Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy * Martin Lindström

I don’t usually read non-fiction but this book was on my audiobook list and I decided to give it a go! Oh boy! Was I in for a treat!  opened my eyes to ways people are manipulated into buying specific brands from birth (or even before birth!) through skillful usage of smells, sounds, recognizable adverts,Continue reading “Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy * Martin Lindström”

Do you pee in the shower?

After the Übermodel Gisele Bündchen recommended on her official website, that people should pee in the shower to save water, different discussions of whether it’s right or indeed ecological sprung up. On the internet, it surpassed the topics and turned community on social networking sites. Blogs and social networks, the campaign has received thousands of comments. Controversy aside,Continue reading “Do you pee in the shower?”

I’m not crying… there’s a Christmas tree stuck in my eye

John Lewis know how to hit all the chords right and again, this year, they made me sob like a little bitch with their latest advert. Apparently it cost over £1m to make about £6m to air but hey! It was worth it! The music is ‘Half the World Away’ performed by Aurora, the originalContinue reading “I’m not crying… there’s a Christmas tree stuck in my eye”

Laughed way harder than I should have #epicstrut

Meet Dave, he saved money on his car insurance with MoneySuperMarket and now he feels EPIC! Dave feels so epic in fact, that he can’t help but show it as he struts his stuff on the way to work. His infectious dance oozes confidence as passers buy are unable to ignore Dave getting down, withContinue reading “Laughed way harder than I should have #epicstrut”

I bet you never heard of Fritz Willis

Unless.. you like Pin-up Girls. In the era of Katherine Hepburn, 1930’s black and white movies, Warner Bros hired Franz Willis to be their production-design and publicity artist. In 1946, Esquire announced an important new feature entitled the Esquire Gallery of Glamour & the magazine selected Fritz Willis to supply the inaugural illustration – itContinue reading “I bet you never heard of Fritz Willis”