Until now, the literature on innovation has focused either on radical innovation pushed by technology or incremental innovation pulled by the market. In Design-Driven Innovation: How to Compete by Radically Innovating the Meaning of Products, Roberto Verganti introduces a third strategy, a radical shift in perspective that introduces a bold new way of competing. Design-driven innovations do not come from the market; they create new markets. They don´t push new technologies; they push new meanings. It´s about having a vision, and taking that vision to your customers. Think of game-changers like Nintendo´s Wii or Apple´s iPod. They overturned our understanding of what a video game means and how we listen to music. Customers had not asked for these new meanings, but once they experienced them, it was love at first sight. But where does the vision come from? With fascinating examples from leading European and American companies, Verganti shows that for truly breakthrough products and services, we must look beyond customers and users to those he calls ´´interpreters´´ - the experts who deeply understand and shape the markets they work in. Design-Driven Innovation offers a provocative new view of innovation thinking and practice.
Finally a go-to guide to creating and publishing the kind of content that will make your business thrive. Everybody Writes is a go-to guide to attracting and retaining customers through stellar online communication, because in our content-driven world, every one of us is, in fact, a writer. If you have a web site, you are a publisher. If you are on social media, you are in marketing. And that means that we are all relying on our words to carry our marketing messages. We are all writers. Yeah, but who cares about writing anymore? In a time-challenged world dominated by short and snappy, by click-bait headlines and Twitter streams and Instagram feeds and gifs and video and Snapchat and YOLO and LOL and #tbt. . . does the idea of focusing on writing seem pedantic and ordinary? Actually, writing matters more now, not less. Our online words are our currency; they tell our customers who we are. Our writing can make us look smart or it can make us look stupid. It can make us seem fun, or warm, or competent, or trustworthy. But it can also make us seem humdrum or discombobulated or flat-out boring. That means you´ve got to choose words well, and write with economy and the style and honest empathy for your customers. And it means you put a new value on an often-overlooked skill in content marketing: How to write, and how to tell a true story really, really well. That´s true whether you´re writing a listicle or the words on a Slideshare deck or the words you´re reading right here, right now... And so being able to communicate well in writing isn´t just nice; it´s necessity. And it´s also the oft-overlooked cornerstone of nearly all our content marketing. In Everybody Writes, top marketing veteran Ann Handley gives expert guidance and insight into the process and strategy of content creation, production and publishing, with actionable how-to advice designed to get results. These lessons and rules apply across all of your online assets -- like web pages, home page, landing pages, blogs, email, marketing offers, and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media. Ann deconstructs the strategy and delivers a practical approach to create ridiculously compelling and competent content. It´s designed to be the go-to guide for anyone creating or publishing any kind of online content -- whether you´re a big brand or you´re small and solo. Sections include: * How to write better. (Or, for ´´adult-onset writers´´: How to hate writing less.) * Easy grammar and usage rules tailored for business in a fun, memorable way. (Enough to keep you looking sharp, but not too much to overwhelm you.) * Giving your audience the gift of your true story, told well. Empathy and humanity and inspiration are key here, so the book covers that, too. * Best practices for creating credible, trustworthy content steeped in some time-honored rules of solid journalism. Because publishing content and talking directly to your customers is, at its heart, a privilege. * ´´Things Marketers Write´´: The fundamentals of 17 specific kinds of content that marketers are often tasked with crafting. * Content Tools: The sharpest tools you need to get the job done. Traditional marketing techniques are no longer enough. Everybody Writes is a field guide for the smartest businesses who know that great content is the key to thriving in this digital world.
Complete guide to starting a YouTube channel, getting more views & subscribers, and building a brand with videos! Unless you´ve been living under a rock (and we know you haven´t because you´re here right now), you know how gargantuan YouTube is. And any media platform the size of YouTube offers major financial opportunity. In this book, you´ll learn how to harness your creative impulses to build, promote, and monetize a YouTube channel. YouTube stars are breaking into Hollywood these days. Are you next? Here is a preview of what you´ll hear: Getting started with Youtube Creating content Your channel keywords and niche The way to go Know what your strengths are Publish videos frequently and consistently In business for yourself Understanding tags, descriptions, and titles Make money on Youtube Affiliate marketing Brand ambassador And much, much more! Take action today! Download and listen now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Dolle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117656/bk_acx0_117656_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ultimate guide to naming your product or business has been updated throughout with three times as many resources as before, updated and new stories (of both hits and flops), and an entirely new chapter on the power of names in the workplace. Too many new companies and products have names that look like the results of a drunken Scrabble® game (Xobni, Svbtle, Doostang). In this entertaining and engaging book, ace naming consultant Alexandra Watkins explains how anyone--even noncreative types--can create memorable and effective brand names. This new edition has been updated with 50 percent new material, including: 1. A new chapter called, ´´Corporate Creativity,´´ which gives examples of how companies from LinkedIn to McDonald´s are using creative names around the office to add personality to everything from cafeterias to conference rooms. 2. Three times the number of resources personally vetted by the author to ensure that they provide crucial, accurate, and useful information for naming purposes 3. New and compelling stories and examples of both winners and losers in the naming game and what happened Remaining intact and completely unchanged will be Watkins´s sense of humor and wit.
Wie Sie die enorme Reichweite und das hohe Suchvolumen auf YouTube konsequent für Ihr Unternehmen nutzen können, zeigt dieser pragmatische Ratgeber. Christoph Seehaus veranschaulicht, wie Sie Kampagnen optimal strukturieren und steuern können und über welche Hebel Sie den Kanal YouTube zu einem Erfolg werden lassen.
For every banker who wants off of the commodity hamster wheel, this first-of-its-kind book helps readers create super-sticky, value-based relationships and a future-proof financial brand.
Explains practices that result in breakthrough innovations. This title describes an approach that improves on the conventional methods for product and service innovation.