Sounds Like OCD

Tom Asacker, points to a new book by Lucas Conley.
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He does so after venting about Laura Ries’ poorly constructed advice to brand managers. Here’s the heart of her demented argument:

Burning the consumer’s mind is the key detail many companies miss. They think branding is putting their name and logo on the package. But that is only half the answer. Making a branding iron is the easy part. Holding the consumer down and burning that brand into the mind is the hard part.

Which brings us to journalist Lucas Conley, who has written for the Boston Globe, ESPN magazine, and Fast Company. According to Curled Up, his book looks at how marketers brainwash consumers. From clever ads to insidious marketing strategies to surreal promotions, he shines a light on the masterminds of manipulation and, in the process, illuminates our participation in our own seduction.

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp.