This is a manifesto and practical guide for all business people, those involved in marketing and even those who think they're not. These are the folks who have witnessed that the shift in power from business to consumer has dulled the traditional tools of marketing. Our book introduces a radical new approach, and new lexicon, to a discipline in much need of an overhaul.Founded upon a completely revised set of assumptions about how customers interact with brands, it is more than just theoretical analysis; it is a set of usable tools for the modern marketing revolutionary: Ti-Vo; I-Tunes; and, Blogging the news. They're putting the consumer in charge. And we ain't seen nothing yet. Consumers are running the economy from their hand-held I-Pods, BlackBerries, mouse clicks, and remote controls. There's no new and improved pitch anymore - just dead and buried, and what's important to me and my space. Advertisers, marketers, and publicity professionals have lost their most effective tools, and they no longer have a fraction of the influence they once had over buying habits.Punk Marketing is the first shot-soon to be heard round the world - of the marketing uprising that businesses want and need. Authors, Richard Laermer and Mark Simmons, are more innovative than their 40 combined years of experience would suggest, and in this book they return effectiveness, creativity, and relevance to marketing. In quick chapters that include fresh case studies, spot-on graphics, tasty sidebars, and proven ideas from the best new campaigns, "Punk Marketing" is the manifesto for America's creative workforce. Not a narrative, not a 'theory' braced with familiar case studies from the everyday names of American business - the book offers its hard-tested experience and bracing ideas in spreads and sidebars that can be absorbed quickly, put into battle, and recaptured when the next marketing emergency breaks.