Category Archives: Research

How The Super Rich Buy Private Jet Cards

Private jet cards are similar to debit cards in that you prepay a set amount of money into an account and then money is withdrawn from that account each time you use it. The two big differences are the amount … Continue reading

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What Luxury Marketers Can Learn From President Donald Trump

  According to Wealth-X, the Super Rich spend over $230 billion a year on luxury from fashion to jewelry, watches, cars, autos, spirits, planes and boats, so clearly they are a critical segment. However, it’s rare that an Ultra High … Continue reading

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“Secrets Of Selling To The Super Rich” Is Ranked #1 on Amazon New Releases

  If you are involved in selling or marketing luxury products to Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) customers, you’ll want to read “Secrets of Selling to the Super Rich,” featuring in-depth interviews with top sellers of private jets, jewelry, watches, … Continue reading

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Surprising Passions Of The Super Rich: What Do They Mean For Luxury Marketers?

What do the Super Rich do when they aren’t overseeing their various business interests?   Luxury marketers have long tried to figure it out, trying to craft partnerships with groups and organizations that they felt would effectively position their offerings … Continue reading

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What Luxury Marketers Can Learn From Proctor & Gamble

  Each year in Cannes, leaders from the advertising industry gather to award each other and discuss how the role of advertising continues to evolve.  Truthfully, there is not a lot of room in global advertising for luxury, except with … Continue reading

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New Things I Learned About Marketing To The Super Rich Online

  First of all, to clarify, the generally accepted definition of Super Rich is to have assets or net worth of at least $30 million. While some researchers put it at $50 million, and others say $25 million. These vagaries … Continue reading

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“I Can’t Think Of Anything To Write, So Why Not Bash Rich People I Don’t Know”

  Her mom Jane Gordon was a gossip columnist for the Sunday Mirror.**  Gossip columnist, of course, is one of the stranger realities of journalism. It’s a symbiotic relationship where for the most part, the people one is revealing tawdry … Continue reading

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How Do The Super Rich Make Their Money?

In December I launched an e-newsletter for private jet owners focused on travel. To do so, I needed to build a database of owners, no easy task.   But first let me clarify. When I say jet owners, it also … Continue reading

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Why Oxfam’s Latest Research Is A Must Read For Luxury Marketers

Oxfam’s latest research gives some great insights for luxury marketers on media. Continue reading

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Gallup: Mass Affluent Cutting Back On Spending

The question of what’s rich came up again this week when Gallup this week published the results of a new survey. From my perspective, it once again underscores the precarious position for luxury marketers who don’t have comprehensive marketing strategies … Continue reading

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Stupidity Tops The Charts As MTV Mistakenly Reports The Super Rich “Are Responsible for Half of the World’s Carbon Emissions”

Rae Paoletta is a “dreamer, news junkie, knowledge sponge” who is some type of writer or journalist for MTV. She also Tweets as @MTVIssues where “We tell stories that are changing the world and we just have a lot of … Continue reading

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The Prince And Ryanair: Another Example On Why It’s Hard To Get A Full Picture Of The Super Rich Via The Media

According to a recent email from Travel + Leisure Prince William flew Ryanair while traveling on business for his new employer, an air ambulance service. The brief goes on to note “insiders” say his wife Kate Middleton and Prince Harry … Continue reading

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Marketing To The Super Rich Is More Complicated Than Knowing Where They Go

Robert Frank is one of the foremost trackers of the Super Rich. The New York Times is the paper of record.  Wealth-X is one of the best sources of market information about where the Ultra High Net Worth are from, … Continue reading

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For Luxury Marketers, A Canary In The Coal Mine. But Which Way To Clear Air?

If you don’t follow the sales numbers of new private jets and the companies that make them, you probably missed that both Embraer and Bombardier, two conglomerates that as part of their portfolios manufacture private jets, both cited the segment … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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