As stated earlier, a good portion of the marketing methods illustrated throughout the book are age-old and proven marketing strategies such as throwing a famous face or name on a product to create a “Just like Mike” sentiment. Is this manipulation, or giving consumers what they want? And, of course, any American parent can attest to the power brands like McDonalds wield over children. This is a fascinating tale of how companies brand their products and celebrities brand themselves and how we consumers fall hook, line and sinker for their psychological marketing tricks. Levitt is the best-selling author of Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics and a professor of economics at the University of Chicago.

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