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Article in print feels like a materialisation of sweat, tears and great collaboration

There’s nothing quite like paper when it comes to the reading experience!

Yesterday, I received my hard copy of the Journal of Marketing Management Special Issue on gender in marketing and consumer research, guest edited by Zeynep… 393 more words

Consumer Culture

“O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you!” - St Paul and Consumer Society

An unusual post for us, but a worthy one. What St Paul would have had to say about Consumer Society:

Social scientists have sometimes regarded consumers as rational creatures, utilitarians looking to maximize gain and minimize loss. 266 more words


Who actually buys couture, anyway?

Although it’s my job to unravel fashion’s many mysteries, one of the industry’s more glamorous secrets has proven largely inscrutable to me. When designers unveil their couture collections, where an outlandish, one-of-a-kind, handmade dress can cost anywhere from tens of thousands to several million dollars, I always wonder: Who actually buys this stuff? 620 more words

Pressure to be cool and look good is detrimental to children and teens: study

If you think buying your child or teenager all the “right stuff” will help them fit in and feel better about themselves – think again. 225 more words


Force Friday and Midnight Launches: What's the Point?

If you weren’t aware of it allow me to fill you in on a little secret: Star Wars is kind of a big deal. And with a brand new trilogy looming over the end of 2015, anticipating is continuing to build as we near a fresh trip into a galaxy far far away. 1,307 more words

Pop Culture

From Labor Day to Shopping Day

Remember Labor Day?

There was a time when the nation closed down on Labor Day as a tribute to America’s working people.

Then something happened. 240 more words


The App As A Symbol of Consumerist Culture

Hamsini Shivakumar, the co-founder of India’s Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, on the App as a symbol of consumerist culture:

What all does the “app” stand for and symbolize? 234 more words