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The Only 8 Marketing Books On Advertising You’ll Ever Need

Marketing Books with Focus on Advertising

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Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate these are the only books you’ll ever need to get the expert opinion on Marketing Strategies. Take a look below.


Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini

This product was recommended by David Morneau from inBeat

This book takes an in-depth look at how marketers can influence you. You will be able to identify how to exploit psychological weaknesses in advertising to persuade your audiences. You will learn about the power of scarcity and social proof and how they affect buying behaviors. You will understand the shortcuts in the human brain that can push us to make quick decisions. Marketers manipulate them to make people say yes, even when they don’t want to.


When Advertising Tried Harder by Lawrence Dobrow

This product was recommended by Faizan Fahim from Bookaapi

The book shows the amazing history of advertising. When you read the book, you realize the trope you find in ads today is the result of the Golden era of American Advertising. The marketing people of the sixties-era were genius to do such advertising without the data analysis tools and quick communication channels. You will not find the information online that you will find in this book. A good one to keep on your shelf.


Size Eight in a Size Zero World by Meredith Cagen

This product was recommended by Meredith Cagen from Size Eight in a Size Zero World

Great, empowering summer read. Uplifting and realistic, a motivational tale of what a female can accomplish.


Hooked by Nir Eyal

This product was recommended by Tom De Spiegelaere from Tom Spicky

Hands down, this is the best advertising and digital marketing book I’ve ever read in my career. Learning why some digital products succeed and why some flop gave me the edge I needed to stand out in the market and advertise wisely. Getting into the nitty-gritty of the habits of people and using that to create advertisements and keep my audience hooked helped a lot, and it will help you formulate your ultimate advertising secret sauce. The book gives you a step-by-step process instead of just theories and abstract concepts. It’s practical and it’s worth a hundred times what you pay for!


The Ultimate Sales Letter by Dan S. Kennedy

This product was recommended by Steve West from Entrepreneur Nut

So far, The Ultimate Sales Letter by Dan Kennedy is one of the best marketing books I have read. In fact, it’s so helpful, I’ve read it twice from cover to cover, and I also still dip into it from time to time. Nowadays, we have a very limited window to get our message across in a way that will influence our customers to take action and do business with us. The Ultimate Sales Letter teaches you exactly what to say and how to say it in order to build trust and get your customers to buy from you. One of the things I like most about The Ultimate Sales letter is that the techniques are transferrable. It’s not just about writing sales copy. You can also use the same techniques in video, audio, social media posts, and PPC ads. It’s a must-read for any serious marketer.


Social Media Marketing 2019 by Jason Miller

This product was recommended by Stephanie Lane from SafeSpaceHub

This book gives all the information needed to build your personal or professional brand from scratch. There are many factors to consider to achieve maximum ROI and this book serves as a thorough guide. Although mostly written for beginners and those with little experience with social media, there is much that can be learned.


Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore

This product was recommended by Allan Borch from Dotcom Dollar

Moore shows that in the Technology Adoption Life Cycle there is a vast chasm between the early adopters and the early majority. This book challenges innovators and marketers to narrow this chasm and ultimately accelerate adoption across every segment. I highly recommend this book for business owners that want a guide on moving their company forward in this age of AI and mobile phones. It provides a wealth of insight on how to effectively grow a business at different stages. Crossing the Chasm has personally taught me to acknowledge that rapid mainstream market growth does not always flow seamlessly from early market success. To grow big and be profitable long-term, It’s necessary to cross the chasm; evolve from serving one type of customer base to multiple ones.


The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries & Jack Trout

This product was recommended by Josh Eberly from 717 Home Buyers

If there are scientific laws shouldn’t there also be laws of marketing that need to be followed to launch a successful businesses? Jack Trout and Al Ries outline each law in simple easy to follow concepts that shatter your preconceptions. These time tested laws present a clear path to successful products in today’s international marketplace. Violate them at your own risk!

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