If you’re like me, finding holiday gifts for those special content marketing professionals in your life is always a challenge. I mean, do you go buyer personas, content strategy, sales integration or even selling to the c-level? So many choices, so little time.
Our resident design expert Joseph Kalinowski came up with his own rendition of holiday gift ideas for CMI friends Jay Baer, Ann Handley, David Meerman Scott, Jason Falls… as well as myself. If you know these people at all, I believe Joe’s gift ideas would be a big hit with each.
But since an orange Ferrari and a barrel of Maker’s Mark is a bit out of reach at the moment, I’ve come up with some helpful (yet some self-serving) holiday book ideas for the content marketer in all of us. Enjoy!
For those who wish to use and rule SlideShare:
The Marketer’s Guide to SlideShare, by Todd Wheatland
For those trying to “newsjack” the media:
Newsjacking, by David Meerman Scott
For those who need to understand the power of content co-creation:
Brandscaping: Unleashing the Power of Partnerships, by Andrew Davis
For those trying to understand the power of online education:
The One World Schoolhouse, by Salman Khan
For those who need to plan and manage their content marketing strategy:
Managing Content Marketing: The Real-World Guide for Creating Passionate Subscribers to Your Brand, By Robert Rose and Joe Pulizzi
For those trying to develop and harness and online community:
Capturing Community: How to Build, Manage and Market Your Online Community, By Michael Silverman
For those who want to learn the power of customer experience:
The Book of Business Awesome, by Scott Stratten
For those who want to increase conversion rates:
Your Customer Creation Equation, by Brian Massey
For a real-world overview of content strategy:
Content Strategy at Work, by Margot Bloomstein
For any agency looking for a better business model:
The Marketing Agency Blueprint: The Handbook for Building Hybrid PR, SEO, Content, Advertising, and Web Firms, by Paul Roetzer
For those trying to integrate their search and social strategy around content:
Search & Social: The Definitive Guide to Real-Time Content Marketing, by Rob Garner
For professional services companies:
Bold Brand, by Josh Miles
And, last but not least, a book that all human beings should read every few years:
Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill
For more helpful resources on content marketing, visit our CMI Books page.