I wish I had stumbled across this book a long time ago as it would have saved me a ton of time reading a lot of other books and listening to many many podcast first. And compared to the 900+ page sleep-inducing monstrosity that was our marketing coursebook at university 20 years ago, this book actually breathes life, fun and relevance into the subject.
Below are a few reasons why: Know the difference between marketing, adverting, promotion and publicity and how they relate. How strategy affects which tactics to use When to use digital or traditional mediums to communicate with your market Common mistakes that threaten most small business Best ways to kill a business and how to avoid making the same mistakes How to choose which type of advertising is best for your market How to best Identify your target market What to tell your target market Choose which medium is best to communicate with your market How to attract idea prospects How to nurture prospects into customers How to increase value for your customer in ways that don't necessarily increase cost How to ideally turn your customers into your own loyal sales army At the end of the process, you'll have your own treasure map ready to start implementing
Allan Dib, has evoked a very simple premise here in his new book - business is about making money and success is about making lots of it! I was a bit sceptical at a first look at the authors intro, but after reading so many books and guides on 'how to make it' and success this and that, I found Dib's fresh and clear (and at times ballsy) perspective a stimulating read. In fact many of his observations reflected my own experiences in frustrating business habits. The author has researched well and the useful infographics underpin his phases to success model. I'm really glad to have found this little gem. I find myself returning to its pages often to keep challenging my thinking. Looking forward to his next effort.
Well that was a kick in the pants that I deserved. I wasted so much time doing the exact things Allan says NOT to do. I wish I had haveread this book years ago. A briiliant process to attack building a web business. This is going into my read-often pile so I stay on the straight and narrow.
One of the most practical marketing booksIhave ever read. Talk about a reality check. If you are already in business or planning to set up a new one - implementing The 1-page Marketing Plan system from Allan Dib could make all the difference to your business success.