Business-to-Business Direct Marketing: Proven Direct Response Methods to Generate More Leads and Sales, Second Edition Hardcover – Apr 11 1998
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From the Back Cover
"Good business-to-business direct marketing is no accident. The second edition of Bob Bly's book helps direct marketers of all experience levels eliminate guesswork. This book belongs on the bookshelf of every direct marketer. Unlike other books, you'll be going back to this one so often it will never gather dust. Cookbooks are helpful, but the real value of Business to Business Direct Marketing is the wealth of experience that Bob Bly brings to each page. From high-level strategy to copywriting hints and tips, this edition is packed with gold nuggets of advice."
-- Marc Russman Manager, Direct Marketing Skills Development IBM
"The most successful business-to-business direct marketers always had an important edge over their competitors; they knew all the tools and techniques better than their competitors--and they knew how to use them. Bob Bly's new book levels the playing field. He discloses all the insider's secrets so every business-to-business direct marketer will have the marketing savvy--including hundreds of promotional ideas--needed to win in any business-to-business market every time."
-- John Finn President Finn Corporation
"A valuable addition to any business-to-business marketer's bookshelf."
-- Cheryl Friedman Marketing Communications Coordinator BOC Gases
About the Author
Bob Bly is an independent copywriter and consultant with more than 25 years of experience in business-to-business, high-tech, industrial, and direct marketing. He has written copy for more than 100 clients including Network Solutions, ITT Fluid Technology, Medical Economics, Intuit, Business & Legal Reports, and Brooklyn Union Gas.
Bob is the author of more than 70 books and has presented marketing, sales, and writing seminars for such groups as the U.S. Army, Independent Laboratory Distributors Association, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the American Marketing Association. Awards include a Gold Echo from the Direct Marketing Association, two Southstar Awards, the Standard of Excellence Award from the Web Marketing Association, and AWAI's Copywriter of the Year.
Inside This Book(Learn More)
This book is written for the business-to-business marketer-the company, agency, or individual who markets products and services to business, professionals, and industry rather than to consumers. Read the first page
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Top Customer Reviews
Robert Bly has written Business To Business Direct Marketing to offer a serious look at targeting other businesses. Special attention is needed to target fellow business people. Business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing requires two very different approaches. Bly points out that businesses must buy a variety of merchandise to keep their businesses operating and producing, whereas consumers are not obliged to buy anything and everything that hits the marketplace shelves. This is a key point for us to remember!
A perfect example of business-to-business marketing can be seen in the promotional incentive item industry. Thousands of companies and individual distributors sell those rubbery squeezable tension toys that come in hundreds of shapes, sizes, and colors. There is a tension toy for any company that wants to promote itself and someone has to make and sell these items! Anyone who attends tradeshows and job fairs can count the number of companies handing out those colored balls, sharks, animals, bananas, trucks, cellphones, and computers with company contact information stamped on them. I've got many of them adorning my office to remind me of the companies I do business with (or would like to!).Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
In particular, the first section is very useful. Robert makes a very clear distinction between traditional marketing and B2B. Read morePublished on March 1 2013 by John H Watson
One of the few business books I have not regreted buying. Will give it to my marketing communications manager, fair and events manager, etc to read the respective sections. Read morePublished on Sept. 9 2002 by Tom Gutjahr
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