Reddit reviews: The best direct marketing books

We found 82 Reddit comments discussing the best direct marketing books. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 32 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Direct Marketing:

u/sergiybond · 6 pointsr/MarketingAutomation

First of all, welcome to the world of marketing operations! It's a relatively new field, which leaves you with figuring stuff out as you go, but that's what makes it so exciting! I officially started as a Marketing Operations Analyst myself about a year ago too, and these are the resources that helped me a lot:

  1. ChiefMartech - this is a blog ran by VP of Platform at Hubspot Scott Brinker. He's definitely one of (if not the) most prominent figures in martech. You will find a lot of strategic frameworks that will make it easier for you to build and manage your tech stack strategically. I would also highly recommend his book "Hacking Marketing".
  2. Manufacturing Demand - written by David Lewis who has been running a marketing operations services consulting firm for 10 years. Also has a lot of frameworks that I refer to all the time. He also hosts a super interesting podcast "DemandGen"
  3. Martech Advisor - these guys have a lot more "how-tos" and share more practical tactical articles, as well as industry news. They also have a great podcast called "Talking Stack".
  4. CDP Institute - CDPs are the latest emerging platforms in martech, and I think now it's big enough to seriously start learning about it and potentially test.
  5. JennaMolby.com - Jenna shares a lot of technical "how-tos" about Pardot, Salesforce and Marketo platforms which has helped me a lot as I was learning marketing automation platform features.

    These are my go tos, otherwise I just learn related disciplines directly and then find connection to marketing ops. For example, if you deal with Google Tag Manager a lot, check out Simo Ahava's blog and Analytics Mania. There's also a cool subreddit to join: https://www.reddit.com/r/GoogleTagManager/

    If you are responsible for conversion optimization as part of your duties (or even if not, experimentation and A/B testing is still a huge part of markops), you should totally check out ConversionXL (they also run a great Facebook Group) and Widerfunnel's Blog.


    I'd be interested to hear from you as well - any resources you found helpful? Cheers :)
u/bkcim · 2 pointsr/copywriting

And I have these in my list on amazon. Would love to get some opinions on them:


How to Win Friends and Influence People

by Dale Carnegie


Secrets of a Freelance Writer: How to Make $100,000 a Year or More

by Robert Bly


Words that Sell

by Richard Bayan


Tested Advertising Methods

by Caples and Hahn


Writing That Works

by Kenneth Roman and Joel Raphaelson


Confessions of an Advertising Man

by David Ogilvy


The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing

by Al Ries and Jack Trout


The Robert Collier Letter Book

by Robert Collier


Nicely Said: Writing for the Web with Style and Purpose

by Nicole Fenton and Kate Kiefer Lee


Letting Go of the Words

by Janice (Ginny) Redish


Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers

by Harold Evans


Can I Change Your Mind?: The Craft and Art of Persuasive Writing

by Lindsay Camp


Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

by Roy Peter Clark


Read Me: 10 Lessons for Writing Great Copy

by Roger Horberry and Gyles Lingwood


Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This: The Classic Guide to Creating Great Ads

by Luke Sullivan


WRITE IN STEPS: The super simple book writing method

by Ian Stables


On Writing Well

by William Zinsser


The Wealthy Freelancer

by Steve Slaunwhite, Pete Savage and Ed Gandia


Write Everything Right!

by Denny Hatch


The Secret of Selling Anything

by Harry Browne


The Marketing Gurus: Lessons from the Best Marketing Books of All Time

by Chris Murray


On Writing

by Stephen King


Writing for the Web

by Lynda Felder


Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content

by Ann Handley


This book will teach you how to write better

by Neville Medhora

u/stampcoin · 2 pointsr/rubyonrails

Just some food for thought. Disclaimer: I'm just an average joe, and not a marketing pro. When I think of your app, I think of it as a "family feud" style game where the point is to try to guess the most popular answer to each question. -- what does this have to do about judging others and being a safe place to do that? That would be a better description for tinder or some kind of "hot or not" app, but not for what you have created. In crafting your value prop, I'd recommend you turn to this book and follow some of their writing principles: http://www.amazon.com/This-book-teach-write-better/dp/0989895300/ . For example, if you follow their principle that "people don't care about you. they only care about themselves", you could rewrite something that may be more engaging to the average joe visiting your site. My thoughts are something like: "Do you know people as well as you think you do? Let's play." Where I wrote "people" in the previous sentence, you could replace that noun with "left handed people", "men", "women", or any noun if you want to target specific categories of interest. I hope this helps!

u/tamar · 2 pointsr/webdev

Tamar from Namecheap here. I'm not entirely sure either, but I am personally informing everyone reading that I am here to help should there be any issues and you can raise them here or in PM. The concerns expressed in the comments thus far are noted.

