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We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Marketing

The comments on "Revealed: How Steve Jobs Turns Customers into Fanatics" show that many Apple fans don't believe marketing has played a role in Apple's success. Other consumers also think they aren't influenced by ads. When a business owner…

The Buying Brain by A. K. Pradeep

Review: The Buying Brain: Secrets for Selling to the Subconscious Mind by A. K. Pradeep The world of neuromarketing seems to be shrouded in mystery. There are no university studies that conclusively demonstrate that one can improve…

Your Brain on Stories

"They laughed when I sat down at the piano..." "On a beautiful late spring afternoon, twenty-five years ago, two young men graduated from the same college. They were very much alike, these two young men. Both had been better than average…

Start Me Up: Brilliant Billboard

Billboards can be an effective medium, but tend to be very low in viewer engagement. Most outdoor advertising is designed to be viewed in a second or less as motorists whiz by. Here's an example of how one advertiser turned that idea…

Differentiate or Die

Book Review: Differentiate or Die by Jack Trout (Second Edition) If someone asked you what set your product or brand apart from the competition, would you answer "quality" or "customer orientation?" If your answer is "yes," you might be in…

Emotional Ads Work Best

The idea that ads that engage us emotionally work better than those that don't might provoke a, "Well, duhhh!" reaction from Neuromarketing readers. Surprisingly, though, I still encounter business executives who don't believe they are…

Why Advertising is Like Chocolate

One of the fears raised by critics of neuromarketing is that by observing the brains of subjects reacting to ads, marketers will be able to make those ads much more manipulative than those developed using conventional approaches. I don't…

Why the Absolut Campaign Switch Worked

Last year, Absolut abandoned its classic "bottle" ad campaign. That long-running series of ads featured the shape of an Absolut bottle cleverly concealed in an illustration, and was largely responsible for establishing Absolut vodka as one…