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If you’re targeting high-income Baby Boomers with your marketing, you’ve got to see this new research from the Luxury Institute. It surveyed consumers 21 and older from U.S. households with annual income of at least $150,000 about the types of media that they consume and the time they spend on each.
Affluent Baby Boomers are spending almost twice as much time with print and TV than their Millennial counterparts, while lagging in their usage of social media, online radio and online video. Not surprised? There’s more. Continue reading
I have a dream. I dream that someday, all businesses will operate like Amazon. Am I dreaming in Technicolor?
Of all the companies from which I purchase products and/or services, Amazon has been in the number-one position for a long time. And, each time I have an amazing customer experience, it solidifies its place in this consumer’s heart.
Take my latest experience as an example. I purchased a Kindle Fire HDX about three weeks ago, upgrading from the HD model. Once I downloaded all my apps, books, and such, I began to explore, using it regularly.
After a couple of days… Continue reading
Many small and medium-sized businesses have conducted promotional marketing campaigns on sites like Groupon and Living Social and in direct mail coupon value packs. You’d think these coupon deals would be bringing in new and repeat customers like crazy. But, are they? And, if not, why not?
First, let’s get some important data out of the way.
- Groupon’s overall merchant satisfaction was very strong in March 2012. Source: ForeSee Groupon Satisfaction Study - commissioned by Groupon
- Groupon brings customers in the door and 74% of merchants say that is the main reason they work with the company. Same study
- 80% of marketers have no plans to use daily deal sites, such as Groupon or LivingSocial in the near future. 2013 Social Media Marketing Industry Report
- About 40% of restaurateurs indicated that deal purchasers were new customers, and 35% of the deal customers returned to the restaurant without a further incentive. The number of operators who said they made money on the deal was about the same as those who lost money. Cornell Center for Hospitality Research Reports on Restaurant Daily Deals and Sustainability.
As you can see, results are mixed. Although this is unscientific, I’m going to take an educated guess as to why some advertisers have experienced lackluster results. Perhaps, it was a result of these marketing boo boos: Continue reading