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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The truth is, your whole problem comes down to a question of time and energy, doesn't it? Technically, life is easier for you than it was for your parents, because so much of the drudge work is now done by machines.
The only problem is—do you really want more marketing messages? Interactivity allows a business to break this vicious cycle. With cost-efficient interactive technologies now available, businesses can actually take a step back and secure ...
Prodigy had two significant problems. The first was that it cost them hundreds of dollars to get a new member, yet the average member was staying only a few months before quitting the service. The second was that they were charging a ...
The ironic thing is that marketers have responded to this problem with the single worst cure possible. To deal with the clutter and the diminished effectiveness of Interruption Marketing, they're interrupting us even more! That's right.
A quick look at the newsstand at Barnes & Noble will confirm that the problem of clutter saturation isn't limited to electronic media. There are enough consumer magazines (ignoring the even 30 Permission Marketing.
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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