Social trends – Family life cycle model breaks

Posted on: July 14, 2009

Some research identified during a recent PEST (Political Economic Sociological and Technological) analysis suggested that the traditional family life cycle model has broken down: Graduates are blue – Figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that 21,000 graduates who finished first degrees last year were still out of work six months after leaving university. […]

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The arrival of Generation G (for generosity)

Posted on: April 6, 2009

I have long been interested in generation differences (in addition to personality, cultural and other ones) amongst both the clients and staff of my professional service clients. So I was pleased when one of my former students sent me a fascinating article from about Generation G. Generation G “Captures the growing importance of ‘generosity’ […]

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Marketing is like fishing

Posted on: August 28, 2008

Whilst on my summer holidays I spent some time pursuing one of my favourite pastimes – deep sea fishing. And while I watched and waited for a really big fish to take the bait I reflected on the idea that the science of fishing was a lot like the art of marketing… First, a fisherman […]

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Elderly, grey, silver, mature or hyperactive?

Posted on: August 8, 2008

This week I was asked to present a training session on the subject of marketing to the elderly market. Quite a tricky one as it is right in the middle of consumer marketing land whereas I am a native of business-to-business marketing country. Anyway. I did a fair bit of research over the past few […]

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