Marketing for Men Claymont DE
Media , PA
Chadds Ford, AK
Marketing to Men
Men tend to hone in, more quickly than women, on what they're looking for. Men are not browsers. A male motto, "Get what I want and move on." Men shop for what they need "now." Women can shop for something and put it away for "later." (An interesting reflection of how men and women relate differently to time is found in how differently they follow instructions for antibiotics prescribed by their doctors: Very often, men will stop taking antibiotics as soon as they feel better, even though the regime's effectiveness calls for a full 14-day intake. Women, much more frequently than men, complete the recommended regime.) Women want to get the underlying dynamics of things while men attend to the mundane mechanics of life.
Men are concrete and tend to tightly focus their awareness; their notion of cause and effect is linear and men are visually-oriented because of this concrete literality." What you see is what is, literally). Seeking clarity, men create absolute distinctions: black-white, yes-no.
Women often think, "it depends." You never hear a man voice this sentiment. These different ways of defining what leads to what also impacts what goes with what. Men dislike ensembles. Men tend to buy individual items. In contrast, many women like to think about how they can put together "outfits" and are creative in selecting, say, a variation on a scarf or a belt that will change the nature of one basic dressing.
Men structure and relate to space as compartmented and sequential. To men, space is not relational, as it is for women. For example, when a woman gives directions, she will say, "Go three blocks south (as she points or orients in the direction indicated), then bear right, and when you see the clock tower, watch for your street on the right." Me...