Mark Dolliver


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Welcome to the Simple Life?

Brand Marketing

It's one of the bits of conventional wisdom now accumulating about how the economic downturn will affect people's behavior: After years of frenzied getting and spending, Americans won't be sorry [...]

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The Other Ways of Being Healthy

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When Pets Go on Vacation

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Fido needs a getaway too, from time to time. And he gets one, judging by the results of an AP-Petside.com survey conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. [...]

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Monday Miscellany

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* Four percent said they already own a 3-D television set, and another 11 percent plan to buy one in the next two years. (Infogroup/ORC) * On any given day, [...]

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What Women Like in Online Shopping

Brand Marketing

What do women like best about online shopping? In a poll by BlogHer and Create With Context among women in 10 big U.S. cities, the top-ranked reason was “I can [...]

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‘Save Money’ No Longer a Realistic Promise

Brand Marketing

Marketers of energy-efficient goods have already made the easy sales to early adopters, says a new report from the Shelton Group. Now they must get through to the “holdouts,” who [...]

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Energy Savers: Simple Messages Lack Power

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Marketers of energy-efficient goods have already made the easy sales to early adopters, says a new report from the Shelton Group. Now they must get through to the “holdouts,” who [...]

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Monday Miscellany

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* Motorists who bought a new car are hanging onto it for an average of 63.9 months, up from 54.6 months in first-quarter 2008. (R.L. Polk) * Sixty-six percent said [...]

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Given the Choice, They’d Like Fewer

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In theory, it’s nice for shoppers to have lots of options. But research last month by Omnicom Media Group’s PHD unit adds to the literature identifying “choice fatigue” as a [...]

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Family Still Matters Most

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Laments about the decline of the traditional family have become a tradition in their own right as households with married parents and a couple of rosy-cheeked kids have ceased to [...]

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Ignoring Internet Banner Ads

Digital

It wasn’t a banner day for Internet banner ads when an AdweekMedia/Harris Poll asked consumers to cite the kind of advertising they’re most likely to ignore (see the chart). Search-engine [...]

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Will Pat-Downs Cut Into Airline Travel?

Brand Marketing

As if airlines needed more problems as they struggle back toward profitability, the current furor over pat-downs and full-body scans at the airport is threatening to weaken their business. In [...]

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Poll: 11% Victimized by Cybercrime

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While crime on the streets may be down, a Gallup poll finds increasing numbers of Americans saying they’ve been victims of crime in cyberspace. In a report released last week, [...]

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What Makes Millennials Happy?

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As if life weren’t complicated enough in an era of technological and economic flux, today’s 18-25-year-olds must also cope with unpredictable shifts in gender roles. It’s one aspect of the [...]

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4 in 10 Seek American-Made Cars First

Brand Marketing

Here’s a bit of good news for those venturesome souls who are buying up stock in the back-from-the-dead General Motors: A Rasmussen Reports poll fielded this month finds 41 percent [...]