Brandscaping

Unleashing the Power of Partnerships

Author: Andrew M. Davis

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0985957603

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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In this groundbreaking book, media and marketing strategist Andrew M. Davis shows you how to partner with other brands and undiscovered talent to create content that drives demand for the products and services you sell. Brandscaping is a big, infectious idea—a new marketing methodology that begins with one simple observation: a rising tide lifts all ships. Davis dishes up dozens of case studies showing how all types of individuals, companies, and brands have tapped into the power of brandscaping to achieve unparalleled success, often using resources already at their disposal. What if you stopped renting time or space (“advertising”) and started investing in content—content that you’ll own? What if you tapped a trend or created a movement? What if you authentically embraced your most loyal fans? What if... you became a brandscaper? Successful brandscapers think more like television producers and less like marketers. In the new media world, everyone has an audience. No one needs the traditional media monarchies to access their audience anymore. Davis encourages you to reconsider your spend on advertising, forget about trying to obtain PR one-hit wonders, and start seeking out valuable replacements for inauthentic celebrity “endorsements.” Reinvest that money, he says, on creating valuable content and watch your marketing expenses turn into powerful content assets. Brandscaping trains you to unearth authentic, talented “spokespeople” in a world where everyone is a publisher, podcaster, YouTuber, or digital photographer; people whose existing audiences, no matter how small, will become your future customers. Davis demonstrates how electronics manufacturers, retailers, home builders, associations, non-profits, individuals, and many others have benefited from the ability to tap into the power of niche markets. Davis also shows you how to identify and appeal to the passion points that inspire digital influencers, prosumers, and consumers to take action. Your marketing will be more effective and you’ll fill your pipeline with higher-quality leads. Brandscaping will transform the way you market. Brandscaping is symbiotic marketing that can fund start-ups, aid non-profits, even change entire industries. Once you begin thinking like a brandscaper, you’ll be able to easily see the benefits of connecting computer consulting to game shows; insurance sales to motorcycle parts; ‘Foreman Grills to dorm-room cuisine; transportation professionals to hit television shows; backyard poultry to suburban hardware stores; watercraft sales to music videos; and so much more. In Brandscaping, you’ll uncover opportunity at every turn. Davis’ entertaining and artfully-crafted stories each deliver on a clear lesson and an optimistic business challenge to ask yourself, ‘what if?’ Brandscaping is both an intellectual exercise and a practical guide. It’s a refreshing, insightful take on how marketing and media will work together in the future. It is specifically crafted to be embraced by C-suite executives and implemented by savvy marketing professionals. Get ready to brandscape!

Brandscaping

Unleashing the Power of Partnerships

Author: Andrew Davis

Publisher: CMI Books, Division of Z Squared Media, LLC

ISBN: 9780983330783

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

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"Brandscaping uncovers how unconventional content partnerships lead to unparalleled marketing success. You'll learn how to bring together like-minded brands and undiscoverd talent to create content that increases demand and drives sales. Brandscaping is a big, infectious idea designed to be embraced by C-suite executives and implemented by savvy marketing professionals." --Back cover.

Town INC.

Grow Your Business. Save Your Town. Leave Your Legacy.

Author: Andrew Davis

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0996688900

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

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A Rallying Cry! “Town INC is less of a book than it is a rallying cry! You'll never look at any town or city the same way again.” Ann Handley, author of Wall Street Journal bestseller, Everybody Writes A groundbreaking book based on a simple, rarely used, concept. Town Inc. a must-read for any entrepreneur who wants to claim their fame and every city leader hoping to turn their place into the next best thing. Joe Pulizzi, Founder, Content Marketing Institute and Author, Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Remarkable Businesses Empower Your Business, Your Town, and Your Fellow Citizen to Prosper as Never Before Town Inc. unpacks the deceivingly simple link between building a booming business and growing a prosperous town. The secret, it turns out, is to market your town just as passionately as you market your own business. In cities across America, business leaders are telling uniquely compelling stories to lure other businesses and a willing workforce to relocate to their towns. Their towns flourish and their businesses prosper. Typical of the many success stories from which you’ll learn are: • Warsaw, Indiana: The Orthopedic Capital of the World ®. • Muscle Shoals, Alabama: The Hit Record Capital of the World • Batavia, New York: The Greek Yogurt Capital of the World • Hamilton, Missouri: The Quick Quilting Capital of the World • Elkhart, Indiana: The RV Capital of the World • Detroit Michigan’s rebirth as: The Luxury Goods Manufacturing Capital of the America Your town can become just as famous and just as prosperous. Learn and use Town Inc.’s proven formula to create a compelling story that will fuel your town’s and your business’ long-lasting prosperity. The key is to stake a unique claim that will be easy for local visionaries, business owners, and citizens to embrace and to market across the country and around the world. Let’s stake your claim.

