Category: Marketing to Teens

#1 AR Power Brand Pokémon Go Drives Enduring Appeal

#1 AR Power Brand Pokémon Go Drives Enduring Appeal
App Engages and Re-engages Light, Medium and Serious Users According to Apptopia, Pokémon Go ranks among the Top 10 Grossing Games as of September 2018. This augmented-reality game exploded in popularity upon its 2016 release as an iOS and Android app, and continues to dominate the market. In the last two years, players have spent $2... Read more »

Mature and Resourceful Gen Z is Already Making the World a Better Place

Mature and Resourceful Gen Z is Already Making the World a Better Place
At the start of fall semester about four years ago, Dr. Corey Seemiller was introducing her syllabus to a freshman class at Wright State University. This fresh crop of first-year college students represented the oldest members of Gen Z. Dr. Seemiller told the class they would be required to volunteer for community service, and she... Read more »

What You Need to Know About Gen Z Right Now

What You Need to Know About Gen Z Right Now
Fresh from my panel at the Marketing to Gen Z Conference in New York, I reached out to several business contacts that I thought would be eager to hear about this up-and-coming generation. Instead, I was met by assumptions and a lack of curiosity about these consumers born between 1996-2010. My main takeaway for my... Read more »
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Comfort Seekers? Fashion Apparel Retail Expert Identifies Surprising Millennial Consumer Segments

Comfort Seekers? Fashion Apparel Retail Expert Identifies Surprising Millennial Consumer Segments
Many fashion retail executives think their competitive edge with Millennials will be found in offering the latest fashion. Retailing expert and Waypoint Partners principal Judy Harrison has surprising research that proves otherwise. While developing growth strategies for a fashion apparel brand, Harrison found that women ages 15-25 divide into three primary segments—and fashion-forward women comprise... Read more »

Family Time Doesn’t Top Kids’ Lists

Family Time Doesn’t Top Kids’ Lists
Moms and dads place a high priority on parenting and family time, and they have increased their time from previous generations.  In 2011, the Pew Research Center found mothers are spending 40% more time on childcare compared to 1965, while fathers had a 160% increase over the same timeframe.  According to Eli Finkel, a professor... Read more »

Teens Say Ditch the Dinner Table. Snacking is the New Conversation-Starter.

Teens Say Ditch the Dinner Table. Snacking is the New Conversation-Starter.
Teens Prefer Connecting with Parents During Casual Snack-Time, Opening New Marketing Opportunities The most important priority for mom is her relationship with her child, yet the reality is time spent together diminishes in the teen years.  The family dinner in particular comes under pressure with teen’s schedules: extracurriculars, jobs, and long days at school.  All... Read more »
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Ford’s Hands-On Clinics Help Teens Steer Clear of Accidents

Ford’s Hands-On Clinics Help Teens Steer Clear of Accidents
Ford is reaching out to parents and teens on a topic very important to parents—teen driving safety. This is a top priority for Mom and Dad, as this chart from the Marketing to Mom’s Coalition State of the American Mom Research shows. Parents have reason to be concerned. Teen drivers are at high risk for... Read more »

Skype Makes it Easy for Mom

Skype Makes it Easy for Mom
Staying Connected to Her Child is a High Priority for Mom—and Skype Makes it Simple Skype, the popular telephone and videophone software service, allows users, including moms and their adult children, to inexpensively stay in touch. All Skype calls between devices are free, including computers, smart phones and tablets. There are also paid options that... Read more »

Why iPad is #1 on Kids’ Wishlists for Toys/Games

Why iPad is #1 on Kids’ Wishlists for Toys/Games
iPhone Ranks as the #2 Toy Kids Want Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch are the family favorites for 2012, reports child market research experts KidSay in their Trend Tracker 2012 report. This trend is a significant change from 2010, when the iPod Touch had strong competition from Nintendo and PlayStation: Terence Burke, Vice President... Read more »
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State Farm Reaches the Teen Driver and Parent Market With Celebrate My Drive, Road Trips and More

State Farm Reaches the Teen Driver and Parent Market With Celebrate My Drive, Road Trips and More
Recently, I had the chance to chat with Vicki Harper of State Farm Insurance to learn how the company has updated its Teen Driving Safety Programs since the 2010 case study in “Tuning into Mom: Understanding America’s Most Powerful consumer”.  State Farm’s  programs, including the Steer Clear Discount Program, seek to help teens become safer... Read more »
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