Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green: Winning Strategies to Improve Your Profits and Your Planet


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These Two Masters of Marketing Want to Pass Their Most Powerful Success Strategies on to You!

Learn to:

  • Slash marketing costs and boost profits by making your business as green and ethical as possible
  • Easily turn your customers, suppliers, and even competitors into your unofficial sales force
  • Understand how to turn business acquaintances into powerful joint-venture partners
  • Cut your advertising budget and build revenues using social media, traditional media, and the power of your own brain—even get paid to do your marketing
  • Harness the Magic Triangle and the Abundance Principle to skyrocket to success

Find all this and much more within the covers of Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green—your road map to thrive and prosper as a green, ethical business in tough times and good times.

"A playbook for companies that want to succeed in a world where integrity and transparency trump slick slogans. This is a gem that should be required reading—not just for so-called green marketers, but for any marketer who wants to succeed in today's economy, and tomorrow's."

— Joel Makower, Executive Editor,, and author, Strategies for the Green Economy

"Very wise words from very wise men. Shel and Jay are seasoned marketing pros who not only talk the talk, but walk the walk . . . Follow the advice of Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green. Your current customers, your new customers, and your bank account will be richer for it."
—Bob Burg, author, Endless Referrals, and coauthor, The Go-Giver

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470409510
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/26/2010
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay Conrad Levinson released the first of more than sixty Guerrilla Marketing books in 1984, after a long corporate marketing career. A household name in the marketing world, he's sold more than twenty million books. For more information, go to

Shel Horowitz has been both an environmental activist/organizer and a marketer since 1972 (as a fifteen-year-old high school student). A world-renowned copywriter, marketing consultant, and award-winning author, he has participated actively in several major environmental and social change movements. This is his eighth book. For more information, go to

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Table of Contents

Foreword (Stephen M. R. Covey).

Preface: Tastes Great and Good for You.


If You’ve Already Read Principled Profit: Marketing That Puts People First.

Introduction: Green Marketing Is a Mandate from Nature.


Chapter 1 Because People Matter.

Lessons and Actions.

Chapter 2 Basic Concepts.

The Road to Your Success: Providing Value to Others.

Lessons and Actions.

Chapter 3 Advantages of Doing the Right Thing.

Why Responsible Companies Perform Better.

Building Trust.

Johnson & Johnson: A Lesson in Ethical Crisis PR.

One Part of Corporate Social Responsibility: Strategic Giving.

Not Just Corporate, but Personal Responsibility.

Keys to Success . . . and Happiness.

The Magic Triangle: Quality, Integrity, Honesty.

Who Wins When You Market with Quality, Integrity, and Honesty?

How the Magic Triangle Positions You Better in a Tough Economy.

Lessons and Actions.

Chapter 4 Marketing versus Adversarial Sales.

Marketing Instead of Sales.

But Wait—It Gets Worse.

Lessons and Actions.

Chapter 5 Sales the Right Way.

Three Wise Sales Strategies from the UMass Family Business Center—and One from Someone Else.

When to Say No to a Sale.

Lessons and Actions.

Chapter 6 Expand the Model Exponentially—by Making It Personal.

John Kremer and Biological Marketing.

Bob Burg and Winning without Intimidation.

Networking that Works.

Lessons and Actions.


Chapter 7 The New Marketing Matrix.

Pull versus Push.

Practical Pulls.

Lessons and Actions.

Chapter 8 Abundance versus Scarcity.

The Old Scarcity Paradigm.

The Prosperity Consciousness Paradigm—and Its Problems.

The New Vision: Not Scarcity, Not Prosperity, but Abundance.

The Abundance Model in Business.

Lessons and Actions.

Chapter 9 Build Powerful Alliances—with Competitors, Too.

Turn Your Competitors into Allies.

You’ve Done the Hardest Part—Now, Network with Complementary Businesses.

Social Proof—Turn Your Customers and Suppliers into Evangelists.

It’s Not about Transactions, It’s about Relationships.

Lessons and Actions.

