Steroid abuse at 60? Now that’s no stereotype!

ageing consumer

We are getting used to seeing ageing stereotype-busters in the media and they are increasingly delightfully positive portrayals. In this blog, I’ve written about some of the darker stereotypes of ageing; ageing prisoners, the rising incidence of sexually transmitted disease in retirement homes, increasing drug abuse and suicides, but this one is new to me.  It […]

5 emerging trends for healthy-ageing food products in Asia

A recent conference in Singapore discussed nutrition trends toward healthy-ageing. Called the Healthy Ageing APAC Summit, a speaker from Euromonitor explained 5 consumer trends shaping demand for new ‘healthy ageing’ products; Food for prevention Seeing food as a first line of preventative medicine. Becoming more nutritionally aware of the relationship between good food and good […]

Is P&G’s Olay going Ageless?

An Ageless Cafe by Olay popped-up at an up-market shopping mall in Bangkok recently. This intrigued me for two reasons. Firstly, because Olay is one of P&G’s flagship brands and despite its extraordinary global marketing sophistication, P&G has made some fundamental mis-steps when tackling the issue of ageing. I wondered if the Ageless Cafe had […]

Are older consumers unworthy of innovation?

Why is it that innovation seems to be the unique domain of younger consumers? Each year I look forward to The Future 100 report published by JWTIntelligence. It’s a snapshot of the year ahead and the most compelling trends, themes and phenomena. A fascinating read which you can download via the link here. However, there’s something […]