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A Super-Simple Way to Make Your Prices Seem Lower… With One Catch

By |July 22nd, 2014|

Want to make your prices seem lower without actually changing them? Here's a research-based technique that will do exactly that, with one small catch... it doesn't work equally well for male and female customers!

Webs of Influence by Nathalie Nahai

By |April 21st, 2014|

Book Review: Webs of Influence: The Psychology of Online Persuasion by Nathalie Nahai

I read a lot of marketing books, but it’s rare to find one that so closely matches my own interests. Nathalie Nahai’s Webs of Influence focuses on the intersection of web design and persuasion psychology. It’s safe to say that if you like Neuromarketing and/or Brainfluence, you’ll find lots to like in Nathalie’s book too. […]

Fonts That Create Emotions, and More – Roger’s Picks

By |February 7th, 2014|

We’re trying something new here at Neuromarketing – a quick digest of interesting articles we found this week. Expect an eclectic mix of marketing, neuroscience, psychology, digital, and stuff that doesn’t fit in any of those categories. Cat videos, too! Well, probably no cat videos… but if we find something particularly amusing, we’ll share it! […]

Best of Neuromarketing – 2013

By |December 26th, 2013|

It’s time for our annual roundup of the top 12 posts here at Neuromarketing. The main criteria for selection is the amount of reader sharing and overall views. I find that the discerning readers here are great at identifying the most useful content, so a “crowdsourced” approach makes sense. If I missed your favorite, leave a comment! […]

Don’t Make This Social Proof Mistake

By |October 18th, 2013|

Every marketer knows that social proof – showing that other people use your product, support your cause, etc. – is a powerful persuasion tool. It’s one of influence expert Robert Cialdini’s six main principles, and may be the best-known and most-used of them all. But not all uses of social proof are equally effective. […]

Best of Neuromarketing – 2012

By |December 20th, 2012|

It’s time for the annual ritual of picking the top Neuromarketing posts of 2012. As in the past, the list is based on reader traffic – the posts listed had the most views, tweets, likes, etc. I’m a strong believer in crowdsourcing, so what better way to determine the best posts of 2012? Here are the dozen that came out on top: […]

How To Use Product Order To Increase Sales

By |November 27th, 2012|

Whether we are showing products on a web page or offering them in person, if you have more than one product you have a decision to make – the order of presentation. Should you lead with your best product? Close with it for a strong finish? Research shows us several approaches can be successful. […]

Listen Up! Get a FREE Brainfluence Audio Book

By |August 13th, 2012|

I love audio books. They make being stuck in traffic bearable. Lengthy road trips pass more quickly, not to mention workouts at the gym. So, I was delighted last week when Wiley let me know that the audio rights for Brainfluence had been sold. I was careful not to get TOO excited, as Portuguese and Spanish rights for the book have been sold but, as far as I know, the actual books haven’t appeared. So, I was REALLY surprised when a few hours after learning of the rights sale a reader told me he had just downloaded the audiobook version of Brainfluence! […]

The Hidden Danger in Product Bundles

By |July 10th, 2012|

Does grouping products together into a single-price bundle increase the perception of value? Most of us would answer “yes,” but surprising new research shows there is at least one condition where such grouping can actually reduce the apparent value. In fact, the bundle may be seen as worth not just less than the sum of its parts, but less than the individual product! […]

An Easy Way to Make Your Prices Seem Lower

By |July 2nd, 2012|

The way you display a price has a surprising effect on how consumers gauge the magnitude of the price. It's important to read the price aloud as a consumer might, as more syllables in the price make it seem higher.