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Interior Designers:  Get the Market Information You Asked For

Chris Ramey, president of The Home Trust International, and I just wrapped up a survey among over 500 professionals working in the design and luxury home industry.  While I have yet to begin our analysis, I am sure the findings will provide powerful insights and direction for design professionals and luxury home businesses. One thing […]

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Why HENRY Loves DAVID, and It’s Sure to Be a Long-Term Romance

An interesting piece of research recently crossed my desk from business development firm Marvin Traub Associates. Entitled “The ‘New Davids’” the report examines cutting-edge e-commerce-driven businesses that are challenging traditional retail.  Who exactly are The ‘New Davids?’: As I studied the extensive list of 200 ‘New Davids’ brands, I realized these are all companies that […]

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Why Tiffany Fails & Brands like James Avery Succeed

Last week Tiffany gave a depressing report on its two-month holiday sales. U.S. store sales were down 7% from previous year. That caused the company to give a sobering expectation for the full year, with expected net earnings to decline by 10%. But while Tiffany is struggling on New York’s Fifth Avenue, the jewelry market […]

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Millennial Weath Wave: When It Arrives, Will Your Brand Be Ready?

At a recent NYC Luxury Marketing Council meeting, Linda Ong, ceo of TruthCo., an omnichannel branding firm, said: “In 2017 Millennials will eclipse Baby Boomers in luxury spending.”   Sounds impressive and reassuring. But whether or not this prediction is true, this sound bite says nothing about what it means for your particular brand. Nor […]

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Luxury Brands & Demographic Disruption: What’s Your Strategy?

In a recent talk at the Hackers on the Runway conference in Paris organized by TheFamily, marketer-extraordinaire Seth Godin asked “Is Digital the End of Luxury Brands?”  Rather, the question should be “Is the Digital Generation, i.e. the Millennials, the End of Luxury Brands?”  Unity Marketing supports brands examine the disruptive influence of the demographic […]

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