The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk!

January 9, 2020 - Comment

There are laws of nature, so why shouldn’t there be laws of marketing? As Al Ries and Jack Trout—the world-renowned marketing consultants and bestselling authors of Positioning—note, you can build an impressive airplane, but it will never leave the ground if you ignore the laws of physics, especially gravity. Why then, they ask, shouldn’t there

There are laws of nature, so why shouldn’t there be laws of marketing?

As Al Ries and Jack Trout—the world-renowned marketing consultants and bestselling authors of Positioning—note, you can build an impressive airplane, but it will never leave the ground if you ignore the laws of physics, especially gravity. Why then, they ask, shouldn’t there also be laws of marketing that must be followed to launch and maintain winning brands? In The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing, Ries and Trout offer a compendium of twenty-two innovative rules for understanding and succeeding in the international marketplace. From the Law of Leadership, to The Law of the Category, to The Law of the Mind, these valuable insights stand the test of time and present a clear path to successful products. Violate them at your own risk.

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Anonymous says:

Requires ‘time’ translation. Thought provoking There are a few major points to make, but I’ll keep it brief.1. It was writing about 25 yrs ago, pre-Internet. They products are both sold and marketed has changed, so you’ll have to first understand his book within the written time period. Next you can then try to understand the laws as they would be applied today.Example: Law of Line Extension says that you shouldn’t use same brand name as you extend product line. However, Apple is a counter example. Then again Costco…

Anonymous says:

Fantastic 21st revist of 20th century business strategies. I’d read the book when it was best seller. I recently found it referenced in an interesting context and decided to read it again.The re-read made me feel like a business strategy time traveler.This 13-some-year-old book for “Marketing” was written when the Sales, Marketing and Biz Strategy organization was silo’d. The ‘22 Immutable Laws of Marketing’ is once again making its way through academics and biz leaders as common wisdom for the whole modern enterprise. It’s a…

Anonymous says:

Not bad and relatively brief Like many other readers I found this book via Tim Ferris’s blog. Like most things Tim Ferris, there is more sizzle than steak here.Since I am not a marketing professional, I found some of the content valuable. Especially the ideas that you need to own a single-word concept (not your brand name) in the consumer’s mind, that you can’t really change perceptions once formed, and that you need to define a category you are first in if the broad category is ruled by someone else…

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