Thursday, January 15, 2009

Victim of brand marketing...

I've recently come to the realization that I'm a total sucker for certain brands. Those sneaky marketing people! (Which I say with respect since that does happen to be my profession - except I do it for much less exciting products)

I'm talking about brands that I consistently buy products from - even if competitor products may be better quality, price, etc. I just love the brand!

I'm definitely not a coffee connoisseur (had to "" that, by the way) but I love getting a Starbucks treat from time to time. I don't even think to try out other coffee places. I remember being at a fair once and I saw a girl drinking from a clear plastic cup with a green straw and immediately I thought "Starbucks!". (Alas, it was not.) And I love when the red holiday cups come out, too.

Personally, I think Nike hands down has the cutest running apparel for women. But I think I might be one of the few that actually like their running shoes as well. I also like their NikePlus system (although I have been relying more on my Garmin in the past year). But Nike is always my go-to brand for workout gear. I almost bought a Nike golf glove for my dad as well!

I became a MAC addict last year - they definitely have a good thing going. They've got me tricked into thinking that $11 for a single eyeshadow is a good deal! That $30 for a single brush is well worth it! But I will say this - I use products from a bunch of different brands as well (both drugstore and high end) and I truly believe that at least in terms of eyeshadows and eye brushes, MAC stuff is well worth the price.

I love all my Apple products! I've had iPods for some time now but just recently acquired a MacBook Pro and an iPhone last year. I also use iTunes as my go-to music store - and I'm thrilled about this DRM-free thing! I just realized I can't burn my iTunes songs to a disc more than 7 times. Lame! Anyway, I've already expressed my love for my new Apple products in my post below but I just can't get over how slick everything is on Apple products. So fun to use!


What brands are you guys suckers for?

3 fascinating comment(s) from my friends:

Cindy said...

oh apple has the best packaging! it is SO satisfying to even unpack their goodies. i'm also a brand whore for shu uemura, but that may be b/c i'm a sucker for anything japanese. i've recently become brand obsessed with lulu lemon. and they give you the BEST reusable shopping bag!

MissAllycat said...

I couldn't agree more - I am also a sucker for Nike and MAC. The clothing...the eyeshadow...LOVE.

aron said...

i am FINALLY making it over here :) yay! will put it in the reader!

nike, mac and starbucks... all in my top lists of brands too :)