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  • Posted March 19, 2012

    Mind changing for anyone who thinks they know marketing!

    The content of this book is using all media and marketing outlets outrageously in order increase revenues and profitability. He describes in details many different ideas and ways to use things such as social media, marketing partners, sponsorships and more. Jon Spoelstra may be the single most influential person to my marketing and career aspirations.With his innovative thinking, and forward actions, he has remotivated me to try and pursue my ideas that I have had in certain businesses. This book is intelligent, and gives many examples that are relatable, overall Im glad i ended up reading it. Now hopefully I can use his advice to the point where I can take month long vacations to Hawaii along side him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Better Than Red Bull

    The other reviewers are totally correct. Unless you are really motivated to take your company--both in terms of sales and team performance-to the next level--you need to walk away now. Once you start reading you'll want to do everything at once and you will feel utterly stupid for not having tried it before. Jon's ideas are so simple and yet so unusual that you are simultaneously kicking yourself and jumping for joy! I'm not a pro sports fan at all and the book is very focused on sports marketing but it takes just the smallest leap of imagination to see that the ideas are solid and applicable to any business, any product and any team. If every business used Jon's techniques our economy would be booming and life at work would be more fun than Disney. I've bought it for my bosses and hope that they use it to help our struggling company. Meanwhile, I'm taking Jon's ideas and starting a company of my own and I'm not the least bit worried about success!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2003

    Hell of a freakin' book!

    No other book has inspired me so much. It pumps you up! It motivates you! It makes you think! It makes you create! Everything makes sense! It shows you how to draw major attention to your product and earn lots of jack! I read it in 6 days! Awesome book! Buy it! To, me this is a marketing bible!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2001

    Thinking about lawsuit against Spolestra (read below)

    This book has changed my life.... seriously! I would start reading Marketing Outrageously just after I got into bed. Spoelstra is such a gifted writer, marketer, idea-sharer, that I couldn't go to sleep! I would be up for hours jotting down sales-generating ideas. I couldn't write fast enough. Spoelstra's latest book has been the kerosene on the fire-of-imagination for me. His experiences, excellent advice and insight helped me spawn money-making ideas immediately! I am NOT related to him and this is not a celebrity endorsment (although some people think I look like Brad Pitt). BEFORE you start reading this book get a 3x5 card (trust me on this) and don't start Chapter One until you are ready to implement some of the greatest possibilities you have ever seen. He helps you initiate outside-the-box money making marketing ideas that will make a big difference in your bottom line quicker than you can execute them. This book has helped me generate so many new ideas on the way we do business I would be up late jotting practical ideas to implement the next day. I would wake up to a floor-covered pile of notes from the previous night. I haven't hardly slept in days... I am thinking about suing Spolestra. This book could be considered hazardous to your health. IF you really really really need your beauty sleep I suggest you start reading mid-day or earlier. Way to go Spoelstra!!! --- what other author would use the picture of a 425 Sumu wrestler in the Jordan jumpan pose for the cover??? Buy it - you won't regret it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2001

    Amazing for jump starting ideas to market yourself, your company and your product

    Great for focusing my efforts in marketing myself and my company. New marketing ideas are being implemented and results are forthcoming. Are you ready for a jump start?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2001


    If you are a sales manager, salesperson or marketing individual, you owe it to yourself to read this book. John Spoelstra idea's will easily transfer into whatever type of business you are in. If you are struggling for sales and marketing idea's, you will not have to go any further! John shows you how he took the marketing operations of New Jersey Nets, Sacramento Kings and Edmonton Oilers; and even though the on court and on ice product were dismal, his ideas put fans in the seats! He left these organizations, with the best sales and marketing staff's in the league. Also, the bottom line of the teams he was involved with took a dramatic increase in revenue! After all, isn't that what every business person is looking for? Fun book.

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