Shocking Surprises About Affluent Consumers

New research reveals fascinating opinions among millionaires.

 

What group of Americans is concerned enough about wealth inequality that they actively provide financial support to poverty programs and educational opportunities for low-income children – and support a higher minimum wage and more taxes on the rich? »  Read More

Green Drives Green for High-End Home Brands

The growing impact of eco-friendly homes.

 

Not all affluent consumers are environmentally conscious and not all environmentally conscious consumers are affluent. But there is a decent overlap between the two – and I believe that there is opportunity in that shared space for forward-looking marketers. »  Read More

How ‘Luxury’ is Evolving for High-End Brands

Affluent consumers think of luxury differently now. 

 

Stop for a moment and think about how much marketing has changed for high-end brands during the past few years. I recently spoke with a friend who years ago helped me build a strategic alliance between her high-end travel brand and my client’s home brand. »  Read More

4 Important Digital Trends Shaping High-End Home Brands

If you understand the opportunities, your brand has unlimited potential.

 

Marketers of high-end brands often tell me about the one-two punch they faced during the past several years. If the global recession didn’t knock them on the mat, the explosion of digital marketing certainly made them see stars. »  Read More

Beyond the Purchase of High-End Home Brands

Buying decisions continue to be made after the actual purchase.

 

Marketers of high-end brands understand Plato’s description of emotion and reason as two horses pulling us in different directions. After all, it can be painful when you’ve carefully helped a customer along the path to purchase, only to have her return the product the following week. »  Read More