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We have discovered remarkable Neurobiological patterns underlying all our behaviour and brand choice. Concepts that transcend time and cultures are inherent brain concepts. We can help you fine-tune your brand proposition to break through any clutter.
We help marketers better understand their categories and Brands, relooking at them through a Neurobiological lens and make the lives of billions of people a little more human.
To maximize profit, companies must think beyond profit and provide clear, coherent, deep meaning to people. Meaning has biological roots. Underlying all behaviour are Fundamental Human Motives - the evolutionarily preserved mechanisms that have helped people to survive and thrive. By fulfilling our Fundamental Human Motives, Brands become deeply humanistic in that they offer holistic, universal experiences that no longer simply satisfy some individual needs but the needs of the species.
Our research revolutionizes marketing, which is still based on psychological models developed many decades ago. In establishing, for the first time, the links between many disciplines that study human behaviour, our research integrates our understanding of human behaviour in a simple and effective model, allowing Brands to mobilize the very forces of life and ignite buying behaviour.
Create seminal positioning ideas
Marketing and consumer research today are largely based on psychology. However, the roots of our behaviour lie in biology, not in psychology.
BRAND AVIATORS have developed the first integrated tool for unlocking consumer behaviour driven by biology and affective neuroscience. This tool helps marketers to develop seminal ideas for brand positioning, communication & creative development that activate the inherent concepts in our mind, impacting on the way emotions and habits are formed.
It has been leveraged by such companies as Coca Cola, Unilever, Heineken, Philip Morris, L'Oréal, J&J, Lilly and Hyundai to boost their brands in a variety of situations. As abundant and varied as our emotions are, they all stem from 12 Fundamental Human Motives triggered by equivalent systems and operations in our brain.
Successful brands follow the path of least resistance to our brain: they release a rich hierarchy of ingrained concepts from which all acquired concepts derive.
Follow the neurobiological origins of concepts and the tracks our mind uses to create reality and come up with seminal ideas for brand positioning, communication and creative development.
Use The Wheel of Motives™ to:
1. Capture and quantify the deepest human motives driving sales and profit in the category
2. Decode the meaning systems competitor brands use within the communication space of the category
3. Decrypt the essence of your brand and imprint it onto the inherent concepts of mind
Follow the neurobiological origins of concepts and the tracks our mind uses to create reality and see your brand fly.
Increase brand desirability and profitability
What we call concepts are neural structures that allow us to order and categorise all stimuli around us. Concepts act as magnets only if our mind finds them to be of value in our own personal endeavors towards self-organization, towards living out the vital parts of our human nature. We derive the maximum value from narratives that are automatically identifiable and viscerally classifiable as evolving parts of our human experience.
As they are inherently gratifying, nature’s incentives for living are spontaneously pursued for their own sake, constituting the most engaging guides to behaviour. Founding their strategy on the forces that have helped us survive, brands engrave their own deep and ineradicable pathways on our brain. Their manifestations become organic ideas with instant appeal. They are so effective because they are directly sourced from our innate needs they are capable of triggering typically innate behaviour patterns. Increasing their intrinsic attractiveness, acquiring a congruent affective value of their own, brands and their messages, images, and signs, do not just automatically capture attention, they go a long way to creating consumer desire.
The most successful brands go beyond the limits of segmentations, demographics, geographical boundaries, and other artificial devices. Profits are maximised when we no longer satisfy individual needs but the needs of the species. The brands we worked with to apply the methodology described in this book have outperformed their markets by 28.1% in terms of profit in the five years following our colaboration.
Successful brands are alive
Successful brands make us feel alive because they are alive themselves: they embed our fundamental human motives, the evolutionarily preserved mechanisms that have helped us survive and thrive. What makes concepts and goods alive is the fact that they follow our thought patterns. In thinking of them and consuming them these life forces are released, making us sense our own aliveness. It is a process that allows the life inside a person to flourish.
Living brands talk the language that is shared by everyone. Only what is essential and deep can survive the transmission from person to person. Living brands are personal at scale. The language they use is alive because it talks to each one of us personally, inviting the mind to recreate it over again.
As competition about meaning becomes more and more nuanced, the most efficient brands will be those based on the more subtle, higher order, noblest, richest levels of the complex of the motive and the hierarchy of inherent concepts it generates. Encoding concepts in the same code our mind uses to decode everything around us can bring us as close as possible to engaging the human mind.