And the consumer doesn’t care. They don’t watch networks, they watch TV shows.
Can advertising foist an inferior product on the consumer? Bitter experience has taught me that it cannot. On those rare occasions when I have advertised products which consumer tests have found inferior to other products in the same field, the results have been disastrous.
Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.
Critics of consumer capitalism like to think that consumers are manipulated and controlled by those who seek to sell them things, but for the most part it’s the other way around: companies must make what consumers want and deliver it at the lowest possible price.
During the ten years I lived in the U.K., I frequently attended an Anglican church just outside of London. I enjoyed the energetic singing and the thoughtful homilies. And yet, I found it easy to be a pew warmer, a consumer, a back row critic.
Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer. He is by constitution expensive, and needs to be rich.
I can’t think of any major innovations in technology that have influenced consumer behavior on the health insurance side.
It seems that every generation needs its public, tweedy, literary personality to sell its consumer electronics. To whatever degree I can live up to the Plimptonian legacy, I am humble and proud.
Keeping it simple for the consumer is incredibly dire.
Medical tourism can be considered a kind of import: instead of the product coming to the consumer, as it does with cars or sneakers, the consumer is going to the product.
Relentless improvement of the product and upgrading of consumer tastes are the heart of mass merchandising.
The American consumer, even today, the weight of the American consumer in the global economy is China plus India doubled. So, it’s tough to replace that.
The Chinese economy’s still not that much of a consumer economy.
The Christians had a better chance against the lions than the American consumer has against the OPEC cartel.
The reality is that business and investment spending are the true leading indicators of the economy and the stock market. If you want to know where the stock market is headed, forget about consumer spending and retail sales figures. Look to business spending, price inflation, interest rates, and productivity gains.
The value of an item – in the mind of a consumer – is simply the difference between the anticipated price and the price on the tag.
We should assume that the end product can be switched off by any consumer who is offended or frightened by it.
When a company owns one precise thought in the consumer’s mind, it sets the context for everything and there should be no distinction between brand, product, service and experience.
Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.Dalai Lama