Engagement: The new audience

Research has reshaped our assumptions about human behaviour - how consumers arrive at buying decisions.

The new audience

Mark Earls

Marketers need to reconsider 'the audience', which is no longer passive, ready to absorb brand messages, and is no longer theirs

Since its earliest days, marketing has prided itself on putting the people who buy the products being marketed (or the 'consumers', as we've got used to calling them) at the heart of its thinking and processes. You could argue that the fundamental point of marketing (as well as its primary contribution to contemporary culture) is the idea of organising business around the needs, wants and desires of the people who buy its goods...

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