Brand Genetics

Forward Thinking / Future Edge

Are we spending our money wisely? – A Conversation with Dan Ariely

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“In behavioural economics, there are two important questions; how do you reduce friction, and how do you make good behaviour the ‘easier one’?” explained Dan Ariely, the renowned behavioural economist and Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Economics at Duke University. Ariely defines friction as things that add steps to a process.  A very simple example involves the…

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Artificial Intelligence, Galentine’s and Romantic Shopping…What we’ve been reading this week.

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This week at Brand Genetics we’ve been reading about Valentine’s Day and a few unorthodox insights caught our eye… We started off with this Forbes article, outlining some key consumer spending trends; this year we are spending $19.6 billion during this holiday, with the average American spending $143.56. Interestingly, there is a growing “Anti-Valentine’s Day…

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All Marketing is Darwinian

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Happy 209th Birthday to Charles Darwin! Today we are very excited to be celebrating Darwin Day at Brand Genetics! When we started up in 1996, we launched with one fundamental belief: “All marketing is Darwinian”. We used the principles of evolutionary genetics to guide our approach to innovation. And although much has changed in two…

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Trendy Tipples! Review of The Spirit Show 2017

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It’s that time of the year again! Yes, Brand Genetics recently attended the annual Spirit Show.  Strategically timed in early December, the Spirit Show is the platform which tells us what’s up-and-coming in the world of alcohol and spirits.  Never being one to turn down an opportunity for public service, BG felt obliged to investigate…

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Speed Summary: iGen – Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy

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iGen Author: Jean M. Twenge Publisher: Atria Publication: 2017 How do brands connect with Generation Z, the latest youth demographic emerging into adulthood? Here are seven evidence-based insights from Dr. Jean Twenge – a leading psychologist specializing in generational differences – from her latest book iGen. Sandwiched between Millennials (also dubbed Gen-Y) and the new Generation…

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Baby, You Can Drive My Car

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Most famous for its ultra-conservative laws and culture, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) recently announced a new change that is still hard for the rest of the world to comprehend – the right for women to drive. This nation-wide lifting of the controversial ban will bring a dramatic change to the current status quo…

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Smart Summit 2017: 5 Key Learnings on The Internet Of Things

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Brand Genetics attended the recent Smart Summit, a showcase of new developments on The Internet Of Things. It is no surprise that IoT remains a vital part of the fourth industrial revolution for innovators and consumers alike. Based on the breadth of the showcase, it’s clear that future opportunities are limitless. But we’ve distilled 5…

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Risk Taking & Rule Breaking: Meet Camila Marcondes – the Human Face Behind Brand Genetics LATAM

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You can’t always judge a book by its cover. Camila Marcondes certainly has an easy-going charm and relaxed sociability, as befits a Brazilian brought up in Rio de Janeiro. But behind that lies a highly driven and independent spirit, who loves to challenge herself to break new ground. As a child, Camila’s first ever word…

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Speed Summary: Wired to Care

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Wired to Care: How Companies Prosper When They Create Widespread Empathy Author: Dev Patnaik Publisher: Pearson Publication: 2009/2014 Human empathy will make you a better innovator. Step into the shoes of your consumer and innovate from their perspective is the not so secret innovation secret of companies such as Nike, Pixar, Netflix and IBM. That’s the…

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The Future of Art and Design

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Talent is about new thinking, not just old wisdom.  So how refreshing it was to see the inspiring work from Bath Spa’s School of Art Graphic Communication graduates at their recent degree show in Shoreditch. Annie Jones presents a campaign for International Women’s Day 2018, which celebrates women (and men) who have overcome gender bias…

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