Lovemarks Hardcover – Mar 1 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
Roberts, the New York-based CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi, believes that his Love brand will change businesses, and this boldly designed volume showcases his argument that through Love, business will connect more deeply with consumers. "I was born an optimist," Roberts begins. "I always looked for opportunities where others faced up to threats or weaknesses. I believed if you were going through hell the only option was to keep going!" And that sentiment runs throughout his book, which weaves his personal history with his brand-making philosophy. While the layout is eye-catching, the text often reads like advertisement pull-outs: e.g. "the power of the edge is one of todays most compelling ideas" and "to be out front can be lonely and uncomfortable, but remember, the lead husky gets the best view." In the end, its ad-folk who will glean most from this volume.
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About the Author
Kevin Roberts is CEO Worldwide of ideas company Saatchi & Saatchi, one of the world’s largest and most successful creative organizations, handling more than fifty of the world’s most valuable global brands. Heading a team of more than seven thousand people in eighty-two countries, Roberts led Saatchi & Saatchi to become both Advertising Age and Adweek magazines’ Global Agency Network of the Year in 2003. He is the author of the best-selling book Lovemarks: the future beyond brands (powerHouse Books, 2004), which has now been translated into fourteen languages, with more than 150,000 copies in print. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
LoveMarks has quickly become one of my top five favorite books on story-based marketing. Kevin offers one real world emotional branding example after another that you're sure to connect with. Learn why certain brands touch our hearts and make us fall madly in love while others leave us tepid, disenchanted, and seeking elsewhere for something genuine. Emotion is indeed a powerful currency!
Just reading this book is a lesson in 21st century communications. Expect a dynamic multi-sensory experience. We're talking 4-color processing with easy to read text and illustrative pictures that makes the ideas and examples come to life. At 200+ pages, its been distilled down to its essence...which means it won't take long to read...but you'll want to read it several times, cause each time you'll see it from a fresh perspective.
With a glowing passion red cover and hard-binding it makes a great gift and showcase addition to any coffeetable, desk, or shelf. If you like this kind of book experience, check out "Re-Imagine" by Tom Peters - also a 4-color printing that is filled with lots of multi-dimensional tidbits...Perhaps I'm biased -- I specialize in story-based marketing and how social ideas travel across culture, time, and space. In turn, I've already given out the LoveMarks book to several of my clients.
Kudos to Kevin for telling his story and doing it in his own unique manner. LoveMarks is a beacon that can inspire others to carve their own remarkable path to meaning and impact.
Michael Margolis, Thirsty-Fish Marketing and Storytelling
All the love, all the love.
Most recent customer reviews
book arrived in good condition. delivery was a bit of an issue but that was an issue from my end. overall good experience.Published on Jan. 10 2011 by kong
A slapdash mix of jibberish, jargon, common sense, contrived inspiration and a 20 lb bag of manure...welcome to Lovemarks by Kevin Roberts, A.G. Lafley. Read morePublished on June 22 2004
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