Passion Brands

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-24
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
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What makes some brands stand out from the pack year after year? In a vast marketplace glutted with countless "pretty good brands", how are some products able to command unquestionable customer loyalty and lasting enthusiasm? Veteran business strategist Kate Newlin defines the key ingredients that go into passion brands -- brands that we recommend to friends wholeheartedly, with a joyous, even evangelical zeal. Passion brands inspire an emotional attachment. Unlike consumer fads, we become personally invested in them, sometimes even more so than we do with our friends and loved ones. Newlin identifies the social factors that have made passion brands the driving force in consumer marketing today. Based on proprietary research, which makes use of in-depth interviews with company executives as well as state-of-the-art analytics, she answers the following key questions: Are there common characteristics that enable passion brands to become carriers of personal meaning? What is the financial impact on a company that produces a passion brand? Do passion brands create a halo over the stock prices? She notes that in a world of almost unlimited consumer choices, the old rules of marketing just don't work anymore (product, package, position, price, and promotion). Now marketers must react to consumers in real time, encouraging "brand democracy" in which users can help decide a product's characteristics, from size and colour to how it should be marketed. This book is must reading for entrepreneurs and denizens of corporate cubicles and boardrooms alike.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 9
Seven Accelerators of Passion Branding
The Brands We Lovep. 15
Work the Worldview, Not the Age, Race, or Genderp. 47
Differentiate on Designp. 65
Hire Passionistasp. 77
Know They Know You Need Themp. 109
Democratize the Brandp. 129
Mine the Mythosp. 167
Brand the Buzzp. 197
My Prescription for Building Brand Passionp. 221
Why Now?
The Aging of Usp. 233
The New Isolationismp. 239
The Automaton-ization of Realityp. 247
The "Other People Who Bought This Book Also Liked..." Identityp. 253
The Ubiquitous Marketing Genep. 257
Notesp. 263
Acknowledgmentsp. 271
Indexp. 273
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