The Dominant Influence of Marketing in the 21st Century: The Marketing Leviathan

Hardcover | April 16, 2013

EditorPhilip J. Kitchen

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Marketing is firmly entrenched in many societies and seems to be in accord with economic and social developments. It is relevant to literally millions of businesses and 7.1 billion potential customers. It has become a global phenomenon. It affects all businesses, medias, and service agencies and impacts on every man, woman and child on the planet. It is everywhere ubiquitous and omnipresent, and of relevance in emerging world developing nations and of course in the advanced economies of the 21st century.

Marketing has become the dominant connecting mode of expression between business and non-business organisations of all types and sizes, and customers and consumers are continually informed that marketing is in their interest, seeks to fulfil their needs, and changes are invariably presented in a way that are supposedly beneficial to target audiences.

However, there are various misgivings about Marketing. For example, many organisations (business or otherwise) do not adopt a customer or consumer orientation. This is seen in many ways – difficulties in consumers being able to contact organisations except by labyrinthine methods, a disinterest and disclination by businesses to treat consumers with respect, products that do not deliver proclaimed benefits and perhaps are incapable of so doing, services that do not match expectations, and products that while they satisfy needs also damage consumers and the environment.

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Marketing is firmly entrenched in many societies and seems to be in accord with economic and social developments. It is relevant to literally millions of businesses and 7.1 billion potential customers. It has become a global phenomenon. It affects all businesses, medias, and service agencies and impacts on every man, woman and child ...

Philip J. Kitchen is Research Professor of Marketing, ESC Rennes School of Business, France. He previously served as Professor of Marketing at Brock University, Canada; Hull University, UK; and Queens School of Management, UK. He is Editor of the Journal of Marketing Communications and has published 14 books and 150 papers in academi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:152 pages, 10.24 × 5.61 × 0.64 inPublished:April 16, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230296831

ISBN - 13:9780230296831

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Table of Contents

1. The Dominant Influence of Marketing in the 21st Century; Philip J. Kitchen
2. The Recasting, Questionability and Applicability of Hobbes Leviathan; Philip J. Kitchen
3. Who is Like Unto the Beast? Tall Tales of Fail Whales; Stephen Brown
4. Seven Simple Rules to Better Customer Service; Charles R. Taylor
5. Ninety Trillion Spams and Counting: Rethinking the Marketing Social Contract in a Web 2.0 World; Fred Beard
6. Cloud as a new IMC tool: How to Make Marketing More Ubiquitous; Shintaro Okazaki
7. The Age of Organisationalism; Philip J. Kitchen

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