Dr. Breda McCarthy is a lecturer in Marketing in James Cook University (JCU), Townsville, Australia. She obtained a BBS and an MBS from the University of Limerick, Ireland. She obtained a PhD from Dublin City University, Ireland in 1997. She has been a marketing executive and researcher at various p
This book provides an overview of consumer behaviour and public relations. Consumer behavior is the study of the processes involved in the purchase, use and disposal of products or services. The aim of public relations is to build positive relations between an organisation and its stakeholders. This textbook is an introductory textbook and it is aimed at undergraduate students of marketing. Each chapter in the textbook is enhanced by a series of case studies, both global and Australian, which reflect the changing nature of the marketplace. The textbook also covers contemporary topics such as digital media, social media marketing, sustainable marketing, greenwashing and ethics.