Month: February 2018

Negative emotions

What’s love got to do with it? How you can use negative emotions in ads to drive behavior change

In advertising, it’s a common misconception that the best ads are happy-go-lucky, full of fun, and generally inoffensive. However, our data shows that uncomfortable or distressing ads, aiming to shock or upset the viewer, are some of the most effective...

/ February 15, 2018
Superhero standoff

What can the superhero war between Marvel and DC teach us about advertising?

There is a war being waged between two big superhero franchises. We asked: which brand’s marketing tactics give them the advantage? Marvel (that’s Iron Man, Thor, Captain America) or DC (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman)? We armed ourselves with facial coding...

/ February 9, 2018

How to Test Your Product’s On-Shelf Performance with Package Testing

One-third of consumer decision-making is based on packaging. For many CPG products, success comes down to standout labeling and design. With dozens of competitors stacked on the shelf next to your brand’s product, it’s difficult to stand out. If done...

/ February 2, 2018