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10 Quick Facts Marketers Should Know About 10 Million Stay-at-Home Moms

10 Quick Facts Marketers Should Know About 10 Million Stay-at-Home Moms
Stay-at-Home Moms are a Growing Group The recent news about stay-at-home moms is that they are a growing group, with 29% of moms with kids less than 18 are staying at home, according to a Pew Research Center trends report. This 29% represents an increase from 1999, when 23% of moms stayed at home and... Read more »

Private Label is on the Rise, Driven by Millennials and Women 35-54. What’s Your Market Strategy?

Private Label is on the Rise, Driven by Millennials and Women 35-54. What’s Your Market Strategy?
The practice of private labeling gets little respect with most traditional marketing professionals. But this market is on the rise and here to stay, as consumers become more comfortable with private label products and retailers are more motivated to build store brands. I spoke recently with Todd Phillips, Vice President of Marketing of Lance Private... Read more »

Great Expectations Among Millennial Renters Highlight High-Touch Trend

Great Expectations Among Millennial Renters Highlight High-Touch Trend
Millennials are growing up, getting jobs and achieving that hallmark of maturity, moving out on their own. But property managers note that these renters are not as independent as you might think—and they are much more demanding than previous generations. I spoke with the owner and manager of a residential property management firm serving the... Read more »
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Teens Say Ditch the Dinner Table. Snacking is the New Conversation-Starter.

Teens Say Ditch the Dinner Table. Snacking is the New Conversation-Starter.
Teens Prefer Connecting with Parents During Casual Snack-Time, Opening New Marketing Opportunities The most important priority for mom is her relationship with her child, yet the reality is time spent together diminishes in the teen years.  The family dinner in particular comes under pressure with teen’s schedules: extracurriculars, jobs, and long days at school.  All... Read more »

Can You Feel It? The Market Strategy of Texture Segmentation

Can You Feel It? The Market Strategy of Texture Segmentation
Segmenting with Texture is a Growing Market Strategy Element In the food and beverage market, strategy is becoming increasingly focused on texture. “Over one-quarter (27%) of the best-selling new U.S. foods and beverages launched in 2012 carried a texture claim,” according to the Institute of Food Technologists’ 2013 New Product Pacesetters Report. The common preference... Read more »

Make it About Mom: Positioning Your Brand for Moms of Babies

Make it About Mom: Positioning Your Brand for Moms of Babies
Successfully positioning a product or service to moms of infants and toddlers requires specific recognition and appreciation of Mom’s role. A simplistic focus on the product or service benefit won’t resonate with this market. Your brand will need to make it about Mom. Tylenol has a recent marketing campaign that does a brilliant job of... Read more »
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Will Men Be More Profitable Grocery Customers?

Will Men Be More Profitable Grocery Customers?
As Men Shop and Cook More, Will They Spend More Freely than Women? In recent years, men have been stepping up with more grocery shopping and cooking activity. For example, Schnuck’s reported that 6% more men were the Primary Grocery Shopper compared to 5 years ago.  Another study found that Gen X men go grocery... Read more »

A Portfolio Approach: Unilever’s Dove Segments with Scent

A Portfolio Approach: Unilever’s Dove Segments with Scent
A walk down any retailer’s Health and Beauty aisles reveals a dizzying assortment of personal care products. Unilever’s Dove brand alone offers 23 body washes and 15 body bars, along with additional facial care, deodorant, lotion and hair care products. These offerings might be considered part of a confused product portfolio, except for one fact:... Read more »

How Procter and Gamble Sniffed Out New Markets

How Procter and Gamble Sniffed Out New Markets
Segmenting for Scent-Lovers Reaches 40% of Consumers When Procter & Gamble first launched Febreze as an odor-eliminating product, it failed. In The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg relates the story of how Febreze came back. Consumer psychologists learned that consumers didn’t just want to eliminate odors—they craved a sense of accomplishment from making their environments... Read more »
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Be Your Own Man: What Brands Should Know About First-Time Dads

Be Your Own Man: What Brands Should Know About First-Time Dads
Dads are taking a more active role in the early years of their child’s development, including purchase decisions. As I wrote in “I am Dad, Hear Me Roar,”today’s dads, led by Gen X dads, are taking on more household duties and 40% see themselves as equally sharing parenting responsibilities with Mom. Brands that wish to... Read more »
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