1: Bose & The Power of Purpose-Driven Marketing – Case Study

Over the last decade, only 2.8% of the top songs were produced by women. Electronics manufacturer Bose decided that it’s time for women to achieve equal representation in music production.

  • To kick off Women’s History Month this past March, Bose launched Turn the Dial, a campaign addressing the barriers preventing women and non-binary people from having an equal voice in music production.
  • Bose’s purpose-driven marketing campaign appears to have resonated with female consumers. According to QuestBrand data, Bose’s brand equity (+6.5) among women significantly increased from Q4 2022 to Q1 2023.
  • Bose also saw significant gains in the trial (+7.0) phase of their sales conversion funnel, signaling that female consumers were more willing to try Bose products in early 2023 than they had been at the end of 2022.

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2: Should Automakers Rethink Their Customer Relationships? – AdAge Op-Ed

Harris Poll co-CEO Will Johnson penned an Op-Ed for AdAge, exploring how the car buying experience must evolve as younger consumers’ expectations shift.

“We are witnessing a generational sea change in car buying, both in terms of how and what consumers are purchasing.”

  • Less than a third (29%) of Baby Boomers, but more than half of Gen Zers (55%) and Millennials (57%), are comfortable buying a vehicle from an online-only dealer.
  • While 61% of Americans bought their vehicle from a dealership, this drops to 35% among Gen Z and 45% among Millennial consumers.
  • More than half of Gen Zers (56%) and Millennials (63%), but only 21% of Baby Boomers, say it is likely that their next vehicle will be electric.

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3: Despite Inflation, Americans Won’t Sacrifice Grilling this Summer

A recent Harris Poll survey for Omaha Steaks found that US adults are embracing the start of grilling season, despite the pressures from high food inflation.

  • While 40% of US adults have cut back on purchases due to inflation, more than half (55%) of Americans are unwilling to cut back on grilling with family and friends.
  • The vast majority (92%) of US adults look forward to grilling – 84% agree that they would like to grill more this summer than they did in summer 2022.
  • Seven-in-10 (68%) Americans enjoy grilling’s sensory experience, while one-third (35%) consider grilling a stress reliever.

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