Gill Ringland and Laurie Young have gathered top-flight contributors to offer the first straightforward account of scenario planning for marketers. In readable chapters they show how, by integrating scenarios into the wider marketing toolkit, you can make your organization more customer-driven and consider a wider range of possibilities than your competitors. They explore how scenarios have driven creativity in a range of consumer marketing applications - even in FMCG sectors - and define their role in distribution, channel management, brand management and customer management strategy. Finally, they show how marketing scenarios can help to promote wider corporate innovation.
The rich pictures painted by scenarios have made business strategy more visionary and creative, and they're set to do the same with marketing strategy. Read this book, and make sure it's your organization holding the brush.
Today’s world is very noisy. How do you filter out what is important? How do you make sense of the future? What do you need to think about?
This book explores the world as it could be in 2032—and the implications for you and your organisation. It investigates the twelve key megatrends that are changing in the world. For each one, the book discusses the impact, why it is important, how we got here, what could accelerate or slow this trend, and what individuals and organisations can do to survive and thrive in the new world of 2032.
The contributors here are professionals in thinking about the future. They have worked with many high-profile organisations, have held senior line roles in major corporations and understand the needs of both decision makers and ordinary people.