Why does it matter that I am a “millennial”? It’s rare to find me on my soapbox (ha) but one (let’s just say it: insignificant in the grand scheme of things) irritation I’ve nurtured lately is with brands pitching to “millennials.” Millennials will love this, they say. This has been designed and developed with MILLENNIALS in mind. Millennials are super socially conscious and ethical and love having a personalised experience. Do they?
I read A LOT on the subject of marketing, and see a lot about ‘digital transformation’, ‘disruption’, ‘the rise of big data’, and, y’know, technology trampling all over everything we thought we knew and changing the ‘landscape’ and completely overturning how we market products to consumers. (We don’t! Consumers market products to us now! Wait, what?)