The weekly and quarterly data in American Buyers lets researchers understand how many households buy certain products and services and how much buyers pay for them, all broken down by age, household income and type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education.
The eleventh edition of Who's Buying Entertainment is based on unpublished data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2013 Consumer Expenditure Survey--you can't get these data online. It examines how much Americans spend on amusing themselves by the demographics that count: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. To round out the spending picture, it also presents who-are-the-best-customers analyses of the data, showing the demographics of the best and biggest customers at a glance. The individual products and services examined in this report include items ranging from television sets to movie tickets, video games, cable service, pet food, toys, sports equipment, and recreational vehicles. New to this edition is a unique analysis of spending before (2000 to 2006) and after (2006 to 2013) the Great Recession.
Nowadays, we fast-forward through commercials and we only pick up magazines at the doctor's office (and even then only if our phone's battery power is low!). But the one place of advertising we cannot avoid for longer than a few minutes is online--the vast and shifting Internet universe filled with pop-ups and our own personalized cookies. In fact, an advertising avenue that barely existed 20 years ago is now the second-largest advertising channel in the United States--and is still growing!Part history book, part guidebook, part prediction for the future, Targeted tells the story of the companies, individuals, and innovations driving this revolution. This one-of-a-kind resource takes readers behind the scenes--examining the growth of digital advertising, its enormous potential, and the technologies that are changing the game forever. Author and COO Mike Smith, a proven authority on how using real-time bidding systems with finesse can dramatically promote online advertising and branding, has provided an essential resource for anyone interested in finding and connecting with customers in the astronomically large universe we call the Internet that is only growing more aware and specialized for each of its millions of users.
In today's global economy, businesses need targeted, localized information about customers, companies, and industries, but adding the element of geography to any search topic--especially for counties, cities, census blocks, or any other substate areas--makes any project more challenging. Aimed at tackling these issues head-on, this guide offers free and low-cost options for using the web to find business and market information about various places, usually on the substate geographic level. Revealing how to use local sources for more in-depth research into people, companies, and national issues, this resource offers a manageable structure for how to approach this type of research, key resources, and practical solutions to specific questions. Each chapter includes valuable "Tips from the Pros," short sections spotlighting expert researchers' advice for finding information about local demographics, economies, companies, people, and issues. A companion website can be found at www.ResearchOnMainStreet.com.
'Your Attention Please' is the strategy guide for writing to the reluctant reader. It shows beleaguered communicators who the new audience is, how to reach them and how they must write differently, or risk losing mindshare or marketshare.
Learn to: Understand how consumers make purchase decisions Develop more effective marketing campaigns Speak directly to your customers' needs Gain customer loyalty in a competitive marketplace Get into the minds of consumers and increase your revenue! Want to better understand why consumers think and act the way they do? This practical guide gives you the tools to identify the influences that affect their purchasing behavior. It also shows you how to apply that knowledge as you develop a marketing strategy that speaks directly to their needs. You'll see how to capture their attention, motivate them to purchase your products and services, earn their loyalty, and much more. Why do they buy? -- understand the decision-making process consumers go through when considering a purchase Apply behavior to marketing -- learn the 4Ps of marketing and how consumer behavior plays a role in each Gain a deeper understanding of the individual consumer -- gauge a consumer's motivation, emotions, perception, and attitude and use them to predict and change buying intentions Explore external influences on customers -- from cultures to family life cycles to household structures and social groups, see how purchasing patterns are affected Craft your marketing strategy -- use consumer knowledge to delve into market research, identify key segments, and launch into untapped markets Implement your plan -- create powerful positioning strategies and reach customers where they're at with a message that motivates them Open the book and find: Actionable, real-world insight and advice Tips to help you lead consumers from attention to action Research techniques and marketing tips How self-concepts and lifestyle change consumer behavior Methods for cultivating repeat business and loyalty Ways to protect against consumer misbehavior Advice on encouraging new product adoption Ten ways to enhance customer satisfaction