How Brain Science Turns Browsers into Buyers: SXSW Recap

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If you were one of the many folks at SXSW who weren’t able to get into the room to view Sunday’s SXSW panel, How Brain Science Turns Browsers into Buyers, or if you weren’t at SXSW at all, here’s a recap. (If you were turned away at the door, or had to sit on the [...]

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Turning Browsers into Buyers at SXSW

For South by Southwest 2012, we’ve put together a great panel of “brainy” experts for a session titled How Brain Science Turns Browsers Into Buyers. The group includes: Derek Halpern – Social Triggers, Inc. Brian Clark – Copyblogger Media LLC A.K. Pradeep -NeuroFocus Roger Dooley – Neuromarketing You Can Help! Even with this exciting panel [...]

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“Neuromarketing IPO” a Success

OK, the headline is technically true but not very accurate. Nielsen Holdings, parent of investor in [corrected] neuromarketing firm NeuroFocus, raised $1.6 billion in an initial public offering on Wednesday. Not only was that 10% more than anticipated, the stock continued to trade up after the IPO. The bad news: the raise will be used [...]

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Top Neuromarketing Posts of 2010

This is the time of year for “top” lists, and I thought I’d list the most popular Neuromarketing posts for 2010. This list isn’t my opinion of which are best, but rather is based purely on popularity. These posts all generated some combination of social media traffic from Twitter, Facebook, and Stumbleupon as well as [...]

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What Yogurt Can Teach Marketers

I’m not a big yogurt fan. “Live cultures” would be unacceptable (or even scary) in most foods, but are highly prized in yogurt. Nevertheless, we can all learn something from a neuromarketing study focused on the gooey dairy product.

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The Buying Brain by A. K. Pradeep

Review: The Buying Brain: Secrets for Selling to the Subconscious Mind by A. K. Pradeep The world of neuromarketing seems to be shrouded in mystery. There are no university studies that conclusively demonstrate that one can improve advertising effectiveness or design better products using brain scans or biometrics. Virtually all of the neuromarketing research to [...]

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Virtual Supermarket

One of the challenges facing marketers is the difficulty in predicting real-world behavior from data captured in less than real circumstances. A horizontal, immobile subject surrounded by a claustrophobic, noisy fMRI tube might reasonably be expected to behave differently than one walking around a retail store, for example. While EEG caps and wireless transmitters have [...]

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Social Media Ads Beat TV

Visa “Trip for Life” TV Spot from VisaGoWorld on Vimeo. Last week, neuromarketing firm Neurofocus released summary results of a study that compared the performance of the same ad when run on television and on two Internet websites, Facebook and a website controlled by the advertiser. The commercial tested was “Trip For Life,” part of [...]

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The Lighter Side of Neuromarketing at SXSW

The surprise hit of our Big Brother in Your Brain: Neuroscience & Marketing panel at SXSW was the world premiere of Brain Hop, a funny hip-hop video created by Neurofocus, and shown for the first time by our co-panelist, Neurofocus CEO Dr. A. K. Pradeep: I was watching the reactions on Twitter, and it seems [...]

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Focus on NeuroFocus: Interview with A. K. Pradeep

Last week, I carried the story on Neurofocus’s acquisition of what the firm calls the “core patent” for neuromarketing. Subsequent to that announcement, I spoke by phone with Dr. A.K. Pradeep, President and Chief Executive Officer of Neurofocus. Here are some highlights of our conversation:

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