Many marketers consider young adults aged between 18 and 24 as a distinct consumer segment that boasts considerable purchasing power. In the UK, such consumers spend around £10 billion each year, while it has been projected that young adults will inject more into the US economy than baby boomers by 2010. The young adult segmentThe
Following are some of examples my own behavioural patterns (which I think is interesting) I have observed over a period of time with technology products: 1. For the first 30 days I was so engaged with twitter and then on I haven’t even looked at it ones. For those 30 days I was so hell-bent
Luxury market is showing signs of recovery but then experts predicted something at the start of 2008, something different in the middle of 2008, in the late 2008 and in early 2009 too with reality hardly matching with the prediction. However, this time Financial Times has taken good care in bringing about some interesting issues
In the market with umpteen me-too products and brands marketers have few choices with how to develop, maintain and enhance relationships with their customers. The situation is worsened with multiplicity of communication channels including online (internet based) marketing and offline marketing and advertising. The increasing pace of media innovations is hard to keep up with.
Researchers suggest that 90% people across the world make occasional impulse purchases. However, when asked about impulsive buying behaviour approximately 30% to 50% only classify themselves as impulsive. This highlights two interesting issues: (1) consumers’ own understanding of what is impulsive; and (2) the difference between what consumers portray and what they really do. While
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