Bloggers and the Buyology Neuromarketing Bubble

One effect of the publication of Martin Lindstrom’s Buyology book has been a significant uptick in media coverage of neuromarketing. Lindstrom has scored a few high-visibility TV interviews (e.g., Today Show and Australian TV), and plenty of print and online media coverage. My perception is that neuromarketing news coverage is at an all-time high. Even [...]

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Are Tobacco Warnings Really Ads?

One of the startling conclusions from the neuromarketing study described by Martin Lindstrom in Buyology is that not only are the government-mandated warnings on tobacco packages ineffective, but they actually promote smoking behavior by activating the brain’s nucleus accumbens, an area associated with cravings. This counterintuitive finding was a highlight of Lindstrom’s Today Show interview. [...]

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Neuromarketing on NBC Today Show

Martin Lindstrom got a great plug for his new book, Buyology, in an interview on NBC’s Today Show. The piece may have been a bit superficial, and the host referred to fMRI when the particular study in question was performed using EEG caps, but overall I think the exposure for the concept of neuromarketing was [...]

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Korean Air Tries Sensory Branding – on TV

The company cited by Brand Sense author Martin Lindstrom for doing the best job of sensory branding is Singapore Airlines. Now, Korean Air seems to be making its own major effort to appeal to multiple senses… via the primarily visual medium of television. I’ve seen this ad air a number of times, and was struck [...]

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Sensory Branding

Continuing our survey of neuromarketing books, we recently finished Brand Sense – Build Powerful Brands through Touch, Taste, Smell, Sight, and Sound, by Martin Lindstrom. This data-packed volume was published in 2005, and is based in part on a global research project by Millward Brown which studied the relationship between branding and sensory awareness. Lindstrom’s [...]

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