Advertising is a fantastic industry, but actually getting a job (or even your foot in the door) can seem next to impossible. Whether you're a student or a young professional loaded with questions, this one-of-a-kind guide shows you how to land a job and how to thrive once you're in and the pressure is on. Authors Nancy Vonk and Janet Kestin are seasoned creative directors and longtime creative partners. In Pick Me, these industry leaders answer your toughest ad career questions, like: Is advertising right for me? How do I build a killer portfolio? How do I get an interview with the elusive creative director? Should I accept an unpaid internship? How do I find the right partner? How do I beat creative block? How do I avoid burnout? Plus, fourteen industry superstars share their insights and explain how they broke into the business. You'll hear from Bob Barrie, Rick Boyko, David Droga, Mark Fenske, Neil French, Sally Hogshead, Mike Hughes, Shane Hutton, Brian Millar, Tom Monahan, Chuck Porter, Bob Scarpelli, Chris Staples, and Lorraine Tao. Forget the clichés this is advertising as it really is. If you're hell-bent on making it, this informative guide will put you on track for a career in one of the most exciting businesses on the planet.
A solid introduction to materials management and the tools needed to create a world-class materials management program This nuts-and-bolts guide presents an overview of the inner workings of the materials process, as well as the best practices to achieve a world-class operating system that will help to eliminate ineffective materials management. Coverage includes discussion of material requirements planning, planning parameters, electronic data interchange, and material control graphs and reports, among many other topics. Thorough and practical, Materials Management explains the impact that inadequate inventory control has on a company and how these poor controls can reduce production, cause inefficiencies in labor, create excessive inventory, and increase freight expenses. Stan McDonald (Northville, MI) is an independent consultant on materials management. Throughout his 30-year career, he has held various positions in the supply chain/materials management arena.
Being a successful salesperson isn’t only useful in a traditional sales role. Whether you want to sell a new product to a business, an idea to an investor, or yourself in an interview, this book provides you with all the tips and techniques you need to stand out from the crowd. This straight-talking guide helps you develop the sales, communication, and negotiating skills you need to deliver successful presentations, win and retain customers, maintain your confidence, and get the results you want.
A father and son sales team reveal the secrets of sales success In Golden Circle Secrets, father-and-son team Dale and Ben Midgley show management and the sales team how to achieve consistent success in sales. Based on a unique new strategy that responds to customer values and expectations, the Midgleys reveal how sales and management are inseparable components of sales success that must work in tandem to produce consistent results for an organization. Sales increase when management and its sales force are on the same page. The «golden circle» is based on a customer-oriented business system specifically designed to help companies attract and satisfy customers and energize employees, while maintaining a consistently healthy level of profits.
Discusses the newest marketing concepts. The Guru name is synonymous with expert, candid advice. The Guru format provides an easy reference to a wide range of ideas and practices.
Increase Profits, Be more Organized, attract a Higher Quality & Quantity of Referrals, Run Your Business so That It Doesn't Run You, Take Your Business to the Next Level… With Breakthrough Business Development! Breakthrough Business Development shows you how to attract and keep great clients, while running a profitable and efficient business. It helps every knowledge-for-profit professional to maximize your most valuable client relationships, and to develop a personalized business development plan to mine the untapped potential in your business. Praise for the Pareto System, Featured in Breakthrough Business Development. «I am just beside myself on the results gathered so far from instituting the Pareto System. I use an agenda for meetings now and have formulated a standard package given to new clients. Already I have sent out twenty thank-you cards to new referrals. I even got a referral from a referral if that makes sense. Some clients didn't know that I was still expanding my business. I am also finding advocates that I didn't classify as such. Opening twenty accounts in this short time span is amazing but already I have another ten leads in the pipeline. You guys were right, it does work.» «We have been building client relationships for 45 years… Pareto Systems successfully helped us to pause and then guided us through the process of defining the appropriate business structure and systems which will strengthen and enhance our best client relationships. We are now focusing on a comprehensive, systematized program for select clients. The results have been amazing-client satisfaction is way up and so are revenues.»
