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Obsessive Branding Disorder

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For the cynical marketing crowd, which includes me, this book will be right in your wheelhouse as it delves deep into the superficial side of the arts and sciences of modern branding. To give you a taste of Conley’s take, below is my trademark pending WHAT ? — SO WHAT? — WHAT NOW? summary of OBSESSIVE BRANDING DISORDER. ( Just kiddin' on the trademark-pending quip. Tom Ehrenfeld is the rightful owner of this idea.) WHAT? “Branding is corrupting our culture by heralding emotion over reason, surface over core substance, and packaging over experience.” (p. 197) “More than marketing, advertising, or positioning, branding is an ...
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Lucas Conley: Diagnosis: Obsessive Branding Disorder (Symptom #1 ...
a new book about the excesses of marketing, one of the most common questions I get from the media goes a little like this: "Aren't today's marketers just doing the same stuff they've been doing since the 1950s?" It's a silly question for a number of reasons. In light of how much I hear it, I'm going to explore a few of the answers over my next few posts. Today, Reason #1: Volume -- a blinding glimpse of the obvious. "In 2006 U.S. advertisers spent nearly $300 billion -- about $10,000 a second -- trying to reach us. More alarming than the annual total is the overall trend. Advertisers have ... market research, surveys and trends
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Both books are written by non-designers and both shine a spotlight onto the nature of design today. While Postrel’s book is a sunny affirmation of the power of aesthetic design to create pleasure and desirability, Conley’s book exposes branding as a “pesticide working its way up the food chain.” For graphic designers, Obsessive Branding Disorder makes grim reading. Conley describes in vivid detail the extent to which branding has permeated modern culture, and the lengths to which brand owners will go to promote their products. This won't be news to graphic designers — especially those doing brand-related work. Designers ... market research, surveys and trends

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"OBD: Obsessive Branding Disorder": Has Branding Jumped the Tracks ...
"OBD: Obsessive Branding Disorder" begins on a tear, lambasting branding as "a pesticide working its way up the food chain" and a "cyclone" into which "billions of dollars" are "funneled … never to emerge again." Author Lucas Conley asserts that branding has "jumped the tracks, barreling through popular culture unchecked." For Conley, obsessive branding is a large tent which encompasses more than just brands. Under Conley's big top are brands themselves (the symbols, including names, logos, sounds, etc. that represent a product, company or service), and the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Book review: Lucas Conley's *OBD: Obsessive Branding Disorder: The ...
In the first paragraph on the first page of his introduction, Lucas Conley delivers a shocking revelation about the power of branding: some Japanese women, he tells us, are foregoing motherhood in favor of Louis-Vuitton products. Never mind that ninety-four percent of young Japanese women already own these non-essential products � we could easily compare that to the non-essential cable television service owned by even the poorest U. S citizens � but consider the astounding notion that a cleverly crafted marketing strategy has convinced a generation of women that purses mean more than children! Can it be true - and if it is, how ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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MAY 3-5, 2010 | HYATT REGENCY RIVERWALK • CHICAGO
OBSESSIVE BRANDING DISORDER: THE ILLUSION OF BUSINESS AND THE BUSINESS OF ILLUSION .... “Obsessive Branding Disorder”. Tuesday, May 4 | 8:00-9:30 a.m. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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O B D : obsessive branding disorder : the business of illision and the illusion of business. 658.827/HAMMOND. Hammond, James, 1952-. Branding your business ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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