I got a new phone yesterday and it coincided with reading an article on millennials just before heading out to get it. I think I must see several articles pop up a week, talking about marketing to millennials/Generation Y in either the B2C (business-to-consumer) space or B2B (business-to-business). The number and tone of these articles makes me feel like there’s a sudden panic taking hold, as US brands (especially) realise that something like 70 million of the US population falls within the millennial band (at its broadest, defined as people born between 1980-2000). It’s a significant proportion of the country’s population. I haven’t seen UK brands and marketers panicking to quite the same level, but we’re talking about it. Continue reading
Just a short post this week. I’m recovering from a short visit to London, where I attended the first day of the TFM&A conference in Olympia. I’ll be covering findings from that for Radix Communications, but for now I wanted to talk about advertising on the London Underground and an observation that I made.