Partnership Marketing

How to Grow Your Business and Transform Your Brand Through Smart Collaboration

Author: Ron Kunitzky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470678718

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Google, Microsoft, Apple, Starbucks, and Wal-Mart are "category killers." Why? One key to their astounding success is that they have mastered the art of creating highly attractive partner and customer value propositions. They have all built their business on the principles and practices of Partnership Marketing to offer superior products, create long-term distribution opportunities, new revenue streams for their businesses, and increased brand awareness on a world-wide level. Developing an affiliation with the right partner allows both parties to realize successes that they could not have otherwise achieved on their own by transforming their individual strengths into mutual performance. Whether you're an entrepreneur working to expand your customer base and increase value or a corporation looking for cost-effective ways to stimulate growth and brand-presence on a tight budget, Partnership Marketing is a practical in-depth guide to this core business concept. A powerful strategy in good times, partnership marketing is an excellent way to gain competitive advantage and grow your business even in tough, recessionary economic conditions. As marketing resources are being slashed everywhere, coupled with employee lay-offs and cutbacks to existing programs, partnership marketing is a creative way to do more with less. Partnership Marketing provides the complete how-to of collaborating successfully with other organizations, including: how to align PM objectives to your resources; how to assess what you have to offer a partner-brand and how to leverage your core strengths; how to search for the right partner-brand; how to assess the pros and cons of partnering with other brands; and much more.

Friction

Passion Brands in the Age of Distruption

Author: Jeff Rosenblum,Jordan Berg

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 157687883X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Every industry around the globe is being completely disrupted. Stalwart brands are losing market share to upstarts that capture our collective consciousness. Trillions of dollars are at stake. Brands know a new approach is needed. But most don’t realize the strategic underpinnings need to change. Great brands are no longer built through interruptive advertisements. Friction argues that brands don't simply need clever messages or new, shiny technologies. They need a fundamental change in strategy. Friction provides a system for embracing transparency, engaging audiences, creating evangelists, and unleashing unprecedented growth. The authors of Friction have worked on some of the industry's most innovative assignments for the world’s most successful brands. This groundbreaking book reveals how corporations can divorce themselves from legacy business models to create a passion brand. A brand that breaks its addiction to traditional advertising. A brand that empowers its customers. A brand that dominates the competition.

