Earworms & Triggers: The Alchemy of Branded Music


Chris James

Chris James Audio

David Nolte

Scratch Creative

Rebecca Rienks

NBC Entertainment

"Like a good neighbor, _____ is there." "The best part of waking up is _____ in your cup." "I don't wanna grow up, I'm a _____ kid." Simply reading these catchphrases is enough of a trigger for your brain to remember the melody, the song and - more importantly - the brand in question. How do brands build a music identity that not only sells their products, but also their company objectives? And how are jingles, themes and mnemonics used to induce this sort of Pavlovian response in the audience?

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Secondary Entry: Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate