Brand Against the Machine by John Morgan should be a mandatory marketing textbook read by all business students and marketers.
John Morgan has a way of telling it like it is. A very down-to-earth, thought provoking read. The chapters are written in bite sized chunks, an easy book to get through, but that doesn’t mean it’s light in content. It was published in November of 2011 so the case studies he uses are very relevant and he shares a lot. You’re going to learn what branding means in 2012 and beyond. If you want to be relevant in the marketing industry in the next five years you better read this book. I’d follow John Morgan, he’ll be one of the leading authority’s on branding for a long time.
Below are the quotes that summed up the book:
(PS: I have to hand it to John Morgan, I almost forgot to share that he somehow gets two “that’s what she said!”s in in the book. That’s a sign of an amazing writer.)