The Next Economy by Elliot Ettenberg
Will You Know Where Your Customers Are?

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A powerful new approach to building customer commitment, loyalty, and market share

Marketing guru Elliott Ettenberg has taken a close look inside scores of businesses, from traditional retail and manufacturing companies to sleek new dot-coms. What he has seen is an emerging trend that has many corporate strategists running scared. When baby boomers retire, the biggest spenders in history will dramatically cut back on spending, forcing retailers to duke it out that much harder for their shares of rapidly dwindling markets.

To survive this dramatic power shift, businesses must adopt a new marketing paradigm based not on merely satisfying the customer, but delighting the customer.

In The Next Economy, Ettenberg provides readers with just such a model and a set of powerful strategies that companies can use today to prepare themselves to thrive in the years ahead. With the help of many in-depth case studies, he schools readers in cutting-edge psychographic methods for identifying market segments in an economy driven by customer wants, rather than needs. He explains how to distinguish consumers from customers and describes proven techniques for forging long-term, highly profitable relationships with core customers. And he educates readers in the all-important "Four R's"­­Relationships, Retrenchment, Relevancy, and Reward­­powerful tools that can save any company.


About Elliot Ettenberg

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Elliott Ettenberg is chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Customer Strategies Worldwide, New York and former chairman and CEO of Bozell Retail Worldwide, where he developed the Transactional Advertising modelused in Bozell offices. He has spoken in North America, Europe, and Asia on strategic marketing issues, and has been featured and quoted in national media from The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Advertising Age to CNNfn and CNBC. He can be reached at
Published December 1, 2001 by McGraw-Hill. 256 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Ettenberg may be the only Internet marketing sage who can deliver his message with a straight face now that most dot-com businesses have collapsed, since he always preached gloom and doom.

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