2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Humans Not Consumers: Unconscious Emotion and Action

Sunday, March 15
12:30PM - 12:45PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom B
Austin Convention Center

We’re taught that we’re thinking creatures that feel. The truth is we’re feeling creatures that think. Science now tells us that humans make decisions emotionally below the threshold of conscious awareness. And few would argue emotion is the key to connecting with people. But what does “unconscious emotion” even mean? And how do we apply it to our business?

If we raise our sightline and define our audience as humans, not just consumers—we deepen our empathy and widen our appeal. Join Douglas Van Praet, Fast Company writer and author of “Unconscious Branding,” as he demystifies emotions through the lens of neuroscience. He will explain the hardwired process of attention, awareness and emotional response that move brands to the fore of culture and market through human insight.


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Douglas Van Praet


Unconscious Branding

Douglas Van Praet is a marketing and brand strategy consultant whose approach draws from unconscious behaviorism and applies neurobiology, evolutionary psychology and behavioral economics to busine...

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