Books by Joe Pulizzi
Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful BusinessesAvailable in: Hardcover
The NEW Rulebook for Entrepreneurial Success
What's the surest way to startup failure? Follow old, outdated rules.
In Content Inc., one of today's most sought-after content-marketing strategists reveals a new model for entrepreneurial success. Simply put, it's about developing valuable content, building an audience around that content, and then creating a product for that audience.
Notice a shift?
Author Joe Pulizzi flips the traditional entrepreneurial approach of first creating a product and then trying to find customers. It's a brilliant reverse-engineering of a model that rarely succeeds.
The radical six-step business-building process revealed in this book is smart, simple, practical, and cost-effective. And best of all, it works. It's a strategy Pulizzi used to build his own successful company, Content Marketing Institute, which has landed on Inc. magazine's list of fastest growing private companies for three years straight. It's also a strategy countless other entrepreneurs use to build their own multi-million dollar companies. Build an audience and you'll be able to sell pretty much anything you want.
Today's markets are more dynamic and customers are more fickle than ever before. Why would you put all your eggs in one basket before securing a loyal customer base? Content Inc. shows you how to get customers first and develop products later. It's the best way to build a solid, long-lasting business positioned for today's content-driven world. This is the simple but profoundly successful entrepreneurial approach of one of today's most creative business minds.
A pioneer of content marketing, Pulizzi has cracked to code when it comes to the power of content in a world where marketers still hold fast to traditional models that no longer work. In Content Inc., he breaks down the business-startup process into six steps, making it simple for you to visualize, launch, and monetize your own business. These steps are:
- The "Sweet Spot" Identify the intersection of your unique competency and your personal passion
- Content Tilting: Determine how you can "tilt" your sweet spot to find a place where little or no competition exists
- Building the Base: Establish your number-one channel for disseminating content (blog, podcast, YouTube, etc.)
- Harvesting Audience: Use social-media and SEO to convert one-time visitors into long-term subscribers
- Diversification: Grow your business by expanding into multiple delivery channels
- Monetization: Now that your expertise is established, you can begin charging money for your products or services
This model has worked wonders for Pulizzi and countless other examples detailed in the book. Connect these six pieces like a puzzle, and before you know it, you'll be running your own profitable, scalable business.
Pulizzi walks you step by step through the process, based on his own success (and failures) and real-world multi-million dollar examples from multiple industries and countries.
Whether you're seeking to start a brand-new business or drive innovation in an existing one, Content Inc. provides everything you need to reverse-engineer the traditional entrepreneurial model for better, more sustainable success.
Joe Pulizzi is an entrepreneur, professional speaker, and podcaster. He is the founder of several startups, including the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), recognized as the fastest growing business media company by Inc. magazine in 2014. CMI produces Content Marketing World, the world's largest content marketing event, and publishes the leading content marketing magazine, Chief Content Officer. Pulizzi's book Epic Content Marketing was named one of Fortune magazine's Five Must Read Business Books of the Year.
Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break Through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing LessAvailable in: Hardcover
How do you cut through the noise, commotion, and bad information that is right now cluttering up your customers' digital space?
EPIC CONTENT MARKETING
One of the world's leading experts on content marketing, Joe Pulizzi explains how to attract prospects and customers by creating information and content they actually want to engage with. No longer can we interrupt our customers with mediocre content and sales messages they don't care about.
Epic Content Marketing takes you step-by-step through the process of developing stories that inform and entertain and compel customers to act--without actually telling them to. Epic content, distributed to the right person at the right time, is the way to truly capture the hearts and minds of customers. It's how to position your business as a trusted expert in its industry. It's what customers share and talk about.
Once we hook customers with epic content, they reward us by sending our sales through the roof.
Epic Content Marketing provides everything you need to:
- Determine what your content niche should be to attract and retain customers
- Discover and develop your content marketing mission statement
- Set up a process for creating and curating epic content
- Learn how to leverage social and e-mail channels to create--and grow--your audience
- Measure the performance of your content--and increase your content marketing budget
With in-depth case studies of how John Deere, LEGO, Coca-Cola, and other leading corporations are using content to drive epic sales, this groundbreaking guide gives you all the tools to start creating and disseminating content that leads directly to greater profits and growth.
Whether you're the CMO of a Fortune 500, a digital marketer, or an entrepreneur, Epic Content Marketing gives you the tools you need to vanquish the competition. Start your epic journey now!
