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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  4,337 ratings  ·  210 reviews
This is the 12th edition of 'Marketing Management' which preserves the strengths of previous editions while introducing new material and structure to further enhance learning.
Hardcover, 12th Edition, 816 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Prentice Hall (first published December 1st 1967)
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Exina
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars

Marketing Management was needed for my studies. Tons of useful information.
Michael Finocchiaro
This is the absolute bible of marketing end to end. A textbook in most business schools, even an autodidact like myself can learn an immense amount from this book. Probably great to read before an MBA and just if you want to understand how marketing is SUPPOSED to work (although sadly the real world rarely works as the authors describe).
Eric Herr
Sep 06, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a text book for my Master's degree. With that said, my four star rating is based upon text books, not all books I have read.

Marketing Management is a very well laid out and clear text book. There are multiple real-life examples in every chapter of marking strategies that different companies have used either successfully or unsuccessfully.

This is the 13th edition and is very up-to-date. It addresses many of the latest trends around viral marketing and utilization of web based social/busin
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Ben Edwards
Mar 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
I read this book back when I was in school and it was a great introduction to marketing basics. I wouldn't recommend this being your only book about marketing, there are other ones that are more "hands on" that give you more specific case studies that translate marketing theory into actual results.

However it does introduce and explain many core marketing concepts and is a great place to start learning about how to get to know your customers and how to speak their language.
Ahmed Adel
Sep 29, 2014 rated it did not like it
i think it,s beautifully book
Donnie Corrêa
Nov 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Philip Kotler is a genius, to begin with. Most people think marketing is the evil force behind their spending hands or the science behind making people spend their money on them. To break with this marketing notion is to truly bring it's colours to the surface as a science of matching need and offer. But Kotler only does this as a way to transcend that expectation.

Kotler concepts formal marketing as a tool for achieving a new marketing paradigm - more responsible and competent, more compassive a
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Patricia
Sep 12, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: textbooks
This is the worst textbook I have ever read. It takes 700+ pages to poorly define marketing buzz words while failing to provide anything of substance or utility. This is not a marketing textbook, it's a guide for communicating with other marketing people. There's more content in the 48-page marketing chapter of my performing arts management textbook than in this entire book.
Faizan
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: college-reading
Total boring but at least I passed the exammm
Fahed S. Al Kerdi
The bible of the marketing! this is how I call this book when I recommended it to the undergraduate students. From A to Z, all you need to know about marketing (literature and application) is here. With great amount of example, the authors of this book were able to come across all of the details in each chapter.
I made a good use of this book by reading the marketing orientation chapter, especially 7Ps theory.
Alessandro
Jul 08, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: learning
If the zombie apocalypse ever comes to pass, my weapon of choice would be Kotler & Ketler's Marketing Management book. It's a humongous heavy paperback that makes for an excellent blunt weapon. I can barely wait to squash some zombie's brains with it. It also contains very elegant writing and some gorgeous pictures. I wasn't the most dedicated student of management ever, but somehow I ended up reading this beast of a book twice. Marketing management, however, is not something you learn from ...more
Hesham Sabry
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
One of the best business book.This is still my personal reference in marketing after 11 years of being a marketer .His examples, the way of structuring the business plan and introducing the marketing concepts are extraordinary .It is a valuable asset for both MBA students and marketers .Just take your time in reading and try to disseminate knowledge with colleagues and friends .
Wala'a Ayoubi
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Even it was a text book for me but it was amazing this book is my life it has every thing i may need in my marketing life :)
Hensi
Dec 09, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: management
This is the best marketing book that I ve ever read..
Khaled Mokhtar
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must have reference for people working or studying marketing.

