Four generations make up the majority of our society, each of them shaped by the complex political and social environments of their time, and influenced by technological advancements. Their opinions and responses to marketing differ greatly, thus identifying the target market is an important part of any marketing plan. Here are a few things to keep in mind when marketing to each of these generations:
The years which define each generation vary across the globe. While this is largely generalised advice, the take home message is that there are recognisable differences between the consumers of each generation and it is important to take this into consideration when marketing to a particular demographic. Marketing messages and strategies should be crafted in a way that resonates with your target customers. Knowing your customers and understanding what they value is essential.