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In my last blog, Marketing Fashion to the Youth, Part 1, I discussed how ideas of fashion and exclusivity are changing due to shifting consumer values, especially among the youth. In this blog I want to discuss why fashion matters to the youth and explore youth marketing strategies brands can use to appeal to college students and teens.
Fashion is a major form of self expression for the youth. Through clothing and accessories people can express their individuality. Leandra Medine, author of the Man Repeller fashion blog, explains why you choose to don certain items: “You’re wearing it because you bought it because you loved it because in some distant Cosmo, it represented a piece of who you are. Or at the very least, who you want to be.”
Music festivals make excellent venues for off-campus experiential marketing, as they draw large crowds of people who want an experience.
The youth have always had a fascination with music. In fact, a large portion of the music created today is made with the youth in mind. They eagerly consume it and use it as an outlet to vent their anger and frustrations. Oftentimes the youth feel misunderstood by their parents, by older generations, and even by themselves. They listen to music to feel understood and connected with their peers and the world at large. Through music they can experience their hopes and desires, and feel reassured.
Advertising youth to college students is an effective marketing approach. Develop a college marketing strategy that embraces the notion of living in the moment and celebrates youthfulness.
Youth References in Pop Music
The youth tend to believe they are invincible; that they will stay young forever and that old age is far away. College students—though still part of the youth demographic—begin to recognize that aging is inevitable. They embrace the idea of living in the moment as a way to combat their fear of aging and to make the most out of their youthful years. Ke$ha’s song “Die Young” takes this idea of embracing life to the fullest and runs with it: