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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 strategist, former artillery officer, Madison Avenue ad man, and stand-up comedian.

The Marketing Book Podcast Douglas Burdett

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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 strategist, former artillery officer, Madison Avenue ad man, and stand-up comedian.

    492 Presentation Ready by Terri Sjodin

    492 Presentation Ready by Terri Sjodin

    Presentation Ready: Improve Your Sales Presentation Outcomes and Avoid the Twelve Most Common Mistakes by Terri Sjodin 
    When it comes down to a pivotal business or sales presentation, if it doesn’t move you forward, you have got to figure out why and change it.
    How do you sell, persuade, or move people to action? A vital element in creating influence in today’s market is the ability to build and deliver a thought-provoking presentation. From elevator speeches to formal sales presentations, you can craft a more compelling message.
    Most people want to improve their presentations but don’t know where to start―and that can be costly. That is where this book can help. 
    Terri Sjodin has done the heavy lifting and eliminated the guesswork by providing specific solutions to guide you through the process of crafting an improved presentation to use at your very next meeting (in-person, virtually, or in a hybrid environment). 
    She shares the results of her multi-year research project―which identified twelve common sales presentation mistakes that may cost an individual the win, the deal, or the opportunity―and shows how to avoid them. 
    Why focus on mistakes? Because you can’t improve what you don’t recognize as a problem.
    Presentation Ready is divided into three sections: building your case, leveraging creativity, and honing your delivery. Each chapter explores a specific presentation mistake―why it happens, and why it’s damaging, and includes practical tips on how to correct it. 
    You may laugh or cringe at some of these confessions, stories, and observations, but they are all true. The solutions will ultimately help you course-correct to save yourself time, increase your earning potential, reduce stress, and gain greater confidence for future presentations. 
    You will learn vicariously through the experiences of others, and use that edge to transform your presentations almost overnight.
    Terri Sjodin is one of America’s leading experts on persuasive presentations, a bestselling author, an award-winning speaker, a popular LinkedIn Learning Instructor, and the Founder of Sjodin Communications, a public speaking, sales training, and consulting firm.
    Her clients have included Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, national sales teams, industry associations, and even members of Congress. She is a frequent guest on television talk shows and networks including The Today Show, Bloomberg, CNN, and CNBC.
    Her previous book, Small Message, Big Impact, hit the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.
    And, interesting fact – she is a proud graduate of San Diego State Univeristy, home of the fighting Aztecs!
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    • 59 min
    491 Lean Marketing by Allan Dib

    491 Lean Marketing by Allan Dib

    Lean Marketing: More leads. More profit. Less marketing. by Allan Dib
    Bigger Results with Less Marketing
    You keep being told to do more marketing — more complex, more aggressive, and more expensive marketing.
    Chasing the latest bright, shiny object is exhausting. Increased efforts keep leading to disappointment. The overwhelm for entrepreneurs, marketers, and business leaders is real. 
    There’s a better way.
    The lean movement has transformed manufacturing and is now revolutionizing marketing. Small, medium, and large businesses are getting bigger and better results with less marketing.
    In this book, you’ll discover:
    Why many existing marketing techniques have stopped working and what to do instead. The exact tools and tactics you need to build a devastatingly effective marketing system. How to win with a simple, structured, and systemized approach rather than failing with random acts of marketing. How to pivot from bloated, ineffective, and wasteful marketing activities to ones that compel prospects to take action. How to create a strong product-market fit so that your target market intensely desires what you have to offer. How to do marketing you’ll be proud of that works without hype, scams, or pressure. How to build a strong brand that creates goodwill and attracts ideal customers. Lean Marketing is a follow-up to the international bestselling phenomenon, The 1-Page Marketing Plan.
    Stop trying to outshout the other guy. 
    Stop blunt-force conventional marketing tactics that annoy, interrupt, and repel. 
    Stop wasting time with theoretical claptrap that doesn’t work in the real world.
    Get immediate traction by implementing lean marketing.
    Allan Dib is a serial entrepreneur, rebellious marketer, and technology expert.
    He is the author of the bestselling book The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand Out From The Crowd which was featured on episode 186 of The Marketing Book Podcast in 2018
    He has started and grown multiple businesses in various industries including IT, telecommunications, and marketing.
    Allan grew his telecommunications business from a startup to being named by Business Review Weekly (BRW) four years later as one of Australia's fastest-growing companies – earning a spot in the coveted BRW Fast 100 list.
    And, interesting fact - the movie that never fails to make him laugh no matter how many times he's watched it is Office Space! 
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    490 Inside The Black Box by Bob Hoffman

