Part three of a four-part series
With Earth Day approaching quickly, no doubt we’ll begin to see messages about protecting our planet, recycling and going green. These messages will be well-received by consumers who have tendencies to include eco-friendly activities in their everyday lives. But for those consumers who are not green-minded, these messages may go unnoticed. There is an untapped opportunity for marketers looking to speak directly to a large group of consumers who are just beginning the green transformation—the Potential Greens.
In parts one and two of the Riches in Niches series, I discussed behaviors, attitudes and beliefs of consumers who fall on the more green-minded end of the spectrum—the Behavioral Greens and the Think Greens—and provided tips for reaching these consumers (read about Behavioral Greens and Think Greens).
Now we move to the other half of the green spectrum, where we find the consumers who do not think or act green in their everyday lives. While the audiences are very different in their beliefs about being green, effective marketers understand that the key to reaching them is to understand their motivations and preferences.
Who Are Potential Green Consumers?
Potential Greens represent the largest segment of consumers, with the majority falling between the ages of 25 and 54 years old. They neither behave nor think along particularly environmentally conscious lines and remain on the fence about green issues.
Potential Greens tend to have below-average incomes. They are likely to be single or divorced and typically rent their residences. They tend to live in Southern regions of the country in cities such as Houston, Atlanta and Dallas.
Potential Greens enjoy kickboxing, baseball, basketball and auto racing. They are multitaskers who are always on the go; they also tend to be tech-savvy and are continually looking for the next upgrade.