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Sands Research Targets 1.3 Billion Brains

In 1996, John Keating wrote a book titled Two Billion Armpits: How Experts Sell China What It Really Wants, referring to the size of the consumer goods market in China. Texas-based Sands Research is writing a new chapter that might be…

Darth Vader Wins Super Bowl

Volkswagen's "The Force" ad featuring a pint-sized Darth Vader was the highest-scoring ad as ranked by neuromarketing firm Sands Research. Ranked by Sands' metrics for engagement, the top ads were: (more…)

It’s Super Bowl Brain Scan Time!

Lots of people look forward to the Super Bowl. While most eagerly anticipate the on-field action, a significant portion of the game's TV viewers pay more attention to the ads. (If you are reading this, you are likely one of the latter!)…

Brandwashing?

I've been hearing the invented word "brandwashing" for years now, but this combination of "branding" and "brainwashing" received new exposure when the New York Times suggested it as a synonym for neuromarketing. (more…)

The Power of Text

What makes an engaging television commercial? If you think visual and auditory appeal - action, sound, music, people, color, etc. - you would usually be correct. Ditto for high production values. An exotic location might help, too. But the…

Top 10 Super Bowl Ads Named

Most of us have gotten over our short-lived obsession with the 2009 Super Bowl ads, but at neuromarketing firm Sands Research technologists have been slaving away analyzing all 72 of those commercials. Sands measures viewers' EEG activity…

Neuromarketing Podcast

Last week I did an interview with Robin Young of Here & Now, a radio show distributed by Public Radio International and aired on about 50 U.S. stations. The topic was the use of neuromarketing to evaluate political ads, and also…