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The Marketing Book Podcast

Weekly interviews with authors of new marketing and sales books. Named by LinkedIn and Forbes as one of the top marketing and sales podcasts. Hosted by Douglas Burdett, a marketing agency principal, former artillery officer, Madison Avenue ad man, and stand-up comedian.

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277 The Forever Transaction by Robbie Kellman Baxter

The Forever Transaction: How to Build a Subscription Model So Compelling, Your Customers Will Never Want to Leave  Click here for the show notes https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/forever-transaction-robbie-baxter Develop and cultivate the kind of robust, long-term customer relationships that power companies like Nike, Spotify, LinkedIn, and Target More and more companies are concluding that the potential rewards of subscription-based products and services are worth the risk of radically changing their business models. They’re correct. The Membership Economy is here and it’s here to stay—and if you want to compete for the long run, you need to join it. Strategy consultant Robbie Kellman Baxter has been helping companies excel in this business environment for more than a decade. Now, in The Forever Transaction, she reveals all her secrets. Whatever industry you’re in, Baxter provides the inspiration, tools, and insight you need to build and execute a business model that will leave your competition in the dust. You’ll find out how industry leaders like Under Armour, Microsoft, and Netflix have created an ever-expanding customer base of loyal subscribers―and are keeping them coming back. You’ll learn how to lead your organization through every step of the process―from initial start-up to new product testing, scaling for long-term growth and sustainability to revamping your culture so everyone works together to optimize customer lifetime value. You’ll also master all the essentials of succeeding in the Membership Economy, like subscription pricing, Software-as-a-Service, digital community engagement, and freemium incentives as a way to turn casual browsers into cash-paying super-users. With The Forever Transaction, you have everything you need to build durable, long-term relationships with every customer, and leverage them for ultimate business success―today, tomorrow, and forever.

1hr 2mins

1 May 2020

Rank #1

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071 Fanatical Prospecting by Jeb Blount

"Fanatical Prospecting: The Ultimate Guide to Opening Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, Email, Text, and Cold Calling" by Jeb Blount Click here to view the show notes! https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/fanatical-prospecting


20 May 2016

Rank #2

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010 Buyer Personas by Adele Revella

Buyer Personas: How to Gain Insight into Your Customer’s Expectations, Align Your Marketing Strategies, and Win More Business by Adele Revella https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/the-marketing-book-podcast-buyer-personas-adele-revella


20 Mar 2015

Rank #3

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186 The 1-Page Marketing Plan by Allan Dib

"The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand out From The Crowd" by Allan Dib. Click here for show notes! https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/1-page-marketing-plan-allan-dib


3 Aug 2018

Rank #4

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003 Epic Content Marketing by Joe Pulizzi

Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less by Joe Pulizzi https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/003-epic-content-marketing-joe-pulizzi


30 Jan 2015

Rank #5

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064 New Sales. Simplified. by Mike Weinberg

"New Sales. Simplified.: The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development" by Mike Weinberg Click here to view the show notes! https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/new-sales.-simplified.-mike-weinberg


1 Apr 2016

Rank #6

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255 The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell by Paul Smith

The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell by Paul Smith Click here for show notes! https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/10-stories-great-leaders-tell-paul-smith NOW AN OWL (Outstanding Work of Literature) Leadership Award Winner! Every great leader is a great storyteller. As a manager, CEO, or team leader, how can you innovatively engage your employees so that they understand where your organization came from, where it's going, and how you're going to get there? How can you connect with your customers in a way that makes them believe in your company as passionately as you do? Paul Smith is one of the world's leading experts in business storytelling. He teaches people how to be more effective leaders by communicating their company's important mission, inspiring creativity, and earning the trust of valued stakeholders. The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell explores the journey behind success, and breaks down not just the importance of your company's story but how to craft compelling ones of your own.


29 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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002 Youtility by Jay Baer

Youtility: Why Smart Marketing Is About Help Not Hype by Jay Baer https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/002-jay-baer-youtility-why-smart-marketing-is-about-help-not-hype


27 Jan 2015

Rank #8

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053 The Content Formula by Michael Brenner

"The Content Formula: Calculate the ROI of Content Marketing & Never Waste Money Again" by Michael Brenner and Liz Bedor Click here to see the show notes! https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/the-content-formula-michael-brenner


15 Jan 2016

Rank #9

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233 The Art and Skill of Sales Psychology by Brad McDonald

The Art and Skill of Sales Psychology: Why Buyers and Sellers Do What They Do by Brad McDonald Click here for show notes! https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/art-skill-sales-psychology-brad-mcdonald The ART AND SKILL OF SALES PSYCHOLOGY lays out, in accessible terms that any sales professional can understand, how to identify and learn from the psychological motivators that cause buyers and sellers to do what they do. The book offers clarity and control over the sales process to salespeople, and powerful insights on coaching to managers. This book is a primer for exploring why people do what they do in sales situations.  If you are in sales and you have ever struggled to understand the mindset of your prospect; if you have ever wondered why honest, moral, ethical people choose to lie to a salesperson; if you have ever wished for more control over sales interactions that seem to ride a fine line between trust and confusion; if you have ever struggled to understand and deal effectively with your own mindset and your own frustrations when selling—this book is for you. It provides critical insights on human behavior that will help you to understand and control your sales calls. If you are a sales manager or a coach, this book will challenge you. It will ask you to consider the possibility that the best way to help a struggling salesperson may be to help them to create a better understanding of the fears, anxieties, and confusion that often arise about the sales process—both the seller’s and the buyer’s. Understanding this is more essential than drilling your team in the right tactics. Of course, the tactics are important. They’re the answer to the question, “What do I do?” But understanding the “why” behind the tactics might just be the best place to start.

