The Cure

We can safely say I’m cured. For years I ran my life by ringtone. We had a house phone once upon a time, and even if my arms were full of groceries I would drop them all and run to … Read More

Wellness Hospitality

Living a healthier lifestyle is about diet and exercise, sure. What’s more, it includes how our environment makes us feel. The growing market of “wellness hospitality,” in which standard travel includes more than nutritious food, also gives us workout retreats … Read More

The New Village

The old saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.” While that phrase may still hold up, the village is changing. New moms have more resources at their fingertips than ever in their friends, family, social networks, online … Read More

Context in Check

Nostalgia is a funny thing. I laughed at Gen Xers when their childhood was repurposed into kitschy gimmicks targeted at young, trendy millennials who were eating nostalgia up on an ongoing basis. But now, as we’re moving further into 90s … Read More

The Wrong Target

There has been much discussion about Gen Z as a demographic, and its widespread familiarity and use of technology—specifically the internet. Like others, we’ve written at length about the distinguishing characteristics that Gen Z exhibits. We’ve pointed out that Gen … Read More

Elevated Indulgence

Have you caught onto the trend for self-care? At one time, it may have been considered indulgent to, at least at times, put yourself first. Now? Here’s what we’re seeing. Variables such as budget, demographic, lifestyle, and location can all … Read More

Making Time

There’s a new excuse in town. For years we’ve talked about being too busy or having too many priorities. Well, now we’re talking about too many things coming at us at once. We can’t think; we need to find a … Read More

New Moms are a Target

They are easy to identify and categorize. They all have similar needs: diaper care, nutrition, laundry products, and sleep. This all makes it easy for the U.S. marketing world to lump new moms all together as they figure out how … Read More

RNG Design

Automation has already proven to be the next stage of industrial and commercial expansion with manufacturers, food service operators, and distributors all adopting automation on some level in order to cut costs and speed up wait times. However, what happens … Read More

Artificial Product Scarcity

Note: Culturewaves has previously written about the concept of the “Mark-Up Economy” here. Usually when we think of scarcity it points to a fundamental economic problem of never having enough of something. Marketing a product’s scarcity can create artificial demand—which … Read More