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Understanding Digital Marketing

Understanding Digital Marketing

Marketing Strategies for Engaging the Digital Generation

Damian Ryan

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Harness the power of digital media to achieve the utmost success in business, both now and in the future, with this best selling guide to digital marketing channels and strategy.

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About the book

The world of digital media is changing at a phenomenal pace. Constantly evolving technologies are transforming not just how we access our information but how we interact and communicate with one another on a global scale. Understanding Digital Marketing is a practical, no-nonsense guide to web-marketing, the rules of new media and researching the new generation of digital consumers. Clear, informative and entertaining, it covers key topics such as search marketing, social media, Google, mobile marketing, affiliate marketing, email marketing, performance marketing, customer engagement and digital marketing strategies.

One of the best-selling books in the industry, this fourth edition of Understanding Digital Marketing has been thoroughly revised with more information, fresh examples and case studies, and the latest developments in the industry. Complete with in-depth insider accounts of digital marketing successes from internationally recognised brands and digital marketing campaigns, it is essential reading for both practitioners and students alike. Understanding Digital Marketing is now required reading for more than 100 universities and colleges, including Harvard University and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Online resources include bonus chapters, contributor views, and case studies on Kwik Fit, Battersea Dogs Home and Yves Saint Laurent.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Digital Marketing… The Origin of…;
    • Chapter - 02: Have a Plan and Stick to it… Strategy!;
    • Chapter - 03: Crouch, Touch, Pause… Engage…;
    • Chapter - 04: Search – Being Found Online;
    • Chapter - 05: Understanding Social Media;
    • Chapter - 06: Understanding E-Mail Marketing;
    • Chapter - 07: Understanding Mobile Marketing;
    • Chapter - 08: Content Marketing and Native Advertising;
    • Chapter - 09: Understanding Programmatic;
    • Chapter - 10: All About Video;
    • Chapter - 11: Understanding Online PR;
    • Chapter - 12: Understanding Performance Marketing;
    • Chapter - 13: Understanding The IoT;
    • Chapter - 14: Optimizing The Customer and User Experience;
    • Chapter - 15: The Future of Digital Marketing;
    • Chapter - 16: Three Online-Only Bonus Chapters and Three Online-Only Contributor Views


Understanding Digital Marketing accomplishes well the difficult feat of assembling current practical strategies from leading experts in the digital marketing field.
Carol Stuckey, Executive Director, Strategic Growth Initiatives, Harvard University Division of Continuing Education

Comprehensive, contextualized and current. Does a great job of balancing solid overview with specific, insightful case examples. An essential addition to any marketer's bookshelf.
Dr Agnes Nairn, Dean, Hult International Business School

This is a great handbook to the world of digital marketing, a world that can seem quite overwhelming at times, especially with the speed of change. A practical guide, it makes a great case for the importance of digital marketing in any marketer's toolbox. Updated to include some of the latest challenges in digital marketing, what I like most is that it remains people-centric, to help ensure that any digital marketing activities you undertake have a fair chance of success.
Tara Beard-Knowland, Senior Director at Ipsos Connect

A no-nonsense, clearly written book which you can dip in and dip out of depending on your digital needs. Excellent to see that the 'human side of digital' has a clear presence throughout.
Dr Sarah Warnes SFHEA, Senior Teaching Fellow, UCL School of Management

One of the most comprehensive yet easy-to-read books on digital marketing available.
The Marketer (about a previous edition)

This is the best book I've seen on Digital Marketing. Without doubt it has been a worthwhile investment for me in my career as a marketing executive for my organisation.
Amazon reviewer (about a previous edition)

[A] fine, accessible guide to digital marketing and appears here in its third updated edition which has been completely revamped to reflect key changes in digital marketing strategies and the digital environment.
Midwest Book Review, The Business Shelf (about a previous edition)

This book seeks to help the reader both understand digital marketing and develop marketing strategies that work within the digital realm. An attractive, accessible and informative guide with a great affordable price tag to match.
Darren Ingram, Founder, Editor & Consultant, Darren Ingram Media


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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749478438
  • Edition: 4
  • Published: 3rd November 2016
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x155
  • 464 pages

About the Author

Damian Ryan is an advisory partner for Moore Stephens UK (one of the UK's largest independent accounting and consulting networks) and a partner with Mediaventura, the UK's leading corporate finance firm for the TIME (Technology, Internet, Media and Entertainment) sector.

He is also author of Understanding Social Media and The Best Digital Marketing Campaigns in the World, both published by Kogan Page.

Damian Ryan

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