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Nudge - Marketing Science Podcast

Nudge - Marketing Science Podcast

Author: Phill Agnew

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Learn the science behind great marketing. Every bite-sized 20-minute show comes packed with practical advice from admired marketers and behavioral scientists. Nudge is fast-paced but still insightful with real-world examples that you can apply - this is not your average marketing podcast.
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In today’s special episode you’re invited to enter a brand new clinic. Instead of a waiting room, there’s a bar with live jazz. Instead of a doctor, there’s a marketer in a tweed jacket. Today, we’re entering the Rory Sutherland Nudge Clinic, the place people go for counter-intuitive ideas. Listen to learn the smartest way to run a cafe, how to stop people drink driving, and how to persuade your parents. Rory’s book Alchemy: https://amzn.to/3chAK3u The Science of Marketing Course: https://scienceofmarketing.teachable.com Sign up to the Nudge Mailing list: www.nudgepodcast.com/mailing-list
Throughout our lives, we’re taught to think rationally. We’re taught to consider the evidence. To make forecasts. To follow the economic models and stick with the trend. This rational thinking is a core part of our education, our government policies, and our businesses. But in a world where everyone thinks rationally, it can pay to think irrationally. At least that’s what my guest Rory Sutherland thinks. Listen to Rory explain how to improve train travel and get people to wear masks, all by thinking counter-intuitively. Rory’s book Alchemy: https://amzn.to/3chAK3u The Science of Marketing Course: https://scienceofmarketing.teachable.com Sign up to the Nudge Mailing list: www.nudgepodcast.com/mailing-list
We’ve all heard advice on beating anxiety. We’re told to vent our frustrations, to break down and analyze the problem, sometimes we’re told to try and forget about it or move on. But what does science say? Today I’m joined by Ethan Kross, author of the national bestseller Chatter. We discuss the surprising truths about beating stress and anxiety. Ethan's book Chatter: https://www.ethankross.com/chatter/ The Science of Marketing Course: https://scienceofmarketing.teachable.com Sign up to the Nudge Mailing list: www.nudgepodcast.com/mailing-list
What do you do when you get stressed out? Do you work through exercises and routines to solve the problem, or do you hope it’ll go away? Most of us wait for the experience to pass, but we shouldn’t. In today’s show, bestselling author Ethan Kross talks through why we get stressed and three proven tactics to beat it. Ethan's book Chatter: https://www.ethankross.com/chatter/ The Science of Marketing Course: https://scienceofmarketing.teachable.com Sign up to the Nudge Mailing list: www.nudgepodcast.com/mailing-list
Speaking to customers isn't something that comes naturally to many marketers. We're not researchers. We're not trained to interview. And yet it's a vital task for all of us to master. My guest today helps marketers with this. Louis Grenier is a bit of a customer interview expert. He’ll explain how many customers you need to talk to and what to ask.  Louis' podcast: https://www.everyonehatesmarketers.com/podcast Louis' newsletter: https://www.everyonehatesmarketers.com/ The Science of Marketing Course: https://scienceofmarketing.teachable.com Sign up to the Nudge Mailing list: www.nudgepodcast.com/mailing-list
As little as 16% of marketing is remembered and recalled successfully. That means that as much as 84% of marketers’ work is wasted. To capture consumer’s attention we’re told to stand out. To be different. But how? In today’s show, Louis Grenier explains how to be radically differentiated - to capture attention and grow your business. Louis' podcast: https://www.everyonehatesmarketers.com/podcast Louis' newsletter: https://www.everyonehatesmarketers.com/ The Science of Marketing Course: https://scienceofmarketing.teachable.com Sign up to the Nudge Mailing list: www.nudgepodcast.com/mailing-list
You might be surprised to learn that a 5/5 star review isn’t the best, or that an imperfect cookie tastes better. The science behind this weird phenomenon is the Pratfall Effect. In this episode I chat to Joseph Marks about how the effect improves ads, wins court cases and can help you get a second date. The Science of Marketing Course: https://scienceofmarketing.teachable.com Link to Joseph's book Messengers: https://amzn.to/2maUW0z Sign up to the Nudge Mailing list: www.nudgepodcast.com/mailing-list
Charm pricing (also known as 9-ending prices) is one of those marketing tricks that is known by all. It has left the marketing textbooks and is used by everyone from kids selling lemonade to businesses selling smartphones. With such widespread adoption, it's worth exploring if the nudge still affects consumers. In today's episode, we take a look at the history of charm pricing, explore case studies of businesses that have used it, and ask if it's something you should try.  The Science of Marketing Course: https://scienceofmarketing.teachable.com Sign up to the Nudge Mailing list: www.nudgepodcast.com/mailing-list Read Priceless by William Poundstone: https://amzn.to/3zh0wzJ
Wondering why your latest product won’t sell? Well it might be due to lazy, scared and overwhelmed consumers. These are the three big barriers stopping customers from making a change and buying your product. In this episode, my guest Bri Williams talks through her model for behavior change highlighting some crucial marketing tips. Bri’s website: https://www.briwilliams.com/ Bri’s Influencing Action Course: https://www.briwilliams.com/about-influencing-action-course The Science of Marketing Course: https://scienceofmarketing.teachable.com Sign up to the Nudge Mailing list: www.nudgepodcast.com/mailing-list
Could highlighting a product weakness increase sales? In today’s show, I join Adam Ferrier to explore the negativity bias and attempt to understand why we are drawn to negative events over positive ones. We chat about how newspapers use this bias to write their headlines, how some of the best marketing campaigns leverage negativity, and why negative thoughts stick in your head for longer. Adam’s book Stop Listening To The Customer: https://amzn.to/3oYTcDa Adam’s Agency Thinkerbell: https://www.thinkerbell.com/ The Science of Marketing Course: https://scienceofmarketing.teachable.com Sign up to the Nudge Mailing list: www.nudgepodcast.com/mailing-list
