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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sam Hill  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Waycross, Georgia

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Illinois Connection

Sam resides in Winnetka.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sam Hill published his first novel, ''Buzz Monkey'', in the fall of 2003, and his second, ''Buzz Riff'' in 2004. He has also written or co-written non-fiction books including, ''Radical Marketing'', co-authored with Glenn Rifkin, which is now in its sixth printing and has been translated into seven languages. CNN called his book ''The Infinite Asset: Managing Brands to Build New Value'' "one of the best business books of the last two decades." Hill's articles and case studies have been published in numerous leading newspapers and magazines, including Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, and the Financial Times.When he is not writing, Sam spends his time as a senior partner in a large management consulting firm, working with the CEO's of major corporations on strategic issues in forty plus countries.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Radical marketing :
ISBN: 0887309054. OCLC Number:

HarperBusiness,. New York, N.Y. :. ©1999.

"Radical Marketing is a fresh approach to marketing and strategy that has proven hugely successful for organizations ranging from Harley-Davidson to Harvard Business School. In this book, Sam Hill, cofounder of Helios Consulting and Glenn Rifkin, a veteran business writer for the New York Times, identify the unconventional strategies that have enabled ten innovative companies to usurp valuable market share from traditional industry leaders." "Just what do these organizations have in common? Each is in tune emotionally with their customer base - allowing them to glean superior marketing insight without spending millions of dollars on advertising or employing huge marketing departments. Each is focused more on the big picture - growth and expansionthan on short term profits. And, despite their current success, each started out with little more than a passion for their product, forcing them to do things more cheaply and creatively."--Jacket.

The infinite asset :
ISBN: 1578512492. OCLC Number:

Harvard Business School Press,. Boston, Mass. :. ©2001.

A new set of tools for innovative brand management.

Sixty trends in sixty minutes /
ISBN: 0471225800. OCLC Number:

John Wiley,. New York :. ©2002.

"Sixty Trends in Sixty Minutes shows marketers how to recognize and profit from nascent trends and also provides practical solutions for marketers in need of a quick fix. It offers proven strategies for exploiting current trends in everyday marketing situations, and present case studies of brand phenomena like Starbucks and Madonna that explore the creative ways in which forward-thinking individuals have successfully exploited trends that they understood well before anyone else. Hill dissects a rapidly changing world into useful parts with humor, foresight, and purpose, making this book an essential read not only for marketers but for consumers who want to understand the forces at work in the marketplace."--Jacket.

Buzz monkey /
ISBN: 0752876902. OCLC Number:

Orion,. London :. 2005.

Buzz riff /
ISBN: 075287313X. OCLC Number:

Orion,. London :. 2006.


Sam was honored at the 2004 & 2005 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.

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