Marketing to the Mind: Right Brain Strategies for Advertising and Marketing

Marketing to the Mind: Right Brain Strategies for Advertising and Marketing

by Richard L. Fulton, Richard Maddock
     
 

Very few books deal with the unconscious mind—the right side of the brain—and how advertising affects and directs it. This one does exactly that. Psychologist Maddock and his co-author Fulton give the readers a clear understanding of how the mind works, based on up-to-date research, and a new way to understand human motivation and behavior. Drawing

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Very few books deal with the unconscious mind—the right side of the brain—and how advertising affects and directs it. This one does exactly that. Psychologist Maddock and his co-author Fulton give the readers a clear understanding of how the mind works, based on up-to-date research, and a new way to understand human motivation and behavior. Drawing unqiuely from medicine, clinical psychology, and the practice of marketing, they combine insights and principles that will provide advertisers with almost a blueprint for executing creative strategies and developing marketing plans with a better chance of success. In so doing the authors make clear that marketing to the mind is a diagnostic technique, a way to quickly and inexpensively analyze consumer resistance. With concepts, theories, and research clearly laid out, the authors show how the technique can be applied to a variety of products and services. A practical and engrossing book for the advertising and marketing community, and for teachers, consultants, and students too.

Maddock and Fulton introduce a third dimension to marketing and a completely new marketing theory based totally upon unconscious motivation. Most marketing theory deals with conscious, rational motivators while the unconscious motivators are overlooked or ignored. Marketers often complain that they cannot get beyond consumers' rationalizations. The authors correct this by looking at the right side of the brain—the side of the brain that, according to latest empirical research, has been shown to be heavily involved in the mediation of emotion. Marketing to the Mind introduces a new hierarchy of consumer motives, then shows how they tie into product benefits, how they cause consumers to act, and then how marketers can address them. They validate their approach to the unconscious by offering a unique right brain market research technique, and show how it is applied to various consumer activities, such as casinos, food service, cosmetics, fashions, health care—and even to the question: Why do people still visit Elvis and Graceland? (That chapter alone will provide marketers with unusually useful information). Clearly written, authoritative, and simply fascinating reading, Marketing to the Mind will prove to be of special value to all those involved in the creation, development, and selling of goods and services.

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Booknews
If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, this volume argues that the vehicle to access his pocketbook is the right side of his brain. Psychologist Maddock and Executive Fulton combine forces to introduce a marketing strategy that psychologically targets the right brain (wherein human emotion and visual synapses lie), overcoming consumer resistance. Their concepts are applied to selling a variety of products such as casinos, food services, cosmetics, fashion, and health care. Perhaps most intriguing of all is the authors' explanation of why people still "buy" Elvis<-->a phenomenon that has become an advertiser's dream come true. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567200317
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.95(d)
Lexile:
1210L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

RICHARD C. MADDOCK is a psychologist licensed in Tennessee and Arkansas. He is in private practice, and is also the President of Tel Video Productions, Inc. in Memphis. He holds a Diplomate in Psychology (Administrative), is a member of the American Psychological Association, and is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in psychology. He has carried out over 25 years of research in psyhology, with over 40 professional publications and papers. With coauthor, Richard Fulton, he has produced a number of workbook-video presentations, one of which, The Silent Side of Communications, is published by American Video, Inc. He has also been an adjunct professor at Arkansas State University and regularly conducts lectures and workshops for businesses and universities on the principles and practices of Marketing to the Mind.

RICHARD L. FULTON is president of a division of a 1.5 billion dollar printing and digital services corporation, headquartered in New York City. He is also Vice-President of Tel Video Productions, Inc. in Memphis. He has held several senior management positions in industry and owned his own private consulting firm, and maintains membership in the American Society for Personnel Administrators. His previous publications include articles on organizational change, and he has co-published several management training modules with Dr. Maddock.

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