Customers lie all the time. In fact, we all lie, often without even knowing it. When asked, 25% of high school seniors say they’re in the top 1%. Often talking to customers can lead to bias, unreliable results. So my latest guest has a solution … stop talking to customers. Today, Adam Ferrier and I discuss why companies like Apple and IKEA don’t listen to their customers and how market research can make your brand bland. Adam’s book Stop Listening To The Customer: https://amzn.to/3oYTcDa Adam’s Agency Thinkerbell: https://www.thinkerbell.com/ The Science of Marketing Course: https://scienceofmarketing.teachable.com Sign up to the Nudge Mailing list: www.nudgepodcast.com/mailing-list
Think about all the decisions you’ve made in your life. Deciding where to work, agreeing to go on that first date with your spouse, asking for fries with your burger. We like to think all of these decisions are considered and thought through. In today’s show, Tim Ash explains how most of our decisions aren’t rational. Instead, they are dictated by evolutionary traits developed thousands of years ago. Tim’s website: Timash.com  Tim’s book: Primalbrain.com Sign up to the Nudge Mailing list: www.nudgepodcast.com/mailing-list
Many hate building IKEA furniture and yet tend to value it higher than pre-built furniture. In fact, many prefer it to expert-built furniture. Tune in to learn why we irrationally value Super Bowl tickets, how Betty Crocker became an overnight success and why so many investors make dumb decisions. The Science of Marketing Course: https://scienceofmarketing.teachable.com Sign up to the Nudge Mailing list: www.nudgepodcast.com/mailing-list
Following the 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal, commentators began to claim that highly targeted personalized ads had helped swing the 2016 election in Trump’s favor. In this episode, I speak to Patrick Fagan, a former Cambridge Analytica employee to discuss whether personalized ads work, what effect advertising has on our life satisfaction and why digital advertisements may be an improvement on traditional marketing. Patrick's book #Hooked: https://amzn.to/3pihg4d Patrick's website: https://www.patrickfagan.co.uk/ The Science of Marketing Course: https://scienceofmarketing.teachable.com Sign up to the Nudge Mailing list: www.nudgepodcast.com/mailing-list
What is the best way to learn about someone's personality without meeting them. Is it by talking to their spouse? Or is it by looking at their Facebook profile? Research suggests that Facebook knows more about our personality than our closest loved ones. Data about each of us on Facebook can be used to predict our behavior helping marketers learn what we buy, what we like, and what we believe. But how much of this is science fiction? To figure that out, I chat with Patrick Fagan, former Lead Psychologist at Cambridge Analytica about the power of online data. Patrick's book #Hooked: https://amzn.to/3pihg4d Patrick's website: https://www.patrickfagan.co.uk/ The Science of Marketing Course: https://scienceofmarketing.teachable.com Sign up to the Nudge Mailing list: www.nudgepodcast.com/mailing-list
For many, marketing is about getting as many people as possible to sign up for your product or service. It’s about getting people through the door. However, that’s just part of the process. To run an effective business you have to make sure the customer sticks around and you have to make sure you attract the right customer. In this episode, Ramli John walks through his tips to help customers onboard and keep them hooked on your product. Ramli’s podcast: https://growthtoday.fm/ Ramli’s site: https://ramlijohn.com/ Sign up to the Nudge Mailing list: www.nudgepodcast.com/mailing-list
All too many companies struggle to position their product. They pick the wrong market, highlight the wrong features or fail to spot the right competitors. But get positioning right and something magical happens, all your work improves. In today’s show, the great April Dunford will talk through how to identify true competitors, tips for picking the right market and examples of successful positioning pivots. April’s book Obviously Awesome: https://www.aprildunford.com/obviously-awesome Follow April on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aprildunford Sign up to the Nudge Mailing list: www.nudgepodcast.com/mailing-list
Most marketers have spent years studying the profession either on the job or in education. And yet, when it comes to positioning, something which is fundamental to every aspect of marketing, most of us struggle. In this episode, I chat with positioning expert April Dunford on why that is and her plan to solve it. The Science of Marketing Course: https://scienceofmarketing.teachable.com April’s book Obviously Awesome: https://www.aprildunford.com/obviously-awesome Follow April on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aprildunford Sign up to the Nudge Mailing list: www.nudgepodcast.com/mailing-list
The Science of Marketing Course: https://scienceofmarketing.teachable.com Marketing is tough. 25% of all marketing budget is wasted. Most marketers don't know the science behind what works. The Science of Marketing course, created for Nudge listeners, is here to solve that. This four-part course reveals how behavior science and consumer psychology can boost each stage of the marketing funnel. In the course, host Phill Agnew references peer-reviewed studies, cited sources, and fantastic examples from Nudge guests to help you improve your work. Discover the science behind great marketing today: Sign up to the free course today: https://science-of-marketing.teachable.com/
In this special end of year episode we revisit some of the best insights shared on the show in 2020. We hear how to ask your customers the right questions, how to plan for 2021 and how to overcome burnout and stress in your job. Sign up to the Nudge Mailing list: www.nudgepodcast.com/mailing-list
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Graham Nichols

Yet the blizzard of social media 'get rich quick' scheme ads end in a 7. Becoming almost a meme in the process. what is that about?

Jun 9th
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Jackson Fiorini

I love your podcast, well done for the efforts and the the contents 👍💯

Nov 30th
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