Why do certain products and ideas go viral? Dynamic young Wharton professor Jonah Berger draws on his research to explain the six steps that make products or ideas contagious.
Why do some products get more word of mouth than others? Why does some online content go viral? Word of mouth makes products, ideas, and behaviors catch on. It's more influential than advertising and far more effective.
Can you create word of mouth for your product or idea? According to Berger, you can. Whether you operate a neighborhood restaurant, a corporation with hundreds of employees, or are running for a local office for the first time, the steps that can help your product or idea become viral are the same.
Contagious is filled with fascinating information drawn from Berger's research. You will be surprised to learn, for example, just how little word of mouth is generated online versus elsewhere. Already praised by Dan Ariely and Dan Gilbert, and sold in nine countries, this book is a must-listen for people who want their projects and ideas to succeed.
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The first couple chapters were fairly interesting. However, the rest seemed like regurgitated, general, obvious, useless information. Very simple concepts drawn out far beyond necessary. Alot of filler, waste of time.
Narrator: the voice and style was very far from the generic one I've found in titles similar to this. Much more engaging.
My background going into the book:
I've read "Thinking, fast and slow", but no books on marketing or virality.
I love that the book starts out by introducing a simple acronym, and devotes a chapter to explaining each concept in detail.
Filled with good examples and good at reusing earlier concepts and phrases.
Of the 6 concepts, the last 2 were a little light on theory and mostly explained with examples.
A very good and memorable introduction to virality.
A reader of biographies, history, and other non-fiction
The author’s advice on marketing makes sense, but I found his audiobook a stressful listen, as his endless stories, spelled out in a host petty details really distracted from the message. It would have benefited from a much tighter re-write.
I needed a clear guide on how to further develop a branding message for my company. This book helped me more than any singular book to help craft a message that will resonate. I hiiiiiighly recommend it for marketers or designers looking to create more focused brands to earn more money!
Jonah Berger is the brilliant professor who put out a brilliant book one of the greatest I have ever read
This book was ACTUALLY interesting, useful and applicable, not "salesie" or sleazy like most books about marketing. The narration is slow af so listen at 1.25x the speed!!!
"Getting viral gracefully!"
explains very clearly what gets viral and how to have directed approach to get it.
"Top Class book on contagious marketing"
it was informative, i learned things that i can implement
it has many interesting a relevant case studies
buy it u won't regret
"Best read of the year"
A must for those interested in marketing and communication. Up to date, scientific and beautifully written.
I will be re reading it again soon!
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