A new word has been introduced into the global language bank, and this stylish book is its debut. A richly nuanced collection of text and imagery, sisomo: the future on screen is a book to conquer hearts and set minds spinning with questions. For business, reaching consumers has become a challenge on the scale of climbing Mount Everest. The mass market is splitting like an Arctic ice shelf, the media is fragmenting-and brands have taken a big hit.
This environment presents an unavoidable conundrum for marketers and advertisers as they struggle to find new ways to work. Television, once the shining knight of emotional messaging, is suffering deeply as networks scramble to retain audiences. A radical shift is also occurring in the relationship between consumers and the media. Where consumers were once passive in the face of the mass market, they are now savvy individuals wired into the greatest information network the world has ever known. Like it or not, says Kevin Roberts, author of the hugely successful Lovemarks: the future beyond brands, "Creating emotional relationships with the Consumer is the business challenge of the century."
Kevin Roberts is a creative business leader and iconoclast whose current career roles include Executive Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, one of the world's most iconic advertising brands, and Head Coach of Publicis Groupe, the world's third largest communications group. He was previously CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi (1997-2014), and has held leadership positions at Gillette, Procter & Gamble and Pepsi-Cola throughout the world. His business books include the groundbreaking Lovemarks: The Future Beyond Brands (powerHouse Books, 2004) published in 18 languages. Kevin Roberts is Honorary Professor of Creative Leadership at Lancaster University, Honorary Professor of Innovation and Creativity at the University of Auckland Business School, and Honorary Professor of Leadership and Innovation at the University of Victoria (B.C.) School of Business. He advises national organizations and global brands across commerce, media and sport. He lives in New York City and Arizona USA, Auckland New Zealand, and Grasmere in England's Lake District. In 2013 he was made Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.