This post was written by the Upward Home team.
The Experience Economy
For luxury brands, business as usual is just not enough in today’s economy. Consumers expect premium quality, but now they want more. Some economists say that we are moving from selling goods and services to selling consumer experiences. » Read More
Find the right social media influencer for your high-end home brand
This post was written by The Upward Home Team
Luxury brands have been slow to embrace the power of social media. Many are worried it will hurt the integrity and exclusiveness of their image. » Read More
High-End Brands Face the Best of Times, the Worst of Times
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way. » Read More
Why targeting your marketing to a specific generation produces results.
I have always been fascinated by generational marketing and have written about Millenials here before. But, what about other generations? Affluent shoppers are not all created equal; what some shoppers connect to strongly, others will not value as highly. » Read More
Connecting with consumers is key to success
For a luxury brand to succeed in the market, it used to be enough to just be… luxurious. True luxe consumers would naturally trust the premium brand while aspirational consumers would save up to purchase coveted items. » Read More
A downturn can sometimes represent an opportunity
“The world’s wealthy are shutting their wallets.”
I am by nature a glass-half-full kind of person, ever the optimist. In fact, if you’ve read many of these columns in Upward Home, you’ll know that I have a fundamental bullish view on the long-term potential of high-end brands. » Read More
High-end homeowners are adopting technologies that connect their smart devices with energy-conserving home devices. Is the tipping point near?
Affluents, especially the young and middle-aged, are showing strong favor for smart-home devices that marry their desire for maximum convenience with environmental zen. » Read More
What this year’s election could mean for your high-end brand.
Premium brands were forecast to face a difficult year in 2016, according to Bain & Co. Compounding this insight is historic data showing that election years tend to be difficult for high-end brands. » Read More
The times are changing—and reaching new affluents requires creative marketing for high-end home brands
“Do you like luxury?” Affluent and aspiring-affluent Millennials may be saying no, but their lifestyle habits suggest otherwise.
Millennials view the “luxury” label with suspicion, as an elitist holdover from a bygone era with little meaning other than a high price tag. » Read More
The ever-developing high-end goods market calls us back to our instincts
Growth in high-end home sales may have slowed, bringing the premium goods market with it, but that doesn’t mean you should slow your marketing.
If you’re reading between the lines, you already know that double-digit growth, year after year, isn’t something you want, anyway—it’s a bubble. » Read More