January 27, 2005
News & Opinion: Brand Autopsy examines Category Killers
Brand Autopsy is hosting the Category Killers on Business Blog Book Tour today. Robert Spector is answering questions and Paul and John are doing their normal job of doing a really good job with their stop.
The tour will be at Brand Experience Lab tomorrow and Learned on Women on Friday.
NEWS & OPINION: Brand Autopsy's Worth(less) Read Four
By 800-CEO-READ, published February 3, 2005, at 2:26 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
In what is becoming a regular feature, the coroners at Brand Autopsy have published another installment of Worthy Read Worthless Reads. Make sure to go read their thoughts on the books. Here is a list of what they reviewed and its worthiness: Branded Nation by James Twitchell - Worthless The Marketing Playbook by John Zagula and Richard Tong - It Depends The First Ninety Days by Michael Watkins - Worthy Book of Yo!
NEWS & OPINION: Business Blog Book Tour - Category Killers
By 800-CEO-READ, published January 25, 2005, at 8:27 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
800-CEO-READ is today's stop on the Business Blog Book Tour. The book on this month's tour is Category Killers by Robert Spector. Here is a taste of what Robert gets into in the book: Today’s shoppers are—depending on your point of view—either blessed or cursed by an overabundance of merchandise, amassed under one roof, in a retail concept that has had a profound impact on the consumer culture: category killers.
EXCERPTS: Category Killers - Big-Box Bookselling Rivals
By 800-CEO-READ, published January 25, 2005, at 2:49 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Because they are capable of moving tens of thousands of copies of books a week, the big-box stores have shaken up the publishing industry. Pennie Clark Ianniciello buys books for Costco and is such an important player in book publishing that the Wall Street Journal ran a front-page feature story on her power and influence. Publishers seek outand followher advice on cover designs and marketing plans.
NEW RELEASES: New Releases - 1/17/05
By 800-CEO-READ, published January 17, 2005, at 4:49 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
I am a little delayed on new releases. Here is what has hit the shelves in the last couple of weeks. Category Killers: The Retail Revolution and Its Impact on Consumer Culture by Robert Spector (HBSP, 1/7/05) Deep Smarts: How to Cultivate and Transfer Enduring Businesss Wisdom by Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap (HBSP, 1/11/05) You're In Charge--Now What?
EXCERPTS: Category Killers - Private Labels
By 800-CEO-READ, published January 25, 2005, at 3:12 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Many category killers are responding by making substantial investments in their own private-label products. Private labels serve several purposes. First, these goods produce a greater profit margin because the retailers dont have to pay the built-in costs for the suppliers shipping, marketing, and advertising.