Conscious Marketing

Conscious Marketing : How to Create an Awesome Business with a New Approach to Marketing

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In the modern economy, businesses must have heart
The marketing industry is broken. Consumers are tired of
interruption, push, mass media and the manipulation of marketing
and advertising generally. They want to deal with honest, ethical
companies that have heart and purpose and that care about serving
all their stakeholders instead of their pockets. Conscious
Marketing proves that marketing can really work if the paradigm is
shifted?radically. In Conscious Marketing: How to Create
an Awesome Business With a New Approach to Marketing, author
Carolyn Tate demonstrates just how beneficial this shift can be. By
practising the four tenets of conscious marketing, companies can
raise their brand's profile and attract customers for life. The
book shows how building a business with a higher-purpose can lead
to sustainability, profitability and industry leadership. Conscious
marketing works for both multinational corporations and
cash-strapped small business alike.

In the modern market, a business that does well and contributes
to the elevation of humanity and the planet attracts the best
customers, employees, suppliers and investors. These people
evangelize, and the brand reach expands exponentially further and
to a more loyal audience than traditional marketing will ever
capture. This concept and other topics in the book include:

What's wrong with marketing and why it doesn't work

What "conscious" means to the consumer, business, leader and

The who, what, why and how of conscious marketing

Navigating the shift from traditional to conscious

The book includes a three-part guide to crafting an actionable
plan, including where to find help. Marketing doesn't have to be
the budgetary dead weight it has become. It can be fun, human and
inspiring for everyone involved, but change requires a deep shift
in thinking and behaviour that goes way beyond the transaction or
the sale. To stay relevant in the modern economy, businesses must
show what's at their core, why they do what they do and why it
matters. Conscious Marketing is a comprehensive guide to
fixing the problem, with a sustainable solution.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 152 x 238 x 12mm | 328g
  • Wrightbooks
  • Milton, QLD, Australia
  • English
  • 0730309649
  • 9780730309642
  • 320,494

Back cover copy

Conscious Marketing teaches you how to bring a higher purpose to marketing your business that can benefit customers, employees, investors, suppliers and the community. Through innovative principles and in-depth case studies, this book shows you how to turn your business into a movement that people will want to join.

With over 20 years of experience in marketing and business, author Carolyn Tate presents a model that will show you how to: define your company's purpose as the central force for all your marketing activities build a community that is truly inspired to help you grow your business create compelling products and services that your customers will want to buy make your promotional activities less costly and more effective.

Drawing on the values of the 'slow' and 'conscious' business movements, Conscious Marketing will help you build a business that can grow your bottom line and serve the community.
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Table of contents

About the author ix
Acknowledgements xi

Preface xiii

Part I: The current state of marketing 1

1 The problem with marketing 3

2 The evolution of consciousness 29

Part II: The reinvention of marketing 49

3 Introducing conscious marketing 51

4 Personal consciousness - an essential ingredient for conscious marketing 59

5 Purpose (why) - the thing that keeps you keeping on 69

6 Product (what) - those things you offer that improve lives 87

7 People and planet (who) - the partners in your business community 101

8 Promotion - how you spread the word 121

Part III: Shifting from theory to action 145

9 The conscious marketing shift - 10 solid principles to adopt 147

10 Your conscious marketing action plan 167

Conclusion 175

Afterword by Billy Stafford 177

The Conscious Marketing Manifesto 179

Useful resources for conscious business owners 183

Index 187
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About Carolyn Tate

CAROLYN TATE is a speaker and educator and the founder of The Slow School of Business, a school dedicated to helping companies build purpose-driven and prosperous businesses that make the world a better place. Carolyn is also the author of Small Business Big Brand, Marketing Your Small Business For Dummies and Unstuck in Provence. Visit or
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