Do we want brands to know our every measurement?
14 May 2015
Do we want brands to know our every measurement?

The Apple Watch launched in April 2015 with an array of sensors to measure a user’s pulse, movement and location. Touted as a health and productivity aid, the watch is the most mainstream product to gather bodily data in the form of biometrics. But should brands know our every measurement?

Patrick Fagan

Patrick sits at the intersection of behavioural science and data science. He is an expert in personalised persuasion – that is, how to target nudges specifically depending on audience and context; social proof, for example, might work for charities but not for luxury watches. Patrick also consults on comms psychology – how to grab attention, engage emotionally, and nudge behaviour. He is a part-time university lecturer and author of a marketing comms book, Hooked, and his work has appeared in international press. He has provided psychology consulting to household-name brands for over a decade.