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Cooking from scratch: Upward Home interviews Eric Deng, Hestan

Editor’s Note: We are excited to launch a new series of interviews with some of the leading voices in the high-end home industry. Today we visit with Eric Deng, Co-Founder and President of Hestan Commercial Corporation, who is shaking up the culinary world with the launch of Hestan Commercial, Hestan Outdoor, and Hestan Indoor. Chris […]

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When it Comes to Content, Think Curated-Not Cluttered

Marketers of high-end brands should always prioritize quality over quantity. We live in a world of constant content, to the tune of 500 million tweets, 4.3 billion Facebook posts and 500 million hours of YouTube uploads each day. Often, we are force-fed the same content by a single corporation across multiple channels. There’s an idea […]

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The Down Payment Will Have to Wait

How the Millennial experience continues to impact high-end brands I read an interesting piece recently about Millennials in The New York Times, which demonstrates the highs and lows of this remarkable group of consumers – and the challenges faced by marketers of high-end brands to impact their buying decisions. At a macro level, Kyle Chayka […]

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Is the Year Ahead a Threat or an Opportunity?

Is the Year Ahead a Threat or an Opportunity? For Marketers of High-End Brands, the Answer Is Yes Your consumer is evolving in dramatic ways, your job may be in jeopardy, and your team is cranking out irrelevant content. Nobody ever said it would be easy. As marketers of high-end brands face down the new […]

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Generational Marketing: Change Your Approach, Not Your Product

  Why targeting your marketing to a specific generation produces results.   I have always been fascinated by generational marketing and have written about Millenials here before. But, what about other generations? Affluent shoppers are not all created equal; what some shoppers connect to strongly, others will not value as highly. To grow, high-end home […]

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Launching Your Brand Upmarket

A picture is worth 1,000 words. But credibility is worth much more in sales. For the past several months my Ramey team and I have been working behind the scenes to help launch an innovative new of line cookware – Hestan NanoBond. One of the most exciting facets of this launch was collaborating with both our client and our […]

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Launching Your Brand Upmarket

A picture is worth 1000 words. But credibility is worth much more in sales.   For the past several months my Ramey team and I have been working behind the scenes to help launch an innovative new of line cookware – Hestan NanoBond. One of the most exciting facets of this launch was collaborating with both our client […]

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A High-End Brand Strategy is Not a Marketing Gimmick. It’s a Profit-Driver.

We often say that Ramey was built exclusively for high-end brands and high-performance organizations. In fact, if you check out our client list you’ll see some of the world’s leading brands fall into one (or both) of those categories. I am sometimes asked, “what does it mean for a brand to be high-end – and […]

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How to Humanize Your High-End Brand

Connecting with consumers is key to success For a luxury brand to succeed in the market, it used to be enough to just be… luxurious. True luxe consumers would naturally trust the premium brand while aspirational consumers would save up to purchase coveted items. Yet in the age of social media, consumers at all price points […]

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