BCAMA Youth Marketing Event Provides Insights on Teens and the Internet



    VANCOUVER, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - At a recent breakfast session hosted by the
BCAMA, over 150 marketers attended to hear Steve Mossop, President, Market
Research Canada West with Ipsos Reid and Angela Scardillo, Vice President,
Client Services with DDB Vancouver, 'Managing Director, DDB Kid Think' provide
the most current research on teens and the internet. Both shared their
insights on Interactive Teens (ages 12 to 17) - what they are doing on-line
and how to reach them.
    The research from Ipsos Reid shows that the internet is important in
teens' social life. They use it to socialize and connect with friends, as an
'entertainment vehicle', and to catch up on what they have missed in areas
such as the entertainment world and sports. The internet also allows youth to
have a voice, and possibly become 'famous'. Their research indicates that the
top three activities youth are doing on-line are socializing, downloading
music and gaming.
    "Young people don't separate their lives into on-line and off-line, so
marketers shouldn't separate their marketing initiatives that way either,"
said Angela Scardillo. She emphasized that marketers should "use on-line
marketing as part of a holistic approach to reach this audience."

    
    To reach the youth market Angela recommends following the six points:
     1.  Be simple and relevant
     2.  Be entertaining
     3.  Give youth a voice
     4.  Let them personalize
     5.  Make them want to share it
     6.  Be credible
    

    Angela pointed out that "If you do it right, your brand will become part
of their lives."

    The BC Chapter of the American Marketing Association (www.bcama.com) has
been the province's leading marketing source since 1955. With approximately
500 members, the BCAMA is a non-profit association made possible by a
dedicated team of volunteers including Board Members, Committee Members and
Sponsors. As one of the most highly regarded chapters in North America, BCAMA
was awarded with the prestigious international "Chapter of the Year" in 1995,
1996, "Chapter of Excellence" in 1997, special merits in 2004 and 2006, and a
"Membership Merit Award" in 2007.

    For more information on the BCAMA and upcoming events visit bcama.com,
email info@bcama.com, or call 604.983.6AMA (6262).





For further information:

For further information: Heather Phillips, BCAMA Director of Marketing
Communications, Tel: (604) 928-4358, Email: hphillips@gmail.com, bcama.com

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