In 2014, Trone Brand Energy fielded a proprietary study that examined how pet parents care for their animals. The goal was to help brands speak the health language of their audience. We explored trends, consumer perceptions and the differences between wellness and prevention to determine the opportunities and challenges facing brands today.
North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) Conference, the first veterinary conference of the year is behind us. As February kicks off, I am reminded of the 11 months of conferences still ahead. Having attended these conferences for nearly two decades, I’ve seen many great brand ideas break through the clutter.
Pet Age recently reported that retailers are ignoring customers’ social media requests. In fact, retailers failed to respond to more than 80 percent of consumer questions and requests on social media in the last year, most notably during the holiday season. That includes pet retailers, too.
Welcome Pet Brand Marketers to Millennial Training 101. At Trone Brand Energy, we understand that millennials can be a challenging breed of shoppers to reach. We’ve put together a series of training videos to help your brand answer common questions, including: How do you get a millennial to come when they’re called?
Here’s yet another article about marketing to Millennials. You already know they use social media. An article from the Wall Street Journal shows that Millennials spend almost 8 hours a day using social media. What you may not know is that one of the biggest mistakes in marketing is lumping Millennials into one big category.
When it comes to canine owners, they can be as different as the breeds they care for. While some are highly involved and very attentive to what’s going on in their dog’s lives, others prefer to care from a distance. These dog owners come in all varieties and are grouped into four main categories.
The days of veterinarians ruling supremely over pet medications are over. In a recent study with partner Brakke Consulting Inc., we learned that more than 20% of human pharmacists are filling CVM approved pet prescriptions.
Just like their curious, furry feline pets, not all cat owners are alike. Some are heavily involved in their cats' lives, while others simply feel their cats can fend for themselves. These cat owners range from highly attached caretakers to laissez-faire pet owners and are grouped into four main categories. Want a deeper look into...
Starting in 2012, researchers, veterinarians and media outlets began to debate the impact of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis on the future of pet ownership. Initial reports revealed declining US pet ownership.