Online Markerting Trends
An older but interesting article by Steve Ruble regarding the fact that there will be no tangible ads by 2014 (We’re talking USA here) and while I don’t agree entirely with him, I do agree with many points made.
The one that really sticks out
for us here is that in 2014 the demographic change will be that 13 to 15 year old kids today will be our 18 – 20 year old market then.
So looking at that – I know my own kids have NEVER picked up a paper to look for toys, bands, movie times or anything else. In fact my 6 year old just spent an hour last night online going over all the toy sites such as Target.com.au to do his xmas list to santa. He did this all on his own and only request for help was ” Is Indiana Jones with a space in it?” (must be some cool Indiana Jones lego stuff out there)
I don’t think this is a case of “when they get older they will discover the newspaper or print material”.
It is a complete shift away from the traditional print media or tangible media as Steve mentions to the online arena. Make of it what you will …. I know that if I wanted to ensure the effectiveness of my advertising dollar I would be working out now how I keep my 6, 9 and 14 year old happy in 2014.