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For decades, marketing has been an industry driven by the gut. No one really knew what worked or why, and marketing executives rarely had to defend their expenditures and results. But times are changing. Marketing must answer to the bottom line just like every other business function, and decisions made from the gut aren't getting the job done.
In Your Gut Is Still Not Smarter Than Your Head, marketing consultants Kevin Clancy and Peter Krieg explain how to implement disciplined, accountable marketing practices that get quantifiable results. The methodologies they describe, based on state-of-the-science research and modeling, will revolutionize marketing in the same way Six Sigma revolutionized manufacturing.
Using case studies and real-world data, the authors explain what disciplined marketing looks like in every kind of decision and reveal how a fact-based approach beats gut-only thinking and planning every time. They also show you how to give your marketing a performance review, so you know what benefits you're getting from the money you're investing. Now you can use your headnot just your gutwhen making marketing decisions that could make or break your business.
Marketing is no longer just a bunch of clever gimmicks and smart slogans; it's a science with verifiable, predictable results that can, and must, answer to the bottom line. Those businesses and marketing executives who embrace the new marketingwith its tough truths and hard datawill enter the future fully equipped for success.
Your Gut Is Still Not Smarter Than Your Head
"Too many companies treat marketing as a communication exercise to help sales move a few more cases of product out of the door. Your Gut Is Still Not Smarter Than Your Head demonstrates that marketing, properly understood, is your company's engine for spotting opportunities and nurturing them to produce long-term profitable growth."
Philip Kotler, author and S.C. Johnson Distinguished Professor of International Marketing, Kellogg School of Management
"Clancy and Krieg debunk the popular myth that marketing is all instinct and hocus pocus. Here's a practical approach to marketing strategy and tactics that can drive profitability and growth. There are no 'blink' shortcuts herethis is the real work of transformational marketing, laid out in a practical, concise guide that every true marketer should read!"
Susanne Lyons, Chief Marketing Officer, Visa USA
"Clancy and Krieg have written a comprehensive and highly compelling how-to book for the marketing community that says: wake up and look at the facts! It's a must-read for every professional marketer who aspires to breakthrough performance."
Joseph V. Tripodi, Chief Marketing Officer, Allstate Insurance Company
"Bold moves require more facts in this fast-paced era. This book is a must-read for the risk tolerant!"
Jon Luther, CEO, Dunkin' Brands, Inc.
"Fact-based marketing is the best way to reinvent marketing, and Clancy and Krieg provide the blueprint to do it."
Bob Liodice, President and CEO, Association of National Advertisers
"The authors demonstrate forcefully and dramaticallywith numerous exampleshow great, even just good, analysis leads to legendary marketing strategies."
Don Sexton, Professor, Columbia Business School, and author of Trump University Marketing 101
An excellent companion to Counterintuitive Marketing, this book makes a strong case for clear-headed, factually based marketing decision-making. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent book, sharing tons of interesting and useful business information, written with wits, spirit and humor.Published on April 14, 2010 by A. Iordache
This book is a must have for all marketers. It challenges conventional teaching by introducing key theories of branding and marketing in real time.
Dr. Jamie Pleasant
Authors Clancy and Krieg continue to be the sirens of reason in a sea of marketing strategies and tactics that are drowning in ineffectiveness. Read morePublished on August 9, 2007 by Gene Pinder
YOUR GUT IS STILL NOT SMARTER THAN YOUR HEAD: HOW DISCIPLINED, FACT-BASED MARKETING CAN DRIVE EXTRAORDINARY GROWTH AND PROFITS considers and refutes one of the basics of marketing:... Read morePublished on July 7, 2007 by Midwest Book Review