Behavioral Marketing


Unicist Product/Service Demonstrations

Unicist Marketing Demonstration processes are the way to install a new idea in the mind of a potential client. They are an application of the use of semantic objects, which sustain the demonstration process avoiding the need of facing conflicts produced by the introduction of new knowledge.

Their purpose is to allow the participants to have a pleasant experience in a controlled environment where they feel safe. These conditions are necessary to ensure an environment of personal involvement, which drives the experiencing process of the participants.

Maximal Strategy

The maximal strategy actions are given by proposing things that satisfy needs without becoming a competitor with the potential clients. These proposals have to include all the necessary attributes to be extremely desirable to have.

To work as a demonstration, it is also necessary that the proposal be perceived as essentially harmonic with the environment. It might be new, it might be a breakthrough but it has to fit within the “rules” of the environment. This allows using semantic objects to avoid conflicts during the demonstration.

Conflict Management Objects

These objects are used to approach the episodic memory of individuals. They need to be based on a mind opening figurative communication and include a message that has to be based on objective information.

Complementation Building Objects

These objects are used to approach the long-term memory of individuals in its oneness. It is a structural approach that needs to include the different aspects individual consider when making a decision.

Minimum Strategy

In the development of a demonstration process, the minimum strategy is based on the credibility of the proposal, which means that it needs to make things possible that were not possible before. But in order for the demonstration process to work, the promise of making things possible that were not possible before needs to be considered within the possible expectations. The promise needs to be part of an existing trend in the field of application in order to have credibility.

Any demonstration requires the existence of an influential authoritative context that can be built using semantic objects. The use of these objects within the demonstration process avoids conflicts.

Informative objects

These objects are used to approach the semantic memory of individuals. They need to include a message based on news that people are expecting and their figurative language needs to be sustained by graspable analogies.

Value Adding objects

These objects are used to approach the procedural memory of individuals. They need to include a message based on a meaningful interpretation of the reality an individual is facing and their figurative language needs to be sustained by meaningful metaphors.

Conclusion

A demonstration process ends when a potential client envisions the benefits of the value proposition and has the intention to buy or become a user.

It has to be considered that to achieve this goal, the approach to potential clients requires a previous segmentation avoiding the presentation to people who obtain no benefit from the proposal.

If a demonstration is made for people who do not benefit from the proposal, the process degrades into a conflict.

On the other hand, when the functional semantic objects are used responding to the segments that will benefit from the proposal, the demonstration process will end up in installing a new idea in the mind of a potential client.

* Semantic objects are linguistics communications, in written or verbal format, that have the power to install meaningful knowledge in the long-term memory of an individual.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm. https://www.unicist.net/marketing/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/turi.pdf

 

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Subjectivism: the Innovation Killer

Subjectivism is the anti-concept of adaptive behavior that destroys the possibility of dealing with adaptive environments.  That is why subjectivism is a functional behavior in authoritarian and anarchic environments where it provides an over-adaptive participation that mitigates the perception of authoritarianism and individualism.

Its driver is the justification of the unfulfilled goals that generates a parallel reality where the environment is responsible for the dysfunctional actions that produce the unfulfillment of the goals that were established. These justifications are sustained by the use of fallacious myths and the establishment of dysfunctional utopias.

The social fallacious myths that sustain social subjectivism are those that question the roles of authoritative leaders and those that allow “buying time” to avoid responsibilities. The guilt avoidance actions are sustained by the use of dysfunctional utopias that avoid the discussion of the functional aspects of a given reality.

Once installed, it destroys any possibility for adaptive behavior and generates internal power conflicts and annulment conflicts that hinder functional actions.

Unicist Press Committee

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm. https://www.unicist.net/marketing/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/turi-2.pdf

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Unicist Marketing: A Double Dialectical Approach

The unicist marketing approach is based on the fact that human actions are driven by the concepts people have. This implies that if the functional concepts individuals have are known, then their behavior can be predicted and influenced with a high level of accuracy.

Unicist Behavioral Marketing, also named Unicist Object Driven Marketing, is an application of the discovery of the structure of concepts that emulates the intelligence that underlies nature and defines the “nature” of things.

In the B2C market, the unicist approach is based on knowing the hard segments and the concepts that underlie the functionality of products/services and the potential buyers´ behavior. In the B2B market this approach is based on knowing the concepts of the business aspects that define the operational archetype of companies.

The application of Unicist Marketing is based on the use of maximal and minimum strategy actions to ensure the influence on buying decisions. These maximal and minimum strategy actions are applied in advertising, relationship building, promotions and sales closing processes. The unicist logical tools provide a framework to define these actions and monitor their functionality.

Unicist Press Committee

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in using a unicist ontological approach to deal with complexity. It introduced a paradigm shift in sciences emulating the triadic intelligence of nature, integrating complexity sciences with systemic sciences. This research allowed developing unicist technologies to manage the complex aspects in the social, business and individual fields. https://www.unicist.net/marketing/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/turi-1.pdf

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Internet B2B Marketing – Unicist Advertising

Unicist advertising is based on double dialectical communications that integrate the objective of stimulating the need of a solution that is being proposed with the confirmation that the credibility is ensured.

