Dave Siegel is the founder and “Big Daddy” of WonderGroup, the largest independent U.S. agency specializing in marketing and advertising to today’s moms and their kids. After serving as the President of WonderGroup for the past ten years, Dave has moved over to take the Presidential reigns of WonderGroup’s Launchforce Division—a premier innovation consultancy whose clients include: Kellogg’s, Purina, Sara-Lee, Nestle’s, ConAgra, Tate & Lyle, Anheuser Busch and others. Dave has spent the past 30 years immersed in youth marketing and new product development, advising some of the country’s top corporations in the fields of: Food & Beverage, Household Cleaning Products, Health and Beauty Aids, Toys, Entertainment, Clothing, Retailing, Technology and others.
Dave has also spoken at or chaired dozens of conferences throughout the world on youth marketing, marketing to moms and new products marketing. He served as an Associate Professor and Lecturer at: University of N. Kentucky, Thomas More College, Ohio State University and currently, Xavier University (where he is also on the Advisory Board to the Business School). Dave. Siegel is the author of several books. His latest is Innovation Myths and Mythstakes (Paramount Market Publishing) which he has co-authored with Tim Coffey and Mark Smith. He’ also written The Great Tween Buying Machine (Deerborn Publishing), Marketing to the New SuperConsumer—Mom & Kid (Paramount Publishing) and the soon to be released Market Smart Design (Crescent Hill Books). He is interviewed here by QRCA VIEWS managing editor, Dr. Sharon Livingston.