Personally, I think the most fascinating thing about neuromarketing is that in this field of science findings are again and again surprising and counterintuitive. A recent study by Andrews, Lou, Fang and Ghose (2015) is another example of this phenomenon. But let’s take a step back first.
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The wonderful world of science keeps surprising us. Each month, numerous and diverse interesting ‘did-you-know-that’ insights are published.
We stroll through every marketing, neuroscience and behavioral science journal for the best facts and straight-forward applications. However, as there’s so much worthwhile going on in the large field of science, not every article makes it to NewNeuroMarketing.
Ever thought ‘Oh horrible, not that commercial again’? Or perhaps that you saw an advertisement which reminded you that you wanted to buy or do something? Perfect timing and frequency can make your consumer love your product or brand, while excessive or wrongly timed ad placement can have a huge downward impact.
Advertisers know a smile can go a long way
When advertising a product to your potential customers, it’s very likely that the product won't just be there on its own. But instead, consumers will be able to put a face to it. More often than not, this face will have a smile on it.
Let’s start with a simple question: how many people do you know that actually enjoy the commercials that interrupt their favorite TV-show? Exactly, me neither.
For years, online marketers have been investigating what consumers will tolerate and how ads can deliver a strong message. One of the most desirable effects of an ad is brand recognition – this means whether customers recognize your brand and correctly associate it with the right product.