1hr 5mins

28 Jun 2019

Rank #10

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155 Exactly What to Say by Phil M. Jones

"Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influence and Impact" by Phil M. Jones Click here to view the show notes! https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/exactly-what-say-phil-jones


29 Dec 2017

Rank #11

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225 Small Business Marketing by Rohit Bhargava

The Non-Obvious Guide To Small Business Marketing (Without A Big Budget) by Rohit Bhargava Click here to view the show notes! https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/small-business-marketing-rohit-bhargava Most business guidebooks treat you like a dummy or an idiot. Not this one. This is a short and easy-to-read guidebook filled with useful, no bullshit, only-what-you-need-to-know, immediately actionable advice for marketing your business or startup. The book focuses on the most common small business marketing challenges, including: Why is setting a budget the worst way to start a marketing plan? How can you create unstoppable word-of-mouth for your business? Why is it a mistake to try and be on every social media platform? Within these pages you’ll get the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about how to promote your business like these. Along the way, you'll learn how to fit your entire marketing strategy on a single page, what it takes to create a tagline that people remember, how to buy advertising at a fraction of the "sticker price," why some customers remain loyal while others leave as soon as they get a better deal, and the #1 most important thing about branding that most small businesses forget. Inspired by real life conversations and experiences with hundreds of small business owners and entrepreneurs, this is the rare guide that will skip all the useless definitions, avoid the fluff and cut right to the point to give you the real-life advice you need to hear with an irreverent "non-obvious" perspective you deserve. From downloadable one page guides to real life stories and examples, this guide will give you the inspiration and tools to put together a winning marketing strategy to grow your business - no matter how much you know about marketing already.


3 May 2019

Rank #12

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274 Sizing People Up by Robin Dreeke

Sizing People Up: A Veteran FBI Agent's User Manual for Behavior Prediction by Robin Dreeke Click here for the show notes https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/sizing-people-up-robin-dreeke A former FBI agent shares his simple but powerful toolkit for assessing who you can trust - and who you can't. After two decades as a behavior analyst in the FBI, Robin Dreeke knows a thing or two about sizing people up. He's navigated complex situations that range from handling Russian spies to navigating the internal politics at the Bureau. Through that experience, he was forced to develop a knack for reading people - their intentions, their capabilities, their desires and their fears.  Dreeke's first book, It's Not All About "Me", has become a cult favorite with audiences seeking to build quick rapport with others. His last book, The Code of Trust, was about how to inspire trust in others as a leader. In Sizing People Up, Dreeke shares his simple, six-step system that helps you predict anyone's future behavior based on their words, goals, patterns of action, and the situation at hand.  Predicting the behavior of others is an urgent need for anyone whose work involves relationships with others, whether it's leading an organization, collaborating with a teammate, or closing a sale. But predictability is not as simple as good and evil, or truth and fiction. Allies might make a promise with every intention of keeping it, not realizing that they will be unable to do so due to some personal shortcoming. And those seeking to thwart your endeavor may not realize how reliable their malevolent tells have become.  Dreeke's system is simple, but powerful. For instance, a colleague might have a strong moral code, but do they believe your relationship will be long-term? Even the most upstanding person can betray your trust if they don't see themselves tied to you or your desired result in the long term. How can you determine whether someone has both the skill and will to do what they've said they're going to do? Behaviors as subtle as how they take notes will reveal their reliability.  Using this book as their manual, listeners will be able to quickly and easily determine who they can trust and who they can't; who is likely to deliver on promises and who will disappoint; and when a person is vested in your success vs. when they are actively plotting your demise. With this knowledge they can confidently embark on anything from a business venture to a romantic relationship to a covert operation without the stress of the unknown.

1hr 3mins

10 Apr 2020

Rank #13

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200 This is Marketing by Seth Godin

This Is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See by Seth Godin Click here to view the show notes! https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/this-is-marketing-seth-godin Seth Godin has taught and inspired millions of entrepreneurs, marketers, leaders, and fans from all walks of life, via his blog, online courses, lectures, and bestselling books. He is the inventor of countless ideas and phrases that have made their way into mainstream business language, from Permission Marketing to Purple Cow to Tribes to The Dip. Now, for the first time, Godin offers the core of his marketing wisdom in one compact, accessible, and timeless package. This is Marketing shows you how to do work you're proud of, whether you're a tech startup founder, a small business owner, or an executive at a large corporation. Great marketers don't use consumers to solve their company's problem; they use marketing to solve other people's problems. Their tactics rely on empathy, connection, and emotional labor instead of attention-stealing ads and spammy email funnels. When done right, marketing seeks to make change in the world. No matter what your product or service, this book will teach you how to reframe how it's presented to the world, in order to meaningfully connect with the people who want it. Seth employs his signature blend of insight, observation, and memorable examples to teach you: * How to build trust and permission with your target market. * The art of positioning--deciding not only who it's for, but who it's not for. * Why the best way to achieve your marketing goals is to help others become who they want to be. * Why the old approaches to advertising and branding no longer work. * The surprising role of tension in any decision to buy (or not). * How marketing is at its core about the stories we tell ourselves about our social status. You can do work that matters for people who care. This book shows you the way.


