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Dr Robert Heath delivers keynote at Neuromarketing World Forum

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Dr Robert Heath

Dr Robert Heath will be delivering the keynote address at the Neuromarketing World Forum in Barcelona on 25 March 2015. The Neuromarketing World Forum brings together marketing clients and practitioners of neuroscience from all over the world to discuss this most exciting new way of evaluating advertising. Last year’s keynote speaker was Professor Antonio Damasio.

Speaking of Dr Heath, the NMBSA (Neuromarketing Science and Business Association) President, Rafal Ohm, said:

“Robert Heath is a pioneer in our industry. With the publication of his monograph The Hidden Power of Advertising in 2001, he was the first person to identify the importance of Low Attention Processing and the influence of emotive content in advertising. His thinking laid the foundation for the use of neuroscience in measuring advertising effectiveness, a practice which is now the fastest growing area of advertising research in the world.”

Dr Heath’s research, which shows amongst other things that advertising high in emotional content does not generally get higher levels of attention, has challenged the traditional view that advertising is primarily a means of message communication. His recent book Seducing the Subconscious – the psychology of Emotional Influence in Advertising (Wiley Blackwell 2001) has been cited as an explanation for the failure of highly emotionally charged advertising during the 2015 Super Bowl.

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