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Translating Anthropological Consumption Theories into Humanistic Marketing Practices

  • Ahir Gopaldas
Part of the Humanism in Business Series book series (HUBUS)

Abstract

Marketing has many uses. In the business-to-business sector, firms use marketing to attract other firms as clients. In the government sector, agencies use marketing to serve marginalized stakeholders. In the non-profit sector, advocates use marketing to promote social causes. However, the most ardent, creative, and visible users of marketing are for-profit corporations in the business-to-consumer sector (e.g., Nestle, PepsiCo, P&G, Unilever, and Walmart). The extensive use of marketing in this sector to generate quick profits, without concern for long-term consumer welfare, has sullied the profession’s reputation.

Keywords

Positive Emotion Consumer Research Meaning Making Brand Community Progressive Realty 
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