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In Brains on Fire, Robbin Phillips, Greg Cordell, Geno Church, and Spike Jones relate how their marketing agency has de-emphasized the use of campaigns and instead fosters the growth of word-of-mouth movements to build customer loyalty for a brand. They recommend that brand managers should focus on creating movements that tap into the passions of customers and inspire them. Researchers have shown a strong correlation between a company’s success and the degree to which the company is engaged with its customers. The authors believe “closeness” to customers is a signal of corporate health and profitability.