Contemporary Consumer Culture TheoryContemporary Consumer Culture Theory contains original research essays written by the premier thought leaders of the discipline from around the world that reflect the maturation of the field Customer Culture Theory over the last decade. The volume seeks to help break down the silos that have arisen in disciplines seeking to understand consumer culture, and speed both the diffusion of ideas and possibility of collaboration across frontiers. Contemporary Consumer Culture Theory begins with a re-evaluation of some of the fundamental notions of consumer behaviour, such as self and other, branding and pricing, and individual vs. communal agency then continuing with a reconsideration of role configurations as they affect consumption, examining in particular the ramifications of familial, gender, ethnic and national aspects of consumers' lived experiences. The book move on to a reappraisal of the state of the field, examining the rhetoric of inquiry, the reflexive history and critique of the discipline, the prospect of redirecting the effort of inquiry to practical and humanitarian ends, the neglected wellsprings of our intellectual heritage, and the ideological underpinnings of the evolving construction of the concept of the brand. Contemporary Consumer Culture Theory is a reflective assessment, in theoretical, empirical and evocative keys, of the state of the field of consumer culture theory and an indication of the scholarly directions in which the discipline is evolving providing reflection upon a rapidly expanding discipline and altered consumption-scapes by some of its prime movers.
Experiential MarketingWhy do some brands make us feel good, while others frustrate us? What makes us engage with certain brands, rebuy the same products, return to the same store or revisit the same destination over and over again? Is there a framework underlying how past and lived shopping experiences can affect our future experiences, our buying decisions, and our brand loyalty? In this exciting new book, Wided Batat introduces readers to the new customer experience framework and the era of the "Experiential Marketing Mix." She introduces the concept of the 7Es (Experience, Exchange, Extension, Emphasis, Empathy, Emotional touchpoints, Emic/Etic process); a tool that focuses on the consumer as a starting point in marketing strategies. By using these, companies can design suitable, emotional, and profitable customer experiences in a phygital context (physical place and digital space) including both offline and online digital experiences. Batat argues that a traditional product-centric should be replaced by the appropriate mix of 7Es, based upon a more consumer/experience-centric logic. Experiential Marketing is a guide to building experiences consumers cannot forget. It will be of interest for CEOs, brand managers, marketing and communication professionals, students, and anyone eager to learn more about how to design the ultimate customer experience in a new phygital. In this book, Professor Batat combines theory and practice and gives readers an overview of: the origins and the rise of the customer experience logic, the 7Es of the new experiential marketing mix, and the challenges for the future.
Qualitative Marketing ResearchThis is a perfect guide to understanding the core principles of qualitative marketing research. It presents qualitative marketing research in the broader context of marketing and managerial decisions, consumer psychology and contemporary knowledge about unconscious and automatic processes. Different types of qualitative marketing research methods are examined, from the classic focus group interview (FGI) and individual in-depth interview (IDI), to more cutting-edge methods such as ethnography or bulletin boards, which enable marketing researchers to discover and understand real consumer motivations, needs, values, and attitudes. With numerous international case studies, including PepsiCo, Unilever, Danone, Nestle, Aviva and Citibank, the book is uniquely practical in its approach. It is vital reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of marketing research, consumer behaviour and consumer psychology.