AdAge: Brands Miss the Mark with Men

Nov 22, 2010 11:08 AM ET

Men Have Hearts, Too by Mike Swenson

From a brand perspective, cause marketing has always been viewed as a predominantly female marketing strategy. For the sixth annual Barkley/PRWeek Cause Survey, we interviewed male consumers to discover their views on cause. The surprising results showed that men are nearly as attracted to cause programs as women.

In fact, 88% of men say it's important for a brand to support a cause; 67% would try a brand because it supported a cause; and 55% would pay more for a brand that supported a cause. Yet, while 75% of CMOs say they now engage in a cause program, 68% say they have no plans to target men with their cause outreach.

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