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Matthew Willcox

Author of "The Business of Choice - Marketing to Consumers' Instincts" winner of Marketing Book of The Year 2016 and American Marketing Association Prize for best books in marketing

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Matthew Willcox Biography

"We're all in the business of choice"

Matthew is the author of "The Business of Choice: Marketing to Consumers’ Instincts" (Pearson FT Press), winner of Sales & Marketing Books "Marketing Book of The Year 2016", and the American Marketing Association Berry Book Prize for best books in marketing. His book investigates what behavioral science and neuroscience can teach us about how people naturally choose, and how practitioners can align their programs with human nature. He runs a behavioral insights and choice architecture consultancy that is appropriately called The Business of Choice.

Previously, Matthew was Founder and Executive Director of the Institute of Decision Making, a group that brings findings from scientists who study human behavior and how people make choices into the practice of advertising and marketing.

Matthew is fascinated by how intuitions and emotions drive human choice and behavior. In his talks and workshops he shows how the most effective ideas tap in to human nature at an instinctive level.

He has more than 20 years of brand strategy experience throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Over that time he has helped organisations such as Levi Strauss and Co., Electronic Arts, Unilever, Nestle, Shell and GlaxoSmithKline get their products chosen, and in the process, helped his clients win eight Effie Awards.

He has acted as an expert on behaviour change for the US Food and Drug Administration anti-smoking programs, and for NGOs in areas that include sexual and reproductive health and healthy eating for kids. He is a frequent speaker at business schools and at marketing and communication events, including Most Contagious, the Cannes Lions in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015, and was one of the keynote speakers at the inaugural global Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit in Addis Ababa in 2016.

Matthew grew up in Ireland, is married to an Italian and lives in San Francisco.

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The Business of Choice: Marketing to Consumers' Instincts

The Business of Choice: Marketing to Consumers' Instincts

Speaking Topics
  • How to AIign Innovation with Human Nature

    We tend to think about innovation from the perspective of the future. What's new? What's coming down the pipeline? But, paradoxical as it sounds, innovations don't succeed because of their modernity, but because of how well they work with a 6 million year old operating system -• the human mind.

    In this session Matthew Willcox, author of "The Business of Choice: Marketing to Consumer's Instincts", a book that explores how what we've learnt from evolutionary psychology reveals how people make choices, applies the same thinking to what makes innovations successful. How do innovations tap into human nature?

    Willcox will give examples of innovations that do just this, and explain why. He'll also show how as technology and innovation evolves that surprisingly, it connects better with our more primal, ancient selves.

    Format: Keynote (40 mins); Workshop (20-40 people; 1 day)

  • How to get your brand chosen: the business of choice

    Whatever your marketing or behavioral objective, you’ll be far more successful if you know how humans choose. Human intuitions and cognitive mechanisms have evolved over millions of years, but only now are practitioners beginning to understand them. The Business of Choice helps you apply new scientific insights to make your brand or behavior the easiest, most instinctive choice.

    Matthew Willcox integrates the latest research advances with his own extensive enterprise marketing experience at FCB’s Institute of Decision Making. Willcox explains why we humans often seem so irrational, how marketers can leverage the same evolutionary factors that helped humans prosper as a species, how to make decisions simpler for your consumers, and how to make them feel good about their choices, so they keep coming back for more!

    Format: Keynote (40 mins); Workshop (20-40 people; 1 day)

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    Booking fees for Matthew Willcox, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Matthew Willcox, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Matthew Willcox?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Matthew Willcox for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Matthew Willcox for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Matthew Willcox or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Matthew Willcox or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Author of "The Business of Choice - Marketing to Consumers' Instincts" winner of Marketing Book of The Year 2016 and American Marketing Association Prize for best books in marketing

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Matthew Willcox Biography

"We're all in the business of choice"

Matthew is the author of "The Business of Choice: Marketing to Consumers’ Instincts" (Pearson FT Press), winner of Sales & Marketing Books "Marketing Book of The Year 2016", and the American Marketing Association Berry Book Prize for best books in marketing. His book investigates what behavioral science and neuroscience can teach us about how people naturally choose, and how practitioners can align their programs with human nature. He runs a behavioral insights and choice architecture consultancy that is appropriately called The Business of Choice.

Previously, Matthew was Founder and Executive Director of the Institute of Decision Making, a group that brings findings from scientists who study human behavior and how people make choices into the practice of advertising and marketing.

Matthew is fascinated by how intuitions and emotions drive human choice and behavior. In his talks and workshops he shows how the most effective ideas tap in to human nature at an instinctive level.

He has more than 20 years of brand strategy experience throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Over that time he has helped organisations such as Levi Strauss and Co., Electronic Arts, Unilever, Nestle, Shell and GlaxoSmithKline get their products chosen, and in the process, helped his clients win eight Effie Awards.

