• Calculated Risks Are The Way To Go
    Creating branded content for men can be a little tricky, but don't be afraid. By testing the waters, taking a few calculated risks and focusing on the things they clearly want, brands will see ROI if they are willing to take the leap. Whether "zigging" when others "zag," or being a little goofy and accessible, if men are a key part of your marketing strategy, there are effective methods for bringing them into the fold. Here are three tips to help guide your branded content targeted to men.
  • The Golden Age of Dadvertising
    As a dad-to-be on the verge of fatherhood (next week!), I couldn't be more excited to meet our son, see how he looks like me and my wife, show him awful card tricks, try and someday explain to him why "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" really is one of the greatest movies of all time, you know - dad stuff. I think I'd be crazy not to be nervous, all the classes, advice, and late-night reading can prepare you only for so much but the excitement calms most nerves. And while I'm not sure if it better prepared me to be ...
  • YouTube Tops Men's Summer Brand Rankings
    YouTube - star-maker, entertainment distributor, quirky pet archive and ad channel, - has topped the positive Buzz rankings with American men this summer. With a BrandIndex Buzz score of 27.4 the Google video brand has edged out Amazon and Subway for top spot during the month of July.
  • The Modern Man Is The 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?
  • Delivering Content To Young Males: Make It Fast, Accessible, And Shareable
    To keep up with the growth of digital, today's content needs to be catered to audiences in a much more conscious and holistic way than it has been before. To reach younger male audiences, this means content providers need to shift, and with regard to male Millennials (18 - 34) and Generation Z (under 18) in particular, it's important to realize that they value very specific qualities in the media they consume. What should dictate the content targeted at young males is what's most important to them: ease of sharing, support for novel platforms, and on-demand viewership.
  • Authenticity And Humor Key To Cutting Through The Clutter
    When I founded my business, which focuses on creating gifts for guys, I knew it would be a long and difficult journey marketing to men. But I didn't fully realize how rewarding the prospect could be. Over the years we've taken some major risks in how we present our brand, and while not all have been successful, we've cultivated a unique voice where brash and outlandish humor are not just acceptable, but a key part of our marketing strategy. There are three business reason why we've been able to indulge in this creative freedom when marketing to men.
  • High Impact Premium Ads Becoming Key To Moving Male Audiences' Decisions
    Men these days spend more time than their Dads ever did helping out at home and watching the kids, according to numerous studies. But that doesn't mean that their interest in shiny new toys and flashy gadgets is on the wane. Quite the contrary!
  • You Don't Want Men
    When I hear someone say, "we want to target men for our marketing campaign" or "we want men's publications for our PR campaign," that raises an immediate red flag to me as a marketer and an analyst. "Men" is a giant category, approximately 3.5 billion people, and the chances that your product, service, or announcement is going to resonate with all of them is exceptionally small. Campaigns that aim for "men" often fall far short of the target, at best wasting marketing dollars on people who don't care about what you have to offer, and at worst offending portions of ...
  • It Is A Matter Of Trust
    How profound are the differences between the sexes when it comes to product discovery, advertising consumption and in-store decision-making? We developed a series of Omnibus research surveys to discover any potential gender "gaps."
  • Sports And The Changing Face Of Masculinity
    When Kevin Durant accepted his MVP trophy, he said very little about himself. Instead, he singled out every one of his current Oklahoma City Thunder teammates and told them how much he appreciated them, how much he learned from them, and how much his success hinged on their contributions. He told Russell Westbrook, "I love you, man, I love you." Then, he looked at his mother and summarized his humble beginning, the circumstances of his upbringing, and told her that she was "the real MVP."
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