Today, business moves at the speed of thought. The web enables a perpetual cycle of interaction and feedback, and every status update or tweet that mentions your company or brand either helps or hurts your reputation in real-time. Customers expect a level of attentiveness and responsiveness that mostcompanies can't live up to. Can you?
In The Now Revolution, renowned marketers and socialmedia experts Jay Baer and Amber Naslund offer an effective seven-part plan to harness the power of the social web and adapt to the new era of instantaneous business.
Customers aren't going to wait for your next polished press release to decide if they like you and your products or services. Instead, they're choosing between you and your competition every second of every dayand talkingabout it online. Keeping up with them requires seven shifts that will make your business faster, smarter, and more social:
Strip away silos and overgrown business processes
Hire and empower a new type of employee
Organize internal teams for maximumexternal impact
Listen at the point of need
Travel the Humanization Highway and respondeffectively to customer inquiries
Plan for, find, and manage real-time crises
Redesign success metrics in a business world that's increasingly instantaneous
Real-time communication and social media have changed the way we do businessforever. The Now Revolution shows you how to adapt your organization to meet the expectations of today's always-on customer and harness the power of now.
PRAISE FOR THE NOW REVOLUTION
"The revolution is inside, not just out. This book makes it perfectly clear thatsocial media is not a substitute for TV or PR. Instead, it demands that youchange who you are and what you do, not how you talk about it."Seth Godin, author of Linchpin
"Jay and Amber have penned a book that truly isn't a social media book. In other words, this isn't the book you pick up when you want to create a blog or Twitter feed orFacebook group; rather, this is the book to read when you need to understand howour newly social and connected world has disrupted business as usual." Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer, MarketingProfs
"The real-time revolution is happening all around you whether you choose to join or not. My advice, devour this guide to the revolution and get in the gameNOW!"John Jantsch, author, Duct Tape Marketing and The Referral Engine
"Action. I no longer read a business book like this seeking thoughts and ideas. I readthem to get actionable bits I can employ immediately. 'Now' is staring all businesses in the face. It doesn't matter whether you want to join the conversation. They're already shouting for you (or at you). Get this book and heed Baer and Naslund's advice. Now."Chris Brogan, President, Human Business Works and bestselling author of Trust Agents
"This book should be read by every person who thinks social media ismerely a new tactic for generating clicks and sales. Baer and Naslund make thecase that changes in our world don't just suggest ways our communication or marketingstrategies must be altered but instead require transformation of the enterprise.This isn't just an inspirational book but a practical one."Augie Ray, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc.
"Jay and Amber have gone from two of the best bloggers in the business,to coauthors of one of the best books for business. The question isn't 'if'you should read this, but 'when.' And the answer is in the title."Scott Stratten, bestselling author ofUnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging
I bought kindle version of this book as part of my course and really enjoyed reading it.
This is one of those books I secretly don't want to send to my clients, because I fear they will no longer need me... But I will, because it is that good.
Throughout the book, Amber and Jay provide compelling reasons as to why companies need to integrate social media into their business.
I picked up this book after seeing Jay Baer speak in person. He's very charismatic and his book is very easy to read and useful!Published 13 months ago by Heather Chastain
I think this is just one of the best books to read if you are thinking about social media, or you already are a social media expert, like me! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jon-David
After reading "The Now Revolution" I purchased it for many of my clients and asked them to read it too. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Margie Albert
Said Jay Baer on a recent YouTube clip I had been listening to while I was reviewing my notes on The Now Revolution. Read morePublished on March 4, 2012 by Mark Krupinski
This book has been sitting waiting for me to get to it and I am glad I finally did. It is a mix of an analysis of what the world is like now plus some serious do it now tips. Read morePublished on January 12, 2012 by Reg Nordman
>>>..."The NOW Revolution" is an Investment For PurchaseUsage that will offer Immediate Payback to Serious Builders that want "A" Game Improvements or "A" Game Development NOW /... Read morePublished on January 10, 2012 by Michael GreenGold
I was really impressed reading this for the first time. It was the best executive wrap-up and primer for the burgeoning world of online social media I've ever seen. Read morePublished on December 27, 2011 by W. Fisher
The Now Revolution is for those working in the Social Media world, not for individuals looking to dabble online more proficiently. Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by Peg Fitzpatrick
Incorporating social media into your operations can be scary. To prosper in the "Now Revolution," your company must understand the new social media playing field. Read morePublished on December 2, 2011 by Rolf Dobelli