Books about or related to brain science or neuromarketing.
I returned from my speaking swing through South America last week to find a nice surprise from Wiley, my publisher: a few sample copies of Brainfluence in Korean. The cover, amusingly enough, features a brain in a bottle!
I neither speak nor read Korean, so to find out how the title might read, I turned to Google Translate. It suggested this rather literal translation: “Read their thoughts do not even know them. 100 marketing strategies digging irrational consumer sentiment.” I assume it flows a bit more smoothly in Korean!
Amazon doesn’t seem to have a South Korean operation, but if you want to track down a copy here are a couple of links. I don’t know these sellers and can’t vouch for them, but they do seem to be offering the book:
Book Review: Drunk Tank Pink, and Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave by Adam Alter
In Drunk Tank Pink, Author Adam Alter uses his own research and that of others to show how we are all influenced by factors we aren’t aware of or don’t acknowledge as important. As such, it’s a fun combination of Freakonomics and part Predictably Irrational. […]
The various editions of Brainfluence seem to have popped up early or without warning, and the new Russian translation is no exception. I noticed Amazon had a “paperback” listing for the book, which seemed odd – it’s available in hardcover, Kindle/e-book, and audiobook formats, but not paperback. Imagine my surprise when I found this: […]
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. […]
The number of shopping days before Christmas is shrinking, but books – both electronic and paper – can still be ordered in time for either gift-giving or your own holiday reading. I’d love to personally sign every copy of Brainfluence, but with the Kindle and other e-versions, not to mention audiobooks, that’s impossible. Even signing hardcovers can be difficult what with shipping books around the country. […]
The long-awaited Portuguese version of Brainfluence has been published in Brazil by Campus/Elsevier. Apparently my invented word Brainfluence™ didn’t translate well, so the book was published under the title, Como Influenciar a Mente do Consumidor (How to Influence the Consumer Mind). […]
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! […]
Book Review: Landing Page Optimization: The Definitive Guide to Testing and Tuning for Conversions by Tim Ash , Maura Ginty, and Rich Page. The first edition of Tim Ash's Landing Page Optimization has been called the Conversion Bible (by me, at least). Unlike the religious tome, though, this resource is far from static. The newest edition has been improved, expanded, and even sports a couple of new co-authors. As before, Ash delves into the psychology and neuroscience of conversion, along with lots of practical advice.