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How Brain Science Turns Browsers into Buyers: SXSW Recap

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 […]

By |March 13th, 2012|

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:

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By |August 17th, 2011|

“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, […]

By |January 28th, 2011|

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. […]

By |December 28th, 2010|

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. […]

By |August 6th, 2010|

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 date has taken place within private companies, who tend to release few details of their work both for competitive reasons and to protect client relationships. So, it was with great anticipation that I read The Buying Brain by NeuroFocus CEO, Dr. A. K. Pradeep. NeuroFocus, a unit of Nielsen, is the largest provider of neuromarketing services. […]

By |August 5th, 2010|

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 permitted capturing data from mobile subjects, they have to be in the actual environment. In many cases that is easy to do, but what if the store hasn’t been built yet? Or what if one wants to test a large number of display configurations? […]

By |July 26th, 2010|

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 VISA’s multimedia campaign built around the 2010 Winter Olympics. (Neurofocus conducted these tests for its own research purposes, not because they were commissioned by the advertiser.) […]

By |April 16th, 2010|

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, […]

By |March 14th, 2010|

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: […]

By |September 8th, 2008|