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Brandjack

How your reputation is at risk from brand pirates and what to do about it

Authors: Langley, Q.

  • First book to analysis the crises trend on social media, highlighting the huge dangers others ignore
  • Includes recommendations to protect your brand with memorable take-away bullet points at the end of every chapter
  • Authoritative research and highly accessible through author easy to read narrative approach
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About this book

Containing 90+ case studies including BP, Beyoncé, Pizza Hut and Chrysler, this is the first book to analyze brandjacking - when organizations lose control of their brand's image online. Combining crisis communication and social media, this book charts the trend's growth, offering advice to those who find themselves at the mercy of brand pirates.

About the authors

Quentin Langley is a PR professional with international practitioner experience and a strong record in team building, coaching and mentoring. He works at the interface of academia and business, especially with regard to research into social media and crisis management. He is Senior lecturer in Marketing, University of Bedfordshire Business School, a fellow of CIPR, the co-author of Key Concepts in Public Relations and the Editor of Brandjack News. Quentin has more than two decades experience in PR, including working in the Global Media Relations team at Shell International and being Head of Global PR at Knight Frank. He is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and former Chair of CIPR International. He has published a number of articles in media industry press.

Reviews

'Brandjack is a book whose time has come. Thanks to Quentin's exhaustive research and insightful analysis, the book you're holding now is the one source you need to protect what is likely the most valuable asset you own in the digital age your brand. Read Brandjack and you'll be ahead of the curve in this brave new world.'

- Jim Holtje, author of The Power of Storytelling and former speechwriter at Siemens, MasterCard and McGraw-Hill; Adjunct Professor at New York University

"Who knew about 'Brandjacking Pirates'? Clearly, Quentin Langley did and now he's shared valuable insights into this 'hot new craze' the dark side of social media and our fallen angels."

-John Paluszek, Senior Counsel at Ketchum; former President of the Public Relations Society of America: Past Chair, Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management

'Quentin Langley combines analytical skill with insightful writing to produce an important book. It deserves to be read by every brand manager, ad exec and marketeer who wants to understand the perils and contours of the digital revolution.'

-Paul Richards, author of Be Your Own Spin Doctor

'Brandjacking isn't some fleeting trend or agency-created theoretical framework - it's a reality of today's communications landscape. Quentin Langley understands that. And this book will help you understand it as well.'

-Brian Reich, author of Shift and Reset

"An insightful, thorough and very modern analysis of public relations in the digital age. Armed with real life case studies, Langley shows that no brand, no matter how established, can rest on its laurels."

-Gareth Evans, Communications & Public Affairs Manager, Google

'In Brandjack Quentin Langley has collected and analysed an astonishing array of crises in which businesses, politicians and celebrities struggle with problems that were literally unimaginable just a few years ago. People are held accountable for the business practices of their suppliers thousands of miles away. A lone disgruntled customer can build a cult following and panic investors. YouTube, Twitter and Facebook have created challenges which ought to scare anyone in a leadership position. But in this book Quentin has at least started to show we can respond to this new world, and that is something of enormous value.'

-Jonathan Huneke, Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs at United States Council for International Business

"Social media have changed everything in PR, public affairs and politics. This collection of case studies is remarkable for the insight it brings to such a wide range of issues".

-Lionel Zetter, Director, Public Affairs Asia; Past President, Chartered Institute of Public Relations; author of Lobbying: The Art of Political Persuasion

'There are many good communicators in public relations and quite a few with strategic capabilities ... but very few also with the analytical skills that Quentin Langley brings to the business, making him highly focussed, objectives-driven, creative - and a fine trainer and educator'

-Roger Haywood, Past President, Chartered Institute of Public Relations; Past Chair, Chartered Institute of Marketing

"Brandjack serves as a master encyclopedia of some of the most provocative and controversial brand incidents we've seen. Anyone in social media, PR, or brand management could especially take the book's learnings to heart."

- Dan Goldgeier, AdPulp


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Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-37536-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-37535-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Brandjack
Book Subtitle
How your reputation is at risk from brand pirates and what to do about it
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37536-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137375360
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37535-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 307
Topics