The decision maker is a millennial. WHAT NOW?!?
Experiences are nearly always more memorable than a fleeting advertisement. That’s why 77% of marketers believe that experiential marketing is a crucial part of their clients’ brand strategies, according to the Forbes article, “Experiential Marketing Is The Future of Retail.”
Since Nintendo debuted the first console in 1985, video games have taken America by storm and can now be played pretty much anywhere now that they’ve expanded from consoles and computers to mobile devices. This is great for the 67% of millennials who never outgrew their childhood gaming habits and play games monthly. But what good is that for advertisers who are targeting millennials, but aren’t selling video games?
"Millennial parents, just like parents from the generations that preceded them, are increasingly looking to restaurants to take on the task of cooking for their families. Millennials with children increased their restaurant visits by 5% in 2018 compared to prior year, reports The NPD Group. Their visit increase is in comparison to flat traffic growth for the total foodservice industry in 2018, according to NPD, which tracks on a daily basis U.S. consumers’ use of restaurants and other foodservice outlets."
"According to the latest Mobile Connectivity Report from NPD Connected Intelligence, 5G awareness has reached nearly two out of three consumers, totaling 64%, at the end of the second half of 2018. This is up from 44% at the end of the first half of 2018."
"Unsatisfied with health care’s status quo, millennial and Gen Z consumers in the U.S. are paving the way for non-traditional care models, such as retail clinics, virtual and digital services, according to results of an Accenture survey."
If your clients are wondering how to target young men with their next campaign, talk with them about the hot new gaming sector: esports. The VAB has just published an in-depth report on esports
Homeowners looking to add personality and individuality to their home are more likely to undertake a do-it-yourself remodel than hire a professional, according to the National Association of Realtors 2019 Remodeling Impact Report: DIY. The report also shows that cash-strapped millennials are the most likely of any generation to take on a DIY project.
One day, social media will all but erase the need for search. That is a common fear for marketers utilizing the medium. However, rest assured that is not even close to being the case.
The vast majority of Americans (75%) would consider working with a travel agent to plan their vacations, while some 27 million travelers plan to do so just within the next year, according to new research from AAA Travel. The outlook remains positive for years to come, with younger travelers embracing the expertise of travel agents. In fact, millennials are just as likely as baby boomers to say they are planning to use a travel agent for a trip in the next 12 months.
"Almost all U.S. consumers are value-conscious shoppers who regularly visit discount retailers to find a bargain, according to the latest issue of the quarterly Consumer View report released by the National Retail Federation."
Millennials are much more interested in art than previous generations, and social media may be driving their attraction to it, according to a new study conducted by Park West Gallery, one of the world's largest private art galleries.