Disruption: Overturning Conventions and Shaking Up the Marketplace / Edition 1

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Overview

Disruption? It's nothing new. Just look at any of the breakthrough business ideas of the last thirty years-from Federal Express overnight delivery to Saturn's fixed sticker price-and you'll see a perfect example of the principle of disruption in action.

Still, do you really understand what makes these ideas great? On an intuitive level, maybe, but can you articulate it clearly, reproduce it to create your own business breakthroughs, and make it an integral part of how your company operates? Probably not-unless, of course, you're already familiar with the principles and practices spelled out in Disruption, the groundbreaking new book by global advertising and marketing authority Jean-Marie Dru.

To put it simply, disruption is about uncovering the culturally embedded biases and conventions that shape standard approaches to business thinking and get in the way of clear, creative thinking. It's about shattering those biases and conventions and setting creativity free to forge a radical new vision of a product, brand, or service. It's about spearheading change rather than reacting to it.

In Disruption, Dru shows you how to harness the enormous potential of this concept. He introduces innovative strategies for breaking down creative barriers and shows you how to analyze traditional approaches from new perspectives. Next, he provides valuable tools for identifying and cataloging conventions, including "what if," "multicultural analysis," and the "disruption bank." He then demonstrates-with the help of dozens of galvanizing examples from around the world-how to apply this knowledge systematically to create innovative competitive strategies, marketing campaigns, and operations plans that can revitalize your company or department.

Disruption is must reading for all advertising and marketing professionals, as well as business people who understand the value of creativity.

Praise for Disruption

"Dru offers not just a convincing context but a successful methodology for breaking out of creative ruts. There's nothing like stirring up a little turbulence to get new thoughts flying. In this book, Dru tells how to pump new energy into brands, with fresh, even revolutionary thinking." -Aldo Papone Senior Advisor, American Express Company

"Dru's advertising theories in Disruption are nontraditional, which is exactly what you need to regain the interest and trust of today's consumers." -Scott Bedbury Senior Vice President, Marketing, Starbucks Coffee Company

"Disruption is all about risk-taking, trusting your intuition, and rejecting the way things are supposed to be. Disruption goes way beyond advertising, it forces you to think about where you want your brand to go and how to get there." -Richard Branson Founder and Chairman of Virgin Group of Companies.

"I read Disruption with admiration and recognition. The neat marketing premise of disruption, as articulated, is brilliant. The case studies are compelling . . . making this an unusually easy read." -Owen J. Lipstein Editor-in-Chief, Psychology Today, Spy, Mother Earth News.

"I enjoyed reading Jean-Marie Dru's book and found myself nodding my head rather than nodding off. It's a timely and well-argued reminder of the need to be different." -David Abbott Chairman, Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO Ltd.

"Dru offers a truly absorbing compendium of the what, how, and why of creating advertising that takes consumers by surprise-advertising that is different but effective. He offers a distinctive approach to discovering unconventional but sensible ideas for brands and for the advertising that supports them -in print, TV, or the Internet." -Stephen A. Greyser Professor of Marketing/Communications, Harvard Business School.

"Disruption is a catalyst of the imagination, an invaluable guide for rejecting conventionality, ideas which have always been at the heart of MTV." -Bill Roedy CEO, MTV International

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Drawing from experiences as the founder and chair of a global advertising agency, Dru gives us this practical, refreshing approach to thinking about international advertising. His compelling concept of "disruption" is a three-step reasoning process for creating a set of new visions for successful growth. Dru first explores how firms can get in a rut with their advertising strategies. He then offers hundreds of examples of advertising in Europe, the United States, and Japan to explore cultural differences and government rules and regulations about advertising. Dru's last section provides more detail and looks toward the future. Rich with examples, this timely book is recommended for advertising-agency and marketing professionals as well as for corporate executives, consultants, and advanced students and academicians.-Joseph W. Leonard, Miami Univ., Oxford, Ohio
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471165651
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/21/1996
  • Series: Adweek Magazine Series , #1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

JEAN-MARIE DRU is cofounder and Chairman of the BDDP Group, a Paris-based global advertising agency with offices in 27 countries and annual billings of $1.5 billion. BDDP is the parent company of Wells Rich Greene, whose accounts include Ford, Oil of Olay, Chase Manhattan, and Clairol. Prior to founding BDDP, Dru was Executive Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi in Paris and CEO of Young & Rubicam in Paris.

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Table of Contents

THE ROAD TO DISRUPTION.

Retrospective.

Discontinuity.

THE DISRUPTION DISCIPLINE.

Disruption.

Convention.

Vision.

DISRUPTION IN PRACTICE.

Disruption Methodology.

Disruption Sources.

DISRUPTION AND THE ROAD AHEAD.

Disruption in the Information Age.

Disruption and the Role of the Agency.

Disruption Web Site.

Acknowledgements.

Bibliography.

Advertising Campaigns.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2002

    High Octane Idea fuel

    I just finished this book and I have to say that it is a great book packed with practical applications for all types of businesses and life choices. Of course brand marketing, PR and advertising professionals will find examples directly relevant to their fields but I think this book will be useful to people in other fields who are interested in guidelines for out-of-the-box thinking. Dru called his book Disruption, but it could easily be called Innovation. But calling it Innovation wouldn¿t be very disruptive now would it?

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