Now in its 5th edition, Marieke de Mooij’s seminal book continues to be a guiding light for students, scholars, and practitioners of global marketing and advertising. Thoroughly grounded in the latest cutting-edge academic research, it bridges the gap between marketing and advertising theory and practice by inserting the missing link of culture.
I have been using earlier editions of the book to great effect in my undergraduate and graduate classes which consist of a culturally mixed audience of students from the East and West. Time and again my students’ positive reactions to the book’s contents, combined with my own experience of living and working in Japan, convince me that de Mooij is onto something important. Twenty years since the first edition of the book, marketing professionals may be finally beginning to heed de Mooij’s cross-cultural marketing gospel…..or ignore it at their own peril.