Branded Nation: The Marketing of Megachurch, College Inc., and Museumworld
  • Branded Nation: The Marketing of Megachurch, College Inc., and Museumworld
  • Branded Nation: The Marketing of Megachurch, College Inc., and Museumworld

Branded Nation: The Marketing of Megachurch, College Inc., and Museumworld

by James B. Twitchell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0743243471

ISBN-13: 9780743243476

Pub. Date: 08/23/2005

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Branding has become so successful and so ubiquitous that even cultural institutions have embraced it. In this witty and trenchant social analysis, James Twitchell shows how churches, universities, and museums have learned to embrace Madison Avenue rather than risk losing market share.
Branded Nation uncovers a society where megachurches resemble

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Overview

Branding has become so successful and so ubiquitous that even cultural institutions have embraced it. In this witty and trenchant social analysis, James Twitchell shows how churches, universities, and museums have learned to embrace Madison Avenue rather than risk losing market share.
Branded Nation uncovers a society where megachurches resemble shopping malls (and not by accident); where a university lives or dies on the talents of its image makers — and its ranking in U.S. News & World Report; and where museums have turned to motorcycle exhibits and fashion shows to bolster revenue, even franchising their own institutions into brands. In short, says Twitchell, high culture is beginning to look more and more like the rest of our culture. But in perhaps his most subversive observation, he doesn't condemn this trend; on the contrary, he believes that branding may be invigorating our high culture, bringing it to new audiences and making it a more integral part of our lives.
Savvy, sharply observed, and bitingly funny, Branded Nation is sure to both enlighten and entertain.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743243476
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
08/23/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,034,245
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Branding 101 : marketing stories in a culture of consumption1
2One market under God : the churching of brands47
3School daze : higher ed, inc., in an age of branding109
4Museumworld : the art of branding art193
5When all business is show business, what's next?273

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