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How to Market to Generation-Y

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Presentation from MIchael McQueen, author of "The New Rules of Engagement", delivered to Digital Wollongong on November 3rd 2010.

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How to Market to Generation-Y

  1. 1. Marketing to Generation Y by Michael McQueen
  2. 2. Generations of the 20th Century Description Birth years Current age Builders Early 1900s – mid 1940s Over 65 Baby Boomers Mid 1940s – Mid 1960s 45 – 64 Generation X Mid 1960s – Early 1980s 29 – 44 Generation Y Early 1980s – Late 1990s 10 – 28 Generation Z Late 1990s - ? Age 9 & under © 2010 The Nexgen Group Pty Ltd P: 1300 701 915 www.TheNexgenGroup.com
  3. 3. 5 Defining Attitudes of Gen Y 1. Truth is Relative 2. Life is mean to be Easy 3. Respect must be Earned © 2010 The Nexgen Group Pty Ltd P: 1300 701 915 www.TheNexgenGroup.com
  4. 4. 5 Defining Attitudes of Gen Y 4. I don’t care how much you know till I know how much you care 5. Communication is about function not form © 2010 The Nexgen Group Pty Ltd P: 1300 701 915 www.TheNexgenGroup.com
  5. 5. Marketing to Generation Y 1. Communicate through them not to them © 2010 The Nexgen Group Pty Ltd P: 1300 701 915 www.TheNexgenGroup.com
  6. 6. © 2010 The Nexgen Group Pty Ltd P: 1300 701 915 www.TheNexgenGroup.com
  7. 7. 5 keys to Successful Viral Campaign © 2010 The Nexgen Group Pty Ltd P: 1300 701 915 www.TheNexgenGroup.com
  8. 8. 5 keys to Successful Viral Campaign 1. Entertaining © 2010 The Nexgen Group Pty Ltd P: 1300 701 915 www.TheNexgenGroup.com
  9. 9. 5 keys to Successful Viral Campaign 2. Shocking or surprising © 2010 The Nexgen Group Pty Ltd P: 1300 701 915 www.TheNexgenGroup.com
  10. 10. 5 keys to Successful Viral Campaign 3. Random © 2010 The Nexgen Group Pty Ltd P: 1300 701 915 www.TheNexgenGroup.com
  11. 11. 5 keys to Successful Viral Campaign 4. Effortless © 2010 The Nexgen Group Pty Ltd P: 1300 701 915 www.TheNexgenGroup.com
  12. 12. 5 keys to Successful Viral Campaign 5. Real © 2010 The Nexgen Group Pty Ltd P: 1300 701 915 www.TheNexgenGroup.com
  13. 13. 2. Use Stories to Persuade and Educate 3. Beware of Online Boundaries © 2010 The Nexgen Group Pty Ltd P: 1300 701 915 www.TheNexgenGroup.com
  14. 14. Michael McQueen The Nexgen Group ___________________________________________________ info@thenexgengroup.com Phone: 1300 701 915 www.TheNexgenGroup.com © 2010 The Nexgen Group Pty Ltd P: 1300 701 915 www.TheNexgenGroup.com

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