Like everything these days, time and technology have changed the wedding industry and the impact it has on those around it. What used to be a more intimate event that people were invited to has now become more of an all-inclusive and all-consuming planning event for Gen Y -- which in turn, gives marketers a greater opportunity to think more broadly and capture dollars and mindshare.
Our research continues to support the validity and effectiveness of these fundamentals and we believe the three basic tenets below will help guide your marketing efforts through the changes we are witnessing. These oldies but goodies will get you back into the hearts of your Gen Y consumers.
Apparel manufacturers should take note of the need for more nooks and crannies to house wallets, cell phones and other personal items that are deemed either too important or too essential to be left in a backpack by young males.
Millennials could be your next growth opportunity if you can appeal to the right sensibilities today. Gen Y-ers are looking for brands that offer confidence and familiarity, that solidify and reinforce their values and that provide smart solutions to the either/or obstacles they fac