Philip Kotler's name is synonymous with marketing. His textbooks have sold more than 3 million copies in 20 languages and are read as the marketing gospel in 58 countries. Now Kotler on Marketing offers his long-awaited, essential guide to marketing for managers, freshly written based on his phenomenally successful worldwide lectures on marketing for the new millennium.
Through Kotler's profound insights you will quickly update your skills and knowledge of the new challenges and opportunities posed by hypercompetition, globalization, and the Internet. Here you will discover the latest thinking, concisely captured in eminently readable prose, on such hot new fields as database marketing, relationship marketing, high-tech marketing, global marketing, and marketing on the Internet. Here, too, you will find Kotler's savvy advice, which has so well served such corporate clients as AT&T, General Electric, Ford, IBM, Michelin, Merck, DuPont, and Bank of America. Perhaps most important, Kotler on Marketing can be read as a penetrating book-length discourse on the 14 questions asked most frequently by managers during the 20-year history of Kotler's worldwide lectures. You will gain a new understanding of such age-old conundrums as how to select the right market segments or how to compete against lower-price competitors. You will find a wealth of cutting-edge strategies and tactics that can be applied immediately to such 21st-century challenges as reducing the enormous cost of customer acquisition and keeping current customers loyal.
If your marketing strategy isn't working, Kotler's treasury of revelations offers hundreds of ideas for revitalizing it. Spend a few hours today with the world's bestknown marketer and improve your marketing performance tomorrow.
If you want to learn marketing, you have to come to Kotler. He is both a pioneer of modern marketing and the leading popularizer of the field. His Principles of Marketing is ubiquitous in business schools throughout the world and he has two other textbooks for advanced classes. Now he gives readers a new way to tap his vast knowledge. The book covers the full range of marketing management and, of course, addresses Internet marketing. Readers won't find the mathematical depth or theoretical rigor that make Kotler's textbook an unpleasant surprise to students expecting an easy course. In fact, this book assumes readers will have a good deal of business experience. It's a terrific capsule of Kotler's marketing savvy. The most significant drawback is that Kotler shows only positive models of successful marketing. This is fine for illustrating general principles and techniques, but it doesn't teach the judgment required to tell good applications from foolish ones. The upshot is that uncritical readers may discover that a little learning is a dangerous thing. Despite these qualifications, this is a fine book on marketing for a general audience.