A new approach to branding for the 21st century.
Nadeau, advertising and branding pioneer extraordinaire, starts with a simple and reasonable premise: The job of advertisers should not be to invent consumer needs, but to fill existing desires. The advent of technology, he argues, has created an empowered consumer that has more say than ever in how brands are created and evolve. Drawing from his own set of diverse experiences in the business, as well as those of his eclectic and creative industry friends, he reveals the six "secrets" of connecting with consumers and establishing your brand as a personal part of their lives and identities. Through interviews, case studies and a keen observation of cultural trends and human psychology, Nadeau shows the reader what works in advertising and marketing, what doesn't, and why. What differentiates this book from other "advertising guru" books on the market is both Nadeau's incredible pop-culture savvy, and his thoughtful, intellectual and ethical treatment of his subject.
A smart, fun and inspirational read that will change the way you look at marketing.