Personality Not Included: Why Companies Lose Their Authenticity and How Great Brands Get It Back

By Rohit Bhargava

The age of the faceless corporation is over. In the new business era of the twenty first century, great brands and products must evoke a dynamic personality in order to attract passionate customers. Although many organizations hide their personality behind layers of packaged messaging and advertising, social media guru and influencer Rohit Bhargava counters that philosophy and illustrates how successful businesses have redefined themselves in the new customer universe.

"Personality Not Included" is a powerhouse resource packed with bold new insights that show you how to shed the lifeless armor of your business and rediscover the soul of your brand. Sharing stories from the ethos of the world's weirdest city, to how Manga has taken the comic book industry by storm, to showcasing brands like Intel, Boeing, ING, and Dyson, Bhargava shows you why personality matters from the inside out.

In Part One, you'll be introduced to the key components to building a personality and learn how to: Recognize the greatest myth that most marketers blindly follow, and how to get past it Use the UAT Filter to understand the personality of your organization and products in order to develop a communication strategy that drives your marketing Create your company's marketing backstory using techniques pioneered by Hollywood screenwriters Harness the influence of accidental spokespeople and use it to your advantage Navigate the roadblocks of using personality that come from bosses, peers, investors, and lawyers, without getting fired or flamed Pinpoint and capitalize on the moments where personality can make a difference

Part Two is packed with guides, tools, and techniques to help you flawlessly implement your plan. It features practical, step-by-step lessons that help you effectively move from theory to action, and includes a valuable collection of guides, checklists, question forms, printable resources, and more.

Don't be another faceless company-learn the new rules for succeeding in the social media era with "Personality Not Included.""


NEWS & OPINION: Interviews Galore!

Posted May 15, 2008, 4:30 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
If you haven't been over to the IT Conversations website yet, we would highly recommend it--specifically this interview of Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations. He discusses social networking technologies, how they are rarely used as envisioned by their creators, and how they are evolving. Or, listen to Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn of the Environmental Defense Fund talk about their new book, Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming. Read more


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Publisher McGraw-Hill
Publish date 04/01/2008
Pages 300
ISBN-13 9780071545211
ISBN-10 0071545212
Language English