Looking for a reason to head to SxSW in 2015?…
Advertising in digital media will, without a doubt, become a very tough gig. The newspaper model squashed onto the 2nd screen (i.e. computers) will eventually run its course as the generations beyond Gen Y/Gen C begin to be the key targets for advertisers and product marketing.
These generations will have only known a world crowded with messages from all angles, and their ability to develop blind spot and focus on what’s important to them will be like no other. This is a generation where the magazine or newspaper are very secondary. It’ll be about the 3rd screen (mobile) and choice. Advertisers will be forced to develop:
- meaningful, relevant and targeted campaigns
- marketing initiatives that add value to the user
- innovative approaches to messaging
But I’m sure most people think they’re doing that already. Fuck whether it’s ‘old media’ or ‘new media’ — just close your mouth for one second: start listening, start valuing the conversations around you, and take note.