Posts tagged "Marketing to Dads"

Kodiak Cakes Disrupts the Sleepy Flapjacks Category with Delicious, Healthy Innovation

Kodiak Cakes Disrupts the Sleepy Flapjacks Category with Delicious, Healthy Innovation
Twenty years ago in Utah, the Clark family started selling “Kodiak Cakes Frontier Flapjack and Waffle Mix” to ski town gift shops. While that doesn’t sound particularly disruptive, it signaled the beginning of the wakeup call Kodiak Cakes was about to give to the sleepy flapjacks category, dominated by big, slow-moving brands. Today, Kodiak Cakes... 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 »

Off to College and At College: The Growing Market of 11 Million Millennial Full-Time Students and their Parents

Off to College and At College: The Growing Market of 11 Million Millennial Full-Time Students and their Parents
Across the US, an estimated 21 million students will be enrolled in college in 2014, up from 15 million in 2000 according to the National Center of Education Statistics; 11 million of those students are full-time undergraduates, and approximately 3 million are headed off to college for the first time. While “Back to School” is... Read more »
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Family Time Doesn’t Top Kids’ Lists

Family Time Doesn’t Top Kids’ Lists
Moms and dads place a high priority on parenting and family time, and they have increased their time from previous generations.  In 2011, the Pew Research Center found mothers are spending 40% more time on childcare compared to 1965, while fathers had a 160% increase over the same timeframe.  According to Eli Finkel, a professor... Read more »

How Does the Changing American Family Change Your Market Strategy?

How Does the Changing American Family Change Your Market Strategy?
American families have made fundamental shifts in recent years.   Family structures and compositions are changing, as depicted by recent portrayals like the Chevy Traverse spot “The New Us” and the ABC program Modern Family. The decline of the nuclear family has been well documented, along with the corresponding increase in alternate family structures and non-family... Read more »

Venus and Mars at the Pediatrician’s Office?

Venus and Mars at the Pediatrician’s Office?
Today’s First-Time Dads Attend Well-Baby Visits Recently, I had the chance to observe my local pediatrician’s office for a few hours in the afternoon.  I was interested to note several dads engaging with the well-baby visits.  I observed dads and moms going together (with baby of course) to meet with the nurse and pediatrician. After... Read more »
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Dads Redefine Fatherhood

Dads Redefine Fatherhood
But They Can’t Match Mom’s Intensity Dads have redefined their role as parents. This change is driven by Gen X dads, who now make up the majority of dads with kids under 18 at home. As the chart below from Boston College’s The New Dad report shows, these dads define being “involved and present in... Read more »

Ford’s Hands-On Clinics Help Teens Steer Clear of Accidents

Ford’s Hands-On Clinics Help Teens Steer Clear of Accidents
Ford is reaching out to parents and teens on a topic very important to parents—teen driving safety. This is a top priority for Mom and Dad, as this chart from the Marketing to Mom’s Coalition State of the American Mom Research shows. Parents have reason to be concerned. Teen drivers are at high risk for... Read more »

The Balancing Act: Marketing to Moms AND Dads

The Balancing Act: Marketing to Moms AND Dads
As we’ve discussed before in my article “I am Dad, Hear Me Roar,”, the vast majority of dads today are involved with parenting, along with household responsibilities and chores. The Marketing to Moms Coalition State of the American Moms 2012 Report looked at parenting priorities of moms and dads and found high levels of agreement... 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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