For many marketing professionals, "science" is a four-letter word. They see brand-building as an unteachable art guided by their intuition and experience. But at its core, marketing aims to seed ideas into people's minds, make them feel a certain way, and, ultimately, get them to act.
In Brand Seduction, Daryl reveals the latest psychological and neuroscientific discoveries about how our minds process brand information and make decisions, and the important roles our emotions and unconscious play in our selections.
Welcome to the new world of neuromarketing.
Through simple language, engaging stories, and real-world examples, Brand Seduction shows you how to decode, build, and use these hidden brand fantasies to grow your brand and business. You'll learn:
Everyone seems to have a different idea of what brands are, how they work, and how they are built. Brand Seduction digs deeper into the nature of brands, how they exist and behave in the mind, and how marketers and business leaders can use this understanding to "seduce" customers and grow their businesses.
About the Author
Daryl Weber is a branding consultant whose work has influenced many of the best and biggest brands in the world, including Coca-Cola, Nike, Johnnie Walker, Gatorade, Pampers, and many more. He was formerly Global Director of Creative Strategy at The Coca-Cola Company, where he oversaw brand and communication strategy for many of the company's billion-dollar brands. Prior to that, he was a Director of Strategy at the consultancy Redscout, where he advised Fortune 500 companies on new product innovation and brand positioning. Weber has a BA in psychology from Columbia University. He resides in Atlanta with his wife, Jennifer, and son, Avi. You can follow him on Twitter @BrandedCortex.
"Daryl Weber's Brand Seduction is jam-packed with fascinating research and actionable insights. Weber shares the science of decision-making simply and clearly, which makes his book perfect for marketing practitioners, academics, and consumers alike. If you're fascinated by what makes consumers tick, this book's for you."
— Adam Alter, associate professor of marketing at NYU Stern School of Business; author, New York Times best-seller Drunk Tank Pink
"Powerful, profound and beautifully written, Brand Seduction raises the bar for every marketer to do work that truly matters. Marketing is far too powerful to be wasted on manipulation."
— Seth Godin, author, All Marketers Are Liars
"With solid research and real-world examples, Daryl Weber makes the science of marketing inspiring and actionable. Brand Seduction is a valuable tool for anyone seeking to leverage the power of their brands."
— Nir Eyal, author, Hooked
"A fascinating read. Weber dives deep into the way our brains are wired and how we subconsciously relate to brands. The theory is incredibly inspiring. The application is brilliantly practical. A must read for anyone who has the privilege of working with brands."
— Jonathan Mildenhall, CMO, Airbnb