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Web Psychology, Snackable Content, Flow, and… Boobs? Roger’s Picks

Here we go again – great reads from around the web, and a batch of new interviews with brilliant persuasion experts! […]

By |April 28th, 2014|

Killer Headlines: 3 Must-Read Posts, and More – Roger’s Picks

Here’s the best content we found this week! Want to help thousands of fellow readers? Share your own great find in a comment!

3 Ways To Create Killer Headlines
Email is still the most reliable and effective way to reach your customers or prospects, but most emails don’t get opened. Even when they do get opened, few links actually get clicked. In 12 Tips to Boost Email Click Through Rates plus 23 Strategic Subject Lines, Jesse Aaron (@JesseAarone) gives you a range of solutions to get opens and clicks. Handy for content marketers, whose brilliant prose won’t matter if the promotion phase doesn’t work. […]

By |April 11th, 2014|

The Popcorn Effect: When Do Brand Ads Fail?

Guest post by John Carvalho

Neuromarketing readers are likely to be familiar with the idea of fluency, and its importance in how we target, craft, and deliver marketing messages that resonate with our audiences. […]

By |April 7th, 2014|

Mitch’s Rules, Perfect Testimonials, Dream Control, & More – Roger’s Picks

Another week, another batch of required reading from around the web. There’s one new feature this week – after “My Stuff,” I’ve added one “Weird or Wonderful” link just for fun. If you found a compelling piece of content […]

By |March 28th, 2014|

Can One Word Turn Nonsense into Powerful Persuasion?

Some words have an unusual power over us, disarming defenses and letting us be persuaded more easily. One of these words is “because.” I was reminded of some fascinating research conducted decades ago by Pubcon keynoter and persuasion legend Robert Cialdini. The study was done decades ago by Ellen Langer, then at Harvard. […]

By |March 25th, 2014|

Neuro-content, Female Superiority, Now! Power, and More – Roger’s Picks

Here are our picks of content worth reading from around the Web this week… Did you find something worth sharing? Leave a link in a comment!
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By |March 7th, 2014|

Power of Ten: The Weird Psychology of Rankings

Headline writers have known for years that rankings articles like “Top 10″ lists generate clicks. University administrators have simultaneously dismissed USNews college rankings as inaccurate and irrelevant while still striving to improve their school’s own ranking. Practically everything is ranked these days – best cities to find love, best places to retire… people seem to love rankings, even when the rankings are so subjective as to be almost meaningless. Now, there’s some hard data that shows how we humans view rankings, and why it may be worth trying to move up (even if you think the rankings are bogus). […]

By |February 18th, 2014|

Save Time, Persuade with Rhyme!

What’s the most famous quote from the OJ Simpson “trial of the century?” Those of us old enough to have watched it on TV, or at lease followed the news accounts, would no doubt come up with, “If the gloves don’t fit, you must acquit!” This phrase, or a variation of it, was used by Simpson’s lawyer, Johnny Cochran. During the trial, Simpson made a show of struggling to fit into a glove linked to the murder. Simpson was acquitted, of course, and Cochran’s defense earned most of the credit for that outcome. […]

By |January 7th, 2014|

Study Maps Emotions by Body Part

Researchers at Finland’s Aalto University have produced a set of images showing where in their bodies people experience different emotions. Their news release states,

For example, anxiety may be experienced as pain in the chest, whereas falling in […]

By |January 3rd, 2014|

Most Overlooked: What Forbes Readers Missed

Here’s my last summary post for 2013, and for Neuromarketing readers it may be the most useful of all… My Brainy Marketing column at Forbes.com has a strange characteristic – the viewership of each article varies tremendously. My top post of 2013, Starbucks: Loyalty Program Misfire, is closing in on 100,000 views. Other posts, though, generate just a few hundred. These minimally-viewed posts aren’t bad; sometimes, in my own biased opinion, they have some great business takeaways.

In my Best of Neuromarketing compilation for 2013, I credited my readers here (that’s YOU!) with being discerning enough to serve as judge and jury. But when it comes to my pieces at Forbes I have to agree with Seth Godin, who wrote a few days ago: […]

By |December 30th, 2013|