Pop Idols and Pirates

Mechanisms of Consumption and the Global Circulation of Popular Music

Author: Dr Charles Fairchild

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409493814

Category: Music

Page: 192

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The music industry has been waging some very significant battles in recent years, reacting to numerous inter-related crises provoked by globalization, digitalization and the ever more extensive commercialization of public culture. These struggles are viewed by many as central to the survival of the central mediators in the consumption of popular music. These battles are not just against piracy and the sharing of digital song files on the internet. The music industry is also struggling to find ways to compete or integrate with many other forms of entertainment, including films, television programmes, mobile phones, DVDs and video games in an extremely crowded communications environment. The battles currently being fought by the music industry are about nothing less than its continued ability to create and maintain specific kinds of profitable relationships with consumers. This book presents two inter-related cases of crisis and opportunity: the music industry's epic struggle over piracy and the 'Idol' phenomenon. Both are explicit attempts to control and justify the particular ways in which the music industry makes money from popular music through specific kinds of relationships with consumers. The battles over piracy have been fought with a remarkable collection of campaigns consisting of advice, coercion and argument about what is or is not the best way to consume music. From these complicated and often contradictory campaigns we form an unusually clear picture of what many within the music industry imagine their industry to be. In a complementary way, 'Idol' works to demonstrate the joy and pleasure of consuming popular music the 'right' way. By creating a series of intertwined relationships with consumers around multiple sites of consumption, incorporating television, radio, live performance, traditional print media campaigns, text messaging and all manner of internet-based systems of communication and 'fan management,' the producers of 'Idol' present an ideal relationship between musicians and audiences. Instead of focusing on selling CDs, the music industry's digital Achilles' heel, 'Idol' has given the music industry an integrated platform for displaying its expanded palette of products and venues for consumption. When understood in specific relation to the battle against piracy, Fairchild's analysis of 'Idol' and the emerging promotional cultures of the music industry it exhibits shows how multiple sites of consumption, and attempts to mediate and control the circulation of popular music, are being used to combat the foundational challenges facing the music industry.

The Marketing Performance Blueprint

Strategies and Technologies to Build and Measure Business Success

Author: Paul Roetzer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118883586

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Discover what's possible when the art and science of marketing collide The Marketing Performance Blueprint is an actionable and innovative guide to unlocking your potential as a marketer and accelerating success for your business. With an eye toward the marketing industry's rapid evolution, this book focuses on the processes, technologies, and strategies that are redefining the marketing environment. Step by step, you will learn how to build performance-driven organizations that exceed ROI expectations and outpace the competition. Companies are demanding a more technical, scientific approach to marketing, and this guide provides the key information that helps marketing professionals choose the right tools and recruit the right talent to more effectively build brand, generate leads, convert sales, and increase customer loyalty. Marketers are facing increased pressure to connect every dollar spent to bottom-line results. As the industry advances, the tremendous gaps in talent, technology, and strategy leave many professionals underprepared and underperforming. The Marketing Performance Blueprint helps bridge those gaps: Align marketing talent, technology, and strategy to reach performance goals Drive digital marketing transformation within your organization Recruit, train, and retain a modern marketing team Propel growth through digital-savvy marketing agency partners Adapt more quickly to marketing technology advancements Create connected customer experiences Turn marketing data into intelligence, and intelligence into action Devise integrated marketing strategies that deliver real business results The marketers who will redefine the industry in the coming months and years will never stop challenging conventional knowledge and solutions. Whether in terms of evolved talent, advanced technology, or more intelligent and integrated strategies, these driven professionals will be in demand as the pioneers of the new marketing era. The Marketing Performance Blueprint helps marketers blaze a trail of their own by providing a roadmap to success.

The Distribution Trap

Keeping Your Innovations from Becoming Commodities

Author: Andrew R. Thomas,Timothy J. Wilkinson

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780313365522

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

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In this book, two business experts take an incisive look at product distribution—one of the most important forces shaping the American and global landscape.

Everything But the Coffee

Learning about America from Starbucks

Author: Bryant Simon

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520269926

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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“Simon knows more about Starbucks—and about why so many Americans find perfection in their lattes—than anyone. He connects our deepest desires to be good, smart, ethical consumers with our equally strong yearning to consume in an authentic way. Our coffee, Simon shows, is us.”—Sharon Zukin, author of Naked City

Vertical

The City from Satellites to Bunkers

Author: Stephen Graham

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1781689962

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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A revolutionary reimagining of the cities we live in, the air above us, and what goes on in the earth beneath our feet Today we live in a world that can no longer be read as a two-dimensional map, but must now be understood as a series of vertical strata that reach from the satellites that encircle our planet to the tunnels deep within the ground. In Vertical, Stephen Graham rewrites the city at every level: how the geography of inequality, politics, and identity is determined in terms of above and below. Starting at the edge of earth’s atmosphere and, in a series of riveting studies, descending through each layer, Graham explores the world of drones, the city from the viewpoint of an aerial bomber, the design of sidewalks and the hidden depths of underground bunkers. He asks: why was Dubai built to be seen from Google Earth? How do the super-rich in São Paulo live in their penthouses far above the street? Why do London billionaires build vast subterranean basements? And how do the technology of elevators and subversive urban explorers shape life on the surface and subsurface of the earth? Vertical will make you look at the world around you anew: this is a revolution in understanding your place in the world.

