Why targeting your marketing to a specific generation produces results.
I have always been fascinated by generational marketing and have written about Millenials here before. But, what about other generations? Affluent shoppers are not all created equal; what some shoppers connect to strongly, others will not value as highly. » Read More
For a luxury brand to succeed in the market, it used to be enough to just be… luxurious. True luxe consumers would naturally trust the premium brand while aspirational consumers would save up to purchase coveted items. » Read More
I am by nature a glass-half-full kind of person, ever the optimist. In fact, if you’ve read many of these columns in Upward Home, you’ll know that I have a fundamental bullish view on the long-term potential of high-end brands. » Read More
What this year’s election could mean for your high-end brand.
Premium brands were forecast to face a difficult year in 2016, according to Bain & Co. Compounding this insight is historic data showing that election years tend to be difficult for high-end brands. » Read More
We have identified the posts that you read the most in 2015. From digging deeper into the story behind C3 Design to learning that Ultra Affluents are looking for luxury in items that have “excellent design” rather than “exclusiveness”, we have learned a lot. » Read More
I'm Chris Ray. Over the last 30 years, I’ve worked with some of America’s most notable high-end home brands – and led them to the ever-evolving affluent consumer. Upward Home was created to deliver insights and observations about the high-end marketplace and demographic. Here you will find innovative strategies and tactics designed to help you build brands, generate leads, and drive sales.
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