This type of advertising requires the existence of differentiated value propositions that propose new solutions, which may imply structural or functional differentiations or innovations.

This approach is basically simple when using Internet advertising because it enables giving simultaneous double messages that awaken the interest of potential buyers using segmented media and one to one communication as vehicles.

On the one hand, it is necessary to stimulate the perception of the aesthetics of the proposal that requires that the solution becomes perceived as necessary, desirable and essentially harmonic. On the other hand, the credibility of the solutions has to be made tangible.

These processes have to happen in an ambiguous environment in order to allow the prospects to project their needs on the communication that is being published.

This needs to occur within the context of image driven marketing, which uses the attributes of the products and of the institution to catalyze buying processes.

The double dialectical communication requires managing the conceptual segmentation of the market. It requires using semantic objects to install the knowledge on the differentiations or innovations and commercial objects to influence the buying processes.
http://www.unicist.org/scientific-collaboration/#Marketing

This technology is necessary to build virtual marketplaces in B2B markets. A variation of this approach is also used in B2C markets.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
https://www.unicist.net/marketing/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/turi.pdf

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The Magic of Bestsellers

BestsellersBestsellers are such because they use pastime language and allow readers to project all the bad feelings on the book.

The unicist standard for future research allows making inferences from particular facts to universal conclusions based on the homology of their fundamentals.

The nature of bestsellers is that they respond to the needs of a culture including those who appear to have anti-establishment views. Anti-establishment bestsellers in fact just expose the implicit weaknesses of the strengths of a society.

Cultures that naturally follow bestsellers are comfortable in their conservatism. That is why bestsellers are attacked by anti-establishment intellectuals.

The influence of bestsellers is a hard indicator of the level of conservatism of a culture when developing country scenarios. The need to project the bad feelings and introject the good is the natural need of a conservative person.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
https://www.unicist.net/marketing/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/turi-1.pdf

 

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Think Tanks for Innovation Management

We invite our partners and associates to participate in the Think Tanks that deal with the installation of “Unicist Technologies” in small, midsize and large companies. There is a New Standard that has been established to manage the introduction of new technologies that has been developed in applications that began in 1981 and that have just been finished. After having read this information you will become aware that we invite to participate those associates who consider our technology as a “non-redundant” added value for their activities. This is a high-value business. 

To install new technologies, the innovation management process requires integrating the natural competition with the "old" technologies and the use of "oursoucing" as a catalyst.

To install new technologies, the innovation management process requires integrating the natural competition with the “old” technologies and the use of “oursoucing” as a catalyst.

The development of a philanthropic activity in Texas (US) allowed synthesizing a new “Innovation Management” strategy. It has to be considered that an innovation is such when it cannot be managed with the existing “mindset” and requires a change of habits.

This research included, among others, the applications at American Express, ING, ABB, BASF, Massey Ferguson, Shell, La Caja, Renault, Diners Club, IBM and TWG.

Competition

This strategy is based on accepting the natural competition between the existing technologies and the new technologies. This competition might have two different concepts: It might be a supplementary competition that implies an opposition of the organization or it can be a complementary competition that is based on the acceptance of a new additional value.

The “supplementation based competition” inhibits any innovation while the complementary competition works as a “gravitational force” to introduce innovations. This gravitational force provides a stable context for the implementation of innovations and sustains the need for them.

Killing Innovations

“Supplementation based competition” is such when there are “ego conflicts” between the new technology and the leaders of the organization. This is frequent in small organizations, which are naturally reluctant to innovations. This type of competition is based on considering the new technology as redundant with the existing technology.

BIG CHANGES: Unicist Change StrategyComplementary competition, on the other hand, requires using an outsourcing process of innovations. This implies the outsourcing of the coordination of the process, including the client in such process. This allows introducing the concept of the innovation in order to introduce the necessary “mindset” in the organization. It does not include the outsourcing of the operation, which is done by the members of the organization.

Outsourcing Processes as Catalysts

This outsourcing process works as a catalyst to introduce the innovation, which takes advantage of the natural complementary competition and transforms it into the main force to induce the changes.

Using the outsourcing of services as a catalyst is the most effective way to introduce innovations. But this role has to be formalized in a contract that needs to have an expiration date to ensure that the outsourcing service is not a business in itself.

When the outsourcing process is not formalized, the complementary competition evolves towards a “Competition based on Supplementation” and the change is neutralized. These outsourcing services need to be managed by Think Tanks integrated by members of the Unicist Group and members of the client.

The conclusion of this research work is the end of the research cycle 2015-2016.

It includes:
www.unicist.net/partner-news/148-new-researches-have-been-concluded-since-february-2015

www.unicist.org/conceptual-thinking/human-mindset

This is the “change management” strategy that has been formally adopted as a standard by the Unicist Group and its members. It is the application of the paradigm shift in sciences in the field of “change management”. It makes change management be manageable.

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The Unicist Ontology of Catalyzing Business Objects

Catalizing Business ObjectsCatalyzing business objects are elements of the restricted context of a system that can be used to influence other objects to accelerate their work. They are not part of the system they accelerate.

Catalyzing objects are energy conservation functions of a superior level that influence the use of the energy of a system.

Their main characteristic is that they need to have the necessary synchronicity, acceleration and speed to work when they are needed.

An example of this a catalyst is the brand power when it is used in selling processes.

They need to be designed with an intrinsic ambiguity in order to allow the participants to decide to accelerate. If they are not ambiguous they do not work as catalysts and produce paradoxical results.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
https://www.unicist.net/marketing/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/turi.pdf

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For Entrepreneurs: Empty Words Destroy Credibility

The reseach on the Unicist Ontology of Words showed how empty words drive pastime activities and how ambiguous words drive adaptive work in business. When a business uses mottos like “World leaders in their specialty” or “The power of our organization and the credibility of our people”, there are two possibilities:

  • They are ambiguous words to allow people to make their own interpretation
  • They are empty words because there is no content to sustain the motto

If they are ambiguous words, the motto can be proved and explained in few words using plain language.

On the other hand, if they are empty words, they pretend to drive the reader towards a fallacious conclusion. In plain language: empty words are lies.

The Unicist Ontology of Words’ Functionality (*)

Unicist Ontology of WordsInterpersonal written or spoken language requires the use of words which, according to their meaning, define the functionality of communication.

This description explains the functionality implicit in the use of words. The results of this research help individuals to diagnose reality based on the facts implicit in what is said.

Conceptually, based on their meaning, there are four different “types” of words:

  • Empty words: are those words that have no rational meaning in the context they are being used. They have multiple non structured meanings with no shareable purpose. Adjectives with no adverbial function are empty words.
  • Hollow words: are those words that are able to integrate in a unique sense the meanings given to them by emitters and receivers. In these words there is an implicit tacit purpose underlying.
  • Full words: are the words with a unique irrefutable meaning for those involved in a communication process. They are the solid container where hollow words fit in.
  • Ambiguous words: are the words having two different excluding meanings. One of the meanings is functional to the communication process and the other is dysfunctional.

(*) Excerpt from the book Unicist Standard Language by Peter Belohlavek.

The paradox is that non-institutionalized businesses need to build credibility based on their actions but instead tend to use empty words to position their activity. In plain language: bragging is part of their habits in marketing.

This destroys their internal and external credibility and drives them towards marginal markets that require a low cost – low value strategy. In these markets bragging is part of the rules of the game.

The use of empty words in marketing needs to be avoided. Empty words are necessary to develop the rituals to establish personal relationships and are part of the social small-talk. But their use when developing commercial messages destroys the credibility of the business. The first action to be done, when a new motto begins to be used, is to confirm and upgrade the content that sustains the motto. “Under-promise and over-deliver” is the core of credibility.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been the pioneer in using a logical approach to deal with complexity since 1976 and is nowadays the world leader in its segment. It has an academic arm and a business arm: https://www.unicist.net/marketing/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/turi-1.pdf

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Innovations require conquest confrontations

A confrontation of conquest begins when a new product with no synergy with the pre-existing products is launched. There is also a confrontation of conquest when new markets are sought.

When the products that have been launched do not belong to an existent category and satisfy non manifested needs, the confrontation of conquest begins with the weakening of some occupied niches to introduce the new product (guerrilla confrontation).

Confrontation of conquest requires an empty space occupying strategy when non manifested needs are being satisfied.

The confrontation of conquest requires beginning with niches, continuing with segments and finally covering the market.

There are two possibilities in the confrontation of conquest. A market leader can dominate the marketplace or there can be no leader.

When there is a leader the confrontation of conquest implies simultaneously a confrontation of supremacy. This implies a double investment of energy when there is a market leader.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
https://www.unicist.net/marketing/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/turi.pdf

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Trends: Unicist Lifestyle Segmentation and Evolution

Unicist Lifestyle SegmentationLifestyle segmentation underlies human behavior. Lifestyles establish the parameters of normality and the “ethical mask” of a society.

Describing the lifestyles of a country permits establishing the limits within which segmentations can work. Only in the case of basic human needs lifestyles are not a limit but only a gravitational force.

The unicist lifestyle segmentation is analogous to the VALS segmentation of SRI. But, while VALS uses psychology to segment people according to their distinct personality traits, Unicist Lifestyle Segmentation uses anthropological invariables and country archetypes to segment people.

Unicist Lifestyles

Lifestyles are the archetypical behavior patterns of a society and its members. These archetypes serve a group as automatisms to carry out the everyday activities that are functional to that society’s purpose.

Hence, lifestyles are the result of the integration of a society’s collective unconscious with its archetype, which define different ways of facing reality.

Archetypes resolve the weaknesses of a social group by turning uncertainties into assertive answers which guarantee the success of individual and social purposes.

An individual’s lifestyle makes him acceptable and functional to the society’s needs. It also allows him to find groups of identification across different cultures or communities.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm. http://www.unicist.org/repo/index.php#Unicist

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