From the Inside Flap
People have always done business with people they know, like, and trust. That′s the essence of "relationship marketing." But now the popularity of online social networking has shifted our methods of connecting with consumers, stakeholders, and potential partners. Businesses that master both new and traditional ways of nurturing customer relationships are gaining market share.
In The New Relationship Marketing, social marketing expert Mari Smith outlines a proven nine–step program for building a sizable, loyal network comprised of quality relationships that garner leads, publicity, sales, and more. This book will help you understand the new soft skills required for success on the social web, and to improve your own leadership and relationship skills through emotional and social intelligence. You will learn:
How to become a significant "center of influence" for your customers and prospects
The unspoken rules of online etiquette and the common turnoffs that drive customers and potential partners away
How to navigate the unique cultures of Facebook, Twitter, and other popular online platforms
What you can automate and delegate to build your social media persona, yet still retain the personal touch
Relationships are the "new currency" in business. With Mari Smith′s expert guidance, you′ll get a step–by–step plan for cashing in.
From the Back Cover
Praise for The New Relationship Marketing
"A whole new exercise for your networking muscles! Mari Smith shows you how to bridge the gap between technical skills in the modern marketing world and good, old–fashioned people skills." Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive
"My relationship marketing strategy is quite simple: 1. Be yourself. 2. Be the best self you can be. 3. Share the best parts of yourself with the world. That strategy, while quite effective, leaves the novice with many unfilled blanks. This book is the best way I know to fill them." Mark Joyner, Founder of Simpleology
"The New Relationship Marketing shows you how to quickly and consistently boost your sales and income with the best social media techniques ever discovered." Brian Tracy, author of The Psychology of Selling
"The New Relationship Marketing fuses traditional and online relationship building strategies into a loyalty–generating success system." John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing and The Referral Engine
"This is not just a theoretical look at how social media works but exactly what you need if you′re stuck and want to know what to do to be successful. I fully endorse the author and recommend the book without reservation." Michael Port, New York Times bestselling author of Book Yourself Solid
"Mari Smith GETS what social media is all about. More than any other technology, it′s changing the face of business, communication, and maybe even human nature. Everything successful boils down to relationships, and Mari will show you how to leverage social media for your success." Ali Brown, entrepreneur, mentor, and philanthropist featured on ABC′s "Secret Millionaire"