The Next Evolution of Marketing: Connect with Your Customers by Marketing with Meaning (Google eBook)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Sep 24, 2009 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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The Next Evolution of Marketing is a true beacon for all brand builders. Many books claim that, Bob’s book delivers.”
Jim Stengel, former Global Marketing Officer, Procter & Gamble

“Some timeless truths restored for modern marketing—and many new ones added. An inspiring reminder of the value of brand behavior and how to make it happen.”
Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP

“Persuasion has given way to sharing, and marketing will never be the same.”
John Gerzema, Chief Insights Officer, Young & Rubicam, and coauthor of The Brand Bubble

”Bob Gilbreath brilliantly shows why we’re no longer living in our fathers’ marketing era. Better yet, he details how marketing works best when it adds value to people’s lives, and he provides a playbook for success.”
David Meerman Scott, bestselling author of The New Rules of Marketing & PR and World Wide Rave

“This book provides a framework and compelling examples for creating the next generation of cultureleading brands.”
Mark Greatrex, Senior Vice President, Marketing Communications and Insights, The Coca-Cola Company


Marketing with Meaning—The Breakthrough Strategy for Connecting with Customers!

The old interruptive model of marketing doesn’t work. Customers are tuning out. They no longer listen to in-your-face messages. Instead, they demand meaning in the brands they buy and the marketing that reaches them.

Marketing strategist Bob Gilbreath’s hot new concept, Marketing with Meaning, represents the next evolutionary step in a progression following direct marketing and permission marketing. This groundbreaking methodology engages customers and wins their business by adding value to their lives. Rather than pushing a product or service, Marketing with Meaning woos customers by offering them something of value independent of purchase.

In The Next Evolution of Marketing, Gilbreath unveils a revolutionary new approach to business that fills the gaping voids left in bottom lines when people started tuning out. Gilbreath describes the marketing revolution now underway and the powerful forces driving it. Inside, he provides Marketing with Meaning success stories, including:

  • Samsung’s laptop and cell phone charging stations, which are now found in more than 50 airports throughout the United States
  • Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty and its viral video “Evolution,” which has been viewed more than 100 million times
  • Burger King’s Xbox advergames, which helped boost the company’s profits by 40 percent in one year

This first-ever comprehensive model for creating and managing a meaningful marketing campaign uses in-depth case studies of successful campaigns and explains how to develop and execute a solid strategy for meeting customers’ needs. It also arms you with an original set of metrics for precisely measuring the effectiveness of your initiatives.

You simply cannot afford to get left behind in advertising’s “golden age” of interrupt, tell, and sell marketing. Marketing with Meaning is how your customers demand business be done today and tomorrow. The Next Evolution of Marketing is your guide to surviving and thriving in this marketing revolution.


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Review: The Next Evolution of Marketing: Connect with Your Customers by Marketing with Meaning

User Review  - Anna Vc - Goodreads

Decent explanation of how to implement meaningful marketing through case studies. The book became a little one-note and overly repetitive towards the end. Read full review

Review: The Next Evolution of Marketing: Connect with Your Customers by Marketing with Meaning

User Review  - Jon Kruse - Goodreads

Slightly outdated already. My biggest problem was all the examples were from big business, design a second website, app or game. I do agree that in order to succeed in marketing today, brands need to provide value (marketing with meaning). Read full review


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About the author (2009)

Bob Gilbreath is chief marketing strategist at Bridge Worldwide, one of the largest global digital ad agencies. He has worked with some of the world’s largest marketers, including Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Anheuser-Busch, and Ford. He currently leads digital strategy work for clients such as Kroger, Abbott, Luxottica, and ConAgra Foods. Bob was recognized by Advertising Age as one of the Top 50 Marketers of 2004. Bridge Worldwide headquarters are located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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