Millennials

Affluent Millennials, Home Tech and Chilling Lessons from Wealth Management Industry

By Julie Jacobson · November 22, 2017 • J.D. Power survey suggests wealth-management firms are ignoring 'emerging affluent Millennials', causing the generation to move to online investment vehicles. Custom home-technology pros be warned.

Millennials, Amazon Prime Members to Drive CE/Smart-Home Purchases this Holiday

By Julie Jacobson · November 17, 2017 • Parks Associates research indicates video doorbells will be more popular than voice-control products this 2017 holiday, and that millennials and Amazon Prime members will be key purchasers of CE and smart-home devices.

Loxone Offers Smart-Home Control for ‘Everyman’

By Josh Willits · October 23, 2017 • Home technology integrator and quasi-Millennial visits Loxone showroom to scope out the home control and automation system for his new home.

Selling Smart-Home Systems to Mid-Market Consumers and Millennials

By Josh Willits · October 23, 2017 • This home technology integrator says there's a strong opportunity to market toward the mid-level consumer, Gen-X and Millennials who want smart-home technology but can't afford a $100k control system.

Houzz: First-Time Buyers Want More Smart Home Tech

By Lisa Montgomery · May 11, 2017 • It's official. A recent Houzz survey finds that first-time home buyers and millennials are more likely than any other group to prioritize smart home technology in new houses and renovations.

Control4 Gets Emojis for Home Automation Activities: ‘Kiss-Kiss’ for Romance Mode?

By Julie Jacobson · March 31, 2017 • BlackWire launches emoji driver for Control4 home automation systems, wooing Millennials with icons they know and love.

CEDIA Integrators Talk Sales Commissions, Millennial Slackers, Service Contracts

By Julie Jacobson · February 20, 2017 • Leslie Shiner led CEDIA's marathon "Work Smarter, Not Harder" workshop at ISE 2017, where she and top integrators shared tips on human resources, operations, sales and service.

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

By CE Pro Editors · January 13, 2017 • After a strong 2016 with 8.1% average growth, integrators look to keep momentum going for 2017. Now if only they can find technicians to hire.

Top Integrator Targets Millennials with New Content, E-Commerce Biz for Home Technology

By Julie Jacobson · December 16, 2016 • Taking a page from Blue Apron and Warby Parker, Audio Advice launches e-commerce and content-marketing site to attract a broader audience to high-end audio and other home technologies.

3 Tools to Help You Manage Those Darn Millennials

By Phillip M. Perry · November 29, 2016 • It can sometimes be tricky to manage the younger generation. Here are three words to help you remember what kind of management style they might need.

On Millennials, DIY, Smart Homes, Professional Installation and the Business of IoT Things

By Julie Jacobson · November 2, 2016 • It’s not that Millennials and other with-it customers want cheap; they just want smart home solutions that are simple and convenient. Will traditional custom installers meet their needs, or will Millennial-run start-ups own the market? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Home Tech Experts at Azione: Trends in Home Automation, DIY, Networking, Millennials

By Julie Jacobson · October 27, 2016 • IoT and the business of smart-home data drove a panel discussion at the recent Azione Unlimted conference, where home-tech experts chimed in on everything from DIY automation to Millennials and the “ownerless economy.” (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

5 Things Millennials Will Want to See in Single-Family Homes

By Chuck Schneider · October 20, 2016 • When Millennials do finally move out of their Mom's basement or their rented apartment in Williamsburg, they're going to be looking for certain amenities in their new homes.

Infographic: Millennials, GenX Biggest Adopters of Smart Home Devices

By Chelsea Cafiero · October 14, 2016 • Study shows 56% of consumers who already own at least one connected device intend to buy more smart home products in the next year.

‘Refreshing’ Business Model Takes Off with Millennials, Realtors

By Advertorial · October 12, 2016 • Refresh Smart Home displays installation prices for packages of equipment based around Nest for ‘Healthy Homes,’ ‘Secure Homes’ and ‘Energy-Efficient Homes.’

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