Marketing visionary Martin Lindstrom has been on the front line of the branding for over twenty years. In Brandwashed, he turns the spotlight on his own industry, . 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. Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to BuyMartin Lindstrom. Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to.

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Most people think the tactics listed in this book are not possible-they wouldn’t do that, right? Under Pressure – The power of peers 6. At first glance, of course I control what I buy.

Time isn’t a research journal, and any academic studies reported in Time were reported in an academic or professional journal first. This chapter taught me that FDA brandwashex actually contributed to consumers making ignorant decisions by being so permissive with its guidelines and policies For a book called Brandwashed there was sure a lot of name dropping of brands involved.


Be more discerning and less impulsive. And it is true; sometimes these stores offer deals to get you in the door. In fact, my posting this review on Goodreads, a social media site geared to avid readers is something advertisers love.

For the age where privacy and data is no longer sacred, this book seriously made me reconsider using cash again In fact, some of his statements were complete and utter nonsens Although this book provided a decent amount of brandawshed for thought, that food unfortunately came spiced up so much so as to make it barely edible and to make me wonder if all that spice was to mask some subpar food underneath it all.


Are we really brainless automatons? Hi Roger, you have a point: It say that Lindstorm knows that ins-and-outs of marketing is to say that Steve Jobs can use a computer.

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Tools, Hacks, and More. For example, slow music plays when you’re shopping to force you to browse longer. I am watching my 3 year-old for signs of branding, and I have to admit, it doesn’t brwndwashed good.

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As anyone with friends knows, if a friend tells you how much they love a product, you will value that recommendation more than almost any other source.

The author has a long experience of working with some of the big marketing giants. Pricing for Profit Peter Hill. I found this book in line with lindtsrom previous title Buy-ology and feel this one also delivers the goods.

Table of contents Chapter – Lindstrom reveals eye opening details such as how advertisers and marketers target children at an alarmingly young age starting when they are still in the wombwhat heterosexual men really think about when they see sexually provocative advertising, how marketers and retailers stoke the flames of public panic and capitalize on paranoia over diseases, extreme weather events, and food contamination scares.

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I found parts of this book both fascinating and a little shocking. The strange ways in which we consumers walk, talk, and whip out our wallets underscore BrandWashedMartin Lindstrom’s fascinating, entertaining, occasionally shocking expose of the drivers advertisers and marketers use to make us buy.

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I was sorely mistaken. Lindstrom is also a public speaker and the founder of a number of organizations including Buyology Inc.


Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Again, no evidence for this. The Retail Champion Clare Rayner. Brandwasyed, if you’re brandeashed light bulbs online maybe your frugality is the motivating factor? Lindstrom does seem in favor of tighter regulations of health claims on non-drug products. Focus groups of women were assembled, dabbed with the fragrance, and asked to close their eyes and tell a story.

May 10, Alex Kartman rated it really liked it.

Indeed, I’ve only read two business books from cover to cover in that time period: Maybe I’m out of touch with what people will actually believe today if they have it hammered in for hours a day.

I read his last book Buyology and thought it was awesome — my favorite chapter was how ritual shapes our lives. This was a great peek into the tricks of the advertising trade.

Like the marketers he describes, Lindstrom has created a book that will grab your brain and keep you hooked until you finish it. See all customer images. I promise you’ll get a kick out of reading who the real audience for pretty-boy lindtsrom singers is, how men really respond to male-underwear ads, and the drunken research Unilever commissioned before the company rolled out its randy TV ads for Axe deodorant and body spray. To see what your friends brandwaahed of this book, please sign up.

I will be reading more from his author.