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Brilliant Marketing: What the best marketers know, do and say

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Brilliant Marketing: What the best marketers know, do and say


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  • Copyright 2009
  • Pages: 352
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-273-72123-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-273-72123-9

Marketing. Everyone knows it’s really hard to do well and marketers have never been under so much pressure. More questions are being asked about value and effectiveness than ever before. We live in a world of turbulence and flux. This book gives you the tools and the motivation to deal with this change and to go out and be described as a brilliant marketer.

Brilliant Marketing answers key questions such as:

• What is a brand? What is marketing and how is it changing? What is good, what is poor, what is brilliant?

• How can I be creative enough to stand out? Creative like the Google logo. Creative like Cadbury’s Gorilla.

• How do I write and manage a marketing plan?

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Author's acknowledgements

Publisher's acknowledgements



part 1  Let’s get marketing into context – psychology, history and alchemy

1                    introduction to marketing brilliance

2                    have you got the right stuff to be a marketer?

3                    the marketing battleground – past, present and future

4                    on brands and brilliance – how do they work?

part 2  Ladies and gentlemen choose your weapons

5                    advertising – the root of the great sales pitch

6                    how to make advertising work

7                    where to advertise so it reaches the people you want to reach

8                    PR – just give them the facts

9                    sponsorship – living close to excitement

10                design is it!

11                direct marketing – the world of measuring results

12                customer relations marketing – the people side of marketing

13                experiential marketing – using the senses to market yourself

14                buzz marketing – when everyone starts talking about you

15                digital marketing – nothing will be the same again

16                branded entertainment – when programmes and advertising join together (and other wacky ideas)

part 3  Creating and executing a great marketing plan

17                the first steps in creating a marketing campaign

18                refining objectives, messages, mood and attitude

19                how to write a brilliant marketing plan

20                how to choose and manage suppliers, agencies and brilliant people

21                the ten ways to manage a marketing campaign

part 4  Strategy, creativity and the bigger picture

22                sorry – there’s been a budget cut

23                the art of creative thinking – turning brilliance into reality

24                how to run a brilliant marketing workshop

25                why research can be a rude word when you are trying to be brilliant

26                as of today, everything’s in play

part 5  Summary and highlights

27                summary and highlights

28                read and see


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