Description : The roadmap to success for financial professionals usingreal-world examples, practical how-to's, and a structured approachto marketing strategy and tactics that covers the basics forbeginners and inspires new ideas for marketing pros The Financial Marketing Services Handbook, Second Editiongives sales and marketing practitioners the practical tools andbest practices they need both to improve their job performance andtheir retail and institutional marketing strategies. The FSMHandbook guides marketing and sales professionals working in anindustry characterized by cut-throat competition, client mistrust,transformative technologies, and ever-changing regulation, tounderstand the practical steps they must take to turn these threatsinto opportunities. Providing invaluable information on how to target, win, andretain profitable customers, the book presents an overview of thebasic marketing functions—segmentation, positioning, brandbuilding, situational analyses, and tactical planning—as theyrelate specifically to the financial services industry. Withup-to-date case studies, showing what has worked and, moretellingly, what hasn't, the book demonstrates how to effectivelyutilize the marketer's toolbox—from advertising and publicrelations to social media and mobile marketing. Discusses how social media (Twitter, Facebook, blogs, reviewsites) impact branding and sales Packed with new information on landing pages, email successfactors, and smartphone apps Demonstrates how behavioral economics affect marketingstrategy Case studies and charts are fully revised and updated The financial industry is under intense pressure to improveprofits, retain high-value clients, and maintain brand equitywithout straining budgets. The first edition has become anindustry-standard reference book and The Financial ServicesMarketing Handbook, Second Edition gives sales and marketingprofessionals even more of the information they need to stretchvalue from each marketing dollar.
Description : Its basic empirical research and investigation of pure theories of investment in the sports and lottery markets make this volume a winner. These markets are simpler to study than traditional financial markets, and their expected values and outcomes are uncomplicated. By means of new overviews of scholarship on the industry side of racetrack and other betting markets to betting exchanges and market efficiencies, contributors consider a variety of sports in countries around the world. The result is not only superior information about market forecasting, but macro- and micro-analyses that are relevant to other markets. * Easily studied sports markets reveal features relevant for more complex traditional financial markets * Significant coverage of sports from racing to jai alai * New studies of betting exchanges and Internet wagering markets
Description : There is growing interest among academics and policymakers in the economics of gambling, which has been stimulated by major regulatory and tax changes in the U.S., U.K. Continental Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere. Unfortunately, there is no comprehensive source of path-breaking research on this topic. To fill this gap, we commissioned chapters from leading economists on all aspects of gambling research. Topics covered include the optimal taxation structure for various forms of gambling, factors influencing the demand and supply of gambling services, forecasting of gambling trends, regulation of gambling, the efficiency of racetrack and sports betting markets, gambling prevalence and behavior, modeling the demand for gambling services, the economic impact of gambling, substitution and complementarities among different types of gambling activity, and the relationship between gambling and other sectors of the economy. These are all important issues, with significant global implications. Specifically, we divide the Handbook into sections on casinos, sports betting, horserace betting, betting strategy, motivation, behavior and decision-making in betting markets, prediction markets and political betting, and lotteries and gambling machines
Description : Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies covers 900 nonpublic U.S. enterprises including large industrial and service corporations.
Description : Part of a four-volume set of handbooks on business (the others profile American business, American emerging companies, and global companies), this volume contains profiles of 900 American private companies, including private companies, mutuals and cooperative organizations, not-for-profits, joint ventures, universities, government-owned corporation
Description : Literary Nonfiction. Latino/Latina Studies. This manual penned by the founder of the only successful Hispanic political party, La Raza Unida, brings together an impressive breadth of models to either follow or avoid. Quite often, Gutierrez's voice is not only the seasoned voive of reason, but also that of humor, wry wit and satire. If nothing else, A CHICANO MANUAL ON HOW TO HANDLE GRINGOS is a wonderful survey of the Chicano and Latino community on the move in all spheres of life in the United States on the very eve of its demographic and cultural ascendancy.