Posts tagged "Generation X"

Your Home’s Changing Role as a Workplace and Income Source

Your Home’s Changing Role as a Workplace and Income Source
How 32 Million Americans ‘Working at Home’ is Changing Our Lives and Living Spaces Remote working is a significant trend in the US workplace, and it’s changing not only the way we work but the way we live, as well.  In new construction and renovations alike, making home offices that are more functional and appealing... Read more »

At the Grill and in the Kitchen, Men Are Cooking it Up Cross-Generationally

At the Grill and in the Kitchen, Men Are Cooking it Up Cross-Generationally
Men Stepping Up for Thanksgiving and Other Holidays With Thanksgiving just around the corner, my thoughts are turning more frequently to cooking and meal preparation.  In 2013, I had the pleasure of sharing consumer insights trends with the Butterball team, who had just welcomed the first men as official brand spokespersons. The Butterball brand recognized... Read more »

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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B2B Marketing and Meeting Target Needs for Customers Across Generations

B2B Marketing and Meeting Target Needs for Customers Across Generations
Mitch Merz of family-owned Merz Farm Equipment, Inc. faces an interesting marketing challenge in his Nebraska farm dealership. Because farming is usually an inter-generational pursuit, he says: “We have to meet the needs of Grandpa, son and grandson— our marketing needs to work for a 70-year-old or a 20-year-old. We’ve also found that farming has... Read more »

I am Dad, Hear Me Roar

I am Dad, Hear Me Roar
Why Brands Are Paying Attention as Dads, Led by Gen X Dads, Take on More Parenting and Household Responsibilities Like Cooking There’s no doubt that moms see themselves in the lead for a wide variety of parenting and household responsibilities.  And for many years, it was taken for granted that Mom was the primary household... Read more »

How Parents Use Facebook

How Parents Use Facebook
What Marketers Need to Know About Mom and Dad’s Most Popular Social Network In the world of social networks, Facebook is king with moms and dads, according to Marketing to Moms Coalition’s 2012 State of the American Mom report. 73% of moms and 68% of dads regularly use Facebook, compared with much lower usage for... Read more »
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5 Reasons Why Mascots Are Particularly Relevant for Brands with Dual Mom/Child Targets

5 Reasons Why Mascots Are Particularly Relevant for Brands with Dual Mom/Child Targets
As you may have read in Ad Age, brand mascots are enjoying a new resurgence and offering more competitive advantage with the advent of digital media. I recently had the opportunity to speak with branding expert Colleen Fahey, US Managing Director of Sixieme Son, the audio branding agency, about the topic of mascots.  Colleen has... Read more »
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