How to Buy a Gorilla presents a new agency relationship paradigm for marketers to get better-value advertising ideas from their agencies. In this book, David Meikle examines the existing paradigms of the working and commercial relationships between marketing, procurement and agencies, and offers a new approach to how they can collaborate in more trusting, more productive and more effective ways. This is a well-informed exploration of the eternal triangle of marketing, agency and procurement, and will provide valuable guidance and insights to anyone involved in the purchase, management or creation of advertising.
Essential reading for anyone involved in buying, managing or the creation of advertising. Provides an invaluable roadmap from business problem to advertising agency.
Exploration of a new marketing framework, The Monkey House.
Both insightful and actionable, this book will ensure brands get what they really need from their agency partner.
The ultimate book for how to strategically source agency services.
Publisher: LID Publishing
FORMAT: 234 x 156 mm
Number of pages: 256 pp
David is a business and marketing consultant and strategist, specialising in advertising agency performance management; agency sourcing and selection; marketing process and design and marketing procurement. Before founding Salt Partners in 2009, David had a career in advertising spanning more than two decades.
In an area that’s too often full of sound, fury, bitterness and recrimination, David Meikle applies science and sense to the great advertising conundrum: how to produce an idea that will stop people in their tracks and that they’ll remember forever? You would expectD&AD to heartily approve of this, and we do. It will provide invaluable insight, tools and processes to those with the good sense to read it.
Tim Lindsay, CEO, D&AD
How to Buy a Gorilla provides an insightful and actionable framework to align advertisers’ business challenges with the agency talent that can conquer these challenges. As the pace of change within marketing and advertising continues to accelerate, this provides an invaluable roadmap that can ensure brands get what they really need from their agency partners.
Mark Evans, Group Marketing Director, Direct Line Group
The most comprehensive and convincing explanation for why clients so rarely get the advertising they want. Bravo!
Blair Enns, author of The Win Without Pitching Manifesto
The impact of the weather is often taken for granted and sometimes completely ignored. Weather in all forms is a maker and breaker of both business and personal fortunes, especially when it reaches extremes. The weather we experience crucially dictates almost every aspect of our lives. It directs what we do and when we do it, from what we eat and drink, to the clothes we wear, and it even governs our health and behaviour.
In this entertaining and informative book, global expert meteorologist and weather authority, Jim N R Dale, shares his experiences and advises how you and your business could truly become weather savvy. Weather impact is an all-consuming phenomenon, and, with the rise of climate change, there is no better time to tune into one of the most important aspects of our lives. Certainly, a book for a rainy day!
Consumer loyalty in the twenty-first century values trust, transparency, communication and authenticity. Holistic Branding explores the art of making a strong emotional connection from your organization and culture in order to drive your business forward. Direct in its approach, the book argues that everything from hiring employees to your consumer message must be in line with the company's brand.
Broken down into four easily accessible and digestible parts, Holistic Branding is an essential book for leaders and business people interested in creating a dynamic and authentic brand that stands apart from its competitors in our highly competitive consumer age.
Author: Jodi Oridioni
A cross between a business book and a storybook, How Coca-Cola Took Over the World is a collection of 101 accessible, enjoyable and informative tales of some of the world's greatest brands, including Tiffany's, Mercedes, Apple, Pinterest, Chanel No. 5, Corona, Brewdog, Spanx, LG, KFC, WWF, Guinness World Records and Coca-Cola. The stories are arranged into sections covering brand origins, brand naming and identity, marketing strategy, communication, innovation and repositioning and renovation. For each story, the author has drawn a moral - a marketing principle that can be applied to many brand and marketing challenges facing businesses today. When pulled together as they are by the author in the final chapter, they provide the reader with a compelling and inspirational toolbox.
What makes a great salesperson? What beliefs, attitudes and behaviours are linked to being a top performer? What impact does culture, industry and sales context have? And does a formal sales methodology or process make a difference?
This book is for any sales professional, or indeed anyone involved in the sales process of their company, who wants to learn the secrets of successful selling. Based on interviews and analysis (qualitative and quantitative) of 300 of the world’s leading salespeople, across a mix of industries, cultures and context, the authors present the most rigorous evaluation of how salespeople behave and how they are driven. In doing so, they reveal the secret code behind consistent and high-level success in sales.
Authors: Ian Mills, Mark Ridley, Ben Laker & Tim Chapman
The advertising industry has reached a critical and dangerous point in its development – agencies destroy themselves by doing increased work for declining fees. So what are the logical consequences of the failure to act? Growing workloads and declining fees have created a "recipe for disaster." For the first time, Michael Farmer offers a solution to avoid this seemingly inevitable disaster. This book offers the world’s first effective definition of "the real agency problem." Once the problem is understood, the author offers corrective solutions.
Now in its third edition, Madison Avenue Manslaughter has been updated to include industry developments from 2017-2018, plus new material and chapters. This book is a call to action for the 21st century breed of "mad men," which outlines the industry problems and encourages agencies and their clients to take management actions to keep this disaster at bay. These actions form the basis of a strategic response by agency CEOs as well as corporate chief marketing officers.
Author: Michael Farmer
Understanding the goals of the world of business and dealing with the development of new solutions calls for a basic ingredient: creativity. And yet, just being, or wanting to be creative is not enough – it is essential to train and develop this ability in order to achieve results. In other words, we need a guide to show us the way and provide us with the tools needed to progress. Designpedia is an essential manual for Design Thinking which brings together all the tools you need to achieve innovation and entrepreneurship goals and is organised around four basic processes: mapping, exploring, building and testing. It also reveals how, as long as you use the right tools, you can create original and effective solutions. Includes case studies to show how this is working for big companies (Orange or BBVA) as well as startups (Dovase or Bydsea).
Authors: Rafael Zaragozá and Juan Gasca
The term 'omnichannel' may be a marketing buzzword, but it also refers to a significant shift: marketers now need to provide a seamless experience, regardless of channel or device. Make it All About Me suggests how to work with omnichannel marketing and artificial intelligence without getting stuck in a certain channel or silo. Drawing on insights from global marketing experts, the book centers around the Omnichanel Hexagon, a framework to help gauge your omnichannel progress and prioritize your marketing efforts to ensure that every step you take is a step closer to the perfect, tailored customer experience -- without sacrificing profitability.
The authors provide the background for understanding the six main omnichannel disciplines and demonstrate how you can manage them in a more customer centric manner. Readers will get a visual overview of how far along their organization is in working with omnichannel and what barriers might impede further progress.
Author: Rasmus Houlind & Colin Shearer
Virtually everyone sells in some capacity today, and we can become better at selling by becoming smarter at it. In today s highly competitive marketplace, creating an advantage through sales is imperative. Distilled into this single, handy-sized volume are twenty tips, advice and techniques to help anyone to improve their sales capability. It provides insights and tools to develop a more considered, smarter approach to overcoming any sales-related problem and situation. Each piece of advice is accompanied by graphic aids to aid understanding.
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