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Consumer targets matter. Big, broad, demographic targets, nope. Pointed, insightful, psychographic targets that have clearly defined unmet needs, yes. They drive clarity for marketing, sales and design. The more focused, the stronger the loyalty and broader influence. We can all recall moments when we knew something was perfect for us (vs) times when a salesperson was working waaaayyy to hard to make a bad non-targeted sell. Our visceral emotions communicate whether or not a brand did their homework and understood who they should target.

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When we first started working with Hoist, a hydration multiplying beverage, they initially admitted focusing on a narrow target without a true problem to solve — those experiencing a hangover. …


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Lasting Change vs. Temporary Shifts

So much has been written about how consumer habits have changed since lockdowns began, and even more hypothesizing about what will stick post pandemic. What sticks will directly impact brands and how they continue to innovate, adapt, and drive relevancy with consumers. Here is what we know has changed for most consumers in quarantine:

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STOCKPILING

The pandemic kicked off in the U.S. with a mad dash to stock up on toilet paper, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies. …


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Photo by Johnson Wang on Unsplash

Many choices are being made for us these days in an effort to slow down the unprecedented COVID-19 that is casting a dark shadow on our country’s well-being and economic status. …

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