Building strong brands and brand personalities
We know that beer affects our brain, at least if we drink enough, but a novel promotion by a South African beer company turns the tables: it lets drinkers control beer with their brain. The thirsty consumer simply dons an EEG headset (no messy gel required for this one), thinks about cold beer, and the golden liquid flows into a glass. Here’s a video showing how it works: […]
Loyalty and rewards programs can be great motivators. When a business rewards the behavior they want from their customers – say, giving them a free coffee after they consume nine – they encourage that behavior. The most potent loyalty programs go beyond mere periodic freebies and confer status. […]
We know advertisers are always trying to get inside your head, but what if they could broadcast an ad inside your skull? It sounds crazy, but that’s what a new ad technique does just that… Lean your head against a window, and you’ll hear an ad that seems to be coming from inside your head! […]
How do you promote a new outdoor insect spray, Orphea, on a billboard in Milan? This clever effort turned the portion of the corresponding to the “spray” from a pictured can into a giant piece of fly paper. Over a period of days, the sticky trap captured hundreds of thousands of real insects. Watch the video: […]
No business intentionally ignores its customers. In fact, most managers think they do a reasonably good job of listening. But, if a customer feels ignored, big trouble lies ahead.
As is increasingly common, Audi has posted its 2013 Super Bowl “Prom” commercial for public viewing before it airs during the big game. The plot is simple enough, as you’ll see: […]
Book Review: Unconscious Branding: How Neuroscience Can Empower (and Inspire) Marketing by Douglas Van Praet
“The fact of the matter is anyone can do neuromarketing without ever scanning a single brain.”
This statement from Douglas Van Praet, an ad guy who has scanned any number of brains (or, more accurately, had others do so on his behalf), sets the tone for Unconscious Branding. Van Praet isn’t your stereotypical ad guy, even though he’s a top exec at Deutch LA and has worked big-time clients on iconic campaigns. […]
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 can you get customers to remember your brand with all this clutter? The surprising answer is through the sense of smell. The sense of smell is the only one of our five senses that is directly connected to the part of the brain that processes emotion, memory and associated learning.