Research/Consumer Ingishts: Mediahub from Mullen, "Decoding a New Reality", National Geographic

  • by , December 28, 2012

mediahubWhen National Geographic Channel asked Mediahub from Mullen to help it position “American Gypsies,” a reality TV series chronicling a dysfunctional Manhattan-based Gypsy clan, the agency began by researching key insights that would attract viewers by leveraging contemporary perceptions about gypsies, including two big consumer insights. The first identified that unconventional characters such as vampires, fantasy and reality characters have become pop culture norms, and that “American Gypsies” needed to leverage the underlying gypsy culture to help the show differentiate from other reality fare. The other big insight was that many Americans perceive gypsies as belonging to a faraway land, creating an opportunity to leverage the contemporary, American gypsies of the series as part of contemporary American culture.

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