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Experiment Creates Advertisements To Sell Food To Monkeys

Keith Olwell and Elizabeth Kiehner had an epiphany last year. At a TED talk, the two New York advertising executives learned that captive monkeys understand money, and that when faced with economic games they will behave in similar ways to humans. So if they can cope with money, how would they respond to advertising?Laurie Santos, the Yale University primatologist who gave the TED talk, studies monkeys as a way of exploring the evolution of the human mind.
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Told You: Digg Applying The User Voting Model To Advertising

Technology : TechCrunch (5 years ago)

Late last year we wrote about an experimental advertising product that Digg was developing: One experiment Digg is working on, says one source close to the company, is a self service advertising product that will be somewhat similar... Read Post

Sexy Ads Targeting Capuchin Monkeys in the Name of Science

Odd : Neatorama (3 years ago)

Keith Olwell and Elizabeth Kiehner are both New York-based ad execs who attended a TED Talk in 2008 revealing the economic sense of capuchin monkeys. The pair teamed up with Laurie Santos, the Yale University primatologist who gave ... Read Post

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Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo (3 years ago)

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