Tag: behavioural economics

How to use Psychology in Social Media Marketing

July 30th, 2018   •   no comments   

The Psychology of Social Media Marketing

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Wonder why your social media campaigns fail to generate responses? Wish to improve your social media marketing efforts?

Consider peeping into the most amazing technology of all time – the human brain.
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These 6 Things Will Make You Addicted To Digital Technology

December 21st, 2017   •   2 comments   

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Do you know what the single biggest irony of the digital age is?

Namely this: Many founders and CEOs of the world’s leading technology firms have pretty low-tech households.
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7 Triggers of Human Attention in the Digital Age

August 22nd, 2017   •   no comments   

The 7 Triggers of Human Attention in the Digital Age

Are you capturing their attention? (designed by Freepik)

Attention is the most important resource in the digital age.

It can also be the hardest to attract in a cluttered and information overloaded world filled with news, ads and content – both online and offline.
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8 Winning Ways to Think Like a Freak

March 17th, 2016   •   no comments   

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Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner (courtesy of Freakonomics Facebook page)

Conventional wisdom can be a bitch. While there may be occasional wisdom in crowds, the truth is that fools seldom differ.

If going with the flow could land us in hot soup, how then should we solve the many problems in our world?
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The 3 Illusions of the Social Media Age

April 23rd, 2015   •   1 comment   

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Don’t let your eyes fool you (courtesy of Tech Whiz)

We’re living in an age of illusions. One where lives are built and destroyed by that perpetually glowing screen in front of us.

Love it or loathe it, the social web is here to stay. We spend so much time online that our entire socio-cultural landscape has shifted in immense and incredible ways. For some, being unplugged for even two hours can be unfathomably torturous.
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Social Physics – A New Science of Influence

April 20th, 2015   •   1 comment   

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Sandy Pentland of MIT (courtesy of MIT)

Why do ideas spread from person to person? How do we marry the worlds of social influence, big data, and behavioural economics?

Enter Social Physics, a concept coined by MIT Professor Alex “Sandy” Pentland. Director of the Human Dynamics Laboratory, Pentland’s book Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread – The Lessons from New Science proposes a new theory of human social interaction.
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The Power of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

June 27th, 2014   •   no comments   

The Power of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
Courtesy of Fearless Men

You woke up late. As you rushed to get ready for breakfast, you stubbed your toe against a table.

“Ouch! #%*@&!”
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Why The Best Things In Life Aren’t FREE

May 1st, 2014   •   no comments   

Why the Best Things in Life Aren't Free

FREE. Its a powerful word. Everybody loves freebies.

Besides its a great way to attract customers right?
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The Zeigarnik Effect

March 27th, 2014   •   1 comment   

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Russian psychologist/psychiatrist Bluma Zeigarnik (source of image)

What do video gamers, book worms and waiters taking multiple orders have in common?

Well, they usually remember what they have not completed until the task is done. And then, it literally gets wiped out of their system.
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Why Prison and Locker Rooms are Pink

March 19th, 2014   •   no comments   

Why Prison and Locker Rooms are Pink
Pink prisons aren’t just fashionable – they work! (source: The Cairns Post)

Have you wondered why seeing red makes you mad? Or why Apple products are so popular with creative types?

Thanks to a fascinating podcast on Social Triggers Insider, I discovered the answers from social psychologist Adam Alter, author of Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave.

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