Above all, Olins provides a positive rejoinder to the new orthodoxies of the "No Logo" critics of branding by showing how they confuse their views about brands with their views about capitalism. As he argues, brands are no longer just about corporations, products, and services. In fact, all the significant institutions in our livesthe towns, cities, regions, or countries in which we live, our sports teams and museums, our consumer groups and charitiesare given strength, identity, a defining role, and a satisfying cohesion via branding, one of the most significant socialas well as businessdevelopments of modern times.
Always wise, questioning, and iconoclastic, Wally Olins takes us to the literal heart of the matter: our crucial neglect of the way in which consumer decisions about brands are as emotional as all the other important decisions in our lives. For everyone in marketing, advertising, design, and business, and for anyone who wants to understand how the world works in the early twenty-first century, this is one of those rare books that breaks the mold. 65 illustrations....Continua