General news and opinion in the field of using brain science in marketing

Lab Results: 3 UX Tweaks for a More Effective Homepage

Here are 3 small but powerful UX tweaks you can make to your homepage to increase conversions.

By |October 4th, 2016|

How To Influence Others by Drawing, Even if You Flunked Art

Drawing is a powerful way to get attention and influence others, even if you think you can't draw! Here's a primer from Dan Roam, who has taught tens of thousands of people how to draw.

By |September 16th, 2016|

Surprise! Cialdini Adds 7th Principle, Unity

Two years ago, I spoke to Dr. Robert Cialdini, the “godfather” of persuasion science and the creator of the celebrated Six Principles of Influence. I asked him if, thirty years after completing his seminal book, Influence, he’d add on another one or two. He declined, saying that while there were many influence techniques, the important ones mostly fit into his original six. (Check out our 2014 conversation for some great persuasion insights.) […]

By |September 1st, 2016|

5 Ways for Ecommerce Websites to Build Trust

[Guest article by Brandon Leibowitz]

Trust is a crucial element in influencing consumers’ purchase decisions. Experts at the Singapore Management University published an extensive study on the relationship between trust and consumers’ intent to buy. The study revealed that people […]

By |August 24th, 2016|

Top 10 Profile Photo and Portrait Hacks Based on Science

Ten research-based ways to optimize your profile photo or headshot to make you more attractive, persuasive, and trustworthy.

By |August 15th, 2016|

A Fun Way to Build Trust and Cooperation

Want more trust and cooperation? New research shows that food will do that, but only if used correctly.

By |July 13th, 2016|

Reciprocity Power: A Study That May Shock You

Reciprocity is a powerful tool in sales and marketing, and the exchange of favors are often of different magnitude.

By |June 28th, 2016|

Are You Scaring Your Customer’s Inner Caveman?

Your website design may activate threat circuits in your customer's brain.

By |May 31st, 2016|

Confused Customers Cut Conversions

For ecommerce conversion, confused customers are never a good thing. A confused customer will be slow to order and quick to leave.

By |May 11th, 2016|

How To Sell a $20 Burger

An upscale hotel in Amsterdam sells a hamburger for about $20. That probably isn’t much out of line with similar meals at big-city hotels, but this establishment uses an interesting technique to make its prices seem a bit more justifiable. […]

By |April 26th, 2016|