Not all beer is created equal. Neither is creativity in marketing.

Creativity is one of the biggest behavioural shortcuts (or heuristics) a brand can invest in when trying to drive more…


The Social Comparison Bias

We’ve all flicked through social media and had a look at how everyone from school is doing.  It’s human nature to then…


How contactless hides the pain of paying

Paying hurts, because it is a loss - it is someone taking something from us. This is a recognised facet of our…


How retailers are becoming media moguls

Recent years have seen a rise in retailers acting as media and vice versa as both leverage expertise and loyal…


Tech trends that are reshaping retail in 2019

Emerging technologies are enhancing the retail environment, creating ever-more convenient and empowering experiences…


How customer expectations have reached new heights

Before Uber, can you remember what it was like to book a taxi? Dialling a number, being greeted by a busy and…


How helping consumers unplug may reward brands

Technology is suffocating rather than empowering us in the way it promises, and we are beginning to question if it is…


How to make your brand meaningful in 2019

People are looking beyond material replenishment to mental nourishment as they begin to question when enough is enough,…


Retail trends 2020 and beyond: How to redefine gender in marketing

The discussion around gender has been quietly building over a number of years, and its growing momentum and impact…


KFC falling chips

KFC falling chips: Autumnal vibes

Nothing gives me Autumnal vibes like the sound of KFC falling chips. Wait, what? Last…


Will you celebrate ‘Valen Heinz’ day with ketchup caviar?

Heinz has viral success online by giving away 150 jars of ketchup caviar to celebrate…


How brands leverage the scarcity heuristic to make you buy more...and how regulators are hitting back

Only 3 seats left at this price! Booked 7 times in the past hour! 27 people are also viewing this room! Sound…


Make the Call

As an improbably sculpted man boldly leaps with a steely look of determination off a…


What women want

What women want - failing to engage women is costing brands £774BAccording to the latest research report from Kantar…


Black Friday - Shopping From The Shower

Black Friday - Shopping From The ShowerWe know all about using powerful insights to help us create behaviour changing…


The Effect Of Michelle Obama’s Face On Dietary Choices

The Effect Of Michelle Obama’s Face On Dietary ChoicesObesity is an increasingly prevalent problem in American society,…


2018 Christmas TV Adverts – A behavioural perspective

Christmas TV Adverts – behaviour in actionIt’s the time of year where brands launch their Christmas TV campaigns one by…


EffWeek 2018 – ‘Marketing Effectiveness in the Digital Era’

Each year the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) holds a week-long event dedicated to driving improvements…


The Behavioural Economics Series: Confirmation Bias

You can hear Eva, one of your colleagues, before you see her. She’s going round the office jauntily shaking a…


Why marketers need to embrace behavioural science

We are delighted to welcome Richard Shotton as our guest author. Richard has worked in…


A year of living with the Housing Units brand

Like a proud parent, we’re celebrating the first year of our Housing Units rebrand. In October 2017 we sent the new…


The Behavioural Economics Series: Hot State Decision

High levels of emotion can impact the rational process of making a decision.People underestimate the influences of…


Should you use AR or VR to market your brand?

Marketers toying with the prospect of engaging customers through virtual or augmented reality may struggle to justify…


The Behavioural Economics Series: Power of Free

As humans, anything free is hugely motivating and attractive to us.In an experiment at MIT Dan Ariely author of…


Women pet owners more likely to be brand loyal while men follow the crowd

While consumers are most likely to use their hearts over their heads when buying for their beloved pets, our new survey…


The Behavioural Economics series: Mental Accounting

As humans, we mentally categorise our money depending on where it comes from or what it has been allocated for in our…


Our pledge for gender equality

The Behaviours Agency’s gender equality pledge is our commitment to promoting gender equality in advertising. It…


Silentnight declares war on plastic

This week we unveil our new advertising campaign to raise awareness of Silentnight’s commitment to sustainability and…


Gender equality in advertising report: Influencing consumer behaviour for the better

During my two decades working in advertising, the role and portrayal of gender has never been more in the…


The Behavioural Economics series: Representativeness

The Representativeness heuristic or shortcut explains our tendency to make assumptions or link things together on a…