Green Drives Green for High-End Home Brands

The growing impact of eco-friendly homes.

 

Not all affluent consumers are environmentally conscious and not all environmentally conscious consumers are affluent. But there is a decent overlap between the two – and I believe that there is opportunity in that shared space for forward-looking marketers. »  Read More

What Happens When Affluents Retire?

The surprising answer and how it affects high-end brands.

 

Most marketers I know would probably agree with Peter Drucker: the aim of marketing is to know the consumer so well that the product sells itself. Yet, at the high-end of the marketplace, why do so many marketers operate on outdated myths and misperceptions about affluent consumers? »  Read More

The (Modular) High-End Home Brand is Here

Image via Rockwell Group

 

A new luxury concept challenges conventional thinking.

 

When Fred Carl founded Viking Range in the mid-1980s, he challenged the status quo in the appliance world by creating a new category of professional-style cooking equipment created exclusively for the home. »  Read More

Down But Not Out: How Affluents Shop for High-End Home Brands

You know the story, but do you know the lessons learned from it? 

 

Prior to the global financial crisis, affluent consumers spent above their means, in large part due to phantom-like perceived wealth. “Their housing values were going up and their 401k’s were going up, so they felt wealthy and tended to spend above their income level,” said Unity Marketing’s Pam Danziger recently in Luxury Daily. »  Read More