will benefit the Vascular Anomalies Center of Excellence at Arkansas Childrens Hospital. Dr. Karrh synthesizes his learnings as a consultant, university professor, corporate marketing leader and entrepreneur with both clarity and humor. Importantly, 30 Doses for Marketing Success also begins and ends with provocative points of view from The Consumer - so that you and your organizational colleagues can keep the proper focus. You will likely find yourself sharing this book with your colleagues, and even picking it back up yourself time and time again. That can mean a much better chance of marketing success - for the long haul.