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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.”
College newspaper advertising delivers your ad into the hands of students.
One of the most efficient and effective ways of reaching college students is through their college newspaper. It is the most widespread publication on campus, specifically catering to students. It contains the latest news, activities, and events pertaining to students and their school. If your company is pursuing college marketing ideas, college newspaper advertising should be high on the list.
By advertising in college newspapers throughout the country, your ad will be seen by the youth nationwide. This can be key in increasing sales and making your brand known throughout the youth market. This is a great way of marketing to the youth because it is a medium they love to partake in. College newspapers allow students to stay connected with their school and their community, and they students reading their campus newspapers.
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: