‘Youth Marketing’ is a term used in the marketing and advertising industry to describe activities used to communicate with young people, typically in the age range of 12 to 34.
The youth market is critical because of the demographics’ buying power and its members’ influence on the spending of family members. In addition, teens and young adults often set trends that are adopted by other demographic groups.
But is it an easy market to connect with and sell to?
The typical answer is no. The youth demographic has gotten smarter. Generation Y – to be more specific – has a keen ability to identify and reject marketing messages that, they believe, lack credibility. Many brands market to youths by offering relevant products and services while communicating a brand message in an appropriate voice and tone. Successful brands have an association with key interests and drivers among the youth crowd such as music, sports, fashion, video gaming and technology.
In terms of digital and social media, the youth demographic, in many ways, are its defining users. Not only has the multi-billion dollar social industry embraced the youth culture as its ambassadors, but its future has clearly become dependent on them.
Youth marketing strategies commonly include television advertising, magazine advertising and online marketing. Today young people expect to be able to learn about, interact and be entertained with brands or services targeting them online. Other common youth marketing tactics include entertainment marketing, music marketing, sports marketing, event marketing, viral marketing, school and college programs, product sampling and influencer marketing.
Staying relevant should be on the minds of every business; no matter what demographic is being targeted. Collegiate Marketing Group aims to help bridge the gap between the potential buyer and the hopeful seller with its strategic experiential services executed by its formidable success-driven team of associates.
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