Top Social Media and Marketing Books of 2010

December 16, 2010

Stumped for that last-minute Christmas idea? Books make great gifts, and there’s still time to order for pre-Christmas delivery.

Since you don’t want to take the chance of buying a sleeper however, or a book that’s inappropriate for the recipient, here are nine ideas—books reviewed on the Webbiquity blog this year.

Social Media Marketing BooksHappy shopping!

Defy Gravity by Rebel Brown

In Defy Gravity: Propel Your Business to High-Velocity Growth, Rebel Brown shows business owners and executives how to shed the weight of legacy baggage, filter out the noise and focus on those opportunities which provide the best potential for profitable growth…

Social Media Marketing by Liana “Li” Evans

With Social Media Marketing: Strategies for Engaging in Facebook, Twitter & Other Social Media, the inimitable Liana “Li” Evans has provided the definitive handbook for social media marketers. From her no-nonsense, straight-to-the-point opening chapter on the basics of social media (“It’s Not Easy, Quick or Cheap”) through the final chapter on “Putting It All Together,” Evans tells anyone brave or foolhardy enough to venture into social media marketing what they need to know…

SNAP Selling by Jill Konrath

Don’t you love it when you pick up a book and realize in just the first few pages that the author really gets it? Even better, they don’t just get “it,” but offer a fresh and compelling approach to dealing with the specific problem, situation, condition of modern life, etc.? Well, SNAP Selling: Speed Up Sales and Win More Business with Today’s Frazzled Customers by Jill Konrath is that kind of book…

Social Media Marketing – An Hour a Day by Dave Evans

Despite its airy title, Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day by Dave Evans is anything but a lightweight treatment of this topic. At roughly 340 pages of text plus another 42 pages of worksheets, this is a meaty book, but the end result of following Dave’s hour-a-day guide is a solidly justified, strategic social media marketing plan…

Maverick Marketing by Tom Hayes

In Maverick Marketing: Trailride into the Wild West of New Marketing, Tom Hayes invites readers on a gallop through the new west of innovative marketing campaigns, to help generate new ideas to stand out from the herd…

The Truth About Search Engine Optimization by Rebecca Lieb

Despite being a quick, almost breezy read (how often do you read that said about a book on SEO?), The Truth About Search Engine Optimization packs a tremendous amount of valuable knowledge into a compact barely-200-page space…

eMarketing Strategies for the Complex Sale by Ardath Albee

Without a solid content strategy to support movement through the marketing and sales cycle, marketing automation software is just a nice email system. The brilliant Ardath Albee provides the missing piece, a reliable recipe marketing automation, demand generation and content marketing success in her new book, eMarketing Strategies for the Complex Sale

The Perfection of Marketing by James Connor

Despite it’s ambitious title, The Perfection of Marketing is a surprisingly accessible and fast-paced read. The book is written in case study fashion, taking the reader through a realistic scenario of a midsized company struggling to build on its past success and take sales to the next level…

Website Optimization – Speed, Search Engine & Conversion Rate Secrets by Andrew King

Author Andrew King, president of Internet marketing firm Web Site Opimization, LLC has really done it. In Website Optimization: Speed, Search Engine & Conversion Rate Secrets, he gives away all the secrets of creating a website and search marketing program that effectively sells products and services…

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7 Responses

  1. Hi Tom – I’m honored to have my book included in your list. Thank you very much!

    Ardath

  2. Awesome list. Will be sure to check a few of these out over the holidays. I’ve got a shelf of some oldies-but goodies that any PR, marketing or social media buff should have on their list [pic]: http://yfrog.com/h32wpibj.

    Happy reading!
    –Stacey Acevero @PRWeb


  3. Tom 

    Thanks Stacey! Will definitely check out that list.

  4. Very good list, I will keep track of this for my own reference. Thanks for sharing this to us. It was such a great help.

  5. Thank you for sharing this interesting post with us.

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