My only hunch alludes to a marketing phrase that "Satisfied Customers Tell Three Friends, Angry Customers Tell 3,000" (see https://www.amazon.com/Satisfied-Customers-Three-Friends-Angry/dp/1400157315/). Namecheap caters to a more tech savvy audience that uses reddit and is more prominent than other suggested services, so you'll likely see more prevalence of our brand over others because we're bigger than them and have a pretty awesome user base.

u/SweetEmail · 10 pointsr/marketing

Epic content marketing might help you look at content from your blog to provide you with alternate methods of presenting it (infographics, videos, slide share presentations).

I liked the ideas found in Blue Ocean Strategy towards the beginning, but for whatever reason was never able to go past chapter 5.

Books and the blog of Seth Godin or alternatively Basecamp (formerly known as 37 signals) are usually fun, quick reads.

Blogs by KISSMetrics, Zendesk, Hubspot, and following Growth Hackers threads are all good options too.

What does your SaaS do?

Lastly, something that can provide guidance is taking an hour or two to draw your message map. Essentially, it's a list on one side of your target audience at each stage of purchase, what you want them to takeaway from your message and what are the main barriers to them understanding that message.

Best of luck!

Edits: Was on phone; added links for the lazy.

u/mattsann · 1 pointr/Entrepreneur

The Boron Letters is one of my favourites - you can find it online for free (google) as the Boron family put it online to share their father's teachings.
If you're just starting out, This Book Will Teach You To Write Better it's a great start and a summary to look back to from time to time.

Also if you're interested, I have a free productivity email course in which I share how I went from 9 to 34 books a year.

I don't want to self promote, so if this sounds interesting send me a DM and I'll share the link!

u/funnelmonster · 1 pointr/Entrepreneur

I just published an ebook on Amazon and found Mike Fishbein's blog really helpful.


He also has a book on Amazon for $3.99, which has the information from the blog and a lot more.


(And he's super friendly guy who loves to help authors out)

u/DBradleyRI · 2 pointsr/marketing

Getting Digital Marketing Right would be my recommendation, but I may be a bit biased.
Username checks out.

I'd say HubSpot certification is better than anything more technical like AdWords certifications.

u/NO_LAH_WHERE_GOT has it right. Don't try to learn it all, just learn how it all should work together. Learn the high level, strategic vision of digital marketing if you want real success. Otherwise, you end up with limited understanding and likely, commoditized knowledge and ability.

u/HawthornePierceHQ · 2 pointsr/copywriting

One of the current best copywriters in the world started as a non-native speaker.

Some people think this is directly responsible for his success. Needing to translate everything in his head forces him to use the clearest language possible.

We haven't read his book, but if it's even a fraction as good as his sales letters, it will be a worthwhile pickup:


u/officer-morningwood · 1 pointr/startups

A great book that might help is Affiliate Program Management: An Hour a Day... It goes day by day, week by week, month by month on how to set up and maintain an affiliate program. I am currently reading this and so far it's offered some great insight.

u/dazzletheworld · 1 pointr/marketing

If you're looking for a book, I really like Epic Content Marketing.

For general guides to Digital Marketing, I highly recommend Neil Patel's Quicksprout. Just read everything he has there, especially his Guides in the right sidebar. Extremely thorough, very well-researched, and lots of references to other sources.

Good luck!

u/AlcamoToAmman · 1 pointr/Entrepreneur

Everyone says Gary Vee but truthfully you need to find multiple sources.

Personally I stopped looking at social media as an answer and more like a targeted bullhorn for my content.