9 Nov 2018

Rank #14

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049 The Challenger Customer by Pat Spenner

"The Challenger Customer: Selling to the Hidden Influencer Who Can Multiply Your Results" by  Brent Adamson, Matthew Dixon, Pat Spenner, and Nick Toman Click here for show notes! https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/the-challenger-customer-patrick-spenner


18 Dec 2015

Rank #15

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Jay Baer: Authors in Quarantine Getting Cocktails

Most recently on The Marketing Book Podcast to discuss his book, Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth, digital marketing, social media and customer service visionary, keynote speaker and bestselling author Jay Baer joins the (hopefully) limited time series, Authors in Quarantine Getting Cocktails to talk about being quarantined in Bloomington, Indiana, what marketers need to know about virtual events, what social media marketers need to do during the pandemic, and what this road warrior is doing to keep his wife and kids from killing him now that he's at home so much. Cheers! Click here for show notes! https://www.salesartillery.com/authors-quarantine-cocktails/jay-baer


21 Apr 2020

Rank #16

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275 Owning Game-Changing Subcategories by David Aaker

"Owning Game-Changing Subcategories: Uncommon Growth in the Digital Age" by David Aaker Click here for the show notes https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/owning-game-changing-subcategories-david-aaker Owning Game-Changing Subcategories is about creating organizational growth in the digital age by creating and owning game-changing subcategories fueled by digital. Owning Game-Changing Subcategories outlines the path to finding, managing, and leveraging new subcategories. In the digital age, the path has been made wider, shorter, and more frequently traveled. Throughout Owning Game-Changing Subcategories, David Aaker discusses certain aspects of the digital age that alter this path, such as E-commerce providing fast, inexpensive market access bypassing the cost of gaining distribution into storefront retailers or creating personal sales teams and social media and websites enabling communication on steroids in comparison with the traditional use of advertising or events. Growth is not only a success measure but also creates energy and opportunity for customers and employees. And such growth almost never occurs with “my brand is better than your brand” marketing. Owning Game-Changing Subcategories explores the only ways to grow a business (with rare exceptions) which is to: develop new “must-haves” that define a game-changing subcategory that provides a new or markedly superior buying or use experience or brand relationship to a core customer base; become the exemplar brand that represents the subcategory and drives its visibility, positioning, and success; and create barriers to competitors that could include “must-have” associations and a basis of relationships that go beyond functional benefits.


17 Apr 2020

Rank #17

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232 F#ck Content Marketing by Randy Frisch

F#ck Content Marketing: Focus on Content Experience to Drive Demand, Revenue & Relationships by Randy Frisch Click here for show notes! https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/fck-content-marketing-randy-frisch F#ck Content Marketing isn't a book for content marketers. Instead, it's for everyone in the organization who needs better context and direction for how to drive demand, revenue, and relationships with content. Truly effective companies (and marketers) create content experiences, drawing the customer into an immersive infinite scroll that mirrors the consumer experience of Netflix, Spotify, and other billion-dollar brands. Randy Frisch will push you to rethink how you approach content for complex buyer journeys. The current mindset is all about volume--the more content created, the better. But the reality is that almost 70 percent of content created within an organization is never used, and there's little point investing in content marketing if you're not leveraging the assets you create. In this book, Frisch unpacks the Content Experience Framework, arming your organization to deliver personalized experiences that leverage your content to engage your audiences at scale--as well as identify and ramp up the key players in your organization who need to own this process.


21 Jun 2019

Rank #18

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040 The Content Revolution by Mark Masters

"The Content Revolution: Telling a Better Story to Differentiate from the Competition" by Mark Masters https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/the-content-revolution-mark-masters


16 Oct 2015

Rank #19

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Rohit Bhargava: Authors in Quarantine Getting Cocktails

Author Rohit Bhargava returns to The Marketing Book Podcast for a special episode of "Authors in Quarantine Getting Cocktails." Last on The Marketing Book Podcast to discuss his book, Non-Obvious Megatrends: How to See What Others Miss and Predict the Future, innovation and marketing expert, bestselling author and international keynote speaker Rohit Bhargava joins the (hopefully) limited time series, Authors in Quarantine Getting Cocktails to talk about being quarantined in Oakton, Virginia, the future of live events, and his latest book, The Non-Obvious Guide to Virtual Meetings & Remote Work. Cheers! Click here for show notes... https://www.salesartillery.com/authors-quarantine-cocktails/rohit-bhargava


5 May 2020

Rank #20