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By Martin Lindstrom

Foreword by way of Morgan Spurlock

From the bestselling writer of Buyology comes a stunning insider’s examine how today’s worldwide giants conspire to vague 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.  the following, he turns the highlight on his personal undefined, drawing on all he has witnessed at the back of closed doorways, exposing for the 1st time the entire quantity of the mental tips and traps that businesses devise to win our well-deserved 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 demonstrate how advertisers and dealers deliberately goal childrens at an alarmingly younger age – beginning once they are nonetheless within the womb!
   • Shocking result of an fMRI learn which exposed what heterosexual males really think approximately once they see sexually provocative advertisements (hint: it isn’t their girlfriends).
   • How agents and shops stoke the flames of public panic and capitalize on paranoia over worldwide contagions, severe climate occasions, and meals illness scares.
   • The first ever neuroscientific proof proving how addicted all of us are to our iPhones and our Blackberry’s (and the surprising truth of cellphone habit - it may be tougher to shake than addictions to medicines and alcohol).
   • How businesses of all stripes are secretly mining our electronic footprints to discover probably the most intimate info of our inner most lives, then utilizing that details to focus on us with advertisements and gives ‘perfectly tailored’ to our mental profiles.
   • How definite businesses, just like the maker of 1 renowned lip balm, purposely modify their formulation to be able to make their items chemically addictive.   
   • What a 3-month lengthy guerilla advertising and marketing test, performed in particular for this ebook, tells us concerning the strongest hidden persuader of all of them.
   • And a lot, a lot more. 
 This searing divulge introduces a brand new category of tips, recommendations, and seductions – the Hidden Persuaders of the twenty first century- and indicates why they're extra insidious and pervasive than ever. 

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