How Can Your Brand Become As Irresistible As Taylor Swift?

Love her or hate her, Taylor Swift is here to stay. She’s currently the highest paid woman in the music business, has won countless awards and Fortune Magazine recognized her as the 6th greatest leader of today…all at 25! She has 50 million followers on Instagram and 64.8 million on Twitter. Whether or not you like her as an artist, she’s a lot more than that. She is a brand, and there’s a lot marketers could learn from her to become more irresistible.

Here are four things that put Taylor Swift’s I-Factor off the charts:

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Irresistible Brand Marketing: What Makes a Product Irresistible to Millennial Parents, or Not Irresistible Learn what millennials want and do not want from marketers

The upper range of Millennials (25-34) are now becoming parents. In fact, nearly 11 million Millennials have already mastered the art of changing diapers.

The parents of this generation are unlike any other, and brands must adapt to reach them.

Here are 4 things brands should keep in mind when speaking to Millennial parents

  1. Speak The Truth

Make sure your product delivers what it claims. If you say you’re 100% organic, you must be able to back it up. With a wealth of information at their fingertips, Millennials can see right through a brand’s dishonesty.

Be real. Millennial parents don’t want to hear about celebrity moms who shed their baby weight the first week after birth. Unlike Mila Kunis and Gwyneth Paltrow, they don’t have the luxury of personal trainers.

Parenting is messy and far from perfect. Be open and honest about the challenges of parenthood and Millennials will embrace your brand with open arms.

  1. Appeal To All Types Of Parents

Millennial parents are diverse and your brand’s marketing should reflect that. You’re speaking to interracial couples, same-sex couples, single parents, and parents of all different races. Reflect the true diversity in your marketing materials, and your brand will succeed.

And don’t forget dad! Gone are the days of focusing only on mom as the parent who raises the children. A growing number of fathers are taking a more central role at home. Avoid the “mister mom” stereotype and deliver a fair portrayal of the Millennial dad that makes him proud to stay at home.

  1. Know their Online Habits

Marketing to millenials must include social media. 84 percent of millennial moms get recommendations from trusted peers, and 60 percent of mothers use social media. It’s crucial to pay attention to what moms are saying online. Parents also love sharing every moment of their child’s growth on social media.

The top five favorite websites among millennial parents are Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Ebay. Make sure your brands have a presence on those sites.

  1. Give a Damn

Nope, that’s not a misprint. Brands need to give a damn about Millennial parents to earn their trust. To get them to truly like your brand, you have to do something good for someone or something they care about.

Whether you provide food for the homeless, support an anti-bullying campaign, or help a child in need, Millennial parents will take notice and show their approval of your brand in dollar signs.

Irresistible Social Media Marketing The Secret to Why We Share

Image/Infographic source: Domosphere

We share endlessly, but there are really just 3 main motivators as to why. Buzzfeed’s CRO, Lee Brown, summarized it best in his interview with Adweek. When it comes to content, the company categorizes our sharing habits in 3 buckets:

  1. Identity (“This is so me!”)
  2. Emotional Gift (“This made me LOL and I want to share it”)
  3. Information

We all know the feeling of being compelled to share something, whether it’s a personality quiz your best friend sent you, a hilarious video you stumbled on in your newsfeed or a favorite recipe. In fact, according to Domosphere, every single minute we collectively “send out 277,000 tweets; share 2,460,000 pieces of content on Facebook; post 216,000 new photos on Instagram; and upload 72 hours of new video on YouTube.” (see infographic)

And while some may argue that we are in an age of oversharing, I feel more often than not, we actually selectively share online so as to represent ourselves in a certain light.

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