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Always On: Advertising, Marketing, and Media in an Era of Consumer Control (08 Edition)by Christopher Vollmer
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The Wall Street Journal Bestseller
The Future is Now-Get Ready to Reap the Profits.
We stand at the beginning of a consumer-centric age-an era with potentially enormous returns for leaders in marketing, advertising and media-if they get their approach right. The new media environment is “always on,” digitally accessible to audiences from anywhere at any time, and responsive to their control. As consumers get used to this, the world of marketing is shifting to one of constant experimentation, fine-grained insight through new metrics, and continual innovation of the visible advertising message, as well as the changing business infrastructure beneath it.
The thought leaders at BoozandCompany and strategy+business magazine have collaborated to create an up-to-the-minute exploration of this turbulent yet promising new digital era and its implications for corporate executives and marketing and advertising professionals. Giving you profiles of the best in the business and deep explorations of the most effective innovations and strategies in the marketing world, Always On introduces you to the companies that are reshaping the ways we will reach customers in the future.
Their secrets are in this book, including how to:
Figuring out the best mix of strategies for any brand requires experimentation, networking, innovation, analytics, and risk taking-qualities that have never been adequately nurtured in a marketer's traditional career path. Always On puts you at the front of the race for successful innovation, with the latest successful approaches and techniques-essential competitive knowledge in a marketing and advertising world that never quits.
Praise for the Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller
“Chris Vollmer's Always On captures the dramatic changes taking place in the marketing-media ecosystem and renders them and their implications with striking elegance.”
-Randall Rothenberg, president and CEO, Interactive Advertising Bureau
“Always On captures the essence of how the Internet is putting control in the hands of consumers, and offers straightforward guidance for executives and companies to not only survive-but thrive-in that world as it changes.”
-Dave Morgan, executive vice president of Global Advertising Strategy, The AOL division of Time Warner
"Always On is an owner's manual for today's brand manager. Keep it in your glove compartment."
--David Verklin, CEO, Aegis Media Americas, and author of Watch This, Listen Up, Click Here
“This book addresses the highest level of consumer-centered advertising and marketing strategy in a way that will pay big dividends for the reader. If you do not understand the digital world, it is a must read for anyone who wants to succeed in the 21st Century.”
ROBERT L. DILENSCHNEIDER, founder and chairman,The Dilenschneider Group, Inc.
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For years, media professionals chased consumers, jacked into personal networks, and sifted through splintered audiences. Now ad and marketing success is driven by those who can reintegrate splintered audiences and map their interests. These philosopher gurus are reshaping how we should reach highly charged minds. Their secrets are in this book.
About the Author
Christopher A.H. Vollmer is a Vice President and Partner in Booz Allen Hamilton's Global Consumer and Media Practice, based in New York.
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