This post briefly touches on a number of items from our monthly checklist that we use for our regular clients. These methods will help you convert more users into customers, gain more positive brand experiences, and help you rank better in search engines.
In most cases all of these techniques have been proven to have a positive effect, however I advise you to always test in order to determine whether the change has the same positive effect on your business as it varies.
Use this as your pre-launch checklist and contribute to it in the comments at the end of this post – I will update the post with more techniques as we research and test them.
I hope you enjoy it.
Recently while working on a client project, a good point was brought up: why use “Add to Cart” if you can just leave it as “Buy it Now”, and what is the difference between these two?
While neither Amazon nor eBay have released any official information on their research/analytics, I still thought that these two will be the perfect examples to demonstrate the differences.
At long last, I’ve finally found time to read "The Buying Brain: Secrets for Selling to the Subconscious Mind”
Written by neuromarketing pioneer A.K. Pradeep, "The Buying Brain" is more or less an introductory course in neuromarketing.
Throughout his book, Pradeep uses plenty of real-life case studies that are easy to understand. This makes the book accessible to anyone and fun to read.
While the first chapters of “The Buying Brain” offer a very general overview of neurobiology—and may start off a bit slow for anyone with a psychology background—the book soon picks up steam.
Here are some of my favourite nuggets of neuromarketing insight from “The Buying Brain.”
Recently, Kogan Page Publishing asked us to review their new book “The Branded Mind: What Neuroscience Really Tells us About the Puzzle of the Brain and the Brand.”
Written by Erik du Plessis, “The Branded Mind” looks at how psychology and neuroscience are increasingly affecting the world of branding and marketing.
In his book, du Plessis provides some unique insight into how both emotional and rational factors come into play when a consumer is deciding on a product or a brand, and the ways in which emotions, moods, personality, and culture impact our decision-making processes.
“The Branded Mind” also talks about how brain scanning tools like EEG and fMRI are helping—and sometimes preventing—marketing agencies from building effective marketing campaigns.
Here are some highlights of du Plessis’ book that—to me—really made sense:
This week we have decided to check out the Edmonton downtown core and what it has to offer in the luxury goods sector. After checking out the TEDxEdmonton luncheon with the entire team (which was awesome by the way... if you are free for the next one, do try to make it out - interesting people and great debates; lots of stuff to take away), we walked across to Holt Renfrew, which is considered to be a very high class department store.
Since the dawn of humanity, an ever evolving “How-to” book of survival has been hardcoded into the DNA of every human being.
When it comes to neuromarketing and visual design, this has some interesting implications.
Every day we experience brilliant advertising and smart marketing techniques. This week we went out and visited a furniture store and a fast food franchise. We were on the lookout for inspirational ideas that we could embrace. Take a look at what we liked.
Every week, the Threefifty team goes to a busy public shopping place to review/critique everything that a regular shopper encounters on a daily basis. We also provide valuable advice on how to improve things as well.
This week we paid a visit to West Edmonton Mall, the 5th largest mall in the world.
A recent study conducted by the University of Mannheim in Germany looks at the effects of advertising irrelevant product attributes.
The study asks whether or not the addition of irrelevant elements makes products and brands more appealing.
Hope marketing is the best marketing. It doesn’t require any money, time, or effort. There is however one downside to hoping that people find your service. You can be waiting for a long time.
German car maker, BMW, understands this and speeds up the process by creating the most interesting marketing campaigns around.
Below is a compilation of different approaches to car commercials and what sets them apart.