I must say, Buy-ology saved me from finding harder in business section at bookstores. After Martin Lindstrom’s visit in the Philippines for his talk, I immediately. In BUYOLOGY, Lindstrom presents the astonishing findings from his groundbreaking, three-year, seven-million-dollar neuromarketing study. now. With the support of 20 leading scientists, Martin. Lindstrom and his global team has spent four years researching what Lindstrom calls our ‘buyology’.

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It might have not been the point Lindstrom wanted to make, but that’s certainly the message I took from the book. When people see sex, they think sex – not about the product, same goes for extreme celebrity or extreme beauty. In summary, I would say that although neuroscience lindstorm well have much to offer, I think we would do well not to toss the baby out with the bath water.

Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy – Martin Lindstrom – Google Books

After all, it is the box that is carried around on the person and opened and closed on a regular basis. If marrtin value your purchasing sovereignty, read this book and borrow it from the library, so as to avoid ‘buying’ into Lindstrom’s hype.

Magic happens when people don’t think. Jun 26, Mike Williams rated it did not like it. I am struggling to find that data now — could you possibly redirect me?

Self-Promoting Marketing Piece But Has Some Value Martin Lindstrom is a high energy marketing consultant who has a lot to say about himself, and while taking short rests from that activity provides some interesting information about the pruported subject of the book, neuromarketing. The crux bh the book is the emergence of neuromarketing, which involves using fMRI and other brain-scanning techniques as a means of truly understanding consumers’ loves and hates, rather than just asking the consumers to their faces.


Not only do we have no self-awareness for what really motivates us to consume, companies are just as lost when it comes to what brands will soar or sink. And yes, I’m going to think about my choice consciously while I do it, and spend more than a fraction of a second doing so. In study after study, Lindstrom evaluated some of the “conventional wisdom” in advertising: This chemical is often released whilst shopping, making us feel good about lundstrom a product that we see and are automatically drawn to, regardless of whether we can afford it.

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Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy and the New Science of Desire

Finally, there also seems to be insufficient explanation and consideration of the mind-brain-body relationship. Who will be able to marhin the use of this technology?

Robert Pauley says 9 years ago. The traditional mediums of marketing are rapidly changing and the costs of marketing are demanding better targetting and assessment of the potential impact of the messages being purchased. His startling results shatter much of what we have long believed about what seduces our interest and drives us to buy. Higher price of a product increases our enjoyment of it. Lindstrom uncovered the brain’s reactions to advertisements and other marketing initiatives.

I’m only rating it 3 stars because the first 30 or 40 pages were full of repetitive hyperbole building up Lindstrom’s research techniques and unprecedented large study group size and generally amazing work only to to be followed by much less than revolutionary results throughout the rest of the book. A password will be e-mailed to you. Cases and examples are discussed at the most length, and the brain-imaging data is relatively general and acts more as a summary than a focal point.


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It left this reader questioning whether Lindstrom mis-communicated his point or did not verify his research. If an ad is understated, we let our guard down, and it might just have an impact.

That understood, the sections of the book that I found particularly interesting related to branding and religion as well as the recurring theme of cigarette advertising and how the campaigns aimed against tobacco may ironically still be promoting or at least reinforcing its use, at least among those already addicted and using it.

Toch ging het boek me op een gegeven moment tegenstaan, omdat het veel van hetzelfde is. Praise “A page-turner” — Newsweek ” Lindstrom dishes up results, alongside a buffet of past research, with clear writing and deft reasoning. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Oct 21, Pages. This was the most extreme example where I felt a science writer would have been a much better choice, but the rest of the book was similar. In women the figures are similar, only Do we want to purchase products to stand out or copy people?

Who has access to this technology? The author claims to be the driving force behind three year’s worth of this neuromarketing research, involving subjects from around the globe and Lord knows how many millions of dollars. I challenge you to read this book and not want to smack the author upside the head with it.

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