Posts tagged Neuro in Practice
Super Bowl LIII ad scorecard: The sacks

So far in this year’s Super Bowl Ad Scorecard, we’ve seen which ads came out on top as well as which ads fell mid-tier when it comes to engaging Canadians at the subconscious level of the brain. In this final installment, will look at which ads made like the Rams’ offensive and failed to get anything going.

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Why explore porn?

There’s overwhelming scientific evidence that our unconscious minds are steering our decision-making. Despite this, there’s a stubborn habit that we humans have – in the marketing industry and beyond – of clinging to both what we know, and what we’ve always done before. In consumer research, that means thinking that focus groups, surveys and digital analytics will reveal true consumer motivation. (They won’t).

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Politics And The Brain - 2018 Ontario provincial election

Voting is one of the most important processes we can participate in as citizens of a well-functioning society. But, before checking that box on the ballot, we have a responsibility to inform ourselves before making a decision. Information on the candidates themselves are plentiful, but we make decisions on more than just facts - emotion and bias also play important roles in our decision-making process.

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Super Bowl LII ad scorecard: The touchdowns

Despite a 7% decline in ratings, advertising spend for last Sunday's Super Bowl LII still managed to surpass more than $414 million, the second highest year on record. With eyeballs dropping and the price to reach those eyeballs rising (average cost of 30s in the Big Game remains well over $5 million USD), there's even more pressure on advertisers to maximize return on this investment.

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Super Bowl LII ad scorecard: The field goals

Super Bowl LII undoubtedly had some amazing ads. Some were excellent at capturing the audience's attention, like Febreze's The Only Man Whose Bleep Doesn't Stink. Others excelled in driving emotional resonance and consideration, like Amazon's Alexa Lost Her Voice. And let's not forget (as if we could) the most memorable spots from the Super Bowl, like Hyundai's hilarious Ref To The Rescue.

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