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Loveworks: How the world's top marketers make emotional connections to win in the marketpla By Brian Sheehan, Kevin Roberts (Contributions by) Cover Image
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In 2004 Kevin Roberts wrote Lovemarks: the future beyond brands. It was admired by many as a breakthrough in marketing thinking but was also controversial because of its surprisingly obvious thesis: that emotional connections are at the heart of sustained relationships between producers, retailers, and consumers.

While many companies were using the language of war in their marketing (target, penetrate, ambush), Roberts was using the language of love (mystery, sensuality, intimacy). He explained in simple terms what people are often loath to admit: we make decisions with our emotions over our reason. Lovemarks described the journey by which brands could move from consumer respect based on intellect, to consumer love based on emotion-and in return gain "loyalty beyond reason." In 2010 Advertising Age magazine named Lovemarks one of their "ideas of the decade," while noting that the roadmap for brands to achieve Lovemark status was still not entirely clear.

Loveworks: How the world's top marketers make emotional connections to win in the marketplace adds to the original Lovemarks by showcasing real-world business examples and outlining the roadmaps followed by several world-renowned brands to achieve Lovemark status: Procter & Gamble, Toyota, Visa, General Mills, Miller, T-Mobile, and Lenovo are just a few examples of businesses winning in the marketplace through the application of the Lovemarks theory, maintaining laser-like focus on making and sustaining emotional connections with consumers. Loveworks features 20 case stories from clients and markets worldwide in widely varying categories. "My book shows that Lovemarks thinking works-anywhere, anytime. All it takes is having the brains to implement it, the guts to see it through, and an abiding faith in emotion as your compass," says Brian Sheehan.

About the Author


Brian Sheehan is Associate Professor of Advertising at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University. Previously he was with global creative powerhouse Saatchi & Saatchi for 25 years, with CEO roles at Team One Advertising in Los Angeles and at Saatchi & Saatchi Australia and Japan. Loveworks follows Brian's books Basics: Online Marketing (2010) and Basics: Marketing Management (2011, both AVA, London). He has been published in Advertising Age, the Journal of Advertising Research, and in several peer-reviewed books and journals. In 2011 Brian was presented with the coveted Teaching Excellence Award by the Newhouse School's graduating class.

Kevin Roberts is a creative business leader and iconoclast whose current career roles include Executive Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, one of the world's most iconic advertising brands, and Head Coach of Publicis Groupe, the world's third largest communications group. He was previously CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi (1997-2014), and has held leadership positions at Gillette, Procter & Gamble and Pepsi-Cola throughout the world. His business books include the groundbreaking Lovemarks: The Future Beyond Brands (powerHouse Books, 2004) published in 18 languages. Kevin Roberts is Honorary Professor of Creative Leadership at Lancaster University, Honorary Professor of Innovation and Creativity at the University of Auckland Business School, and Honorary Professor of Leadership and Innovation at the University of Victoria (B.C.) School of Business. He advises national organizations and global brands across commerce, media and sport. He lives in New York City and Arizona USA, Auckland New Zealand, and Grasmere in England's Lake District. In 2013 he was made Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Praise For…


"In Loveworks Brian Sheehan passionately illustrates the value in building a circle-of-trust with the consumer. In the 2010s, the fundamentals of marketing remain the same: "Love thy consumer!" Loveworks makes this abundantly clear and informative to any marketing director. There is page after page of proof that investing in a deep emotional connection with your loyalist is rewarded in driving your brand's objectives."
-Gary Schwartz, author of "The Impulse Economy and Fast Shopper, Slow Store"

"In a world of data driven approaches to branding and marketing, it's refreshing to get back to the emotional connections that connect consumers with products and brands. Sheehan's book is a fabulous addendum to Kevin Roberts' work and a must read for anyone seeking to understand how companies can win in the marketplace through emotional rather than purely rational approaches"
-Paul Argenti, Professor of Corporate Communication, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Graduate Business School, Hanover, New Hampshire USA


Product Details
ISBN: 9781576877319
ISBN-10: 1576877310
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Publication Date: January 13th, 2015
Pages: 192
Language: English