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By Martin Lindstrom
Foreword via Morgan Spurlock
From the bestselling writer of Buyology comes a surprising insider’s examine how today’s worldwide giants conspire to imprecise the reality and manage our minds, all in carrier of persuading us to shop for.
Marketing visionary Martin Lindstrom has been at the entrance traces of the branding wars for over twenty years. right here, he turns the highlight on his personal undefined, drawing on all he has witnessed in the back of closed doorways, exposing for the 1st time the complete volume of the mental methods and traps that businesses devise to win our well-merited money.
Picking up from the place Vance Packard's bestselling vintage, The Hidden Persuaders, left off greater than half-a-century in the past, Lindstrom reveals:
• New findings that show how advertisers and retailers deliberately aim young children at an alarmingly younger age – beginning after they are nonetheless within the womb!
• Shocking result of an fMRI examine which exposed what heterosexual males really think approximately after they see sexually provocative ads (hint: it isn’t their girlfriends).
• How agents and outlets stoke the flames of public panic and capitalize on paranoia over international contagions, severe climate occasions, and nutrients illness scares.
• The first ever neuroscientific facts proving how addicted all of us are to our iPhones and our Blackberry’s (and the stunning truth of mobile phone dependancy - it may be more durable to shake than addictions to medicines and alcohol).
• How businesses of all stripes are secretly mining our electronic footprints to discover the most intimate info of our deepest lives, then utilizing that details to focus on us with advertisements and gives ‘perfectly tailored’ to our mental profiles.
• How sure businesses, just like the maker of 1 renowned lip balm, purposely modify their formulation which will make their items chemically addictive.
• What a 3-month lengthy guerilla advertising scan, performed in particular for this e-book, tells us in regards to the strongest hidden persuader of all of them.
• And a lot, a lot more.
This searing divulge introduces a brand new type of tips, strategies, and seductions – the Hidden Persuaders of the twenty first century- and exhibits why they're extra insidious and pervasive than ever.
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