Category Archives: Generations

Seattle’s curiosity and quirkiness highlighted in TV viewing choices

Seattle market #1 for Documentary viewing and #2 for Science-Fiction If you are what you consume, then Seattle’s TV viewing habits are totally in sync with its reputation as a well-educated and high-tech mecca. According to the most recent Nielsen Scarborough Research Study, Seattle-Tacoma ranks first among the top 15 markets in the nation for…

Engage Baby Boomers to Boost Your Bottom Line

At the end of December 2014 I wrote an article on the last Baby Boomers turning 50. It documented the spending power and immense opportunity of this generation, which is largely ignored by advertisers (only 10% of marketing dollars target this demographic). A new report by the Fung Business Intelligence Centre reiterates that the Baby Boomer…

Youngest Baby Boomers Turn 50

Baby Boomers are the new 18-49! As of 11:59pm tonight, the last of the Baby Boomers turns 50! It seems only fitting that we end 2014 with a salute to those who make up more than one-third of the adult population in the Seattle market, and nationally control approximately 80% of personal financial assets, 60%…

March Madness: The Real Action is in Front of the TV Set

There are two things that signal the coming of the Seattle Spring – the blossoming of the cherry trees in the UW Quad and all the buzz surrounding March Madness and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Big Dance is the only sporting event that is directly credited with draining worker productivity. More than 140…

Reaching Seattle’s Elusive 18-24 Year-old Consumers and Voters

As long as I have been in this business, the holy grail of media targets has been the youngest of adults. This occurs mostly as their reach plays out in television ratings where the big brands want to establish loyalty before this target’s first independent consumer decisions, and generally happens at the exclusion of other…

New Year Resolutions for the Seattle Market

It’s 2012 — have you broken your New Year’s resolutions yet? General consensus holds that resolutions are easier to keep when you enlist others to support your aspirations. So in the spirit of a cooperative, mutually successful new year, I’m piggy-backing on Scarborough’s “Don’t Drop the Ball on these New Year’s Resolutions” national infographic to…