Managing Content Marketing

The Real-World Guide for Creating Passionate Subscribers to Your Brand

Author: Robert Rose,Joe Pulizzi

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0983330700

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

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Let’s face it...content marketing is all the rage. Brands around the world are spending (on average) over 25% of their total marketing budget on content marketing. There have been countless books and resources that have covered all aspects of content marketing ...from the why to the what to the where...but oddly enough, rarely the how. Not until now that is. Managing Content Marketing shows you, in detail, how to manage content marketing within your organization. Whether you come from a small company or multi-billion dollar brand, this book will give you the ammunition and the ideas to develop a storytelling process that will create passionate subscribers to your brand. World-renowned content marketing experts Robert Rose and Joe Pulizzi have teamed up to help marketing pros and business owners develop a content marketing plan that goes beyond theories, and explains it in a way that can actually be implemented. You’ll Learn How To: - Build the Business Case for Content Marketing - Develop a Content Marketing Strategy that Works for Your Business - Tell a Consistent Story that Engages Your Customers - Determine the Right Marketing Channels to Implement - Create an Internal and External Workfl ow for Content Marketing - Measure Content Marketing and Communicate Results to Internal Stakeholders

The New Rules of Marketing and PR

How to Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, Newsjacking, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly

Author: David Meerman Scott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111936244X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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The international bestseller—now in a new edition When it comes to marketing, anything goes in the Digital Age, right? Well, not quite. While marketing and public relations tactics do seem to change overnight, every smart businessperson knows that it takes a lot more than the 'next big thing.' The New Rules of Marketing & PR is an international bestseller with more than 375,000 copies sold in twenty-nine languages. In the latest edition of this pioneering guide to the future of marketing, you'll get a step-by-step action plan for leveraging the power of the latest approaches to generating attention for your idea or your business. You'll learn how get the right information to the right people at the right time—at a fraction of the cost of traditional advertising. The Internet continues to change the way people communicate and interact with each other, and if you're struggling to keep up with what's trending in social media, online videos, apps, blogs, or more, your product or service is bound to get lost in the ether. In The New Rules of Marketing & PR, you'll get access to the tried-and-true rules that will keep you ahead of the curve when using the latest and greatest digital spaces to their fullest PR, marketing, and customer-communications potential. Keeping in mind that your audience is savvy and crunched for time, this essential guide shows you how to cut through the online clutter to ensure that your message gets seen and heard. Serves as the ideal resource for entrepreneurs, business owners, marketers, PR professionals, and non-profit managers Offers a wealth of compelling case studies and real-world examples Includes information on new platforms including Facebook Live and Snapchat Shows both small and large organizations how to best use Web-based communication Finally, everything you need to speak directly to your audience and establish a personal link with those who make your business work is in one place.

