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But before Roberts can get to what in fact a Lovemark means in the worlds of advertising and marketing, he takes us on a virtual tour of his CV. There was his first post at Mary Quant in London, then the gig as New Products Manager of Gillette International in the Middle East, on to CEO of Pepsi in Canada, and later the same role at Lion Nathan in New Zealand. The list goes on, and so does Roberts--on and on--about his achievements and experience building brand awareness and shaking things up (he famously machine-gunned a vending machine at a presentation for a spot on the evening news). More importantly, he succeeds at blasting away the smoke and mirrors that might prevent a creative genius (or an ordinary consumer) from seeing what makes Superman the most beloved super-hero of all time.
Despite the somewhat egocentric approach to taking us there (he is, after-all, a pretty smart guy), we arrive at Roberts's point beautifully, and see what he sees: "That human attention has become our principle currency." And that, in these times, forming long-term emotionally charged relationships with customers is the only way to make a product weather the long haul. And while Roberts speaks to us in a spirited, conversational manner (that makes Lovemarks a pleasure to read), the design of the book seems to work against him, as convoluted typography and a general lack of layout consistency give the book a visually amateurish look. --Christene Barberich --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I have owned the hard copy since it came out. Still a relevant book in the age of relationship\influence\content marketing.Published 1 month ago by Brent Rusk
Won't let me read this kindle book before printing a review! Invasion if my choice and furthermore, telling me how many words to use!Published 3 months ago by Amazon
got iot for a frien but then i read it and love it ... Much fun to read, nice stories, great things to learn ... also very easy going readingPublished 4 months ago by Fernando McRayearth
If you are a marketing student: this book is more helpful and inspiring than your actual courses. If you're passionate about marketing and college is dampening that fire, read this... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kylen Marie Feltes
Working at Saatchi & Saatchi, this is a must read. Not a handbook, not a guideline book. A philosophy book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Delmy Alvarenga
Wonderfully concise and filled with back-up about the importance of love in business and the reality that customers are the ultimate owner of all brands they love. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Smith in Midwest
Just a great book and an easy quick read that will help branding professionals remember why they got into the ad business -Published 15 months ago by Penguin
It provides perspective when branding oneself or one's brand, It covers topics like how should you come off to your customers. Excellent read.Published 17 months ago by Cady Henderson