Lori Bahnmueller's blog

Patients want to talk about costs but docs stick to the old script.

Patients are becoming increasingly cost-conscious, but physicians aren’t comfortable talking about price. A Duke University study of nearly 2,000 physician-patient conversations published in the journal Health Affairs found that when patients brought up costs during office visits, doctors deflected. Most...Read more

Millennials are slow to wed. What it means for marketers.

Millennials aren’t in any rush to put a ring on it. Compared to older generations, Millennials are slow to wed. A recent Gallup poll found 64 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds today are single and not living with a partner,...Read more

Why brands that make you go "hmm" are winning big.

When was the last time a brand made you stop and think? It doesn’t happen often. Brands entertain and affirm, but rarely do they provoke and disrupt. Like Coca-Cola’s “ America the Beautiful ” ad, the “ #LikeAGirl ” initiative...Read more

Marketing Statement - March 2016

Cash is so yesterday’s currency. Gen We is trending toward mobile payment and PayPal is giddy. Like a fox. They want this consumer relationship to last a lifetime, so PayPal has launched buy now, pay later. Gulp, said the credit...Read more

Why the FTC won't let native advertising be.

Consumers love content. All kinds of content, from news, features and opinions to reviews, videos, infographics and listicles. It doesn’t seem to matter if it’s advertorial or editorial. They greedily consume it just the same. In fact, a recent study...Read more

Moneyed Millennials mix traditional and alternative banking.

Prepaid cards aren’t only for the unbanked and underserved. Millennial “power users” like to include general purpose reloadable (GPR) cards in their mix of traditional payment options, according to a recent paper published by Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia ...Read more

5 tips to use Facebook Pages to win fans and influence people.

Social media challenges brands to live their values publicly and in real-time. This is a good thing. Embrace your social media channels like Facebook Pages as an extension of your brand and your business will come off as more authentic...Read more

How to build brand equity with Facebook Business Pages.

It’s so easy to connect with brands today. To ask questions and to question. Celebrate or lament a purchase. To complain. Most ardently. All thanks to social media, anyone with access to the Internet has the next best thing to...Read more

Key consumer trends that will impact 2016 marketing plans.

Before we jump enthusiastic into the New Year, it’s important to reflect on the consumer behaviors that shaped marketing trends in 2015. How the popularity of texting gave us the pizza emoji. How our appetite for content galvanized native advertising...Read more

Weekly Recap - December 25, 2015

You’ve got presents to wrap, so we’ll keep this short. Soon you’ll be playing games with your soda. And we’re not talking kick the can. Speaking of relationships, Sephora says you’re not visiting the malls much lately. It hurts. Sales...Read more


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