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The Future of Marketing: Strategies from 15 Leading Brands on How Authenticity, Relevance, and Transparency Will Help You Survive the Age of the Customer by Nicholas Johnson

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10. The Imperative—and Opportunity—of Conversation

“I think the era of 50-odd years ago, where marketing or advertising happened at you, is over. Now customers expect and demand a conversation.”

—Victoria Burwell, Chief Marketing Officer, McGraw-Hill Education

As we have seen throughout this book, customers want to be part of a brand; they want to be involved in its growth, what it stands for, and how it projects itself. That observation is a fundamental driver of the A (authenticity), R (relevance), and T (transparency) of the ART acronym.

Authenticity—Customers want to help build a brand, and want to engage only with brands they see as authentic, real, and human.

Relevance—Customers want to help define what a brand is, what it stands for, ...

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