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Amazon’s Next Big Play: Furnishing American Homes

As consumers progress through life stages, each stage presents predictable triggers for consumer purchases in specific categories. Now that the 92-million strong millennial generation is finally starting to grow up, marketers targeting young adults are getting ready for a killing. Born from 1980-2000, the leading-edge millennials are turning 37 this year and while they have […]

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Millennials And Wine: How To Attract The Next Generation To Your Juice

Millennials are on the cusp of becoming the greatest wine drinking generation in history.  But to date, they have been slow to migrate toward higher-priced wines. To help premium wine brands reach their potential with the younger generation, I reached out to Rob McMillan, EVP and Founder of Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division, to talk about […]

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Luxury Market Prospects for 2017? Keep Your Expectations Low!

Luxury brand executives must be breathing a sigh of relief after reading the recent headlines from Bain & Company that the luxury goods market is predicted to grow 2-4% in 2017. Claudia D’Arpizio, a Bain partner and author of the new study, is quoted by the New York Times in a eye-grabbing headline, “Luxury Goods Market […]

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Naadam: A New DAVID Brand That High-Earning Millennials Love

A brand “bromance” is brewing in the luxury market between new e-commerce-driven companies that Marvin Traub Associates has called the “New Davids” and the affluent young HENRYs (high-earners-not-rich-yet). In a new report from TRAUB, the “New Davids” are defined as: These curated 200 are the brands to watch because they attract the attention and loyalty of […]

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New Book Helps Interior Designers Be as Exceptional Marketers, as They Are Designers

The traditional business of interior design has been disrupted by a rapidly growing range of competitors out to steal market share from designers’ elite clientele.  Designers must fight back against the onslaught with more effective marketing strategies.  This new book, Marketing the Luxury of Interior Design, will show designers how. More retailers are moving upscale […]

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