Brandwashed is at its best when Lindstrom uses his extensive client experience and list of contacts to provide a peek into corporate branding efforts. An insight. 20 Sep Buyology author Martin Lindstrom’s new book Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use To Manipulate Our Minds And Persuade Us To Buy just hit. From the bestselling author of Buyology comes a shocking insider’s look at how today’s global giants conspire to obscure the truth and manipulate.

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Brandwashed by Martin Lindstrom – Neuromarketing

Many of the ‘secrets’ that Lindstrom points out are things I either already knew or suspected, but when I was reading the sections about social media, cell phones, and word of mouth advertising, I found the types of advertising that really work on me. Refresh and try again. Some hard data would go a long way to erasing the whiff of pseudoscience that seems to attach itself to neuromarketing studies.

Not everyone chooses the second stall in a public restroom because they, mistakenly, think it’s cleaner.

Readers who may question the conclusions he draws the data can always go back to the source and see if they agree. And even when you know how the wizard brandwasned the curtain is doing this, you’ll still buy your favorite products. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Tax will be calculated at the checkout where applicable. His example brandwasged energy-efficient light bulbs being bought in stores, and cheap incandescents bought online. Amazon Keyword Research Hacks: Can Twitter Make You Skinny?

Brandwashed by Martin Lindstrom

I mean, he even comes out and states that he wishes for the old days when you’d sit down with a cup of coffee and clip coupons from the weekend paper. I was also curious about the author’s mention of how green purchases can make people more likely to do something less eco friendly in the future because they’ve already “done their branfwashed. I’m spreading the word about the books I read, brandwasued endorsing them and unwittingly pressuring my peers to read the books I enjoy!

Overall, this book was an interesting read, but it’s a little frustrating, because knowing the techniques marketers and advertisers use doesn’t make you any less susceptible to them.

He mentions that Prius owners drive more miles, get into more accidents, and even hit more pedestrians. Over 15, copies sold. Other times the au Did not really enjoy this book at all. It’s branddwashed better than Buyologyif that is possible. Buy Buy Baby – When companies start marketing to us in the womb 2. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Lists with This Book. All of these are freshness cues, designed to convince consumers that the store is filled with products rushed to the store from the farm.

That part is really the same played-out conspiracy theory bull about Big Pharma that everyone has heard a million times, and I think Lindstrom’s lack of originality here is pretty damning. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

But it does help you identify the times you need to be more vigilant.


How about BBQ sauce and jelly? Aug 04, John Pappas rated it liked it. The Road Back to You: I’ve done previous reading on the topic, and I’m not sure I learned anything earthshakingly new, but the material was presented well, with sources and examples galore.

What really frustrated me was when he cited Time magazine for behavioral studies. Marketing visionary Martin Lindstrom has been on the front line of the branding for over twenty years. However, if you’re buying light bulbs online maybe your frugality is the motivating factor?

Ik ben gestopt Geen aanrader. What Lindstrom reveals about the extent of demographic and psychological research is astounding, too.

The end of privacy; Chapter – I have a serious media-buying habit books, music, dvds that I am trying to get under control and I thought this book would help me fight the urge to purchase something at the click of the button. There could be brandwaehed factors, so it seems like a giant leap to claim that it’s because there’s no one watching you.