The Big Book of Marketing

Author: Anthony G. Bennett

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071626158

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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"A real world tool for helping develop effective marketing strategies and plans." -- Dennis Dunlap, Chief Executive Officer, American Marketing Association "For beginners and professionals in search of answers." -- Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service, The George Washington University "A 'must read' for every business major and corporate executive." -- Clarence Brown, former Acting Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce The Biggest Companies. The Boldest Campaigns. THE BEST INSIDER'S GUIDE ON THE MARKET. The most comprehensive book of its kind, The Big Book of Marketing is the definitive resource for marketing your business in the twenty-first century. Each chapter covers a fundamental aspect of the marketing process, broken down and analyzed by the greatest minds in marketing today. For the first time ever, 110 experts from the world's most successful companies reveal their step-by-step strategies, proven marketing tools, and tricks of the trade—fascinating, exclusive, real-world case studies from an all-star roster of companies, including: ACNielsen * Alcoa * American Express * Amtrak * Antimicrobial * Technologies Group * APL Logistics * Arnold * AT&T * Atlas Air * Bloomingdale's * BNSF * Boeing * Bristol-Myers Squibb * Burson-Marsteller * BzzAgent * Caraustar * Cargill * Carnival * Coldwell Banker * Colgate-Palmolive * Colonial Pipeline * Con-way * Costco * Dean Foods * Discovery Communications * Draftfcb * DSC Logistics * DuPont * Edelman * ExxonMobil * Fabri-Kal * FedEx Trade Networks * Fleishman-Hillard * Ford * Frito-Lay * GE * Greyhound * Hair Cuttery * Hilton * HOLT CAT * IBM * Ingram Barge * Ingram Micro * International Paper * John Deere * Kimberly-Clark * Kodak * Kraft * L.L.Bean * Landor * Long Island Rail Road * Lulu.com * Mars * MCC * McCann * McDonald's * McKesson * Nationals * NCR * New York Times * Nordstrom * Ogilvy Action * OHL * 1-800Flowers.com * Overseas Shipholding Group * Owens Illinois * P & G * Papa John's * Paramount Pictures * Patagonia * PepsiCo * Pfizer * Porter Novelli * RAPP * Ritz-Carlton * Safeway * Saks Fifth Avenue * Sara Lee * SC Johnson * Sealed Air * Sears * Silgan * Skyhook * Snap-on Tools * Southwest * Sports and Leisure * ResearchGroup * Staples * Stoner * Supervalu * Synovate * Tanimura & Antle * TBWA * Tenet Healthcare * Texas Instruments * 3M * ToysRUs * Trader Joe's * Tupperware * Under Armour * United Airlines * United Stationers * Verizon * VISA * Weyerhaeuser * Wilson Sporting Goods * Wunderman * Xerox * Y&R * Zappos.com No matter what business you're in--from retail and manufacturing to service and nonprofit--The Big Book of Marketing offers the most practical, hands-on advice you’ll ever find . . . from the best in the business. Anthony G. Bennett taught marketing at Georgetown University. With three decades of experience in the field, he has held a variety of key marketing positions at Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T and others. He resides in McLean, Virginia.

Step-By-Step Optimization With Excel Solver - The Excel Statistical Master

Author: Mark Harmon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937159153

Category: Computers

Page: 250

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For anyone who wants to be operating at a high level with the Excel Solver quickly, this is the book for you. Step-By-Step Optimization With Excel Solver is more than 200+ pages of simple yet thorough explanations on how to use the Excel Solver to solve today's most widely known optimization problems. Loaded with screen shots that are coupled with easy-to-follow instructions, this book will simplify many difficult optimization problems and make you a master of the Excel Solver almost immediately. Here are just some of the Solver optimization problems that are solved completely with simple-to-understand instructions and screen shots in this book: The famous "Traveling Salesman" problem using Solver's Alldifferent constraint and the Solver's Evolutionary method to find the shortest path to reach all customers. This also provides an advanced use of the Excel INDEX function. The well-known "Knapsack Problem" which shows how optimize the use of limited space while satisfying numerous other criteria. How to perform nonlinear regression and curve-fitting on the Solver using the Solver's GRG Nonlinear solving method. How to solve the "Cutting Stock Problem" faced by many manufacturing companies who are trying to determine the optimal way to cut sheets of material to minimize waste while satisfying customer orders. Portfolio optimization to maximize return or minimize risk. Venture capital investment selection using the Solver's Binary constraint to maximize Net Present Value of selected cash flows at year 0. Clever use of the If-Then-Else statements makes this a simple problem. How use Solver to minimize the total cost of purchasing and shipping goods from multiple suppliers to multiple locations. How to optimize the selection of different production machine to minimize cost while fulfilling an order. How to optimally allocate a marketing budget to generate the greatest reach and frequency or number of inbound leads at the lowest cost. Step-By-Step Optimization With Excel Solver has complete instructions and numerous tips on every aspect of operating the Excel Solver. You'll fully understand the reports and know exactly how to tweek all of the Solver's settings for total custom use. The book also provides lots of inside advice and guidance on setting up the model in Excel so that it will be as simple and intuitive as possible to work with. All of the optimization problems in this book are solved step-by-step using a 6-step process that works every time. In addition to detailed screen shots and easy-to-follow explanations on how to solve every optimization problem in the book, a link is provided to download an Excel workbook that has all problems completed exactly as they are in this book. Step-By-Step Optimization With Excel Solver is exactly the book you need if you want to be optimizing at an advanced level with the Excel Solver quickly.

