Do Hashtags Signal a New Brand Entity?Oct 24, 2016
Social-media-based interactions aggregate to form “brand publics" (from Journal of Consumer Research).
Do Online Ratings Reflect Actual Product Quality?Oct 24, 2016
Study says no, consumers trust them more than they should (from Journal of Consumer Research).
Rumination and Financial Decision Making among the PoorOct 13, 2016 Gita Venkataramani Johar, Rachel Meng, and Keith Wilcox, 2016, 16-129
Why do economically disadvantaged consumers make myopic financial decisions such as overborrowing and taking on harmful loans? This study points to "financial rumination" and tests two strategies for reducing ruminative thinking to improve financial decision making.
The Impact of Emotions on the Persuasiveness of Detection versus Prevention Health AppealsOct 7, 2016 Meng-Hua Hsieh, Chethana Achar, and Nidhi Agrawal, 2016, 16-128
Actionable insights for managers on how to boost the persuasive power of "detection" health messages.
5 Things I Know about Marketing - Wharton’s Jonah BergerSep 20, 2016
"Forget 'friends' and 'followers'," says Wharton's Jonah Berger. "To get people to share our message, we have to understand the psychology of sharing."
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