With the Millennial’s being the largest generation in the U.S., it’s no surprise they have been the subject of debate for some time now. Whether you think they are self-centered or innovative (or maybe a little of both) there is no denying the impact they are having on the economy. So how do marketers reach this generation? Here are a few tips to tap into the Millennial mind and market to them effectively.
Millennials are the first generation to grow up with the internet and mobile devices. They are used to fast information and are great multitaskers. To target your messaging to this group, having a strong mobile platform is a good start. For instance, recruitment advertising agencies in the Bay area that are looking to target millennials should make their website mobile friendly so this generation can use their services on the go.
Appeal to Their Values
More than any other generation, Millennials have been shown to choose brands that they personally identify with. Many brands have found success by advertising their company’s volunteer efforts. This can be achieved through social media, where users can like and share causes that you support. Appealing to the Millennial’s values can also help your recruitment initiatives as Millennials are more likely to work with a company who they respect and admire.
This generation has a great radar and can tell when a company is truly original. Creating content that is honest and that levels with this audience’s beliefs and values is a great way to reach them effectively.
Take Advantage of Social Media
It’s no surprise that Millennials are active on social media. In many cases, this is how they receive their news, maintain relationships, and keep up with their favorite brands. Having a strong social media presence on all platforms is a great way to keep up with this generation and to follow trends.
Get Them Involved
Millennials like to connect with the company’s they purchase from. They want to feel like their opinion matters. Creating a way for this audience to communicate with your brand, especially through social media and other online platforms, will help them to feel heard. Making an effort to maintain ongoing communication with your customers will keep them loyal to your brand.
Missing out on opportunities to market to Millennials can be costly. Fortunately, there are a variety of new and improved ways to communicate to this demographic effectively. Understanding what motivates this generation from an objective perspective is beneficial in recruiting and advertising to this audience.