The Activation Imperative

How to Build Brands and Business by Inspiring Action

By (author) William Rosen, Laurence Minsky Foreword by Rory Sutherland

Publication date:

29 November 2016

Length of book:

222 pages


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781442257047

How can marketers navigate the growing array of marketing specialties, multiplying media options and data sources, and increasing content saturation to improve effectiveness and return on investment?

How can they provide consumers with seamless experiences of value across channels that overcome behavioral barriers and actually deliver results?

In The Activation Imperative, William Rosen and Laurence Minsky provide a straightforward guide for marketers to move beyond building brands to activating them—from simply projecting what a brand is to optimizing what it does—to move people closer to transaction.

Drawing on years of research and experience with the world’s most sophisticated brands, Rosen and Minsky share a unifying cross-discipline marketing approach designed to impact critical behaviors and more effectively drive business results. They reveal how today’s more personalized and trackable communications illuminate tremendous diversity in paths-to-purchase and explain how to leverage this data to develop more effective strategies and creative targeted to individual inflection points. With actionable advice and best-in-class examples, Rosen and Minsky offer marketers a road map to manage today’s increasingly fragmented marketing landscape to more effectively and efficiently build brands and business.
Branding is a two-step process: defining the brand and activating the brand. The Activation Imperative is the best that I have seen on activating the brand.