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The Choice Factory

25 Behavioural Biases That Influence What We Buy
Narrated by: Simon Cole
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
Categories: Business, Marketing
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Summary

Before you can influence decisions, you need to understand what drives them. In The Choice Factory, Richard Shotton sets out to help you learn.

By observing a typical day of decision-making, from trivial food choices to significant work-place moves, he investigates how our behavior is shaped by psychological shortcuts. With a clear focus on the marketing potential of knowing what makes us tick, Shotton has drawn on evidence from academia, real-life ad campaigns, and his own original research.

The Choice Factory is entertaining and highly accessible with 25 short chapters, each addressing a cognitive bias and outlining simple ways to apply it to your own marketing challenges. Supporting his discussion, Shotton adds insights from new interviews with some of the smartest thinkers in advertising, including Rory Sutherland, Lucy Jameson, and Mark Earls.

From priming to the pratfall effect, charm pricing to the curse of knowledge, the science of behavioral economics has never been easier to apply to marketing. The Choice Factory is the new advertising essential.

©2018 Richard Shotton (P)2018 Richard Shotton

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Easy listen with good practical examples

Great read with easy, digestible and useful tips for anyone working or interested in communications

good for anyone who enjoyed 'Thinking Fast and Slow' and wanted to learn about some of the theory in practice

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If you are to read only one book

The Choice Factory is both practical and deeply profound due to Richard Shotton's expertise from extensive research as well as from advertising. So, if you are to read only one book that will make you master of behavioural economics I would highly recommend - The Choice Factory

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Simple to understand and super interesting

Enjoyed this book. Easy to read/listen and full of validation. Interesting and essential if you want to grow your business

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Too Good For An Audiobook

The 25 behavioural biases are an amazing insight into consumer behviour, taken from studies that the author has conducted, as well as other indepth analysis. Each chapter is concluded with practical ways for the reader to implement these ideas to their own business. If it's good enough for Seth Godin and Rory Sutherland, it's good enough for you. But there's so much data and reference points that, although brilliantly read and written, it's too much to note down withouth rewriting the book. So I will be buying a printed copy too.

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Every sensible marketer should hear this

Every sensible marketer should hear this and hope that their rival marketers haven’t. Passionately packed with applicable insights, sensible analysis and healthy skepticism where necessary.

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If I could give it 6 stars I would

After seeing Richard talk at an event it inspired me to buy his book.
I have been in marketing for fifteen years and wish I have read/listened many years ago. I have also purchased the hard copy as a reference.
Excellent from start to finish. My only issue was it could have been longer but I’m sure that will be the second book :)

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Great listen.

does exactly what it says on the tin. listened through it once and now planning on a few more times to take notes. Some really good nuggets here especially about web browsers! I'll let you find it in the book!

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So easy to listen to

Wow, what a great audiobook. It's very easy to listen to. It's useful. Really useful.

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Great listening & I've ordered the physical book

The content is must for all marketers (and their agencies). Shotton writes with clarity and humour; Cole reads it with both those traits too. Although I worked with Shotton 15 years ago, now his voice in my head will eternally sound like Cole. Maybe not a bad thing, as Shotton has said, "the guy reading it is one of my oldest friends". I'm now recommending all my industry contacts listen to this audible version on their daily commute. And maybe, like me they'll have the urge to have a physical book too.

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  • Mohamed Anwar Sh Aldin
  • 20-01-20

Concise & Precise!

Loved it. the book, unlike many, could be actually been much longer but the author thankfully made a killer job in making these "best practices" ultra practical. loved how how he specified "how to use this..." throughout the book!

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  • 14-12-19

Great Content

This is a fantastic resource for the soloprenuer! Add this book to your library and revisit for a profitable refresher.

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  • dc
  • 13-01-19

Great Book

Really enjoyed the book. Great stories and research. Took a lot of notes! Would recommend to anyone interested in marketing.