Neuromarketing Myths (No. 3) – It’s too inaccessible and expensive

By Duncan Smith

Here’s the third post in the Neuromarketing Myths series.  Here we will try and remove some of the mystery surrounding our profession, and address the most common misconceptions we encounter on a day-to-day basis.

I could argue that if the research is really good then there’s going to be an excellent ROI. Fair point, but if you spend all of your research budget on new fangled neuromarketing and get no insight then you’ll soon be looking for a new job. People are loss averse (I know you knew that already). Insight specialists are no different. The status quo bias reminds us that change can seem as a loss so shifting over to new approaches is difficult enough but shifting to expensive new approaches is too big a step to take.

The anchoring effect of neuromarketing prices from 10 years ago lingers but the truth is that it’s no longer about EEG and fMRI brain scans. You can now get comprehensive quantitative insight into emotions, attitudes and perceptions for the same cost of traditional market research approaches.


Blog 1 – Neuromarketing Myths (No. 1) – We can brainwash you!

Blog 2 – Neuromarketing Myths (No. 2) – It’s all about brain scans

Blog 4 – You Have to Choose between Neuromarketing and Traditional Market Research Methods

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