Chapter 10 How the Abundance Paradigm Eliminates the Need to Dominate a Market and Allows You to Better Serve Your Customers.

The Death of Market Share.

Lessons and Actions.

Chapter 11 Exceptions: Are There Cases When Market Share Really Does Matter?

Major Media.

Extremely Limited or Saturated Markets.



Lessons and Actions.

Chapter 12 Some Real Loyalty Programs from Big Companies.



Stop & Shop’s Two Promotions.

Other Affinity Promotions.

Lessons and Actions.

Chapter 13 Marketing Green.

How You Benefit by Marketing Green.

Packaging and Values.

Local as Green.

Global as Green.

Using the Right Language.

Don’t Get Stuck in the Greenwashing Swamp.

Thriving as the Bar Is Raised.

Lessons and Actions.


Chapter 14 Getting Noticed in the Noise and Clutter: A Brief Introduction to Effective Marketing Techniques.

Honesty in Copywriting.

Copywriting Basics.

Lessons and Actions.

Chapter 15 Practical Tools for Effective Marketing.

Media Publicity.

Coverage in Do-It-Yourself Media.

Twenty-First-Century Toolkit.


Internet Discussion Groups and Social Networking Sites.

Social Media Dos and Don’ts.

User-Friendly Web Sites with Newsletters.

Apparel and Premiums.

Highly Targeted Advertising and Direct Mail.

Guerrilla Gifting and Sampling.

The Triangle of Expertise: Get Paid to Do Your Own Marketing.

Lessons and Actions.

Chapter 16 Give the People What They Want.

When Satisfaction Isn’t Enough.

Companies That Get It.

Shopping as Experience and Entertainment.

Reputation Management in the Twenty-First Century.

Lessons and Actions.

Chapter 17 Marketing as Social Change, and Social Change as Marketing.

Barbara Waugh, Corporate Revolutionary.

Case Study: Save the Mountain.

Lessons and Actions.

Chapter 18 Community-Focused and Charity/Social Change Marketing.

Lessons and Actions.

Chapter 19 Taking the Concept beyond Marketing: Abundance and Sustainability in Businesses and in Society.

Recap of Our Core Principles.

What Could a Sustainable Future Look Like?

Making It Happen.

Amory Lovins: Reinventing Human Enterprise for Sustainability.

John Todd: Waste Streams into Fish Food.

Profit by Thinking Like Lovins and Todd.

A Social Movement Around Business Ethics.

Lessons and Actions.

Chapter 20 Abundance and Wealth Creation.

Powerful Product Creation.

Lessons and Actions.

Chapter 21 Resources.

Web Links.

More Help from Jay and Shel.



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  • Posted February 23, 2010

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    If you choose one book to aid in marketing your business or product, "Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green" needs to be the book.

    "Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green" is not your average marketing book. When reading "Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green" you will find stressed are ethical behavior, and reducing your businesses carbon footprint. This is actual steps your business is taking; not just saying your business is green to jump on the environmental bandwagon. This is where the ethical part comes in, ethical in dealing with your customers; also with your marketing materials if you state you rare green or whatever you are touting. You must walk the walk.

    "Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green" is also about marketing emphasizing ethical, frugal, and effective methods. There is also a resource section, which lists URLs for even more resources.

    This reviewer enjoyed reading a section titled "A Social Movement Around Business Ethics" which contains a "Business Ethics Pledge" and an URL to the Web page to sign the pledge. This reviewer as a businessperson signed it and plans on living by it, and hopes that every business would be willing to do the same. Living ethically is good for personal peace.

    "Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green" also addresses subjects like social media, traditional media, turning customers, suppliers, and even competitors into an unofficial sales force, how to have acquaintances become joint-venture partners, and more.

    "Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green" is a book that needs to be handy for referencing as you work on your marketing plan and marketing materials. It will be a reference manual for this reviewer within arm's reach.

    If you choose one marketing book to aid in marketing your business or product, "Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green" needs to be the book. You will not be disappointed, and will learn a good deal about ethical, frugal marketing.

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