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End of the beginning: Behavioural economics enters a new era of application
This article demonstrates how behavioural economics is being employed to improve public and business policies. It shows how governments are using robust experiments, seeing success in areas including energy savings, pensions enrolment and encouraging job seekers back to work.
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The difference between rational and impulsive decisions – and why most decision making is impulsive.
Herd-like copying is how brands spread
Mark Earls and Alex Bentley discuss why humans are social animals, who learn by copying others.
The power of instant meaning for brand decisions
Why brands with an 'instant meaning' - from experience, imagery or associations - will be more successful.
Brainy Bar 2: Gastroporn, implicit testing and the removal of uncertainty
This event report discusses neuroscience as an effective tool for marketers that can inform creative, better understand emotions, and move towards "more human communications".
A demonstration of structural choice modelling in a market research context
Grounded in random utility theory, discrete choice experiments (DCE) have proven to be effective in uncovering consumers' choice preferences and switching patterns for repeated choice.
A new measure of consideration set size: The average number of salient brands
This research proposes a new method for computing consideration set size as the sum of the associative penetrations (or the 'mental' repertoire).
Taking games seriously: Changing rules for a changing world
This paper looks at how games can form an important part of survey methodology and contrasts their qualitative use with UX and design structures, in a study of the Indonesian finance sector.
Magic shopper moments
This article argues that advertisers must create a communication infrastructure based around the customer (described as a new 'insta-Shopper'), enabling brands to act 'in the moment' to affect real-time decision-making and sales.
Thirsty work: Collaborating towards metacognition in the cold beverage path to purchase
This paper examines a research project focused on building a body of research that shows what impact the in-store experience in eateries has on beverage choice in order to empower companies to drive sales more effectively.
New frontiers in qualitative research: How to practically apply new learning from across the behavioural sciences to enhance and invigorate qualitative research
This paper explores how learning from neuroscience, experimental psychology and behavioural economics can be used to invigorate established qualitative research methods and pioneer new approaches.
BE Primer: Heuristics
This article gives an overview of the behavioural economics concept of heuristics, shortcuts that help us find quick solutions to complex questions.
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