The fact is, so much of what we thought we knew about why we buy is wrong. Drawing on a three-year, 7 million dollar, cutting-edge brain scan study of over 2000 people from around the world, marketing guru Martin Lindstrom's revelations will captivate anyone who's been seduced - or turned off - by marketer's relentless efforts to win our loyalty, our money and our minds.
Packed with entertaining stories about how we respond to such well-known products and companies as Marlboro, Calvin Klein, Ford, and American Idol, Buyology is a fascinating tour into the mind of today's consumer.
©2008 Martin Lindstrom; (P)2008 Random House Audio
The information in this book is relevant to anyone who doesn't live in a cave. The marketers are out there trying to trick and intice us to look at their wares. Knowing that it's all a trick may help you avoid some purchases you don't really need and if nothing else, will help you select products and services based on their actual value and not what the marketers want you to believe.
Examples of how we're manipulated come from everyday life. The author shows examples that really do relate to just about everyone. As the stories unfold, you find yourself riveted to the car seat (we were driving to Kentucky at the time) to see what was behind the smoke & mirrors.
I like to listen to books about psychology & behavior and I'd have to rate Buyology as one of the best I've purchased in my many years with Audible. I'm looking forward to listening to more of Lindstrom's work.
then this is an excellent and intelligent explanation as to why we do what we do. Informative from start to finish and an important read for anyone who does any kind of marketing at all
I found this book to be very intriguing. It really peals back some of the mystery behind branding and the core of marketing techniques and methods. It gives excellent examples of the level of depth and extent to which companies will go to make us aware of their brands. It covers some shocking facts and figures of how profoundly today's society has been affected by brand marketing. One of my favorite points was the idea of brand recognition success by judging if an item passes the "smashable" test. If the product is broken into hundred parts would you still be a recognized it? (i.e. a Coke bottle or an iPod).
I would highly recommend this book for anyone looking to further their knowledge of the science/art of marketing and branding.
Martin Lindstrom presents the research findings related to the neuroscience of marketing. He sheds light on what consumers do and why - which is often different from what they think they are doing and why. I would like to have Lindstrom speak at least some to the marketing of products which are harmful to the public. Will marketers ultimately be able to sell anything to anyone at anytime or is their a limit to what individuals will do in response to marketing? Are there ethical implications to what is being learned from neurscience and marketing? The issues are troublesome and Lindstrom is in a unique spot to inform us about the issue.
Using the most advanced technical brain analyzing tools we find that we remember advertising and we remember getting burned on a hot stove. (wow!)
This author goes into extreme detail about branding (to the point where I believe he's a shill for Coke) only to tell us what we already know. We make decisions quickly sometimes unconsciously based on affiliations. We like German cars because Germans are good engineers. Ditto Japan. Except when we don't. Sex sells until it doesn't. Smells remind us of the past and makes us buy. Sometimes. Round and round. Nothing new here.
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