Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers Into Friends And Friends Into Customers
Simon and Schuster, 14/07/1999 - 224 من الصفحات
The man Business Week calls "the ultimate entrepreneur for the Information Age" explains "Permission Marketing" -- the groundbreaking concept that enables marketers to shape their message so that consumers will willingly accept it.
Whether it is the TV commercial that breaks into our favorite program, or the telemarketing phone call that disrupts a family dinner, traditional advertising is based on the hope of snatching our attention away from whatever we are doing. Seth Godin calls this Interruption Marketing, and, as companies are discovering, it no longer works.
Instead of annoying potential customers by interrupting their most coveted commodity -- time -- Permission Marketing offers consumers incentives to accept advertising voluntarily. Now this Internet pioneer introduces a fundamentally different way of thinking about advertising products and services. By reaching out only to those individuals who have signaled an interest in learning more about a product, Permission Marketing enables companies to develop long-term relationships with customers, create trust, build brand awareness -- and greatly improve the chances of making a sale.
In his groundbreaking book, Godin describes the four tests of Permission Marketing:
1. Does every single marketing effort you create encourage a learning relationship with your customers? Does it invite customers to "raise their hands" and start communicating?
2. Do you have a permission database? Do you track the number of people who have given you permission to communicate with them?
3. If consumers gave you permission to talk to them, would you have anything to say? Have you developed a marketing curriculum to teach people about your products?
4. Once people become customers, do you work to deepen your permission to communicate with those people?
And in numerous informative case studies, including American Airlines' frequent-flier program, Amazon.com, and Yahoo!, Godin demonstrates how marketers are already profiting from this key new approach in all forms of media.
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And, in any free economy, when resources become scarcer they command higher prices. Now, to some of us this might appear to be a simple statement of economic principle. To Seth Godin, it's also a business opportunity.
Today, however, because of interactive technology, it has become cost-efficient once again to conduct individual dialogues, even with millions of consumers—one customer at a time. Interactive technology means that marketers can ...
The Direct Marketing Association no longer ignores the Web—in fact, they devote whole conferences to it. E-mail has become a way of life, too. According to the American Management Association, more than half of all business executives ...
As the marketplace for advertising gets more and more cluttered, it becomes increasingly difficult to interrupt the consumer. Imagine you're in an empty airport, early in the morning. There's hardly anyone there as you stroll leisurely ...
Of course, as the commercials try harder to get your attention, the clutter becomes even worse. An advertiser who manages to top a competitor for the moment has merely raised the bar. Their next ad will have to be even more outlandish ...
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LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - markdeo - LibraryThing
Explains his concepts best in this must read. Great insight into Amazon & Yahoo. Brilliant insight into building a relationship with the customer. Great info on Opt-in email from a management ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - jonmodene - LibraryThing
His "magnum opus"? The foundation of all of his other weirdly title books about marketing. And a very, very valuable business book. Numbers? Ratings? Hits? No - according to Seth Godin one metric that ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله