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There are some illnesses that touch almost everyone in one way or another. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’d like to put forth some statistics. Did you know 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in their life? And it isn’t just happening to women; 2,150 men are diagnosed annually. Through a lot of public information campaigns, we know more about breast cancer and its staggering effects on patients, family members, and loved ones. Whether you take part in a Race for the Cure, a charity fundraiser, or other awareness campaign, you will begin to notice pink ribbons everywhere you look in the month of October.
Another report, the 2011 State of Marketing: Outlook, Intentions and Investments, found that marketers are now beginning to focus, and accordingly spend more, on digital media and online marketing. Comparative research by the CMO Council revealed that of the marketers surveyed, a majority planned to increase their social media budgets by more than 5%. This budget increase could also be allotted to other forms of online marketing such as search engine optimization, mobile initiatives, online videos and banners, and brand building and promo products.Despite these increases, the report states that increased spending on digital media will still make up only a maximum of 10% of marketing expenditure. According to the CMO Council, it is of critical importance that marketers implement an approach that takes advantage of both digital and online marketing tactics. With the effects of these strategies capable of measurement, it’s no wonder these approaches are becoming increasingly popular for brand building and increased sales. This was reinforced by CMO Council’s Executive Director, Donovan Neale-May: “Today’s successful marketing organization is unifying its extended ecosystem, aligning more effectively with business and sales groups and integrating campaign components to drive efficiency and more measurable outcomes.”
In addition to the enhanced brand building tactics and increased use of promotional items, the report also revealed the participants’ plans to enhance customer segmentation and targeting. The CMO Council concluded by saying that marketing, has evolved from simple branding and now impacts many aspects of business operations, including strategic planning and forecasting, business development, pricing, channel management, and even product design.
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Millennials are some of the most important clients that you may not know about. Well, you may ask, if I don’t know them, how can I get to know them and more importantly, who are they? Millennials are a demographic group of people in the world that are over 80 million strong ranging from 18-29 and is strongly influenced and empowered by technology. This large faction has strong political influence and unlimited purchasing power that could turn your company into a multi-million dollar establishment. The key here is to get Millennials into your booth and into your company’s success strategy.
Some of the keys to Millennials is knowing how to attract them and how to harness their power for your company.
Expect content on demand. That’s right, this group wants to watch and find what they want, when they want. With everything from Google to YouTube they have been able to get it. By making your information and product readily available and a large amount of transparency to your company, you will be able to provide it. You can achieve this by providing pre-tradeshow content anywhere from video to text that will inspire and draw their attention to you like a magnet.
Demand and expect free Wi-Fi. Another demand? Of course! This faction wants to be able to connect to their networks-Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, FourSquare, etc. anywhere they go. This is great for you being that you can be the funnel for their information at a show and likely get some worthy shout outs to their friends and contacts. If you want to get crazy, set up a digital camera and incorporate your Millennials into your show exhibits. Video is very big in this target market and a great way to go viral.
Use their online savvy to live and to shop. To really connect a Millennial to your product it would be wise to get all of your social media profiles figured out and set up before a show, this way they can single you out amongst many and easily reach you and buy your product. Also, it is important to know and incorporate this way of thinking into your company. You must market with social media tools for a simple, free and effective way to get through to millions.
Expect to be treated as an equal. Ageism is a fairly common experience with this age group. The thought of “you’re too young to know” or “but how much money could you really have” are the nails in many companies coffins. They have a wide array of influence on the world and on larger companies at many occasions. Wowing the youth can be wowing the world.
New Experiences. More than wanting cool things, Millennials want to do cool things. Create unique experiences on your tradeshow floor with interactive exhibits, live social media sharing areas, live Internet radio shows, unique healthy food cooking experiences, etc. Millennials are naturally curious and believe experiences are a way to invest their time.