The best.
Figaro
Jan 04, 2009 rated it really liked it

For those who acknowledged him/herself as a management student should read this book.. very easy to understand and enrich your marketing knowledge from A to Z
Laknath wijesinghe
i am a student of SriLanka Institute of Marketing(SLIM) i want to read Kotler's Marketing Management Book(13th edition).
Gunnjan Awasthi
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I just fell in love with the author of this book in 2012 when I took admission in MBA(Marketing). When I read a book, what I do expect is whatever written inside should be interactive enough to get into my average I.Q brain. The Philip Kotler's marketing management book is the only book of my syllabus that I've read without yawning for a moment.



All the topics have been covered, every edition get updated so well that it leaves probably no topic of marketing. Moreover the examples that's been cite

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Beam Pattadon
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Philip Kotler is one of the most regarded authority in the field of marketing.

This Kotler's book is a must-read for every marketing student. The book contains complete fundamental contents on the subject; namely, notion of STP, marketing mix, strategic marketing. It is very comprehensive work. Its detailed explanation on several topics could infuriate some readers who need to know only succinct ideas. Thus, this may not suit for casual learners on the subject. The style of writing is ver
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Nandia Alegras
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a book which I had the opportunity to read while I was doing my Erasmus semester in the University of Vienna. Having read many text books, i would say that I really enjoyed reading this particular one. It was easy to understand, no complicated meanings or vocabulary. I really learnt many useful stuff, and someone can get a certain view and clear understanding of the Marketing World and its contents.
Amol
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
this is a very ease to access any book any time. so that to save time...
Pallavi Bansod
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A bible for an MBA student!
Vanessa Cabrera
Jun 11, 2014 marked it as to-read
i want to read this Philip Kotler marketing management book
Nahla Medhat
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I wanna read this book,, Philip Kotler is Great marketer Man who learned alot of people What's the importance of Marketing , how to manage it and it's effect of our economy .
Suresh Prajapati
Dec 31, 2012 marked it as to-read
I want soft copy of Marketing Management book and my mail id is " suresh.prajapati@icicilombard.com "
Ralph Miguel
Jun 19, 2013 marked it as to-read
good book, it really helps :D
Kim
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: education
This textbook provides a good introduction to the concepts of marketing for MBA majors. While marketing students may benefit more from other books that may be more complex or specific, this book lays a good foundation and is easy to understand and follow. The information covered still seemed up to date on the current trends in marketing and provided good examples of real life events and applications throughout.
Yllwbrckrd
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
I get it. It has everything, it’s meant for MBAs, and it’s meant to be the definitive text on marketing. However I found most of the writing repetitive and convoluted, especially when portraying really obvious information and simple ideas. This is something I found interesting considering Kotler is supposed to be the guru of Marketing: wouldn’t the messaging be top notch, in that case?

Future generations should consider an editor.
Arnab Padhi
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Avoiding Redundancy: 5/5
Case Studies: 5/5
Authenticity: 5/5
Readability: 4/5
Relevancy for the present time: 5/5

Overall: The book deals with marketing in all of its shade and shape. It isn't just a textbook, it can be used as a guide for any marketer. Of course, it is not an exhaustive book teaching everything but this one is a must read.

If you are interested in case studies of companies around the world then this will enlighten you with new ideas.
Felipe CZ
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
One of my main tools for teaching Strategic Marketing in universities. Kotler gives a great walk-through around marketing tasks and the stages through which mktg practices might pass, as well as the scope, which has to go beyond the 4 P's. There are different types of markets, therefore different strategies. A great point of interest is how to evaluate and control marketing efforts, e.g. profitability analysis and other tools.
Jen Stirrup
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: business
This book was helpful for my MBA module in strategic marketing. The theory was well-explained and the book itself is very well-written.
I could have used more diagrams and flowcharts since I'm a visual learner, but that's the only negative. It's a good read on the subject.
I waded my way through a lot of marketing books but I did think that this was one of the best ones to read.
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Professor Kotler's book, Marketing Management, is the world's most widely used graduate level textbook in marketing. His other textbooks include Principles of Marketing and management: An Introduction and they are also widely used around the world.
Kotler developed new concepts in marketing including atmospherics, demarketing, megamarketing, turbomarketing and synchromarketing. He believes that mar
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