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In episode 112 of the podcast, the topic is: The Future of Marketing is Curation. Our guest is Professor Michael R. Solomon, Ph.D, Saint Joseph’s University, author of the book The New Chameleons: How to Connect with Consumers Who Defy Categorization. After listening to the episode, check out:
- Michael R. Solomon: https://www.michaelsolomon.com/
- The New Chameleons: How to Connect with Consumers Who Defy Categorization: https://www.koganpage.com/product/the-new-chameleons-9781398600041
In this conversation, we talk about the future of consumerism and shopping, what objects mean to us and how that’s changing. We discuss the postmodern consumer and the fact that traditional ways to categorize consumers is not helpful anymore.
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The host of this podcast, Trond Arne Undheim, Ph.D is the author of Health Tech: Rebooting Society’s Software, Hardware and Mindset–published by Routledge in 2021, Future Tech: How to Capture Value from Disruptive industry Trends–published by Kogan Page in 2021, Pandemic Aftermath: how Coronavirus changes Global Society and Disruption Games: How to Thrive on Serial Failure (2020)–both published by Atmosphere Press in 2020, Leadership From Below: How the Internet Generation Redefines the Workplace by Lulu Press in 2008. For an overview, go to Trond’s Books at Trondundheim.com/books
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The topic was: The Future of Marketing is Curation
In this conversation, we talked about the postmodern consumer who defies categorization.
Trond’s takeaway: Consumption is such a key part of contemporary society, yet so misunderstood. We all do it, so we all think we know why. This is not the case. Retailers are getting much better at personalized targeting, yet they also fail to predict consumer sentiment again and again, both short term and long term. Why? Because society is more complex than that. I’m glad it is.
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If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 107, The Future of Art and Tech, episode 78, The Next Generation Marketplaces, or episode 52, The Future of Peer-to-Peer. Hopefully, you’ll find something awesome in these or other episodes. If so, do let us know by messaging us, we would love to share your thoughts with other listeners.
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