Brand Identity: Signaling the Self

June 13, 2017
Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
When someone asks you what kind of car you drive, what are they really asking? In her blog on car buying, Collette Eccleston, PhD said, “More than many other consumer purchases, cars act as a visible signal of our status, beliefs and personality. When we buy a car we signal to ourselves and others a bit about who we are. ...
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Brand Identity: Galvanizing an “Us”

May 31, 2017
Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
In our last blog, we met Jane the Consumer. Jane is wife, mother, registered nurse, Instagram user, and “dance mom.” Companies that want Jane’s business ...
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Brand Identity: You Are What You Buy (Sometimes)

May 8, 2017
Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
Meet Jane the Consumer. Jane is a wife and mother who is also a registered nurse, an avid Instagram user, and a “dance mom.” Jane ...
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The Echo Chamber at Work

April 25, 2017
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Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
The Internet, in its infancy, was truly the “World Wide Web,” a place where all users had equal exposure to information. Now, thanks to digital ...
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T-shirts & Tattoos: A Lesson in Identity Branding

April 3, 2017
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Posted by: Chris Elsbury
My wife and I recently hired a contractor to help us renovate our home. Before the ink had dried on the contract, our contractor presented ...
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Market Research Needs to Change. so what?

November 29, 2016
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Posted by: David Rabjohns
The way people buy has changed, and market research needs to evolve as a result. Sorry, but it is true. Think about the last time ...
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Election 2016: Appealing to the BASE

November 1, 2016
Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
Pew Research recently argued that 2016 is a critical election year because Millennials outnumber Baby Boomers for the first time with 126 million eligible Millennial ...
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A Lesson in the Nonconscious from Jon Lester

October 24, 2016
Posted by: Jonathan Weiss
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester was just named co-MVP of the 2016 National League Championship Series; the ace pitcher’s performance last Thursday helped propel the ...
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Infographic: Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday 2015

December 8, 2015
Posted by: Joan Cassidy
Holiday marketing started early this year. In September I received a very nice mailer from a large retailer filled with black and red plaid and ...
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I Know It When I Feel It: Multisensory Survey Design

November 19, 2015
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Posted by: Hilary DeCamp
I recently read an article in the New Yorker titled, “Accounting for Taste,” which details the research of Charles Spence, a professor of experimental psychology. ...
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