In H2H Marketing the authors focus on redefining the role of marketing by reorienting the mindset of decision-makers and integrating the concepts of Design Thinking, Service-Dominant Logic and Digitalization.
It's not just technological advances that have made it necessary to revisit the way everybody thinks about marketing; customers and marketers as human decision-makers are changing, too. Therefore, having the right mindset, the right management approach and highly dynamic implementation processes is key to creating innovative and meaningful value propositions for all stakeholders.
This book is essential reading for the following groups:
- Executives who want to bring new meaning to their lives and organizations
- Managers who need inspirations and evidence for their daily work in order to handle the change management needed in response to the driving forces of technology, society and ecology
- Professors, trainers and coaches who want to apply the latest marketing principles
- Students and trainees who want to prepare for the future
- Customers of any kind who need to distinguish between leading companies
- Employees of suppliers and partners who want to help their firms stand out.
The authors review the status quo of marketing and outline its evolution to the new H2H Marketing. In turn, they demonstrate the new marketing paradigm with the H2H Marketing Model, which incorporates Design Thinking, Service-Dominant Logic and the latest innovations in Digitalization. With the new H2H Mindset, Trust and Brand Management and the evolution of the operative Marketing Mix to the updated, dynamic and iterative H2H Process, they offer a way for marketing to find meaning in a troubled world.
About the Author
Philip Kotler is one of the world's leading authorities in marketing. He was the S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. He received his Master's Degree at the University of Chicago and his PhD Degree at MIT, both in economics. Professor Kotler is the author of several books which changed the modern marketing mindset, and has received many accolades for his contribution globally. He has traveled extensively across Europe, Asia and South America, advising and lecturing to many companies about how to apply sound economic and marketing science principles to increase their competitiveness. He has also advised governments on how to develop stronger public agencies to further the development of the nation's economic well-being.Waldemar Pfoertsch is Professor Emeritus for International Business at the Pforzheim University, Germany and lectures on B2B Marketing and industrial Brand Management. He is also a lecturer at the Mannheim Business School (Germany), Tongji SEM, Shanghai, and TUM (Technical University Munich, Heilbronn, Germany). He also teaches at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), ITM, Sweden and Graduate Business School of ESAN, Lima Peru. From 2007-2010 he was professor of marketing at China Europe International Business School Shanghai (CEIBS). Prof. Pfoertsch is the co-author or author of several books in German and English, and his research interests have evolved around the globalization of high- tech companies and their marketing and branding efforts. His newest research focuses on Human-to-Human marketing of industrial companies.Uwe Sponholz is Professor for Service Engineering, Innovation Management and Design Thinking, B2B Marketing and Sales as well as Strategic Management at FHWS - University of Applied Sciences Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt (Germany). He also teaches at Christ University, Bangalore India and other foreign universities. As dean of the Faculty of Business and Engineering at FHWS, he was a strategic driver of the internationalization of the university and the introduction of innovative teaching methods. Today, in addition to his teaching duties, he is responsible for the degree program management of the MBA Business with Europe and the management of two laboratories (Creative Cube and VR Laboratory). For years, he has supported companies with design thinking workshops and consulting projects. He is also shareholder and founding partner of in-cito management consulting and Bodystance GmbH. He uses the second company to test his conceptual ideas of H2H Marketing.