People’s taste for shiny stuff might be rooted in a very basic instinct. Image: Sports car via stephen rudolph / Shutterstock Source: An Evolutionary Theory For Why You Love Glossy Things BY ERIC JAFFE The evidence that people are drawn to shiny things is all around us: from the pages of lifestyle magazines to the […]
Everyday things that you rely on will be considered dinosaurs in the next 10 years. Check out which of your favorite ones make the list! by Lisa Douglas from: https://www.urbo.com/content/things-that-will-probably-be-extinct-by-2025/ Life’s pretty darn good right now with our handy cell phones, our easy-to-use remotes, and our ability to send someone a document with the push of […]
by Kate Ryan General Mills, Kellogg’s, and Unilever own just about everything Source: This Infographic Shows How Only 10 Companies Own All The World’s Brands Just when you think there’s no end to the diversity of junk food lining supermarket aisles, an insanely detailed infographic comes along to set us all straight. Out of the […]
The dark side of the hyper-colored American Dream. (Illustrations by Kobie Nieuwoudt) One of America’s most popular business opportunities is financially jeopardizing millions. Source: Multilevel-marketing companies like LuLaRoe are forcing people into debt and psychological crisis WRITTEN BY Alden Wicker “I was urged to stop paying my bills to invest in more inventory. I was […]
A new study shows that when consumers believe that a company is harmful in some way, then they feel justified participating in illegal activities, such as shoplifting, piracy or hacking to harm the company. Source: When brands tempt us to lie, cheat and steal SOCIETY FOR CONSUMER PSYCHOLOGY While many people consider themselves generally […]
TINYhr presents the 2014 Employee Engagement & Organizational Culture Report, findings gathered from 200,000+ employee responses and 500+ organizations. Source: 2014 Employee Engagement & Organizational Culture Report | TINYpulse EXECUTIVE SUMMARY TINYpulse provides an ongoing employee engagement pulse survey to over 500 organizations worldwide. After analyzing over 200,000 anonymous employee responses, we arrived at one […]
What the kids of tomorrow can look forward to. Source: The 6 Jobs Everyone Will Want in 2040 By KRISTEN BAHLER If you’re a new parent, or prone to abstract theorizing, you’ve probably spent some late nights wondering what the future holds for job seekers. In 2040, the babies born today will be at […]
The psychological drivers behind the sharing economy provide valuable insights for marketers in any industry. Source: The Consumer Psychology Behind the Sharing Economy—What Marketers Must Know Nicola Brown March 2, 2018 It hardly needs stating that one of the biggest consumer trends of the past decade has been the rise of the sharing economy. […]
“…the result of any media experience throughout history has been a change in the reader, viewer, or interactor’s ideas and actions in the world, even if in subtle ways” (Bogost, 2008, p. 16).
Bogost, I. (2008). Fine Processing. Persuasive Technology (pp. 13-22). Oulu: Springer.