• Communicating With Affluent Holiday Shoppers
    In our previous column, we reported on the upcoming holiday shopping plans of affluent adults whom we and many of our clients define as those 18 years of age or older, living in households with household incomes of $75,000 or more (the top 41% of American adults).
  • Luxury Automakers Can Succeed With Premium Partnerships
    Automakers have found interesting ways of getting people into their cars through fleet partnerships that give people an experience of a vehicle without the ignominy of the rent-a-car.
  • Is Food Gen Y's New Status Symbol?
    Do Millennials care about luxury? It's a question we hear a lot. We've done a deep-dive on the topic, and we know that the definition of luxury has blurred for the generation.
  • Don't Let Preconceived Notions Obstruct Effective Content Marketing
    With 87% of mass affluents reporting use of social media, according to LinkedIn, it has become even more important for brands to entice this rapidly growing group with content. But creating content that's both effective and unique means we have to dismiss some unfortunate untruths that plague our industry when targeting a more upscale audience.
  • Holiday Shopping Plans Are Generations Apart
    Last week, on Sept. 22, the autumnal equinox occurred. This event meant summer 2014 had come to a close and fall 2014 had begun. And with fall beginning, America's retailers and the companies that supply them with the goods and services they sell are focusing intently on the 2014 holiday shopping season. We discovered that some affluent consumers had already quietly started their shopping, and we gained some insights about how retailers will most likely fare during what is traditionally the No. 1 selling season of the year.
  • The Young: Drivers Of The Luxury Market
    The luxury marketplace, where the high-end goods reside and the affluent in society are frequent visitors, has been beginning to feel a bit of a shift over the course of 2014, and may continue to follow this trend of change for some time. As the old adage goes, the rich get richer. What does this mean for the older generations of the affluent, the Baby Boomers?
  • Expansion Without Dilution: The Affluent Population Grows In Size And Spending Power
    This morning we released the 2014 Ipsos Affluent Survey USA, marking our 38th consecutive year of exploring the lives, lifestyles and media habits of Affluent Americans. The results reflect a number of encouraging developments and growth opportunities for media and marketers interested in Affluents.
  • Modern Man Is A Modest Man
    What defines luxury to a man 2015? Is it a Rolex and a private jet, or the ability to travel the world and gain life experiences?
  • In Targeting Luxury Buyers, Location Is The Secret That's Too Good to Keep
    For any brand, targeting and engaging your preferred audience is key - and, in the grand scheme of digital marketing challenges, it's not that hard anymore. We have access to data that shows us how our target audiences behave and what they like. Marketers who embrace and understand the signals, can speak to their audiences at scale and convert.
  • Building A Profile For Today's High Value Luxury Customer
    One of the challenges in researching the Super Rich is that they are hard to research. In fact, there is very little research out there that has a significant sample size of households with $1 million + HHI.
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