Why we can't shake name brands from our brains

Book Review: 'Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy'

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You will absolutely recognize many of the marketing campaigns it calls out -- and many of the reactions you have personally had to them -- as precisely what the brands/marketers intended.

Having a conversation about the book with a colleague, I kept trying to point out mediocre products that have succeeded in "brandwashing" our circle of peers; she kept responding, "Well, but that's an amazing (product/service/website)." My response was: "Friend, you've been 'Brandwashed.' "

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