Even Your Shopping Cart isn’t Sacred

Birth of the Shopping Cart The first rolling shopping cart was created by a Piggly Wiggly owner in Oklahoma City. Once a regular basket got too heavy, customers headed straight for the check-out line.  This robbed stores of incremental sales. So in 1936, that store owner introduced a rolling … [Read more...]

Is Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) a Dead End?

April 9, 2015 will be the first annual International Conversion Rate Optimization Day. April 9 is also my 45th birthday. I’ve invested almost half my life evangelizing for conversion rate optimization (CRO). I should be thrilled but instead I find myself asking: is CRO, as it is practiced today, a … [Read more...]

Where do companies and entire industries go to die?

Listen to Bryan explain how businesses that can’t seem to get into the mindset of their customers are failing and what you can do to avoid that pitfall.  Mitch Joel from Six Pixels of Separation interviews Bryan Eisenberg about the Buyer Legends process.  The podcast is 47 minutes long. … [Read more...]

What A Used Car Salesman Can Teach You About Empathy

He pushy pushed his way up towards the stage. I had just finished presenting the keynote at Driving Sales, an automotive dealers conference. He thrust out his hand and eagerly shook mine; saying “thanks ... blah blah blah…. “ And then I heard him clearly “...too often I am obsessed with pushing … [Read more...]

Show Us Your Briefs

When I talk to marketers about their creative briefs the responses I get are about as diverse as the undie aisle at Target.  Their briefs come in all shapes, styles, and sizes and only the most brave and defiant don’t bother to use briefs at all.  Some will preach on about the virtue of briefs and … [Read more...]