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The Whole Marketer Ep121 - Psychological Biases with guest Richard Shotton
30th April 2024 • The Marketing Society podcast • The Marketing Society podcast
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Episode #121. Today’s episode is a technical skill on psychological biases, where we’ll discuss the patterns found in decision-making that marketers can use to better understand their customers and consumers biases and how we can address them and work with them. 

Abby’s guest expert is Richard Shotton, author of bestselling and award-winning book The Choice Factory and founder of Astroten, a consultancy that applies findings from behavioural science to improve marketing, working with brands such as Google, Mondelez and Meta. In Richard’s latest book ‘The Illusion of Choice’ he highlights 16 and ½ key biases that influence the way we buy. 

In this episode, Richard shares his definition of psychological biases, 3 reasons why knowing this helps marketers, test and control experiments with examples, and frameworks to help marketers get started.  

Plus his career highs and lows and advice for marketers of tomorrow. 

Host:  Abigail (Abby) Dixon FCIM/ICF | LinkedIn

Guest:  Richard Shotton | LinkedIn

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