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Emanuel Rosen

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12 Mar 2009
Buzz is the most valuable marketing tool there is - and yet it's under-researched and overlooked as a method of reaching customers. The groundbreaking The Anatomy of Buzz told us why buzz matters: studies and real-life phenomena from the iMac to Cold Mountain prove that consumer recommendations are the best form of advertising or marketing. Now Rosen, who has spent years studying buzz, has added findings from cutting-edge research and 100 new interviews with field-leaders to show you how to create it. The result, with tips on subjects from seeding the market to accelerating natural contagion, is essential reading not only for marketers, but for anyone who wants to spread their message.

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Buzz. It's the reason people decide which car to buy, which book to read or which movie to see. Rosen's bestseller, rewritten and updated with more than fifty per cent new material, explains how to make buzz work for you.

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Emanuel Rosen became interested in buzz (and especially in how it can be accelerated) when he was responsible for marketing the EndNote software which spread to a large extent by word-of-mouth. He went on to write bestselling books about buzz which are available in thirteen languages. He lives in Menlo Park, California.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Word of Mouth Marketing is still King! 18 Oct 2010
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To begin with I should point out there are previous books by Rosen relating to this subject. The books are called 'The Anatomy of Buzz' and there are several different versions. I haven't read any of these books, but from what I can gather they all appear to build on Rosen's original concept 'Buzz'. I have read previous books which cover in much less detail, word of mouth marketing (which is what this book is all about) and found some of them quite one-dimensional. It was refreshing to read a book that delves much deeper into word of mouth marketing. What I mean is word of mouth is something, I believe, is taken for granted, yet Rosen does a good job demonstrating through 'real world' examples (i.e. cold mountain) just how powerful it can really be. He suggests it is still, arguably, one of the most important forms of marketing.

I particularly enjoyed the authors discussion regarding just how much word of mouth marketing actually takes place face to face, compared to via social networking sites and the Internet. It was quite different to what I initially thought (face to face still reigns supreme). Although I enjoyed this book, I felt the author took too long to make his point in a few places and waffles on a little bit, hence only 4/5. Having said that, others may disagree. Nonetheless, I found this book a very worthy read.

If you want a very good resource on word of mouth marketing, strategies, concepts and pitfalls, then this book goes a long way to ticking those boxes.
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