On the October 18 – 24, 2010 edition of Bloomberg Businessweek, there was an article entitled Etiquette School for Dummies, later on titled Why Etiquette Schools Are Thriving at Businessweek’s website.
After reading this article and seeing the comparison above (which I wonder why does not include any mention of the context of when the picture was taken), I was wondering one thing: “Why do the Baby Boomers are so angry at Gen Y and the Millenials?”
The Millennials (or Generation-Y) demographic have proved to be an interesting group that we’ve tried to reach. I’m sure we’ve all read and even seen how different this generation is from previous ones. Whether that is in the workplace, on the street and even at home (for those of you who have siblings or even Gen-Y kids), you can tell there is something different about them.
The Millennials have also been the hot-topic in the marketing world. How can you market to a generation that is absolutely everywhere but with no traditional usage of media as opposed to previous generations. The way they read, watch TV and use the internet is different. They might be doing a combination of these, so marketing to them is just being overshadowed by their multi-tasking abilities, but they’re also as likely not to do any of them, so reaching them seems to be near impossible.
As a Millennial and member of Generation-Y myself, I’m going to provide you with 3 insights of how to market to Millennials.