Brand Sense: Sensory Secrets Behind the Stuff We Buy (Revised, Updated)

By Martin Lindstrom
The definitive book on sensory branding, shows how companies appeal to consumers' five senses to sell products.
Did you know that the gratifying smell that accompanies the purchase of a new automobile actually comes from a factory-installed aerosol can containing "new car" aroma? Or that Kellogg's trademarked "crunch" is generated in sound laboratories? Or that the distinctive click of a just-opened jar of Nescafe freeze-dried coffee, as well as the aroma of the crystals, has been developed in factories over the past decades? Or that many adolescents recognize a pair of Abercrombie & Fitch jeans not by their look or cut but by their fragrance?
In perhaps the most creative and authoritative book on how our senses affect our everyday purchasing decisions, global branding guru Martin Lindstrom reveals how the world's most successful companies and products integrate touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound with startling and sometimes even shocking results. In conjunction with renowned research institution Millward Brown, Lindstrom's innovative worldwide study unveils how all of us are slaves to our senses--and how, after reading this book, we'll never be able to see, hear, or touch anything from our running shoes to our own car doors the same way again.
An expert on consumer shopping behavior, Lindstrom has helped transform the face of global marketing with more than twenty years of hands-on experience. Firmly grounded in science, and disclosing the secrets of all our favorite brands, Brand Sense shows how we consumers are unwittingly seduced by touch, smell, sound, and more.


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""BRAND sense" is a landmark work that explains what the world's most successful companies do differently, integrating all five of the senses -- touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound. The book will transform the way marketers approach the entire concept of branding."

-- Charlie Bell, CEO & Chairman, McDonald's Corporation

"It contains a treasury of ideas for bringing new life to your brands."

-- Philip Kotler, from the Foreword

"Creative, insightful, compelling. It will help you cut through the mass of commercial clutter and develop a powerful brand."

-- Torben Ballegaard Sorensen, CEO, Bang & Olufsen Worldwide





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Publisher Free Press
Publish date 02/02/2010
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ISBN-13 9781439172018
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