The best books that help retailers learn and apply digital marketing

Dario Sipos Author Of Digital Retail Marketing: The Essential Guide to Low-Cost, Successful Content Marketing
By Dario Sipos

Who am I?

When you have online influence, you have the ability to transform minds, behaviors, and outcomes. Dario Sipos is a Digital Marketing Strategist, Branding Expert, Keynote Public Speaker, Business Columnist, and Author of the highly acclaimed books Digital Personal Branding and Digital Retail Marketing. Dario has spent significant time working all over the World in the digital field, helping clients and developing brands. He helps leaders influence positive outcomes in all directions, even under the most difficult, changing conditions. Dario will help you build your influence in all directions of your online presence.

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Digital Retail Marketing: The Essential Guide to Low-Cost, Successful Content Marketing

By Dario Sipos,

Book cover of Digital Retail Marketing: The Essential Guide to Low-Cost, Successful Content Marketing

What is my book about?

Digital Retail Marketing is your guide to online content-based marketing specifically written for retailers: why it matters, how to approach it, and start-to-finish steps you can take to implement your content marketing at a very low cost. You will be entirely ready to start and run your retail content marketing process, continuously and consistently.

Digital Retail Marketing is a must-read for every revenue-driven retail executive, manager, and marketeer who is serious about growing their business.

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The books I picked & why

Book cover of Building a Storybrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen

Why did I love this book?

When I started my marketing journey I did it like everyone else, by speaking mostly about my business and company, thinking that is the best method to convince customers to work with me. After years of already working in marketing, I stumbled upon this book. By reading this book I realized I was wrong on so many levels in my marketing approach because of using incorrect words and speaking about the wrong subjects to potential customers. This book taught me most of the things I now know about creating a great brand story that truly engages with customers. This is one of my favorite reads that I gladly recommend to all my clients, knowing that it will have a tremendously positive effect on their business.

By Donald Miller,

Why should I read it?

7 authors picked Building a Storybrand as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

More than half-a-million business leaders have discovered the power of the StoryBrand Framework, created by New York Times bestselling author and marketing expert Donald Miller. And they are making millions.

If you use the wrong words to talk about your product, nobody will buy it. Marketers and business owners struggle to effectively connect with their customers, costing them and their companies millions in lost revenue.

In a world filled with constant, on-demand distractions, it has become near-impossible for business owners to effectively cut through the noise to reach their customers, something Donald Miller knows first-hand. In this book, he shares…

Book cover of Becoming A Digital Marketer: Gaining the Hard & Soft Skills for a Tech-Driven Marketing Career

Why did I love this book?

After working for years in the retail marketing field, I realized that digital marketing is changing the speed by which the usually slow-paced retail industry is developing. So in the rapid world of marketing where new generations bring digital to traditional marketing, I realized that everyone needs to learn about digital marketing much more because eCommerce develops at an incredibly fast pace. When my clients operate a retail business that is trying to take an eCommerce approach they need to have more wide skills in digital marketing such as building websites, installing analytics, managing social media conversations, and understanding SEO strategy with a focus on email marketing. I discovered this book that offers both hard and soft skills to understand and successfully use crucial concepts of digital marketing.

By Gil Gildner, Anya Gildner,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Becoming A Digital Marketer as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

In the rapid world of marketing, fresh graduates and traditional marketers alike are learning that the industry is blending technology at a pace never seen before. It’s no longer enough to be a specialist: in today’s tech-driven industry, you’ve got to be able to build websites, install analytics, run pay-per-click campaigns, join Twitter chats, understand SEO strategy, and experience the underrated power of email marketing.

In Part 1, you’ll learn the hard skills crucial to a marketing career, like:

organic search (SEO)
paid advertising (PPC)
social media marketing
reporting & analytics
branding & copywriting email marketing

In Part 2, you’ll…

Book cover of Digital Marketing Strategy: An Integrated Approach to Online Marketing

Why did I love this book?

As a Digital Strategist, after hundreds of meetings with clients, I noticed that the lack of digital marketing strategy is the real reason that some retail companies do not manage to grow and some grow successfully. I went on a search for a book that will be a step-by-step framework on how to plan, integrate and measure the effectiveness of each digital platform. I discovered this book that covers many subjects of digital marketing strategy that are absolutely crucial in successfully managing the strategy of digital marketing retail or eCommerce business.

By Simon Kingsnorth,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Digital Marketing Strategy as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Optimize your digital channels and ensure your marketing strategy aligns with business objectives, with this second edition of the bestselling guide to digital marketing - recommended by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. There is no shortage of digital marketing resources yet finding a book that covers all disciplines can be a challenge. This essential and highly readable book provides an accessible, step-by-step framework to the planning, integration and measurement of each digital platform and technique, all tailored to achieve overarching business objectives. Now featuring cutting edge updates on social media, SEO, content marketing, user experience and customer loyalty, Digital Marketing…

Book cover of Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World

Why did I love this book?

This book introduced me to the concept of a complete reinvention of retail, from brick and mortar to online shops, including changes in how consumers shop. Retail is considered slow and without the possibility for any drastic improvement. Reengineering Retail explores the revolution in retail by giving a glimpse into future developments. This book is the only one where the author’s vision is a future where every part of the existing retail experience will be transformed. The author bravely discusses the change of core economic revenue models, which helped me to understand a new potential roadmap to the future.

By Doug Stephens,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Reengineering Retail as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Since the release of Doug Stephens' first book, The Retail Revival, change in the global retail sector has accelerated beyond even the boldest forecasts. As predicted, online giants like Amazon and are growing at a dizzying pace. Hundreds of well-known brick and mortar retailers have closed their doors, and brands and retailers across categories are struggling to understand the shifting needs and expectations of a new consumer.

Picking up where The Retail Revival left off, Reengineering Retail explores the coming revolution in the global retail and consumer goods market, offering sales and marketing executives a roadmap to the future.…

Book cover of Omnichannel Retail: How to Build Winning Stores in a Digital World

Why did I love this book?

Mantra “omnichannel” is one of the most common terms that retailers throw around, yet not many understand it truly. The physical retail experience needs an urgent revamp as users shift rapidly to internet shopping. While the majority of purchases are currently still done offline, the majority of customers seek content and advice online before buying goods in-store. I recommend this book to everyone that wants to truly understand omnichannel retail because it describes opportunities for the brick and mortars stores that can be taken from the digital revolution.

By Tim Mason, Miya Knights,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Omnichannel Retail as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

FINALIST: Business Book Awards 2020 - Sales and Marketing Category According to many reports, the physical retail experience is in crisis as more and more consumers shift to internet shopping. Despite this, the majority of global purchases still happen offline, from 90% of sales in the US through to 92% of sales in the UK and 94% in China. The big change is that today's shopper seeks content and advice online before buying in store. Omnichannel Retail celebrates all the advantages of the physical shopping experience, from its sensory selection through to try-before-you buy, and its potential for providing an…

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