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. […]
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: […]
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. […]
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! […]
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! […]
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.
Long before the Mad Men era, advertising experts knew that certain words get the attention of readers and spur them to action. One word has made just about every top ten list, and new research from Kantar Media shows this word remains as powerful in the online world as it was in print. The study surveyed at a large number of online shoppers (2500+) to determine what would motivate them to place an order.
Here’s the list of factors that motivated buyers: […]