Use e-mail to boost your income-today! The E-Code brings together the combined wisdom of 33 Internet marketing superstars to reveal how they make money online-using nothing but the power of e-mail. Each succinct chapter presents one moneymaking strategy or concept and offers step-by-step guidance on implementing it for maximum profits. If you have a product or service to sell, the Internet gurus in this book will show you how to sell it-no matter what it is. And even if you don't have your own original product idea, don't worry. Inside you'll find a wealth of quick and effective ideas for creating something that other people will definitely pay for. Using tactics like viral product marketing and online auctions, anyone can make extra money online-and you can too. This is not a get-rich-quick scheme; it's a make-money-quick scheme. It could be a little, or it could be a lot, but you will definitely profit when you learn how to: * Develop and sell a product online * Target your customers * Promote your product * Market to niche audiences * Create an e-marketing business plan Plus, entrepreneurs and small business owners will learn how to improve their sales through simple, proven e-marketing tactics that really work. The Internet is a powerful resource for marketing, selling, and communicating anything. So tap into it! Written by a cast of Internet all-stars and marketing powerhouses, The E-Code is a simple, easy-to-use guide to making money online, right now.
HOW TO SELL TO AN IDIOT Selling to customers looking to get the most bang for their buck is a difficult feat. The only customers tougher than hagglers are the ones so uninformed about what they are buying, they don't even realize when they are getting the deal of a lifetime. In How to Sell to an Idiot, authors John Hoover and Bill Sparkman show you how to ignore your own inner idiot and start selling more by doing less of what doesn't work and more of what does. Along with a wealth of proven sales guidance and effective techniques, you'll learn how to: Use idiot-proof planning and preparation to make prospecting far more effective Use idiot-speak to connect with prospects and gather vital information that makes selling easy Spice up your sales pitch for faster closings and larger sales Wring referrals out of clients like water from a sponge And much more! «Selling is an act of compassion. Sales professionals must believe that their products and services will improve the quality of their customers' lives. Hoover and Sparkman get that. Selling must also be fun-for the salesperson and the customer. How to Sell to an Idiot makes it clear that the first laugh of the day must be at ourselves.» —Roger P. DiSilvestro, former Chairman and CEO, Athlon Sports Publishing and coauthor of The Art of Constructive Confrontation «How to Sell to an Idiot hits the bull's-eye. Great practical steps that will help anyone in sales reach the goal line. Truly a creative approach with fresh new ideas delivered with humor.» —Charles S. Dreyer, Director of Sales-Southern California Coastal Region, K. Hovnanian Homes, a Fortune 500 company «How to Sell to an Idiot provides an entertaining and creative look at the formula for sales success. Insightful and fun, you'd have to be an idiot not to add this book to your resource library!» —Chip Cummings, international speaker, marketing expert, and author of Stop Selling and Start Listening
Praise for How to Deal with Difficult Customers «The application of the ten key strategies in this book will help every sales professional learn how to deal with the truly difficult and how to avoid creating unnecessary difficulties. It's written with the same wit, humor, and inspiration that have made Anderson's prior books so effective.» –Margaret Callihan, President, Chairman, and CEO, SunTrust Bank, Florida «Anderson knocks another one out of the park with How to Deal with Difficult Customers! The problem is real; Anderson's solutions make sense and, as always, he makes you laugh in the process.» –Mike Roscoe, Editor in Chief, Dealer Magazine «I could not put this book down. It's a salesperson's bible, offering clear and concise how-to advice. If you're in the selling profession and want to sell more, you should read this book . . . twice.» –Warren Lada, Senior Vice President, Saga Communications «An individual executing the ideas within this book will change their own life and their organization. No one has the gift like Anderson to articulate the importance character plays in maximizing potential.» –Mike Tomberlin, CEO, The Tomberlin Group «Throw out all your other sales manuals. Anderson's new book will change the way you look at customers, the way your salespeople look at themselves, and, quite frankly, the way you look at the sales process.» –Dan Janal, President, PRleads.com «What are you waiting for? We all have difficult customers. If you're tired of leaving money on the table because you can't handle them, read this book. If your good customers are turning into difficult customers, read this book. If you want to deliver results year-in and year-out, read, re-read, and apply the lessons of this book.» –Randy Pennington, author, Results Rule!
A new update of the classic text on benchmarking Strategic Benchmarking Reloaded with Six Sigma updates benchmarking, the revolutionary business performance methodology, by adding statistical concepts from Six Sigma. These two methodologies combine to form a powerful platform for improving any company's overall performance. This new revision reviews the first twenty-five years of development in benchmarking and features new appendices, case studies, and topics, making this the most complete and comprehensive coverage of the subject available. Topics include: Stimulating business improvement with benchmarking Linking Six Sigma to strategic planning and benchmarking Understanding the essence of process benchmarking Making statistical comparisons in benchmarking Applying benchmarking results for maximum utility Reviewing lessons learned from old case studies Conducting a strategic benchmarking study Performing an operational benchmarking study Mainstreaming benchmarking into strategic planning Creating a sustainable benchmarking capability Plus: appendices covering the benchmarking code of conduct, operating procedures, and Web resources