Douglas C. West, John B. Ford, and Essam Ibrahim
The third edition of Strategic Marketing examines the key aspects of traditional marketing strategy and provides an assessment and synthesis of recent thinking. Drawing on Porter's strategic-analytic framework in relation to marketing decision-making, the authors provide a coherent structure, allowing students to understand the theoretical foundations of the subject. A wealth of pedagogical features enhances the learning experience; such as abstracts of journal articles to introduce students to primary sources of information and encourage further reading. A diverse range of case studies, including cases on brand value and budgets, enable students to understand the application of marketing strategy in a real-life context. [From Amazon.com]
John F. Tanner Jr.
Analytics and Dynamic Customer Strategy: Big Profits from Big Data is a comprehensive guide to exploiting big data for both business-to-consumer and business-to-business marketing. This complete guide provides a process for rigorous decision making in navigating the data-driven industry shift, informing marketing practice, and aiding businesses in early adoption. Using data from a five-year study to illustrate important concepts and scenarios along the way, the author speaks directly to marketing and operations professionals who may not necessarily be big data savvy. With expert insight and clear analysis, the book helps eliminate paralysis-by-analysis and optimize decision making for marketing performance. … [From Amazon.com]
Earl D. Honeycutt, John B. Ford, and Antonis C. Simintiras
As sales managers are encouraged to manage increasingly global territories, the art of selling becomes complicated and the rules of negotiation more diverse. This absorbing book considers the many facets of cross-cultural sales management, to provide salespeople and managers with a guide to making the most of the global sales force. Included in the book are ten international case studies designed to give sales students, salespeople and their managers an explanation of diverse cultures and the dilemmas, situations and opportunities that arise when selling across borders. … [From Amazon.com]
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