    490 Inside The Black Box by Bob Hoffman

    Inside the Black Box: How Marketers Waste Billions in Online Advertising by Bob Hoffman 
    In 2024, marketers will spend over $650 billion on online advertising. A substantial proportion of this - perhaps in the hundreds of billions - will be completely wasted.
    Not for the usual reason - their advertising stinks - but for another, darker reason. They have been cheated, conned, and robbed.
    It has been clear for about a decade that a great deal of online advertising is crooked. It is a black box. Money goes in and nobody knows what comes out.
    Between ad fraud, made for advertising sites, hidden middleman fees, crooked publishers, unreliable data, unreliable reports, viewability issues, click fraud, false attribution, consumer inattention, and the utter lack of transparency, advertisers are being f****d blind.
    The book should be of particular value to executives (like CEOs and CFOs) who cross their fingers and hope their marketing people know what they're talking about (Spoiler alert: They don't.)
    It's also for marketing people who believe their suppliers give them accurate information (Spoiler alert: They don’t.)
    It's also for media buyers who think they know what they're buying (Spoiler alert: They don't.)
    It is written in simple English, so you don't have to be a tech-head to get it.
    And, best of all – the book is free!  
    Bob Hoffman is the author of several best-selling books about advertising. He is also one of the most sought-after international speakers on advertising and marketing.
    His books include:
    Marketing Stinx ADSCAM: How Online Advertising Gave Birth to One of History's Greatest Frauds, and Became a Threat to Democracy  Advertising for Skeptics Laughing at Advertising BadMen: How Advertising Went From A Minor Annoyance To A Major Menace AND Marketers Are From Mars, Consumers Are From New Jersey ... all of which have been featured on The Marketing Book Podcast.
    He is the creator of the popular “Ad Contrarian” blog, named one of the world's most influential marketing and advertising blogs by Business Insider.
    Bob was the CEO of two independent agencies and the U.S. operation of an international agency. 
    Bob's commentary has appeared in the BBC World Service, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, MSNBC, The Financial Times, The Australian, New Zealand Public Broadcasting, Fox News, Sky News, Forbes, Canadian Public Broadcasting, and many other news outlets throughout the world. 
    And, interesting fact – he is now a member of a VERY exclusive club with 3 other authors - The Marketing Book Podcast 7-Timers Club!
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    • 50 min
    It's Time: I'm Going to Retire

    It's Time: I'm Going to Retire

    Dear listeners, all good things must come to an end so I’m making this short announcement to let you know that I’m going to stop producing The Marketing Book Podcast and happily fade away from the world of marketing and sales.
    Have a listen to why I'm bowing out from what has been a lot of fun for me and what's next!

