The human brand : how we relate to people, products, and companies / Chris Malone, Susan T. Fiske
- Warmth and competence: The two timeless judgments that drive our behavior toward others -- The loyalty test: Why we expect companies and brands to commit to us first -- The principle of worthy intentions: The simple and reliable way to demonstrate warmth and competence -- The price of progress: How faceless commerce leads to a focus on discounts -- Take us to your leader: What we learn from the people behind the things we buy -- Show your true colors: Why mistakes and crises are a golden loyalty opportunity -- The relationship renaissance: Navigating the road ahead.
- "Why we choose companies and brands in the same way that we unconsciously perceive, judge, and behave toward one anotherPeople everywhere describe their relationships with brands in a deeply personal way--we hate our banks, love our smartphones, and think the cable company is out to get us. What's actually going on in our brains when we make these judgments? Through original research, customer loyalty expert Chris Malone and top social psychologist Susan Fiske discovered that our perceptions arise from spontaneous judgments on warmth and competence, the same two factors that also determine our impressions of people. We see companies and brands the same way we automatically perceive, judge, and behave toward one another. As a result, to achieve sustained success, companies must forge genuine relationships with customers. And as customers, we have a right to expect relational accountability from the companies and brands we support. Applies the social psychology concepts of "warmth" (what intentions others have toward us) and "competence" (how capable they are of carrying out those intentions) to the way we perceive and relate to companies and brands Features in-depth analyses of companies such as Hershey's, Domino's, Lululemon, Zappos, Amazon, Chobani, Sprint, and more Draws from original research, evaluating over 45 companies over the course of 10 separate studies The Human Brand is essential reading for understanding how and why we make the choices we do, as well as what it takes for companies and brands to earn and keep our loyalty in the digital age"--
- 9781118611319 (hardback) and 1118611314 (hardback)
- Includes index.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index
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