Tag: ‘Why

Why you should be marketing to a segment of one

We like to say that marketing has changed for the digital age, but the reality is we’ve barely tinkered at the core, while placing incremental additions on the edges. Our industry is rooted firmly in the assumptions, the limitations and the processes of an era of…

Why does Amazon have so many clothing brands?

Today, BuzzFeed News posted a reminder of exactly how enormous and inescapable Amazon is. In a single list, reporter Leticia Miranda went through all of Amazon’s various subsidiaries and sub-brands, many of which you probably haven’t heard of. The usual suspects are all there — Mechanical Turk, Twitch, Audible…

Why marketing to seniors is so terrible

Honest question: When was the last time you saw anyone over 55 in a decent ad? The world of oldsvertising is a hellscape full of reverse mortgages, erectile dysfunction pills, and bathtubs that won’t kill you. If you took your entire view of the human race…

Screw the rules: Why I gave up on ‘flattering’ clothing

“What the heck are these?” my husband asked, pulling a piece of clothing from the laundry hamper to toss into the washing machine. “Did you cut up a pair of my jeans?” In his hands was something I swore I’d never, ever wear. Something that as…