Etymologically, object/ob-jectum means "what is opposed to us". Identification processes connecting individuals and corporations at a global level are turning "objects" into "belongings". Branding today means to manage collective fictions and to generate relevant corporate mythologies. Branding for Star Counters is a cross-disciplinary handbook for students, researchers and marcom professionals that investigates strategic communication with tools provided by anthropology, psychoanalysis, and cultural studies.
Alexandra Craciun is professor of advertising and postmodernism at the University of Bucharest.