Martin Lindstrom (Lindstrøm) is a Danish author and magazine Influential 100 Honoree. Time Lindstrom's books include [1 ] Buyology - Truth and Lies About Why We Buy ( [2 ] Doubleday Business, division of Random House) and Brandwashed - Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy ( Crown Publications, a division of Random House), his first title written for consumers, for which Lindstrom conducted a $3 million word-of-mouth marketing experiment – inspired by the 2009 film, [3 ] The Joneses – to study the effects of social influence on purchasing decisions.
Lindstrom is a columnist for
, Fast Company [4 ] TIME Magazine and Harvard Business Review and frequently contributes to NBC's . Today show Lindstrom has written six books on brands and consumer behavior. He is the founding partner and Chairman of the Board of Buyology Inc. and Director of Brand Sense Agency. In 2011, Lindstrom appeared in the [5 ] Morgan Spurlock ( ) movie documentary Super Size Me and on The Greatest Movie Ever Sold . America’s Next Top Model
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In Buyology - Truth and Lies About Why We Buy, Lindstrom analyzes what makes people buy in a world which is cluttered with messages like
advertisements, slogans, jingle, and celebrity endorsements. Through a study of the human psyche, he discusses the subconscious mind and how it plays a major role in deciding what the buyer will buy. The author claims to have studied the behavior of 2,000 humans for three years. [6 ] [7 ]
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^ "Time Magazine Influential 100 Honoree". 30 April 2009.
^ "New York Times Bestseller List". The New York Times. 16 November 2008.
^ Press Release: Brandwashed by Martin Lindstrom
^ "Fast Company Author's Profile Page".
^ "Author's Today Show Appearances".
^ Martin Lindstrom Official
^ Random House profile of Buyology