12 10, 2018

69% of 18-34 Year-Olds Are “Belief Driven Buyers” — Here’s A Better Way to Appeal to Them

2018-10-12T16:18:49-04:00October 12th, 2018|

By Sara Harper

A newly released survey of consumers finds that well over a majority around the world (including in the U.S.) now consider the social mission of a brand to be a critical attribute that affects their purchasing decisions.

The 2018 Edelman Earned Brand study finds that nearly 2/3 or 64% of global consumers will buy or boycott a brand solely because of its position on a social or political issue. As the study points out, this is a “staggering increase of 13 points from last year.”

Fully 59% of consumers in the U.S. (up 12 points from last year) are now characterized as “Belief-Driven Buyers” by the study author.

And it’s not just one country or one age group […]

11 01, 2017

Sustainability’s Market Return

2017-09-11T20:59:52-04:00January 11th, 2017|

As a marketing (we prefer the term engagement) company, we are always keeping our eyes out for the latest research that will help our clients to grow. My work focuses on sustainability in the food and agricultural sector – and how we take our farmer and food company clients to the next level of growth by creating captivating messaging and exciting opportunities for consumers to experience a brand – with the farmer’s story and sustainability playing a starring role in that process. So, when I read a story yesterday in Inc. with the title: “New Research Shows that Marketing Sustainability Can Sway Customers Worldwide,” you can imagine my excitement! The study, commissioned by Unilever (makers of Dove soap, […]

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