Ultimate Guide to Platform Building

Ultimate Guide to Platform Building

by Wendy Keller


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Your business relies on you for its survival, and its life-blood is sales. Build a robust platform is the most effective and sustainable way to attract prospects and convert them into customers.

Literary agent and expert platform consultant Wendy Keller shares the secrets behind how to select the right promotion strategies for your business, market your products and services, develop an enthusiastic customer base, and ultimately create a strong platform that distinguishes your business from the rest--all without spending a fortune.

Keller provides you with platform-building methods that are practical, proven, and easily implemented by anyone, this book helps build your brand perception to:

  • Develop content that converts fans into customers
  • Create a platform strategy that multiplies your marketing efforts overnight
  • Showcase your brand, product, or company and attract new opportunities

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599185989
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Series: Ultimate Series
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 750,999
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Wendy Keller is an award-winning former journalist, a respected literary agent, an author, speaker, acclaimed book marketing consultant, and branding expert. She got her first job as a newspaper reporter as a 16-year-old college freshman. Since then, Wendy worked for PR Newswire, the Knight-Ridder newspaper chain, as managing editor of Dateline magazine, and as associate publisher of Los Angeles’ then-second-largest Spanish language weekly, La Gaceta. She works with authors, speakers and business experts to help them build and promote their brands. She founded Keller Media, Inc. in 1989.

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Ultimate Guide to Platform Building 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
More_Than_A_Review More than 1 year ago
Ultimate Guide to Platform Building by Wendy Keller. I found this to be a very informative book. I suspect I will be reading it again as I build my platform and need the specific instructions. Some of the highlights I want to share are: * Building your customer avatar – Some of the best information I have read on building my avatar. I literally used the information while in the chapter to create her. This information is critical since you can use it when you decide where to spend your advertising dollars. In addition, your material will be better and more personal when you know who you are communicating with. * Using analytics to determine customer acquisition costs – This is a section that I think many of us forget to do. It is critical when starting a new venture to be cost conscious. Understanding who your customer is and where they are, can help with decreasing your cost to convert them to customers. * Spying on the competition- Really a fancy way to research your competition to see what works well for them and what you can do better. You can also find your audience through theirs. * Defining your Unique Selling Position (USP)- Wendy shares tips on how to determine your USP. * Give things away for free to engage the Rule of Reciprocity- interesting discussion on the psychological side of reciprocity. I recommend the book especially if you are new to this type of promotion. Wendy shares a wide range of days so I am confident that some of the would work for almost every idea/product/service. I received this book from Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of sex, violence, language and drug/alcohol use in books.
Reancont More than 1 year ago
Excellent! Today is a prerequisite build a competitive digital presence and learn the skills to build a platform, either, to be known locally or globally, to lead to success any business or enterprise, ... and it is important to consider that several tools are required such as social media, blogs, videos, podcasts, YouTube channel, webinars, get sponsors and endorsements, ... and this book covers all of them and more, with easy to implement strategies that can make the difference, both to stand out and stay in the market. My gratitude to the Publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to review the book