Book Reviews

Book Review—Buyer Personas

By Connie Howard, ETMG VP & Founding Writer   What Do Technology Buyers Want? Isn’t That the $64,000 Question? Cue the Buyer Personas.  In the technology industry, it’s often been the case that engineering and marketing groups tell customers what they should want. And while it’s true that few people could have anticipated the popularity of […]

Book Review—The Content Code

By Connie Howard, ETMG VP & Founding Writer   Content is a loaded word. It means a lot of things, and, as it turns out, there’s a lot of it out there. Content marketing is on the rise. Millions of people are adding words, pictures, music, and videos to the World Wide Web, every minute […]

Book Review – Making Rain with Events

Reviewed by Lori Maupas, ETMG Writer and Blogger Event marketing is no longer a standalone activity based solely on logistics, but a complex, multifaceted marketing endeavor. Engagement with attendees must begin long before the event and continue long after, if you want to make the most of your investment. This requires developing a marketing program […]

Book Review – Email Marketing Rules

By N. Storms, Social Media Manager We’ve all thought it: “Do I really need to read another book on email marketing?” If you’re a marketer you’ve probably spent a good amount of time perusing email marketing best practices before sending something to your customers. But the short answer is yes, you need to read this […]

Book Review – The Laws of Subtraction

Reviewed by Karen deVries, ETMG Writer and Blogger We live and work in a reality where businesses are more complicated, economies are uncertain, resources are increasingly scarce, everyone knows everything about us, and we are overwhelmed by endless options. In his recent book, The Laws of Subtraction: 6 Simple Rules for Winning in the Age […]

Book Review – How To Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck

Reviewed by Karen deVries, ETMG Writer and Blogger Bad video, even mediocre video, gets turned off. Good video is a powerful communications tool. Marketers interested in methods to make sure their video ends up on the good pile will find a wealth of information in Steve Stockman’s book, How To Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck. […]

Book Review – Stand Out Social Marketing

Reviewed by Special K, ETMG Writer and Blogger According to digital marketing expert, Mike Lewis, social media represents both the biggest marketing challenge and the biggest opportunity faced by marketers today. To succeed in a sea of overwhelming possibilities, Lewis maintains that businesses must figure out how to differentiate themselves and stand out amongst competitors. […]

Book Review – Blue Ocean Strategy

Reviewed by Special K, ETMG Writer and Blogger In their best-selling book, Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant, W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne propose a bold new way to think about business markets. It’s a useful read for marketers looking for innovative ways to approach business […]

Book Review-Marketing White Belt: Basics for the Digital Marketer

Reviewed by Special K, ETMG Writer and Blogger Entrepreneurs and marketing professionals looking for a primer or a refresher course on marketing basics will appreciate Christopher Penn’s book, Marketing White Belt: Basics for the Digital Marketer. Penn not only teaches Internet Marketing at the University of San Francisco and co-hosts a weekly podcast, Marketing over […]