Advertising is riddled with myths and misunderstandings. It is believed to be both immensely powerful yet immensely wasteful, to increase economic prosperity and to be morally questionable. Neither its historic origins nor its modern operations are well understood. This Very Short Introduction will tell the truth about how advertising works.
Urging you to put a Purple Cow into everything you build, and everything you do, to create something truly noticeable, this book is a manifesto for anyone who wants to help create products and services that are worth marketing in the first place.
Talks about the state of the art in viral, buzz and word-of-mouth marketing. This work shows how businesses can harness connectivity between clients, customers and consumers as powerful marketing media for driving demand. It focuses on the consumer to consumer approach to marketing: word of mouth.