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Linda J. Popky

Achieve Strategic Advantage with Marketing that Matters

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Marketing Above the Noise by Linda J. Popky is a marketing guide that helps businesses stand out in a crowded marketplace by focusing on customer-centric strategies, rather than trendy tactics. It offers practical advice on creating a compelling brand story and building authentic relationships with customers.

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    Marketing noise is everywhere, but you can cut through it and reach your customers.

    These days, every organization gets sucked into the latest marketing trends. But all these flash-in-the-pan ideas have resulted in levels of marketing noise more deafening than ever before – noise that most consumers do their best to ignore. So how can you separate yourself from the pack and really get through to customers?

    First, you must understand the two kinds of noise.

    Marketplace noise is what customers get bombarded with. This includes messaging from your competitors – usually poorly written, confusing messages – and the ads that pop up on email and social media.

    The other kind of noise is within your organization. It’s what you have to work against, even when you have a brilliant marketing plan with a strong message.

    But how do you get above the noise? The best way to start is by creating a positive sound.

    In conversation, you can only avoid noise in two ways: talk louder than the other person or be completely silent. In marketing, if you go for the former, customers will get annoyed with you, and if you opt for the latter, they’ll ignore you.

    But in the marketing world, there’s also a third way: you can create something positive that people want to be around.

    To do so, you need to understand your environment. What are people discussing, and why?

    You also need to study the concepts that have endured over the years. Chuck out any short-lived trends and go for what has been proven to work.

    Lastly, integrate these ideas within your organization.

    The result of all this is what the author captures in her Dynamic Market Leverage model, which focuses on long-term strategies that get through to customers and go beyond fads and new technology. It encompasses everything, including strategy, products, customers, brand, communication, operations, sales channels and market analysis.

    The Dynamic Market is not about the hottest marketing trends. It simply focuses on convincing people to trust your organization.

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    What is Marketing Above the Noise about?

    Marketing Above The Noise (2015) guides you through today’s marketing world, helping you separate useful advice from useless noise. Advising against jumping on the bandwagon and following all those hot new marketing trends, these blinks demonstrate that tried and true approaches to marketing are the best way to win over – and hold onto – customers.

    Marketing Above the Noise Review

    Marketing Above the Noise (2015) by Linda J. Popky is a valuable read for anyone looking to cut through the clutter and effectively promote their business. Here's why this book stands out:

    • With its in-depth analysis of the modern marketing landscape, it provides practical strategies to stand out in a crowded market.
    • Offering real-world case studies and actionable tips, it equips readers with the tools needed to navigate the ever-changing world of marketing.
    • The book's engaging storytelling and emphasis on building authentic connections make it an enjoyable and informative read, far from the usual bland marketing fare.

    Who should read Marketing Above the Noise?

    • Marketers and advertisers
    • Anyone tired of the latest technology trends in marketing
    • Leaders looking for dependable marketing approaches

    About the Author

    Linda Popky, the president of Women in Consulting (WIC), is a marketing consultant, speaker and author. With over 30 years’ experience in marketing, she’s worked with companies ranging from nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies such as PayPal and Sun Microsystems.

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    The main message of Marketing Above the Noise is that traditional marketing tactics are no longer effective. Businesses need to adopt new strategies to stand out in a crowded marketplace.

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    Is Marketing Above the Noise a good book? Is it worth reading?

    Marketing Above the Noise is a valuable read for anyone in the marketing industry. It provides insights and practical advice to help businesses succeed in today's competitive landscape.

    Who is the author of Marketing Above the Noise?

    The author of Marketing Above the Noise is Linda J. Popky.

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