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The Decoy Effect

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The last time you bought a product online, you probably went through a logical analysis of alternative products, prices, features, and so on. And perhaps you really did. Research shows, however, that we are actually far from rational when we buy stuff online - a fact that no doubt that comes as little suprise to Neuromarketing readers. In fact, the order of presentation can be a huge factor in our final decision. Research by Alexander Felfernig et al ( Persuasive Recommendation: Serial Position Effects in Knowledge-Based Recommender Systems ) tested web buying behavior of outdoor tents by presenting buyers with four choices ...
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The Decoy Effect « NegativeNeil
Basically, when presented with 2 options, people tend to reverse their decision when a third option is placed into the mix to act as a foil against the other two. It’s fascinating to me that people so readily proclaim that the election of Barack Obama shows that race relations have made huge strides in this country. There’s no doubt that the reality of a black president is one that is much more palatable to people now than, say, 20 years ago. That’s a given. How did we get here, though? I refuse to believe that all those morons that watch Fox’s ‘24′ have somehow been swayed to the notion of ... market research, surveys and trends
Create "Choosing" (Not "Shopping") Experiences - John Sviokla ...
On a recent, gorgeous day in New York City I walked from Bergdorf Goodman at 59th Street & 5th Avenue past Cartier on 52nd street and continued down 5th Avenue for over a mile. Because I was preparing for a speech I was scheduled to deliver to the Global Retail Marketing Association, I was paying particular attention to the stores and the shopping experiences they created — from the posh ambiance of Bergdorf's with its $4,000 blue blazers to Diesel's inexplicable ad line: "Smart has the brains, but stupid has the balls." My conclusion: The shopping experience at every store along this route was pretty ... market research, surveys and trends

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– Via Chronicle – Imagine that driving across town, you’ve fallen into a reverie, meditating on lost loves or calculating your next tax payments. You’re so distracted that you rear-end the car in front of you at 10 miles an hour. You probably think: Damn. My fault. My mind just wasn’t there. The High Cost of Low Educational Performanc e – Via OECD – While governments frequently commit to improving the quality of education, it often slips down the policy agenda. Because investing in education only pays off in the future, it is possible to underestimate the value and the importance of ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check: 04/01/2008 - 05/01/2008
Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) announced today that it had received approval of the European Commission and subsequently completed its acquisition of BEA Systems, Inc. "The addition of BEA will accelerate innovation by bringing together two companies with a common vision of a modern service-oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure," said Oracle President Charles Phillips. "Together, Oracle and BEA will provide a series of complementary and well-engineered middleware products, allowing customers to more easily build, deploy, and manage applications in a secure environment." Oracle Completes Acquisition of BEA Systems More ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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What was the effect of the decoy's misrepresentation? It resulted in his being seated at a table in the dining room, where the decoy then told the waiter he ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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I've had a couple of bosses who were very ignorant of the technological aspects of the work the company did. They were CIO's and were hired primarily because the company owner thought that a good manager should be able to manage anything. One had some promise. He understood that he was, to be kind, completely devoid of any real understanding of the technology. He relied heavily on the knowledge of the staff and focused on the client facing and staff management aspects of the job. All was well, until it turne Graphic Designers use this same technique. We are always asked to develop multiple 'comps' or ...