He has acted as an expert on behaviour change for the US Food and Drug Administration anti-smoking programs, and for NGOs in areas that include sexual and reproductive health and healthy eating for kids. He is a frequent speaker at business schools and at marketing and communication events, including Most Contagious, the Cannes Lions in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015, and was one of the keynote speakers at the inaugural global Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit in Addis Ababa in 2016.

Matthew grew up in Ireland, is married to an Italian and lives in San Francisco.

Matthew Willcox Videos

  • Exploring the Science of Creativity on Vimeo
  • Matthew Willcox introduces the Draftfcb Institute of Decision Making...
  • Matthew Willcox: 'An instinctive reaction to unfairness' on Vimeo

Matthew Willcox Books

Matthew Willcox Speaking Topics

  • How to AIign Innovation with Human Nature

    We tend to think about innovation from the perspective of the future. What's new? What's coming down the pipeline? But, paradoxical as it sounds, innovations don't succeed because of their modernity, but because of how well they work with a 6 million year old operating system -• the human mind.

    In this session Matthew Willcox, author of "The Business of Choice: Marketing to Consumer's Instincts", a book that explores how what we've learnt from evolutionary psychology reveals how people make choices, applies the same thinking to what makes innovations successful. How do innovations tap into human nature?

    Willcox will give examples of innovations that do just this, and explain why. He'll also show how as technology and innovation evolves that surprisingly, it connects better with our more primal, ancient selves.

    Format: Keynote (40 mins); Workshop (20-40 people; 1 day)

  • How to get your brand chosen: the business of choice

    Whatever your marketing or behavioral objective, you’ll be far more successful if you know how humans choose. Human intuitions and cognitive mechanisms have evolved over millions of years, but only now are practitioners beginning to understand them. The Business of Choice helps you apply new scientific insights to make your brand or behavior the easiest, most instinctive choice.

    Matthew Willcox integrates the latest research advances with his own extensive enterprise marketing experience at FCB’s Institute of Decision Making. Willcox explains why we humans often seem so irrational, how marketers can leverage the same evolutionary factors that helped humans prosper as a species, how to make decisions simpler for your consumers, and how to make them feel good about their choices, so they keep coming back for more!

    Format: Keynote (40 mins); Workshop (20-40 people; 1 day)

FAQs on booking Matthew Willcox

  • How to book Matthew Willcox?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Matthew Willcox for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Matthew Willcox, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Matthew Willcox or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Matthew Willcox?

    Booking fees for Matthew Willcox, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Matthew Willcox, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Matthew Willcox?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Matthew Willcox for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Matthew Willcox for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Matthew Willcox or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Matthew Willcox or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Matthew Willcox is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as How to AIign Innovation with Human Nature and How to get your brand chosen: the business of choice. The estimated speaking fee range to book Matthew Willcox for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Matthew Willcox generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Neil Blumenthal, Jeff Tobe, R "Ray" Wang, Afdhel Aziz and Leandra Medine. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Matthew Willcox for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Matthew Willcox Speaker Videos

  • Exploring the Science of Creativity on Vimeo
    Matthew Willcox introduces the Draftfcb Institute of Decision Making ...
  • Matthew Willcox: 'An instinctive reaction to unfairness' on Vimeo
    Matthew Willcox: 'People identify with underdogs' on Vimeo
  • Matthew Willcox: 'Human beings need reference points' on Vimeo

Matthew Willcox Speaking Topics

  • How to AIign Innovation with Human Nature

    We tend to think about innovation from the perspective of the future. What's new? What's coming down the pipeline? But, paradoxical as it sounds, innovations don't succeed because of their modernity, but because of how well they work with a 6 million year old operating system -• the human mind.

    In this session Matthew Willcox, author of "The Business of Choice: Marketing to Consumer's Instincts", a book that explores how what we've learnt from evolutionary psychology reveals how people make choices, applies the same thinking to what makes innovations successful. How do innovations tap into human nature?

    Willcox will give examples of innovations that do just this, and explain why. He'll also show how as technology and innovation evolves that surprisingly, it connects better with our more primal, ancient selves.

    Format: Keynote (40 mins); Workshop (20-40 people; 1 day)

  • How to get your brand chosen: the business of choice

    Whatever your marketing or behavioral objective, you’ll be far more successful if you know how humans choose. Human intuitions and cognitive mechanisms have evolved over millions of years, but only now are practitioners beginning to understand them. The Business of Choice helps you apply new scientific insights to make your brand or behavior the easiest, most instinctive choice.

    Matthew Willcox integrates the latest research advances with his own extensive enterprise marketing experience at FCB’s Institute of Decision Making. Willcox explains why we humans often seem so irrational, how marketers can leverage the same evolutionary factors that helped humans prosper as a species, how to make decisions simpler for your consumers, and how to make them feel good about their choices, so they keep coming back for more!

    Format: Keynote (40 mins); Workshop (20-40 people; 1 day)

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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