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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So one way to sell a consumer something in the future is simply to get his or her permission in advance. You'll do this by engaging the consumer in a dialogue—an interactive relationship, with both you and the customer participating.
Perhaps the consumer will give his permission because he is volunteering to learn more about a particular product or class of products. Or perhaps you'll actually offer some type of payment or benefit in return for the consumer's ...
In the old days selling was a kinder, gentler process, and it was based on the willing participation of the consumer. It was only the arrival of the mass production economy that changed all this. The modern economy was defined in terms ...
You already know this, if you just think about what your own life is like as a consumer within that economy. As a consumer, you now inhabit an endlessly expanding universe of new offers, urgent solicitations, price-off promotions, ...
A business can now ask a consumer directly if he'd like more information and then deliver it. A business can now reward a consumer for receiving and acknowledging its message, ensuring that the consumer's own interest is served by ...
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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