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

The Internet Rebellion

Before the internet, rebellious organization was a matter of phone calls, mailers and exposure on radio and television. Now, the internet has supplanted those mediums in all aspects. Social media, the chosen tool for change of the populous, has become … Read More

Redefining Beauty

You may have noticed a shift in advertising in the beauty industry lately, with a focus on unconventional beauty and an increase in showcasing unique styles and atypical models. This transition is due, in part, to consumer demand for equal … Read More

Space is Open for Business

Space may not be the final frontier, but it certainly is the next frontier. Companies are starting to develop ways to get their brands in space. Despite newly approved funding to the tune of $20 billion, NASA is already relying … Read More