Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Feb 2011 00:04 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Speaking of Nokia - Engadget got their hands on what is supposedly an internal memo sent to Nokia employees by the company's new CEO. It's... Brutal. As in, brutally honest. There's no sugar-coating here, no unicorns, no glitter. "Nokia, our platform is burning." Update: Android is probably out of the question. Will it be Windows Phone 7, after all? Damn; Palm tonight, Nokia Friday - what a week for mobile! Update: The "Communities Dominate Brands" blog published an in-depth analysis of the memo, which claims with sound arguments that it might well be a hoax.
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"Marketing works on everyone, whether you like it or not. Marketing works via psychological processes you can't actually control. I always get a good smile out of people claiming all snobby about how marketing doesn't work on them.

So what word should I use? If I always try to make decisions based on information instead of feelings I would say marketing doesn't work.

Thom is right. Marketing does influence everybody in many different and subtle ways.

In a way its like shouting. If you receive enough info about one thing, it tends to drown out the rest. So much so that unconciously you give more credibility to the thing you "know" (via marketing) about.

The best way to counter this is through thorough research, so you inform yourself, but it is fighting a bit of a losing battle. I mean, these companies are spending billions.

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