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How To Market Boating To Millennials

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Power boat OEMs fear Millennials, and they should. According to Boating Industry, affordability is a top 2018 concern for OEMs (and it has been for years). When it comes to Millennials, concerns about cost of boat ownership are justified. Millennials remember the meltdown of 2008 and are skeptical of chronically costly activities involving debt and […]

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What Online College Students Want You To Know

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Online education has suffered from an image problem (for more than a decade) that is only now slowly being corrected. Enrollment is up. Favorable employer perceptions are slowly shifting. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are now charging fees – and getting them. To understand online students attitudes better, we performed a research study of 3 […]

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Millennials and Sustainability: Handle with care.

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Be careful when serving up sustainability as marketing content Millennials like causes and communities. They’re environmentally sensitive. And they value meaningful experiences over material possessions. All of which indicates that destination brands seeking to grow a base of millennial consumers should position environmental values front and center, right? Not so fast. First, millennials are savvy […]

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Healthcare Marketing Ethics: A Checkup

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Ethical healthcare marketing has to answer tough questions When does targeting become an invasion of privacy? When does doctor advertising become doctor advocacy? When does information sharing become marketing? As consumerism presses deeper into healthcare, competition is increasing – and marketers will naturally want to create content that’s more aggressive. Here are a few reminders […]

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Ski Resorts’ Key To Millennials: Micromarketing

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Ski Resorts’ Key To Millennials: Micromarketing Micromarketing used to mean tightly defined geographic targeting at the zip-code level. But we’re changing that definition as of this blog. Micromarketing in our view is also small-batch marketing, qualitative in focus, still tightly targeted but focused on small experiences – and it’s a great way for ski resorts […]

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Degrees of Difficulty: Looking at Online College Personas

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Understanding online degree-seekers We recently conducted a research study of student personas for a leading, nonprofit, online college headquartered in the northeast (formerly part of the SUNY system). The results reveal 8 distinct types of online students (which scale up to larger groups of potential students), each with differentiating life challenges and personal characteristics. While […]

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