Buyology has ratings and reviews. Mark said: Summation: Lindstrom gets all excited about doing brain scans on consumers as they view advertisem. Buyology by Martin Lindstrom is a compulsively readable (at least for marketers) account of a research project that spanned three years and cost $7 million. In BUYOLOGY, Lindstrom presents the astonishing findings from his Ford, and American Idol, BUYOLOGY is a fascinating and shocking.

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Pick up a copy of this book and get one of those highlighting thingamajiggies before you fix your ad budget for the new year. Bulletted, overexxagerated, and Ambitious!!! Nov 06, Mark rated it it was ok Shelves: Basically, your brain responds to things whether you want it lihdstrom or not lindstron there’s not much you can do about it except reduce your exposure to branding and advertising.

Well, according to Buyology– it wasn’t my fault.

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

The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior. A not-so-epic yet a shy paged book with a nice shiny yellow cover and a few facts that really make you want to think and reflect. If I say it was a rock from the moon, you are overjoyed.

Lindstrom gets all excited about doing brain scans on consumers as they view advertisements and products. I was not disappointed. Lindstrom, when writing about your groundbreaking new experiments that delve into the inner buuology of consumer behavior, please refrain from starting each chapter with the equivalent of the following: Can other senses — smell, touch, and sound – be so powerful as to physically arouse us when we see a product?


Lindstrom fails to point out that even if marketing agencies have access to our innermost motivations, humans are not automatons that have to respond directly to the reptilian portion of our brains. Was it an interesting read overall? Jun 26, Mike Williams rated it did not like it. I must say, Buy-ology saved me from finding harder in business section at bookstores. That’s not a bad hook. This demonstrates that what we say we think or feel, is often not mirrored by our brain.

Which is a shame because the content, stripped of the puffery and butology, is interesting and scientifically valid. However, the major bits of information that I was looking for were not present. Learning to become more aware of how unconscious desires motivate our buying behavior will become an important marketing tool and Buyology can certainly help in gaining such awareness. It has no point.

I mean no disrepect to Lindstrom; you can tell that he is an interesting and charismatic guy and I’m sure I would love to be at a cocktail party with him. If you value your purchasing sovereignty, read this book and borrow it from the library, so as to avoid ‘buying’ into Lindstrom’s h What did I think that teasing little prompt to write a review?

None of those are bad things to know I guess, but this book wasn’t even good enough to get my blood boiling about those effing corporate bastards with all the money to throw around to do huge studies to control our unconscious minds. Neuromarketing for tabacco companies has increased due to the fact they are no longer allowed to advertise publicly at all. Logos alone don’t work for the most buyologu. Calvert was taken buuology by the findings: Do companies copy from the world of religion and create rituals — like drinking a Corona with a lime — to capture our hard-earned dollars?


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When stimulated, the nucleus accumbens requires higher and higher doses to get its fix.

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One would lindxtrom mistaken. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. An eye-grabbing advertisement, a catchy slogan, an infectious jingle? I know my world to be in order when I walk into a bookstore and see all the books on the shelves and “smell” the books and of course the coffee.

Those reading this book for insight into the world of neuromarketing will be disappointed. Of course a lindsstrom is egotistical. Feb 02, Pages.

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

I thought it would be a book about irrational consumerism that would help me train my brain not to be so consumerist for things I don’t need. Time [2] named Lindstrom as one of the world’s most influential people because of his book.

It turns out that subliminal advertising works really well for well known, established brands like Camel, Marlboro, etc. Retrieved from ” https: