Built to Love
Creating Products That Captivate CustomersBook - 2010
Built to Love is a practical how-to guide for companies, detailing steps to create products that illicit emotions that provide value to customers, regardless of whether the products are physical products, services, technologies, software, systems, or brands. Most companies do not know how to provide their customers with this deeper level of engagement. Firms often hope the answer is to produce the latest high technology devices, only to find that they fail to light up the marketplace.Or firms rely on ads that overstate or mislead, leaving the customer disappointed and disillusioned. Using a combination of industry-based research and laboratory experiments, the authors demonstrate that customers will richly pay for products that authentically provide emotional fulfillment. They uncover the science behind successful products that create an avid and loyal following, and they present evidence that product emotions increase a product's success in the marketplace as well as a firm's success in the stock market (even when the economy is down!). Then, using analytical and practical tools, the authors show how to analyze customers' emotional needs and translate those needs into features that galvanize those customers. Throughout, the book uses revealing case studies that show how to energize customers in both consumer and business-to-business worlds.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, c2010.
Branch Call Number: 658. 575 BOA
Characteristics: xiii, 169 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.