Engagement Marketing: How Small Business Wins in a Socially Connected World
"Three reasons this book is a fantastic read for small business owners:1. Happier customers; 2. Engaged fans; 3. More sales. Buy it!"
Brian Halligan, CEO, HubSpot, Inc., and coauthor of Inbound Marketing
"Engagement Marketing shines a really bright spotlight on a proven, practical, and powerful approach to building relationships and business."
John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing and The Referral Engine
Stop worrying about the number of Facebook fans and Twitter followers you have (or don′t have). The secret to getting customers to care about your business is finding meaningful ways to engage them over the long term. Engagement Marketing explains exactly how to do it, with practical tips for using social media, e–mail, events, and other activities to form creative, surprising connections with your customers.
Author Gail F. Goodman, CEO of Constant Contact, the leading online marketing company for small businesses, gives you the inspiration, ideas, and motivation you need to grow your business by engaging your customers. With her trademark no–nonsense approach, Goodman shows you how to work the gold mine you already own your existing customer base. It′s like having a marketing genius at your side without having to hire one.
Foreword xiiiAnita Campbell
PART I REV UP YOUR ENGAGEMENT MARKETING ENGINE 1
Chapter 1 The Engagement Marketing Cycle 3
Learn how word of mouth, amplified by social media, helps drive repeat business and new customers.
Chapter 2 Deliver a WOW! Experience 17
To begin the Engagement Marketing Cycle and get your share of positive raves and repeat business you first have to WOW! customers with exceptional experiences. We ll show you how.
Chapter 3 Entice to Stay in Touch 31
Use these easy–to–implement tips to encourage people to stay in touch, because out–of–sight means out–of–mind and out–of–mind means no business.
Chapter 4 Engage People 49
We′ll explain the fi ve types of compelling content that drive online (and offl ine) engagement and bring people back to your business.
Chapter 5 How Engagement Marketing Drives New Prospects to Your Door 73
Engaging your customers creates social visibility that results in referrals and new prospects, positive endorsements, and search engine relevance.
PART II GET MORE BUSINESS WITH ENGAGEMENT MARKETING 83
Chapter 6 How Social Visibility Happens 85
Understand which customer responses and actions create social visibility on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ and how to ask your followers to share.
Chapter 7 Engagement Marketing in Action: Real–World Examples 107
Read case studies and examples from two small businesses and a nonprofit that use Engagement Marketing to gain exposure in their communities and attract customers and donors.
Chapter 8 Engagement Marketing Tips and Tricks 133
Learn five easy–to–implement social word–of–mouth methods that take only a few minutes each day but deliver real impact in the form of increased engagement and visibility, leading to increased business.
Chapter 9 Overcoming Common Obstacles 145
Find time in today′s crazy busy world to implement your Engagement Marketing Cycle by using the tools and tactics you already have.
Chapter 10 Resources 161
Tools, tips, and tricks to help you take your Engagement Marketing to the next level.
About the Author 183
About Gail F. Goodman
Gail is the CEO of Constant Contact, a leading provider of e–mail marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, local deals, and online survey tools for more than half a million small organizations. A small business expert and visionary, Gail has revolutionized the way small businesses and organizations can effectively and affordably build relationships with their customers, clients, and members. Through her work, she has learned a variety of lessons on how small businesses succeed in reaching and keeping customers all of which she brings to bear in Engagement Marketing. In 2011, Gail was named one of Boston′s top 30 innovators by The Boston Globe. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, a member of the Board of Directors of SCORE, and Chairman of the Board at Constant Contact.