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Key reading

Behavioural economics

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.

BE Primer

An exclusive series explaining common concepts in behavioural economics.

Subliminal influence

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.


Latest case studies

Johnnie Walker: Glass Car - Join the pact

This case study describes how Johnnie Walker, a Scotch whiskey label, stayed true to its brand values and led the category by amplifying responsible drinking into a global platform of behaviour change.

Always: #LikeAGirl

This case study demonstrates how Always, a feminine pad brand manufactured by P&G, an American multinational consumer goods company, set out to change the meaning of the common playground insult 'like a girl' to demonstrate that Always could do more than offer protection during a girl's period.

The Lost Dogs Home: Adopt a human

This case study shows how Shelter Dogs, an Australian animal adoption organisation, increased its brand awareness by bringing the adoption process direct to parks in an event-based campaign.

Ad Council: Love has no labels

This case study shows how the Ad Council, a non-profit U.S.

Latest articles

Young Syrian consumer styles: implications for international marketers

This paper aims to explore the decision-making styles of Syrian young adults, and to examine the cross-cultural applicability of the Consumer Style Inventory (CSI) to an Arab population.

Behavioural Economics Primer: Status quo bias

This article provides an overview of the behavioural economics concept of status quo bias, our preference for the current state of affairs, often motivated by a wish to avoid change.

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.

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