Monday, April 16, 2012

Famous "IKEA effect"

Everyday is more common the existance of companies that involve customers in the design and assembly of products; from Converse allowing customers to design their own shoes to IKEA asking customers to assemble their own furniture. This is known as the "IKEA effect". Researches use this concept to explain hte increase in valuation we place on products we build ourselves. 

This has several implications on firms;
         - Successful assembly of products influences customers to value them over the value that arises from merely purchasing a product.
         - Successful completion is an essential component for the link between labor and liking the emerge.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Best commercial ever!

The message in the video is clear; children imitate behavior that they see around them; talking on a phone, body language...smoking, violence, so make sure that you're setting a good example.

Remember; children do what they see.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Why companies change their logos?

Can you recognize these firms just looking at their logos? I bet you can. However are you aware of how the logos change over time?
As we can observe, the logo is a company's identity boiled down to its bare essence and in most cases is the  main image consumers have in their mind when they think about a corporation. As products change, logos do it as well. 

Let's see some of the most famous examples:

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Great day in the music world!

Today, March 25th is the birthday of two of the most important musicians; Elton John & Aretha Franklin.

Congratulations! :)

Here my favorite songs of these two big artists:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Controversial campaign

This is the controversial campaign launched by Loewe in Spain. The brand has become Trending Topic on Twitter.

The debated issues is the way of how the new generation was pictured and the choice of people for the ad; all of them relatives to famous people.
These guys, dressed in an impeccable way, explain the issues of the people of their generation. Pretty far from the truth, taking into account that Spain has the highest unemployment rate within the 17-nation eurozone (most of it among young people).

Here there are some of the "pearls" said: "Loewe I associate it...the 'love', right?" or "Be in love is superguay everything spins around's like butterflies"

For those who do not know the brand, Loewe is a Spanish luxury clothing and accessories firm

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Monday, March 19, 2012 :)

Nowadays, we use Internet for almost everything; shopping, to meet new people, to book flights or hotels, to work...and as a result almost everbody has an account on Facebook, Twitter, Badoo or LinkedIn.
Let's focus on the shopping side. Who has not heard about eBay or Amazon?

It talks about a new social network called This is a social photo sharing website where you can connect to different users sharing tastes and the "things" you find interesting. It is definitiey a new style of social network so I totally encourage you to check out the web:

Here is the icon so you can get used to it! :)

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

How to respond to Deceptive Advertising

Few days ago, a friend of mine went to Wendy's, one of the most famous fast food restaurants. She loves it, however this time the experiences was not good enough since she got really dissapointed. The reason? According to her, the burguer advertised looked more delicious that the one they served to her.

Can you imagine it? I'm pretty sure it had to be something like this...

However, Wendy's is not the only firm which employs these methods in order to persuade the customer. Let's see that most of the companies (fast food restaurants in this case) use what is called "Deceptive Advertising":

According to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) defines "deceptive advertising" as a representation, omission, act or practice that is likely to mislead consumers acting reasonably under the circumstances.

How the customers respond to this?
In order to answer this question I found an interesting article about the consequences of deceptive (or false) advertising in our brains:

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