I'd recommend you start with here.

u/junseth · 2 pointsr/EntrepreneurRideAlong

There are a log of good marketing books out there. Lee Odden has a good one. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1118167775/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1118167775&linkCode=as2&tag=dominicsstore. But the truth is, SEO is changing so much, all the time, you can't really become an expert unless you are in the sort of inner circle. These books are stupid because they are usually written by n00bs with no cred. When I read these guides I find that they are about 70% correct, and the 30% that isn't correct is either 1) super dangerous for your site's longevity or 2) super giant wastes of time. If you want to learn SEO, the first and only guide you will need at this stage of your training is this one: https://static.googleusercontent.com/media/www.google.com/en/us/webmasters/docs/search-engine-optimization-starter-guide.pdf. It's Google's guide and it's way more useful than anything Dallasmaids puts out. Please don't follow this guide. It has a lot of really bad, site-harming advice in it.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Entrepreneur

Hey OP, Dale Carnegie wrote "How to win friends and influence people" http://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671723650

Napoleon Hill wrote "Think and Grow Rich" - among others: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_Hill#Bibliography

It's always good to learn more about how our brains work, and how humans make decisions.

Here's some recommendations:

u/Solvoid · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Drive yourself sane

Godel, Escher, Bach

Geometry of meaning

Hypnotic Writing

Holographic Universe

Let me know if any of these sound interesting to you and I can refer you to more similar ones. These books have changed my life and helped me learn a lot, they are some of the best books I have ever read.

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u/aTOMic8 · 2 pointsr/Emailmarketing

Looks like /u/skipthedrive found this book to be pretty helpful. Here's the link to it on Amazon.

u/fedja · 1 pointr/digital_marketing

I recommend looking at this book:

It won't give you a quick answer, but it'll tell you about how to make high-value outreach moves that touch very busy people. There are enough examples in there to help you come up with your own.

u/dailydrudge · 2 pointsr/Entrepreneur

Take a look at the book "Content Inc." if you have not already. It is also on Audible. Definitely worth a read (or listen), and covers your exact question. Short answer is yes, you should focus on building your content and audience first, then monetize it when that time comes. Build the audience, get emails, and eventually start making money.



u/ResponsibleLife · 1 pointr/freelance

I've heard good things about The Boron Letters.

Copywriting is a skill that can be useful to anyone.

u/ClarisaGuerra · 3 pointsr/marketing

Good question! I´ve been told about this book, which is not specialized in AR but in indie video games, but it might help: https://www.amazon.es/Practical-Guide-Indie-Game-Marketing-ebook/dp/B019P2PM9C

u/Beepadoo · 2 pointsr/RealEstate

Look here.

And checkout Hubspot. They offer free social media marketing ebooks on a regular basis. Decent stuff.

Also, this book is highly recommended.

u/rmudgett · 1 pointr/gamedev

Congrats! Here are some resources: site: PixelProspector, article: Why Your Game Marketing Sucks And What To Do About It
), book: A Practical Guide to Indie Game Marketing, Facebook group: Marketing Cheat Codes for Game Developers. I'm about to launch a video game marketing course. I'll send you a discount code when I launch. Good luck!

u/UnlockYourTimedotcom · 2 pointsr/smallbusiness

>I was wondering if there’s a way to start a business with just knowledge of how a business is run itself with me being my own boss and being present on job sites and whatnot.

Absolutely there is.

I would start with Content Inc. by Joe Pulizzi. You could start something online that monetizes an expertise+passion of yours, and your startup costs would be far far below the amount you have saved.

The idea is to focus on helping a narrow niche with free content, collect emails, find out their exact problems, then sell them the solution to their problems.

u/skipthedrive · 1 pointr/Entrepreneur

Email marketing demystified is an amazing book on email marketing. It covers various ways on how to monetize on your mailing lists. Do you do any affiliate marketing?

Edit: You can download and read on Kindle.

u/BranderBuddy · 1 pointr/marketing

Joe Pulizzi came out with a pretty decent book that goes over content work flows and whatnot.


Edit: and to answer your prior question, I have prior experience as a journalist. The work flow aspect is very similar between content marketing and journalism.

u/iamwritingabook2 · 3 pointsr/IWantToLearn

> The problem with that is I am a very matter of fact person ....

Yeah, I bet you're an introvert. So am I (introvert) and also very "matter of fact person", I read a book (non-fiction) and I am good at skipping through the intro BS, get to the point, and then avoid the "filler".

But, you and I are the minority. The vast majority of people needs to be entertained and their attention captured.

Check out this book, it sounds crazy but.... it really works Hypnotic Writing: How to Seduce and Persuade Customers with Only Your Words. I can do some of that, and it works, but it's also an effort for me and doesn't come easy or natural.

u/GregGoodGuy · 3 pointsr/beermoney

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Please do some research to. This is just a blueprint change up the method, there are tons of other ways you can use pinterest to make money.