Preface. Introduction. 1. The Buzz about Buzz Marketing Is Building. 2. The Importance of Moving from A to Bee. 3. Tapping into the Superconnectors. 4. What Goes Up.... 5. Managing the Ups and Downs: Lessons from the Perennials. 6. Silver Bullet Brands and Leaps of Faith. 7. Shock Treatment. 8. Media and Cyberspace. 9. Buzzing Youth. 10. Conclusion: Long Live the WORM. Notes. Glossary. Acknowledgments. Index.
MARIAN SALZMAN is a seasoned advertising executive and one of the world's leading trendspotters. Chief Strategy Officer at Euro RSCG Worldwide, she is also the coauthor, with Ira Matathia and Ann O'Reilly, of the international bestseller Next: Trends for the Near Future. A trailblazer who was awarded the first online market-research franchise on AOL, Salzman is widely considered to be the inventor of online focus groups. IRA MATATHIA is the bestselling coauthor of Next. He is also the Managing Director at Euro RSCG, MVBMS Partners, and a former president of Chiat/Day in Canada and New York. He is a well-known speaker on the international circuit. ANN O'REILLY is a writer and editor who has worked for agencies such as Chiat/Day and Young & Rubicam. She currently serves as Editorial Director of S.T.A.R. (Strategic Trendspotting and Research) at Euro RSCG, and is also coauthor of Next.
"Marian Salzman has a knack for telling you what you'll be doing before you know it yourself." (The Observer, 29 June 2003) "...an enjoyable read, liberarally peppered with illuminating and insightful case studies..." (Marketing, 3 July 2003) ??well covered?? (Gulf Business, July 2003) ??brand owners must get their wares talked about. The question is: how? The authors of Buzz... believe they have an answer??(Financial Times, 24 July 2003)