Whether you love it, hate it, or just get on with it, everybody is a shopper. From the poorest African townships to the smartest retail spaces in the world, shopping is an activity that constantly consumes vast amounts of our time, money and attention. It simultaneously drives commerce and fills our fridges. The things we buy contribute to our own personal sense of identity, sustaining us both physically and emotionally.
Yet how much do we really understand about shopping? More to the point, how well do retailers and manufacturers understand the way we shop? In this highly readable, ground-breaking book Siemon Scamell-Katz, one of the world’s leading analysts of shopper behaviour, provides a surprising look at shopper behaviour. Drawing on 20 years of pioneering research (from filming shoppers in-store to brain scanning), the author explains how people around the world really shop. The Art of Shopping explores what we actually do rather than what we think we do, how we really choose and make decisions to buy, and what really works for brands trying to persuade us to buy. The result is a book that will change the way retailers sell and people shop, forever.
The Art of Shopping – A fascinating, insider’s expose of the way we shop and what persuades us to buy.
Everybody is a shopper! This book is essential reading for any company involved in the consumer market.
Written by one of the top 3 experts in consumer behaviour – based on 20 years of highly original research and observation.
Contains never-seen-before research, cases and examples of shopper behaviour and brand promotions.
Written in a narrative and engaging style, in the same vein as The Tipping Point (Malcolm Gladwell) and Why We Buy (Paco Underhill).
Publisher: LID Publishing
FORMAT: 234 x 156mm
Number of pages: 256
Siemon Scamell-Katz founded a market research agency in the early 1990s, which specialised in shopper behaviour, and which he then sold to TNS (part of the WPP Group) in 2007. Today, he is one of the world’s top 3 experts in consumer behaviour and lectures and consults globally.
Most of us think we know how we shop and why we shop. So do manufacturers and retailers. This fascinating book, the fruit of 20 yearsʼ close observation and in-depth research, reveals how little we really know. Intriguing for shoppers themselves – and invaluable for all connected with the retail trade.
Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP
Scamell-Katz has turned the art of predicting shopper behaviour into a science. Entertaining and packed full of insights arising from numerous case studies, the book describes easy to implement in-store strategies that will benefit retailers and shoppers worldwide.
Professor Gemma Calvert, Founder of Neurosense Limited and Visiting Professor of Neuromarketing, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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What makes a great salesperson? What beliefs, attitudes and behaviours are linked to being a top performer? What impact does culture, industry and sales context have? And does a formal sales methodology or process make a difference?
This book is for any sales professional, or indeed anyone involved in the sales process of their company, who wants to learn the secrets of successful selling. Based on interviews and analysis (qualitative and quantitative) of 300 of the world’s leading salespeople, across a mix of industries, cultures and context, the authors present the most rigorous evaluation of how salespeople behave and how they are driven. In doing so, they reveal the secret code behind consistent and high-level success in sales.
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Virtually everyone sells in some capacity today, and we can become better at selling by becoming smarter at it. In today s highly competitive marketplace, creating an advantage through sales is imperative. Distilled into this single, handy-sized volume are twenty tips, advice and techniques to help anyone to improve their sales capability. It provides insights and tools to develop a more considered, smarter approach to overcoming any sales-related problem and situation. Each piece of advice is accompanied by graphic aids to aid understanding.
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This book deals with networking and asks the question: Do you have the nerve not to use - or not to learn to use - networking in business and in your private life? It is a well-documented fact that what we want and desire is more easily achieved when we understand how to build the right relationships. Networking is basically the exchange of a wide range of services - and the most precious insurance in your private life and your career. This highly practical and accessible book will help anyone understand the power of networking quickly through face-to-face meeting and social media, as well as how they can use it as a way to enhance their prospects.
Author: Simone Andersen
The realm of the “personal” is now increasingly touched by technology – especially the Internet. For example, sleep is now something we do in between checking our smartphones. Our relationship to food and eating has changed too. Home delivery, restaurant search, table bookings – these have all been elevated to a high level skill-set which is part-entertainment, part-electronic processing. And travel is now a finger-clicking exercise with precision timing.
This readjustment of our daily routine has had one significant effect: it has taught individuals a range of skills that would normally be in the domain of businesses. Ordinary people now behave as businesses do by using buying strategies to get costs down. We now have expectations of quality and delivery. In fact, we have become so business-like as individuals that marketers need to get rid of the processes of “Business-to-Consumer” communication, and begin to adopt the rules of “Business-to-Business” when talking to consumers. Such change of our lives is an explosion of the new – new thinking, new business, new relationships, new selling, new buying, new leisure, new humans.
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Authors: Rafael Zaragozá and Juan Gasca
This book is about icons – exceptional organizations (orchestras, restaurants, sports teams or companies) with an aspiration to make or do something special, and to go on doing so, year in, year out for decades. This is what gives these organizations their undeniably iconic status.
By selecting 14 iconic organizations (including ElBulli, McKinsey, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Procter & Gamble, the All Blacks) and researching what characteristics make them different from others, the authors discovered a “competency spiral” which these organizations exhibit in their success. Attracting and retaining the right people; forging individuals into a team; and achieving outstanding results, time after time, through continuous improvement and adjustment – these are the key competencies required to achieve iconic status.
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The power of a good story has long been recognised.
It seems that, as a race, we humans love a good story. But stories aren’t just for pure enjoyment - they have long been a powerful tool for teaching. This book is an alternative to traditional marketing handbook. Rather than a textbook, it is an enjoyable “story-book” that brings to life some of the key principles of marketing in an easy-to-read, accessible form. Some of these stories are quite remarkable and almost unbelievable; but all are true and remind marketers and businesspeople that the best marketing is something which people tell others about and retell over many years.
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