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Adam Ferrier

Thought leader for motivating change through the science of behavioural economics and creativity

Adam Ferrier is the founder of THINKERBELL, an agency that creates 'measured magic'. Adam is one of the leading consumer psychologists in Australia, a brand strategist and an authority on Behavioural Economics. He's also the author of “The Advertising Effect” and part of The Australian Creatives’ ‘Power 20’; A regular on the Gruen Transfer and featured on The Project, Celebrity Apprentice and ABC Radio.

The creator of the idea behind the WARC World Innovation prize (2013), and winner of the rare Cannes Gold Lion and Gold Effie double, Adam has won at all of the world major advertising shows. Adam also created the successful board game ‘The Analyst’ (translated into four languages). Adam Ferrier doesn’t just think outside the square – he’s blown the square up.

A unstoppable force in the Australian advertising landscape, Adam was previously a co-owner of Cummins & Partners – Mumbrella Agency of the Year and a founder of Naked Communications. Adam also sits on the boards of social giving company Good Thnx, and social influencing company TRIBE.

Through cognitive behavioral psychology and a deep understanding of behavioral economics Adam hands delegates the keys to sky rocketed motivation – whether to buy, perform or change.

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My topics...

Whether it be your business, your brand or your people, everyone seems to be obsessed with finding and communicating their strengths. Seems like the right thing to do, problem is everyone else is doing it too. Our strengths are very likely to be generic. There is an alternative path to growth - we can learn from Batman, someone who gets his strength paradoxically by embracing (and amplifying) his weaknesses. Adam Ferrier will talk about the science behind this counter-intuitive approach, and why it's already working for many businesses around the world.

This talk draws on the fundamental drivers of human behaviour, and explains why we are all more attracted to businesses, brands, and people brave enough to be vulnerable. In this talk Adam will

  • Encourage delegates to explore a new path to growth - embracing weakness
  • Demonstrate the body of psychological and cultural evidence why this is such an effective path to growth
  • Provide tactics and tools people can apply
  • Use, and draw upon a number of case studies he has personally been involved in.

How To Change Behaviour

We all want people to change; whether we want consumers to buy more, employees to work more or colleagues to think more – if people did exactly what we wanted them to we would all be happier… and richer. In this provocative presentation, based on his best selling book, Adam Ferrier, the man driving consumer engagement for brands such as Levi’s and Pepsi, arms delegates with a new way of thinking around, and inspiring, lasting tangible change using a potent blend of human psychology and advertising know-how.

Sharing his understanding of the fundamentals of why humans do what they do and buy what they buy Adam will:

  • Encourage delegates to utilize the behavioral science behind motivation theory
  • Shed light on the key factors that must exist to create lasting change
  • Provide tools and techniques to put this new knowledge into practice 
  • Flip everything you thought you knew about why we do what we do, on it’s head

See me...

Watch me...

MFA 5 Inspiration Series - Adam Ferrier
Mumbrellas Tim Burrowes speaks to Adam Ferrier
Adam Ferrier at Emergence Creative 2013

Odecast with Adam Ferrier

October 3rd 2018

In this latest odecast Leanne Christie talks with one of the leading consumer psychologists in Australia, a brand strategist and an authority on Behavioural Economics Adam Ferrier.

Why creativity is the new strategic frontier

January 28th 2018

There is a delicious irony in business at the moment. Many businesses are trying to humanise themselves - but they are hell bent on doing it through robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). Within this environment we should instead being saying Hi to good old H.I. or human intelligence.

And within this specifically I mean creativity. The future of your workforce will lie in being able to apply creativity, imagination, and strategy - the things AI doesn't do so well. Creativity in particular is shaping up to be the new frontier of strategic competitive advantage.

So, here's what I know about how to make creativity happen.

How to create a workplace culture that counts

September 26th 2017

The value of a strong workplace culture is no longer debated. It’s no surprise that the biggest brand on planet, Google, has also won Fortunes' Best Companies to Work For 6 years in a row. However, this begs two obvious questions a) what kind of culture should your place have, and b) how do you make it happen. Read on.

     
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