Wednesday, November 18, 2009

America's consumer goes from "Be Like" to "I Am"

"There is no such thing as "the American consumer"".

States an article in AdAge - "No more Joe consumer in America", here.  One key to this shift has been the American consumer's ability to voice a choice, ability to create and join communities of choice, and the choice being the brand that fulfills a need.  Did the Internet help enable this?

This democratization of the American demographic is discussed in a white paper (for you to purchase) here by Mr. Francese, demographic trends analyst at WPP's Ogilvy & Mather and founder of American Demographic magazine.  He states that:

"The iconic American family - married couple with children - will account for a mere 22% of households."

The changes represent the continued growth of digital communication mediums, while emphasizing the need to engage directly and pervasively with the consumer.

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