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Paul Rand: A Designer
Paul Rand: A Designer's Art
by Paul Rand

If Paul Rand was the most influential American graphic designer of the twentieth century, then Paul Rand: A Designer's Art is the most important on his work. A comprehensive collection of his most important and best-known designs, A Designer's Art gives unique insight into Rand's design process and theory. This new edition of Rand's classic monograph, long unavailable, meticulously re-creates the graphic quality of the original. It includes more than two hundred illustrations and twenty-seven essays, and a new afterword by Steven Heller. This book is required reading for anybody interested in modern design.

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#GetSocialSmart: How to Hone Your Social Media Strategy
#GetSocialSmart: How to Hone Your Social Media Strategy
by Katie Lance

This book is a social media guidebook for entrepreneurs, small business owners and real estate professionals. In this book, I teach how to create a smart social media strategy including the ins and outs of: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and many others. This book also teaches how to create your online story that will tell the story of what it feels like to work with you, by using graphics, videos and/or blog content. You will learn how to create a content strategy including blogging, live streaming (i.e. Facebook Live) and video marketing including how to use a content grid and editorial calendar to save you time and energy and to make planning easier. Social media is not a one-way street. You have to give to get. This book teaches how to create a smart social media business strategy including what to post and when, what platforms to focus on and how to blend the personal and professional part of social media to build lasting relationships. We do business with people we know, like and trust and social media when done right is one of the best ways to build that trust and build your business!

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Social Media for Strategic Communication: Creative Strategies and Research-Based Applications
Social Media for Strategic Communication: Creative Strategies and Research-Based Applications
by Karen Freberg

Social Media for Strategic Communication: Creative Strategies and Research-Based Applications, by Karen Freberg teaches you the skills and principles needed to use social media in persuasive communication campaigns. The book combines cutting-edge research with practical, on-the-ground instruction to prepare you for the real-world challenges you will face in the workplace. The text addresses the influence of social media technologies, strategies, actions, and the strategic mindset needed by social media professionals today. By focusing on strategic thinking and awareness, it gives you the tools they need to adapt what you learn to new platforms and technologies that may emerge in the future. A broad focus on strategic communication-from PR, advertising, and marketing, to non-profit advocacy-gives you a broad base of knowledge that will serve you wherever your career may lead.

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This Is Marketing: You Can
This Is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See
by Seth Godin

A game-changing approach to marketing, sales, and advertising, by bestselling author and renowned business thinker Seth Godin.

Seth Godin has taught and inspired millions of entrepreneurs, marketers, leaders, and fans from all walks of life, via his blog, online courses, lectures, and bestselling books. He is the inventor of countless ideas and phrases that have made their way into mainstream business language, from Permission Marketing to Purple Cow to Tribes to The Dip.

Now, for the first time, Godin offers the core of his marketing wisdom in one compact, accessible, and timeless package.

This is Marketing shows you how to do work you're proud of, whether you're a tech startup founder, a small business owner, or an executive at a large corporation. Great marketers don't use consumers to solve their company's problem; they use marketing to solve other people's problems. Their tactics rely on empathy, connection, and emotional labor instead of attention-stealing ads and spammy email funnels. When done right, marketing seeks to make change in the world.

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Marketing to Mindstates: The Practical Guide to Applying Behavior Design to Research and Marketing
Marketing to Mindstates: The Practical Guide to Applying Behavior Design to Research and Marketing
by Will Leach

Your nonconscious mind will filter out more than 99 percent of marketing you “see” today. Traditional marketing simply doesn’t work in today’s complex world. To reach today’s customers and influence their purchases, marketers and market researchers need to understand and harness the power of applied behavior psychology and behavior economics to break through these nonconscious filters and drive purchase behaviors—a process called Behavior Design.

In Marketing to Mindstates, Will Leach, founder of TriggerPoint Design, a leading behavior research and design consultancy, demystifies this nonconscious filter and explains how to bypass it, introducing readers to temporary moments of influence called mindstates. Using his Mindstate Behavioral Model, he shows you specifically how to create behaviorally optimized messaging designed to activate these mindstates and trigger real emotional engagement.

With this book, researchers and marketers will finally have a practical guide to creating behaviorally designed marketing that psychologically breaks through your customers’ nonconscious to drive new behaviors and topline growth.

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Cases in Public Relations Strategy
Cases in Public Relations Strategy
by Burton St. John, Diana Knott Martinelli, Robert S. Pritchard, and Cylor A. Spaulding

Cases in Public Relations Strategy, by Burton St. John III, Diana K. Martinelli, Robert S. Pritchard, and Cylor Spaulding, draws on original, real-world case studies to provide you with a strategic approach to meeting the needs of a client before, during, and beyond a campaign. Using the RACE (Research, Action Planning, Communication, and Evaluation) model, you will explore successful contemporary campaigns and evaluate best practices in all major areas of public relations activity. This practical, client-oriented text shows you how to systematically evaluate and adapt to the needs of a particular client-whether big or small, global or local, for-profit or nonprofit-in order to launch the most effective campaign. Each case includes a brief introduction focused on fundamentals and core competencies, and all cases have been carefully selected to present a wide range of client types. In addition to the lessons from professionals in the case studies, a section on PR consulting and an appendix on advancing your PR career give you the knowledge and skills you need for success in the field.

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