Decoding the New Consumer Mind
"In the world of shopping, Decoding the New Consumer Mind will make waves. This important book explains it all, uncovering where we are going and showing how individuals and companies can advance their offerings as well as their bottom lines."
from the foreword by PACO UNDERHILL, CEO, Envirosell, and author, Why We Buy
A decade of swift and stunning change has profoundly affected the psychology of how, when, and why we shop and buy. In Decoding the New Consumer Mind, award–winning consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow shares surprising insights about the new motivations and behaviors of shoppers, taking marketers where they need to be today: into the deeply psychological and often unconscious relationships that people have with products, retailers, marketing communications, and brands.
Drawing on hundreds of consumer interviews and shop–alongs, Yarrow reveals the trends that define our transformed behavior. For example, when we shop we show greater emotionality, hunting for more intense experiences and seeking relief and distraction online. A profound sense of isolation and individualism shapes the way we express ourselves and connect with brands and retailers. Neurological research even suggests that our brains are rewired, altering what we crave, how we think, and where our attention goes.
Decoding the New Consumer Mind provides marketers with practical ways to tap into this new consumer psychology, and Yarrow shows how to combine technology and innovation to enhance brand image; win love and loyalty through authenticity and integrity; put the consumer′s needs and preferences front and center; and deliver the most emotionally intense, yet uncomplicated, experience possible. Armed with Yarrow′s strategies, marketers will be able to connect more effectively with consumers driving profit and success across the organization.
Foreword by Paco Underhilll ix
Part One THe New Consumer MInd
1 Rewired Brains 11
2 Isolation and Individualism 45
3 Intensified Emotions 79
Part Two Strategies to connect with today s New consumer
4 Technovation 123
5 The Real Deal 137
6 Involvement 153
7 Intensity 167
Acknowledgments and Gratitude 199
About the Author 203