Anthropology Is The New Selling Science

According to Ad Age, BBDO just spent nine months studying 5,000 people in 26 countries. The result of which is “The Ritual Masters,” a report that details shared habits in an attempt to work them to a marketer’s advantage.
Here’s some of the data:

  • Americans are also among the cleanest people in the world: 90% brush their teeth, compared with a global average of 82%, and 86% take a bath or shower, compared with an average of 74% (although Mexicans are the cleanest, at 92%)
  • Italians, French and Spanish do not eat at work or in the car, but the car has become a dining venue for Saudis (12%), Chinese (10%) and Americans (10%).
  • Most people wait for the weekend to have sex, with 31% opting for Saturday, 10% on Friday and 9% on Sunday. Only 1% of people have sex on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • TV is a crucial part of the evening ritual for 66% of people around the world.

I’m sure you, like BBDO and its clients, can detect the abundant opportunities herein. How about a magic toothbrush with a small screen TV that also dispenses on-the-go meals? Could be big in Tennessee.

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan in the Pacific Northwest. Chief Storyteller at Bonehook, a guide service and bait shop for brands. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Doer of the things written about herein.

  • http://multicultclassics.blogspot.com HighJive

    bbdo’s clients are probably thinking, “those bastards didn’t bill us for that study, did they?”