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Audience: Marketing in the Age of Subscribers, Fans and Followers

Audience: Marketing in the Age of Subscribers, Fans and Followers

Jeffrey K. Rohrs

ISBN: 978-1-118-73273-1 November 2013 288 Pages


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Proprietary audience development is now a core marketing responsibility.

Every company needs audiences to survive.  They are where you find new customers and develop more profitable relationships.  And yet, most companies today treat their email, mobile, and social media audiences like afterthoughts instead of the corporate assets they are. 

With AUDIENCE, Jeff Rohrs seeks to change this dynamic through adoption of The Audience Imperative.  This powerful mandate challenges all companies to use their paid, owned, and earned media to not only sell in the short-term but also increase the size, engagement, and value of their proprietary audiences over the long-term. 

As content marketing professionals have discovered, the days of “build it and they will come” are long gone.  If you’re looking for a way to gain a lasting advantage over your competition, look no further and start building your email, Facebook, Google, Instagram, mobile app, SMS, Twitter, website, and YouTube audiences to last.

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Foreword Scott Dorsey ix

Introduction: Why AUDIENCE? 1

Part I: The Audience Imperative 5

Chapter 1 Audiences as Assets: Think Like The Boss 7

Chapter 2 The Audience Imperative: Our Hybrid Source of Business Energy 17

Chapter3 Your Proprietary Audiences: Seekers, Amplifi ers & Joiners 26

Chapter 4 The VIP Joiners: Subscribers, Fans & Followers 41

Chapter 5 Beyond Don Draper: Paid, Owned & Earned Media 56

Chapter 6 Increase What Matters: Size, Engagement & Value 70

Chapter 7 A Larger Font: Our Long-Term Responsibilities 91

Part II: The Audience Channels 101

Chapter 8 Website: Marketing’s Magnetic Center 103

Chapter 9 Email: The Bedrock Audience 109

Chapter 10 Facebook: Making It Personal 114

Chapter 11 Twitter: Real-Time Characters 121

Chapter 12 Blogs: A Website by Another Name 127

Chapter 13 Mobile Apps: Audiences on the Go 133

Chapter 14 LinkedIn: The Professional Audience 139

Chapter 15 YouTube: Internet Built the Video Star 144

Chapter 16 Google+: The Great Unknown 149

Chapter 17 Pinterest: A Collection of Beautiful Followers 153

Chapter 18 SMS: Cutting through the Clutter 158

Chapter 19 Instagram: Moving Pictures 163

Chapter 20 Podcasts: Listen Carefully 168

Chapter 21 Other Audience Channels: More? You Want More?!? 172

Part III: The Audience Roadmap 177

Chapter 22 Map & Align: Strategy and Team 179

Chapter 23 Build & Engage: Audiences on Demand 200

Chapter 24 Serve, Honor, Deliver, Surprise & Delight: The Red Velvet Touch 228

Chapter 25 Test & Evolve: What Marketers Can Learn from 5,000 Years of Football 238

Conclusion 247

Notes 249

Acknowledgments 273

Index 275