    • 4 min
    489 The Content Entrepreneur by Joe Pulizzi

    489 The Content Entrepreneur by Joe Pulizzi

    The Content Entrepreneur: Critical Strategies to Accelerate Your Success As a Content Creator by Joe Pulizzi and Friends
    From “The Godfather of Content Marketing” comes business-changing insights from 33 experts on the proven way to build a content business.
    In this comprehensive guide for serious content creators, you’ll find critical strategies to accelerate your success as you move from content creator to content entrepreneur.
    The Content Entrepreneur walks you through the entire content creation process, showing you how to:
    Start and set up your content business How to choose your content niche and platform Which technology to choose (including leveraging AI) Strategies to build and keep a loyal audience How to repurpose your content Create a marketing plan for the long run Generate multiple forms of revenue Plan for long-term growth Set the right goals for your business and family situation This comprehensive guide includes over 40 chapters from 33 of the leading content experts on the planet ranging from audience building to revenue generation.
    The authors of this book have “been there, done that” and share their years of experience to help you become the content entrepreneur you’ve always dreamed of.
    Joe Pulizzi is the founder of multiple startups including content creator education site, The Tilt, the content entrepreneur event Creator Economy Expo (CEX), and is the bestselling author of seven books including Content Inc. and Epic Content Marketing, which was named a “Must-Read Business Book” by Fortune Magazine.
    Joe is best known for his work in content marketing, first using the term in 2001, then launching Content Marketing Institute and the Content Marketing World event. 
    He has two weekly podcasts, the motivational Content Inc. podcast, and the content news and analysis show This Old Marketing with Robert Rose.
    His foundation, The Orange Effect, delivers speech therapy and technology services to over 350 children in 35 states.
    And, interesting fact – he is now a member of a VERY exclusive club - The Marketing Book Podcast 7-Timers Club!
    Click here for this episode's website page with the links mentioned during the interview...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    488 Social Media Explained 3.0 by Mark Schaefer

    488 Social Media Explained 3.0 by Mark Schaefer

    Social Media Explained 3.0: Marketing Success in the AI Era by Mark Schaefer 
    In this third and completely revised edition of his classic book, bestselling author and college educator Mark Schaefer explains why many marketers are "sleepwalking" through the social media world because they haven't kept up with new consumer trends. 
    Schaefer untangles the world's least understood business practices in his easy-to-understand personal style.
    Social Media Explained 3.0 is perfect for the busy executive, business owner, entrepreneur, or student who needs a quick and simple explanation of "what to do." 
    The book provides insights into how social media fits into the modern marketing eco-system, including:
    How social media strategy has dramatically changed. In fact, it's not a strategy at all! Unique insights into the role of content, engagement, and timing Practical ideas to initiate and measure a paid strategy The growing impact of AI on social media effectiveness Insights into measuring results Case studies illustrating social media success Answers to the biggest questions about measurement, organization, and budgeting This is your marketing path forward. This is Social Media Explained.
    Mark Schaefer is among the world's most recognized marketing authorities, a global keynote speaker, college educator, marketing consultant, podcast host, and author. 
    Mark has worked in global sales, PR, and marketing positions for over 30 years and now provides Consulting Services through Schaefer Marketing Solutions. He specializes in marketing training and strategy with clients as diverse as Dell, Johnson & Johnson, Adidas, and the US Air Force. 
    He has advanced degrees in marketing and organizational development and is a faculty member of The Graduate Studies program at Rutgers University. A career highlight was studying under Peter Drucker while Mark earned his MBA.
    And, interesting fact – this is Mark’s 10th book interview on The Marketing Book Podcast, more than any of the over 350 authors who have been guests on the show!
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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

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809 Ratings

809 Ratings

TomDonn ,

A must listen

If you are or are looking to become a marketing professional, this podcast is the guide to the best learning material. Listen, buy the books and absorb. This is definitely help your career from beginners to establish professionals.

Rendzen ,

Guests are GREAT!

The host of the Marketing Book Podcast is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but his guests are! Actually Douglas is great, 1 of the best hosts in podcast land, I just know he can take a joke!

Senorcoyote ,

Fun AND Useful Podcast about Marketing Books

Douglas really gets to know the material (the books) and the authors themselves and it shows in his interviews. His interviews are fresh, fun, and full of useful information. It’s nice that he reads short snippets of the books so that you can get a sense of the source material, but then he asks great follow up questions about that material, so that the author can go deeper, which is where things usually get really interesting. Highly recommend.

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