Beyond Emojis: How Writers Can Achieve Emotional Granularity
For writers, emotions are our collateral; the more we are better attuned to feelings, the greater our ability to influence audiences.
Concept Creation: How the Words You Choose Affect Consumer Perception
Why does Swiffering seem more fun than sloppy mopping? Oh, the words may tell you. Get insights on word choice and how they influence perceptions.
How to Be More Attuned to Cross-Cultural Concepts in Your Content
As we think about global marketing, beyond translating and localizing a marketing concept to different markets, we also must learn to look outside the lens of our own culture.
Are There Universal Emotions? Brain Science Findings Challenge Our Storytelling Assumptions
Have you been perpetuating biases in your writing? Learn how to recognize stereotypes, archetypes, tropes, and cliches in your storytelling.
How Emotional Science Can Help You Create More Striking Narratives
Explore how understanding the mind as a manufacturer of emotions can teach us to be more empathetic in marketing, advertising, and storytelling.
Bounded Rationality: Why Customer Behavior Is Tough to Predict
Bounded Rationality has nudged us toward algorithm-driven, augmented decision-making. Learn more about this cognitive bias.
Paradox of Choice: How Too Many Choices Might Overwhelm Your Audience
Understanding the Paradox of Choice, a cognitive bias that creates friction in a consumer’s sense of purchasing power, can inform your marketing campaigns.
Confirmation Bias: How Can You Avoid Tunnel Vision in Your Marketing?
Learn how content creators can attempt to diminish the effects of confirmation bias and help customers avoid self-perpetuating bubbles.
The Ambiguity Effect: Why We Opt for Known Options (and What That Means for Marketers)
Learn how to overcome the Ambiguity Effect in marketing where consumers eliminate what might be good (or even better) choices simply because of a lack of information.
The Noble Edge Effect: Why We Reward Social Responsibility
While the Noble Edge Effect works well for some, it can backfire for others. Learn more about cognitive biases and when and how you can use them in content creation.
The IKEA Effect: Why We Put Higher Value on What We Help Create
The experience of building something can have a benefit that is worth more than the cost, so marketing content that maintains the feeling of this experience works well thanks to the IKEA Effect.
The Nostalgia Effect: Why We Recall the Past More Fondly Than the Present
Behavioral scientists call the emotions that arise when we think of the past fondly Rosy Retrospection or the Nostalgia Effect. But how can writers and marketers use this to make decisions and impact audiences?
Want to Grow Your Podcast Audience? Focus on These Three Areas
A strong marketing strategy will be essential in helping you attract and retain an audience for your podcast.
How to Figure Out Podcast Rates and Other Things That Make Freelancers Uncomfortable
What is your work worth? If you don’t know the answer to this question, you most likely aren’t getting paid the rates you deserve.
When the Tech Does the Trick: Podcast Recording Tips for Beginners
Developing a podcast that keeps audiences engaged with sound is a crucial step in retaining listeners.