In 1996, Mark Penn identified a microtrend -- Soccer Moms – that was the critical group in re-electing President Clinton. With years of experience as one of world's most highly regarded pollsters, Mark Penn, along with Kinney Zalesne, now identifies 75 new microtrends sweeping the world. For example:
Mark Penn highlights everything from religion to politics, from leisure pursuits to relationships. Microtrends will take the reader deep into the worlds of polling, targeting, and psychographic analysis, reaching tantalizing conclusions through engaging analysis.
Mark Penn was dubbed “the most powerful man in Washington you’ve never heard of” by The Washington Post. Mark Penn is the Founder and President of Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates and worldwide CEO of Burson-Marsteller. He was pollster to President Clinton in his 1996 re-election campaign, and has been an adviser to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, numerous corporations, and 25 foreign heads of government. For more information about Mark, please visit MarkPenn.com.
E. Kinney Zalesne is a Senior Consultant at Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates and has served as a White House Fellow, Counsel to U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, and Executive Vice President and President of two national social-change organizations.
“Penn has a keen mind, and a fascinating sense of what makes America and the world tick, and you see it on every page.”
- Bill Gates
“The ideas in this book will help you see the world in a new way.”
– Bill Clinton
“It's not often that I read a book and every page is money! This book may have more ideas about what is going to be big in the next ten years than any I have ever read. You ought to get it.”
– Jim Cramer
"Unrelentingly fascinating ... a diligently researched tome chock-full of counterintuitive facts and findings that may radically alter the way you see the present, the future, and your places in both ... Microtrends is the perfect bible for a game of not-so-trivial pursuits concerning the hidden sociological truths of modern times."
- The New York Times
"Delightful and fast-paced ... Penn's central premise is that the Internet, changing lifestyles, and other factors now sliver the world into hundreds, if not thousands, of groups. A breezy, entertaining consideration of niche groups within America."
- Business Week
"Riveting ... imaginative ... Penn is as much a business consultant as he is a political junkie— a symbiosis that helps explain why so much of his book is so original. Penn's thesis is that change in today's world is driven by small trends that are started below the radar and which creep up on us unexpectedly. The era of megatrends belonged to the Ford economy, which offered mass produce and limited choice. Today’s world is characterized by Starbucks which offers hundreds of potential combinations to its finicky customers."
- Financial Times