By Christopher Locke
A Harvard company assessment Top-10 enterprise e-book of 2001Gonzo advertising is a knuckle-whitening journey to where the place social feedback, biting satire, and critical trade meet--and the place the outmoded beliefs of mass advertising and broadcast media are being left within the dirt. Invoking the spirit of gonzo journalism, Locke rails opposed to company practices that deal with consumers like livestock, and urges agents of all stripes to faucet into Web-based groups, or "micromarkets," in response to candor, belief, ardour, and a basic disdain for whatever that smacks of company smugness. Gonzo advertising and marketing indicates how businesses that aid and advertise those groups could have every little thing they've continually sought after: larger marketplace percentage, consumer loyalty, and model fairness. Laced with Locke's inimitable wit and penetrating viewpoint, Gonzo advertising is the raucous warning sign that nobody in business--from the trading-room flooring to the boardroom--can have enough money to disregard.
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Their approach seeks to embrace disparity to build an enlarged and enlightened understanding of phenomena thus offering another perspective on paradigm reconciliation (Hirschman, 1985; Hirschman and Holbrook, 1992; Hunt, 1994; Hudson and Ozanne, 1988; Ozanne and Hudson, 1989; Szmigim and Foxhall, 2000). Although Schultz and Hatch (1996) offer a meta-paradigmatic position that denies incommensurability, their theoretical framework of meta-triangulation maintains rather than smoothes over notions of differences and boundaries that uphold divisions between different research traditions.
Originality/value – The paper offers an applied exposition of theoretical debates in marketing research concerning paradigm incommensurability. Keywords Market research methods, History Paper type Conceptual paper European Journal of Marketing Vol. 39 No. 3/4, 2005 pp. 1108/03090560510581773 Introduction Marketing and consumer research is once again experiencing a period of reappraisal, looking internally to question the direction and speed of its theoretical development and the jurisdiction of its theoretical boundaries (Levy, 2002; Brown, 2002; Zaltman, 2000; Lowenstein, 2001; Rossiter, 2001; Wells, 2001; Bettany, 2002).
Study A presents no theoretical justification for the observed shift in consumer research. That other non-commercial settings have been peer reviewed as credible sites for consumer enquiry is a sufficient justification for the museum as a location of research. Unlike Study A, Study B is not concerned with issues that demand explanative, or definitive styles of investigation but rather with the reasons why this set of conditions emerged is a given cultural-historical context. This reveals that debates about commensurability become complex and somewhat open to negotiation when applied empirically.