Marketing Management in Turkey

Author: Selcen Ozturkcan,Elif Yolbulan Okan

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787145581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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Elif Yolbulan Okan and Selcen Ozturkcan examine marketing opportunities, market potential, and standardization and customization opportunities available within one of the fastest growing of the world's emerging economies—namely, the Turkish economy, which according to a recent PWC report could outstrip the Italian economy by 2030 in many areas.

The Hero and the Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes

Author: Margaret Mark,Carol Pearson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071381185

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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A brand’s meaning—how it resonates in the public heart and mind—is a company’s most valuable competitive advantage. Yet, few companies really know how brand meaning works, how to manage it, and how to use brand meaning strategically. Written by best-selling author Carol S. Pearson (The Hero Within) and branding guru Margaret Mark, this groundbreaking book provides the illusive and compelling answer. Using studies drawn from the experiences of Nike, Marlboro, Ivory and other powerhouse brands, the authors show that the most successful brands are those that most effectively correspond to fundamental patterns in the unconscious mind known as archetypes. The book provides tools and strategies to: • Implement a proven system for identifying the most appropriate and leverageable archetypes for any company and/or brand • Harness the power of the archetype to align corporate strategy to sustain competitive advantage

Fashion Marketing: Contemporary Issues

Author: Tony Hines,Margaret Bruce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136004254

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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'Fashion Marketing' is a book of key chapter contributions from renowned academics and practitioners that addresses many of the contemporary issues facing one of the world's largest and most global of industries. With international contributions from the UK, USA and China, 'Fashion Marketing' covers all of the key themes and issues of this area, including: * forecasting * sourcing * supply chain management (demand management) * new product development * design management * logistics * range planning * colour prediction * market testing * e-commerce * strategy Ideal for use on any undergraduate or postgraduate courses in Fashion, Textiles, Apparel and Retailing Management where there is a need to address the topic of fashion marketing, this book will also serve as a useful, informative and authoritative text for senior managers in the fashion marketing industries wanting to gain further understanding of current and future developments within the industry.

Asian Brand Strategy

How Asia Builds Strong Brands

Author: M. Roll

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230513069

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

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This book offers insights, knowledge and perspectives on Asian brands and branding as a strategic tool and provides a comprehensive framework for understanding Asian branding strategies and Asian brands, including success stories and challenges for future growth and strengths. The book includes theoretical frameworks and models and up-to-date case studies on Asian brands

Fortune The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time

How Apple, Ford, IBM, Zappos, and others made radical choices that changed the course of business

Author: Verne Harnish

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 1603204415

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Decisions equal success--nothing happens until one is made. Businesses make millions of decisions every day. But once in a great while a leader makes a truly game-changing decision that shifts not only the strategy of a single company but how everyone does business. These big decisions are counter intuitive--they go against the conventional wisdom. In hindsight, taking a different direction may seem easy, but these bet-the-company moves involve drama, doubt and high tension. What made Apple's board bring back Steve Jobs to the company? How did J&J decide to recall every bottle of Tylenol after a poisoning scare that only involved a small batch of the drug? What made Henry Ford decide to double the wages of his auto workers and how did that change the American economy for the next century? Here management consultant Verne Harnish, the CE0 of Gazelles, along with Fortune's editors, provide the background story behind the 20 great business decisions of all time. You'll get a glimpse into the thought process leading up to these groundbreaking moments and will learn how these decisions have shaped the thinking of today's top leaders. The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time will spur debates and ignite conversations from board rooms to coffee shops and all will be wondering how one might apply these lessons to one's own business.