by: Dick Stroud
Jo and I were on in a slot called ‘Diversity Special’ with Ian Johnson, Managing Director, Out Now Consulting. As the name suggests this company targets the Gay market. Listening to Ian’s excellent presentation I was struck at how many similarities there are between the Gay and Grey markets. Both are treated as slightly ‘odd’, stereotypes abound and they are a mystery and a something of an embarrassment to most marketers. There is also that unspoken (sometimes spoken) assumption that appealing to one of the 'G' markets will alientate the 'normal' market. I think these similiarities are worthy of a bit more investigation.
My conference presentation is available for downloading.
Original Post: http://www.20plus30.com/blog/2007/03/gay-grey-markets.html