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May 23

Intentional Marketing: A Practical Guide for Librarians (2018)

Posted on May 23, 2019 at 11:40 AM by Brian Herder

Intentional Marketing

Intentional Marketing: A Practical Guide for Librarians (2018)

Carol Ottolenghi

Rowman & Littlefield


User-friendly, cost-conscious, and filled with examples from libraries of all types, Intentional Marketing: A Practical Guide for Librarians helps you maximize the return on your marketing investment (ROMI) by showing ways to combine marketing theory with in-house data, creating a global strategy that will drive all of your library marketing. 

This book includes:
  • Discussions of marketing theory and how a global approach makes marketing easier, more effective, and less expensive
  • Step-by-step guides to help define what you are marketing, why you are marketing it, and to whom
  • Ways to identify everyone who affects funding, and how to turn them into stakeholders
  • Ways to increase staff and stakeholder buy-in
  • Examples of successful marketing efforts at other libraries
  • Discussions of different marketing tools (print and digital publications, social media, special events, public relations, programming, etc.), their costs, and how to determine which to use
  • Model feedback and assessment forms

This book is a reference handbook with examples and step-by-step guides. It is written for library staff members who are currently implementing components of marketing in a piecemeal fashion and need a unifying context to streamline their efforts and improve their effectiveness.