Professional Services Marketing: How the Best Firms Build Premier Brands, Thriving Lead Generation Engines, and Cultures of Business Development Succe

Professional Services Marketing: How the Best Firms Build Premier Brands, Thriving Lead Generation Engines, and Cultures of Business Development Succe

By: John E. Doerr (author), Mike Schultz (author), Lee Frederikson (author)Hardback

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A proven approach to revenue-generating marketing and client development Professional Services Marketing is a fully field-tested and research-based approach to marketing and client development for professional services firms. The book, now in its Second Edition, covers five key areas that are critical for firms that want to grow and become more profitable: creating a marketing and growth strategy; establishing a brand and reputation; implementing a marketing communications program; executing lead generation strategies; and developing business by winning new clients. You will also read real-world case studies that illustrate major points, as well as quotes and stories from well-respected professionals in the industry. * The Second Edition features new research and updates throughout, including new chapters on social media and online marketing, as well as new case studies and interviews * Authors Mike Schultz and John E. Doerr are the coauthors of the Wall Street Journal and Inc. Magazine bestseller Rainmaking Conversations and Professional Services Marketing; Lee W. Frederiksen is coauthor of Online Marketing for Professional Services * Will be widely promoted via multiple online routes and direct mail marketing Firms of any size can use this proven approach to marketing and client development to attract new clients and grow their professional service businesses.

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About Author

MIKE SCHULTZ is the Co-President of RAIN Group and coauthor of the bestselling Rainmaking Conversations and Professional Services Marketing. He was named the global Top Sales Thought Leader in 2011 by Top Sales Awards. He is also Publisher of RainToday.com, which was named the Top Sales and Marketing Resource Site in 2010 and 2011. He is frequently quoted in news outlets such as Business Week, Inc. magazine, MSNBC, the Huffington Post, and others. JOHN E. DOERR is the Co-President of RAIN Group and coauthor of Rainmaking Conversations and Professional Services Marketing. John was named the Top Sales Thought Leader in 2011 by Top Sales Awards and has trained thousands of sales professionals, helping them master the complex sale through in-house training and public presentations, both domestically and abroad. LEE W. FREDERIKSEN, PhD, is Managing Partner at Hinge. He has worked with many global brands, including Anheuser Busch, American Express, Capital One, Monster.com, and Yahoo! Lee has been quoted in Fortune, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Business 2.0, and Advertising Age, as well as numerous trade and professional journals.

Contents

Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 PART I Strategy and Planning 5 Chapter 1 What Marketing Can Do for a Firm 7 Chapter 2 Marketing Planning 23 Chapter 3 Keys to Building a Terrible Marketing Strategy 37 Chapter 4 The Seven Levers of Lead Generation and Marketing Planning 43 Chapter 5 How to Think about Fees and Pricing 55 Chapter 6 Don t Worry about Your Competition (Let Them Worry about You) 69 PART II Focus on Branding 79 Chapter 7 Brand What It Is; Why Bother 81 Chapter 8 Three Elements of Well-Crafted Brand Messaging 93 Chapter 9 Uncovering Your Key Brand Attributes 107 Chapter 10 Your Firm, Your Brand 123 Chapter 11 RAMP Up Your Brand 137 Chapter 12 Differentiating Your Firm 147 Chapter 13 Building Brand and Marketing Messages 157 Chapter 14 On Becoming a Thought Leader 167 PART III Generating and Nurturing Leads 181 Chapter 15 Content Marketing 183 Chapter 16 Marketing Communications and Lead Generation Tactics 195 Chapter 17 Introduction to Lead Generation 241 Chapter 18 Value and Offers in Lead Generation 249 Chapter 19 The Case for Sustained Lead Generation and Relationship Nurturing 257 Chapter 20 Targeting 271 PART IV Making the Sale 281 Chapter 21 RAIN Selling 283 Chapter 22 Creating Essential Relationships 297 Chapter 23 Building a Culture of Business Development Success 311 Chapter 24 Selling with Hustle, Passion, and Intensity 323 About RAIN Group 329 About RainToday.com 331 About Hinge 333 About the Authors 335 Index 339

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/07/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781118604342
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781118604342
  • weight: 572
  • ISBN10: 1118604342
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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