Author Archives: Doug Gollan

About Doug Gollan

I am Editor-in-Chief of Private Jet Card Comparisons and DG Amazing Experiences, and a Contributor to Forbes.com.

The Super Rich, Luxury Watches and the Internet. What’s the future?

There are 630,000 online searches every day for 62 luxury watch brands, according to a new report issued by Digital Luxury Group on the eve of the BaselWorld 2015.  The activity translates to about 230 million searches annually. If one considers that … Continue reading

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Super Rich (and their lifestyle)

As the number of Super Rich expand, so do the research reports attempting to give us more insight into what Ultra High Net Worth households are up to. Among the notable tomes is The Wealth Report at 72 pages, put … Continue reading

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After Russia, What’s The Next Hot Market For Luxury?

An article by The Moscow Times Friday reported “spending by Russian tourists abroad has plunged, diving 51 percent in January after falling 44 percent in December because of the ruble’s freefall.” The report cited figures released by tax-refund company Global Blue. On its website, the … Continue reading

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Some Advice For The Super Rich

I’ve never created, directed or produced a television commercial but here it goes. Like tens of millions of other heads of households around-the-world our protagonist opens the front door to the morning sunshine ready for a productive and long day at … Continue reading

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Note To Editors: There Is A Difference Between “The 1%” and “Super Rich”…It’s Money

My morning began as usual scanning news headlines and coming across the typical “for” and “against” stories about the very wealthy, their spending, the businesses they started or now own and how they accumulated their fortunes. This one from The Daily … Continue reading

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How To Tell You’re Not Super Rich: Home Improvement Edition

Recently we reviewed how by comparing your boat to the boats (excuse me, superyachts) of the very wealthy, you can determine without question that you are indeed not Super Rich. Today Wealth-X released a global survey of Ultra High Net … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Things Rich People Buy

What do the Super Rich spend their money on? When we interviewed over 600 Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) private jet and fraction jet share owners for “The Sky’s the Limit: Marketing to the New Jet Set” Home Improvements was … Continue reading

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19 Ways To Tell You’re Not Super Rich

Even if you have a nice Stingray at about $45,000 or a summer house by the lake, comparing one’s assets to those very, very rich folks who own superyachts might just be a bit humbling. And whatever type of boat you want … Continue reading

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Is $300,000 A Reasonable Monthly Allowance For Private Jet Travel?

The median price of a home in the United States is $189,000, according to the National Association of Realtors. Then again the median net worth of the American household is $56,335. Of course, when your soon to be ex-husband gave … Continue reading

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Private Jets Are Expected To Bring Over $80 Million To The Arizona Economy

Officials are projecting about 1,200 private jets will descend on the Phoenix area for the NFL’s Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on Sunday night, bringing a variety of Super Rich from around-the-country and around-the-world.  Team … Continue reading

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Flight Cancelled? Not If You Are On A Private Jet!

#Snowmageddon2015 #Blizzardof2015 is here. Watching the news some 5,000 commercial airline flights have been cancelled today and 6,000 more will be tomorrow.  But not everyone is getting snowed in.  A quick check of flight tracking website Flightaware.com and airport websites … Continue reading

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Will The Real Jeff Greene Please Stand Up. Why Getting A True View of the Super Rich is So Difficult

American billionaire Jeff Greene was in the news this past week. He flew to Davos on his private jet bringing along his family and two nannies. From Wikipedia, he came from a struggling middle class household: “His father ran a … Continue reading

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Understanding Super Rich Buying Personalities Is The Key To Selling More Luxury To The UHNWs

One thing that makes marketing luxury products and services to the Super Rich difficult is they are not a homogenous market. Depending on the research you look at as much as 90 percent are self-made.  You are as likely to … Continue reading

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What Does Oxfam Data Mean For Luxury Marketers?

According to Oxfam wealthiest 1 percent of adults will soon control over 50 percent of world wealth. While there are many social implications, there are also implications for luxury brands. In other words, which segments of the world’s consumers have … Continue reading

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UHNW Marketing 101: What are the levels of Super Rich?

First of all, the below is a reprint from Reddit user A1988eli.  However, I think it provides a very good overview on why when it comes to looking for heavy users of luxury goods and services, Income and Net Worth … Continue reading

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For Switzerland Tourism and Watchmakers The Super Rich Are Wanted NOW…  

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) decision today to uncap its currency against the Euro means watch prices are increasing by as much as 20 percent, according to Su Jia Xian, a watch collector based in Singapore whose respected blog SJX … Continue reading

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For The Titans Of Finance, Christmas Comes In The Spring

Black Friday.  Cyber Monday.  When most people think of the prime gift giving season, the Thanksgiving to Christmas dash with shopping carts stuffed full of video games, big screen televisions and coffee makers may come to mind.  And of course, … Continue reading

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What Do Billionaires Want?

Originally posted on Doug Gollan: Selling to the Super Rich — Ideas, Research and News for luxury marketers:
Ledbury Research on behalf of Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) recently published a Billionaires Study in which they dredged through any information they…

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The Surprising Passion Points of the Super Rich

Last Friday I was interviewing legendary travel agent Bill Fischer for a book I am working on called “Secrets of Selling to the Super Rich.” Earlier in the week another rendition of Art Basel Miami had just concluded where luxury brands … Continue reading

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Private Jet Charters Brought $867 Million To The Caribbean’s Top 10 Destinations Last Season

On the same day Unity Marketing issued its newest report that “(Mass) Affluents (under $400,000 household income) have new attitudes about their (limited) wealth and spending which translates into affluent austerity” private jet charter operator PrivateFly released an analysis of … Continue reading

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