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A woman running at sunset.
October 14, 2014
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Szu-chi Huang: Pursuit of a Mutual Goal Can Turn Friends into Foes

Marketing research finds that peer support in programs such as Weight Watchers fades as members near the target.

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Traffic on Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas, Nevada (Reuters photo by Ethan Miller)
March 3, 2014
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Harikesh Nair: “The Promise of the Big Data Revolution”

A marketing professor uses analytics to help improve the bottom line at a Las Vegas gaming company.

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Times Square, 2007 (Reuters photo by Shahida Ariff Patail)
November 5, 2013
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Pedro Gardete: When Do Advertisers Tell the Truth?

A marketing professor explores what happens when the interests of an advertiser and a consumer aren’t such a perfect match.

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Woman holding a CT scan showing her missing left lung
September 18, 2014
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Uzma Khan: How Do Consumers Understand Risk?

A study shows just how poor we are at instinctively understanding probabilities.

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A cook at his restaurant in Hong Kong.
September 2, 2014
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Glenn Carroll: How Important Is Authenticity?

When it comes to choosing a restaurant, consumers often value “the real thing” more than cleanliness.
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October 1, 2013
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Jesper Sørensen: How Do You Explain a New Product Category?

A game-changing idea can win or lose depending on how quickly the consumer “gets” it.
July 23, 2013
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Uzma Khan: Making Hard Choices Easier for Customers

Catchy phrases aren't always the best way to help potential customers make decisions.
July 3, 2013
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Jennifer Aaker: The Seven Deadly Sins of Storytelling

A Stanford GSB professor of marketing explains why engaging your audience is key to success.
March 21, 2013
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Elizabeth Blankespoor: How Twitter Can Improve Your Market Liquidity

Elizabeth Blankespoor explains how smaller firms can use Twitter to deliver company news directly to investors, improve market liquidity and compete with bigger companies.
March 11, 2013
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Why Do Some Ideas Spread?

Can any message be shaped to spread? A scholar offers tips to increase the odds.
February 7, 2013
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Why Consumers Don't Always Take Advantage of Sales

Research from Stanford's Stephan Seiler says time constraints keep supermarket shoppers from finding best prices.
February 4, 2013
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A Fine Wine: Do Labels Make a Difference?

Research from Stanford’s Michael Hannan examines how consumers perceive the value of organic and biodynamic Alsatian wines.
January 22, 2013
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Shopping When Time is Money

Research shows that too much information about products can be a mixed blessing for buyers and sellers alike.
October 25, 2012
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The Executive Social Media Gap

A new study reveals a disconnect between companies' understanding of social media and the actions they are taking to apply it to their business.
October 23, 2012
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The Message and the Medium

Research says political candidates might be better off paying for web ads than investing too heavily in TV.