Snag Younger Customers: How to Build Connections with Generation Z
With the oldest of Generation Z graduating college and entering the workforce, it’s time to set your sights on this powerful consumer demographic.
Who are these Gen Z individuals, and what is the most effective way to reach them? While many media companies have written them off as “screen addicts,” Gen Z is actually very nimble, engaged, and unique.
Although postcards are one of today’s beloved print pieces, they had a humble beginning. Direct Mail Postcards followed a little later.
The earliest postcard dates back to 1840 when an English man named Theodore Hook sent one to himself. By 1861, the US Congress allowed privately printed cards, weighing one ounce or under, to be sent through the mail. That year, John P. Charlton copyrighted the first postcard, and by 1901 postcards were a regular part of mailed communication.
It’s okay to admit that buyers don’t get as jazzed about cleaning supplies, light bulbs, and toilet plungers as they do video games and stiletto heels. If you have a “boring” product, there’s no excuse for boring product marketing in your strategy.
When it comes to marketing, one detail people often overlook is how pricing comes in to play and how it might affect your narrative. Sell the story, not just the product.
If you think pricing is an insignificant part of your messaging, you should think again. Pricing is a marketing tool, not simply a way to get money. And while marketing may change your pricing, the opposite is also true – pricing should change your marketing.
Beyond connecting and empathizing, what is next for marketing beyond coronavirus?
When email marketing began around 1978, its low cost, speedy delivery, and great response rates made marketers wonder if direct mail would disappear forever.
Today, that couldn’t be further from the truth. An overload of digital messages has caused open and click-through rates to decline substantially. Many spam filters and firewalls block emails altogether.