- Paperback: 286 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 18, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1456479997
- ISBN-13: 978-1456479992
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 29 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,798,449 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Arnie Kuenn is the founder and president of Vertical Measures, a Phoenix-based online marketing firm. The company provides strategic, search, social and content marketing services to clients all around the world. Vertical Measures has a unique approach, resulting in higher levels of qualified site visitors and greater sales conversion rates for its clients, which range from major ecommerce websites to universities, fortune 500 companies and SEO agencies.
Kuenn has held executive positions in the new technologies and marketing industry for more than 20 years. In 1993, he successfully launched a technology and distance education company, which grew to more than 90 employees in five states. In 1999, he founded MediaChoice, an Internet start up which received a patent for its personalization technology. The firm's clients included CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and many major movie and music studios. The business was sold to Nielsen Media in 2004. The company conducted extensive Internet marketing which led to the formation of Vertical Measures in 2005.
Mr. Kuenn served on the 2008 Arizona Super Bowl Marketing Committee and is a founder and past president of the Arizona Interactive Marketing Association (AZIMA). Arnie is a frequent speaker at conferences such as PubCon, SMX Advanced, AMA Phoenix, Online Marketing Summit, Social Media AZ, ASU Cronkite School of Journalism and many online webinars. Arnie is also an instructor for the Online Marketing Institute and the Content Marketing Institute.
When Arnie isn't running a business or traveling around the country, he's a husband and father of two grown children. He spends his free time hiking in the mountain preserve near his home or taking trips to Prescott, AZ, which you'll learn more about in his book, Accelerate!
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Quiet simply, Accelerate is a blueprint for successfully using 21st century tools for small business online marketing. Written by Arnie Kuenn, the president of Vertical Measures in Phoenix, and a co-founder of the Arizona Interactive Marketing Association; Mr. Kuenn certainly knows his stuff. In fact, it is one of the few criticism of the book that I have, is that it gets a little dense at times, particularly early on. The Search Engine Optimization (SEO) section while being very detailed gets to be a little much and will require a couple of readings for sll but the most experienced of reders. However, the style does settle down, and it would be a mistake to give up on the book as and what you are left with in the end is, a user friendly handbook for search, social media, and content marketing.
The book covers all the major players as you might expect; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google; but is also covers a lot of the less mainstream sites. Accelerate! plucks a number online tools out from the magic geek SEO toolbox to help with almost every aspect of the radical overhaul of your marketing strategy that will undoubtedly unfold once you have finished the book. I myself, am already looking carefully at how I put posts together for my site and have joined a number of social bookmarking sites directly because of this book.
A self published book, also available in a Kindle edition, I was initially concerned about the physical binding on Accelerate! I've had problems in the past with the spines of self published books cracking and then loosing pages after a single reading. I'm happy to report that this is not the case with Accelerate! I did take care not to be too absusive to the spine, but i needn't have worried, the book is in great shape and looks the same as when it arrived.
I mention the self publishing issue, not just because of quality, but also because the text of the book directly references it as well. With a subject such as search and social media marketing, it is easy to get very out of date very quickly - Google+, for example, is not mentioned once. As the text explains, being a self published book, in addition to being an E-book, allows for easier updates than traditional publishing. I, for one, hope we do get new editions on a fairly regular basis, because this a great resource and one I know I will be referring to for quite some time. In fact, I found it quite odd to see URLs in the footnotes and be unable to click on them - should have got the Kindle version!
Mr. Kuenn's book will not tell you how to brand and create a marketing strategy for your business - hopefully that is why you read my blog! What Accelerate! will do, however, is tell you how to navigate the waters of the increasingly complex world of search, social media, and content marketing. This still might not mean that you still don't need to hire someone of Mr. Kuenn's caliber, or the man himself, to work with you on these magic things. But if you do you'll at least know what they are talking about and why.
If you want to get serious about search, social media and content marketing, you need to buy this book - it does what is says on the cover!
If you have not already, get ready to dog ear and mark up Accelerate! You will understand why you need to create great content every time...and how! It will become your go-to reference!