Brand Psychology

Combine insights from cognitive psychology, social psychology and neuroscience to reveal why we trust some brands more than others, and why some brands can survive crises while others can’t.


Book Details

Dimensions 156 x 235 cm

Kogan Page

Publication date

03 Mar 2015







Edition Number


About The Author

Jonathan Gabay

Is a creative strategist, educator and writer. His career spans three decades, during which time he has held several major advertising and marketing roles, including that of Group Creative Head at Saatchi and Saatchi Direct. He has worked with some of the most respected names in the world of creative advertising, marketing, PR, the media and education. Jonathan's books are featured throughout academia and his business insights are regularly sought by news media including CNN, ABC, BBC and Bloomberg.

Why do we trust some brands more than others? How important is integrity for a brand’s survival? How can brand confidence be rebuilt during a crisis? Using both new and classic insights from social psychology, cognitive psychology and neuroscience, Brand Psychology reveals the hidden processes behind why certain brands command our loyalty, trust and – most importantly – disposable income. Reputation management authority Jonathan Gabay takes readers on a tour of the corporate, political, and personal brands whose understanding of consumer psychology has either built or broken them.

Suitable for marketing, branding and PR professionals, reputation management specialists and students, Brand Psychology takes examples from e-cigarette legislation, the iPhone 5S’s fingerprint ID technology, Barclays’ branded bikes and the London 2012 Olympics, Miley Cyrus and the UK National Health Service’s big data to reveal how to build a meaningful brand that resonates with the public.