PRAISE FOR EPIC CONTENT MARKETING
"From the man who invented content marketing. Listen to this guy. He really understands the new world of marketing. The concepts in Epic Content Marketing are usable all over the world--instantly usable and useful for any business." -- Don Schultz, the "father of integrated marketing," Professor Emeritus at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, and author of 13 books
"Joe Pulizzi's ideas are so consistently . . . well, epic (!) that they really don't need any endorsement by anyone. But here's mine anyway: You don't need MORE content. You need the right kind of content, strategically applied. For those organizations struggling to create a content marketing program that drives results, Joe delivers. Again." -- Ann Handley, coauthor of Content Rules and Chief Content Officer, MarketingProfs
"As Joe shows us in his wonderful Epic Content Marketing, you must unlearn interrupting people with your nonsense. Instead, publish the valuable content they want to consume and are eager to share." -- David Meerman Scott, marketing strategist and bestselling author of The New Rules of Marketing and PR
"This is a brilliant canter through the rapid and ever-changing world of content marketing. Joe has managed to capture the right blend of art and science as he plots the major trends impacting all marketers right now." -- Jonathan Mildenhall, VP, Global Advertising Strategy and Creative Excellence, Coca-Cola Company
"You could say that Joe Pulizzi wrote the book on content marketing, but now it's more than just a saying. It's what you're holding in your hands. If you truly want to be successful at content marketing, Pulizzi is one of the few who can show you the way." -- Mitch Joel, President, Twist Image, and author of Six Pixels of Separation and CTRL ALT Delete
"Joe Pulizzi may know more about content marketing than any person alive. He proves it in these pages." -- Jay Baer, New York Times bestselling author of Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help Not Hype
"The future of successful brand building, and especially the art of solidifying the emotional connection between people and brands, will require expertise in Content Marketing. Epic Content Marketing gives all the details practitioners need without overcomplicating." -- Professor JoAnn Sciarrino, Knight Chair, Digital Advertising and Marketing, UNC Chapel Hill
"Joe Pulizzi is the godfather of our burgeoning profession of Content Marketing. He lays out the objectives, principles, and core strategies of our field in a way that's easy-to-understand, inspiring, and entertaining. If your company doesn't yet realize that it's a media company, with all the challenges and advantages that implies, you're missing the most powerful way to connect with your customers." -- Julie Fleischer, Director, Media & Consumer Engagement, Kraft Foods
Connect to customers with compelling content!
The rules of marketing have changed. Instead of loud claims of product superiority, what customers really want is valuable content that will improve their lives. "Get Content Get Customers" explains how to develop compelling content and seamlessly deliver it to customers without interrupting their lives.
It s the new way of marketing, and it s the only way to build a loyal, engaged customer base.
Pulizzi and Barrett have taken integrated marketing communications to the next level.... Every marketer, large or small, can use this text to build better ongoing customer relationships. Don Schultz, Professor Emeritus-in-Service, Integrated Marketing Communication, Northwestern University
Deftly navigating the worlds of PR, advertising and marketing, Joe and Newt prove that the real secret to great marketing is not a brilliant tagline, but creating compelling and useful content. Rohit Bhargava, Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing, Ogilvy 360 Digital Influence, and author of "Personality Not Included"
"Get Content Get Customers" provides a play-by-play for any marketer who is serious about breaking away from the pack. Greg Verdino, Chief Strategy Officer, Crayon, LLC"
Killing your current marketing structure may be the only way to save it!
Two of the world's top marketing experts reveal the next level of breakthrough success--transforming your marketing strategy into a standalone profit center.
What if everything we currently know about marketing is what is holding us back? Over the last two decades, we've watched the entire world change the way it buys and stays loyal to brands. But, marketing departments are still operating in the same, campaign-centric, product-led operation that they have been following for 75 years. The most innovative companies around the world have achieved remarkable marketing results by fundamentally changing their approach. By creating value for customers through the use of owned media and the savvy use of content, these businesses have dramatically increased customer loyalty and revenue. Some of them have even taken it to the next step and developed a marketing function that actually pays for itself.
Killing Marketing explores how these companies are ending the marketing as we know it--in favor of this new, exciting model.
Killing Marketing provides the insight, approaches, and examples you need to understand these disruptive forces in ways that turn your marketing from cost center to revenue creator. This book builds the case for, literally, transforming the purpose of marketing within your organization. Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose of the Content Marketing Institute show how leading companies are able sell the very content that propels their marketing strategy. You'll learn how to:
* Transform all or part of your marketing operation into a media company
* Integrate this new operation into traditional marketing efforts
* Develop best practices for attracting and retaining audiences
* Build a strategy for competing against traditional media companies
* Create a paid/earned media strategy fueled by an owned media strategy
Red Bull, Johnson & Johnson, Disney and Arrow Electronics have succeeded in what ten years ago would have been deemed impossible. They continue to market their products as they always have, and, through their content-driven and audience-building initiatives, they drive value outside the day-to-day products they sell--and monetize it directly.
Killing Marketing rewrites the rules of marketing--enabling you to make the kind of transition that turns average companies into industry legends.