With fall in full swing, the holiday season is already top-of-mind for most marketers. While it’s easy to become consumed by preparing your year-end campaigns, don’t overlook these five digital trends that can make your brand stand out from the crowd, now and during the peak holiday season.
Whether for business or pleasure, millennial travel is on the rise. This group isn’t like their predecessors in terms of behavior, attitude or spending habits—which presents a unique and lucrative opportunity for travel brands. While millennials don’t represent the majority of travel spend yet, smart travel brands should begin to look at their engagement strategy to ensure they’re reaching this prized audience in a compelling way because they will likely become more and more lucrative as they age, their lifestyle changes and they advance in their careers. However, this isn’t necessarily an easy process as millennials expect a lot from brands in return for their attention and business. They crave distinctive and authentic experiences. The good news here is that travel brands are well positioned to provide millennials just that as travel is in and of itself a unique experience. So how can travel marketers create experiences that will build brand loyalty with millennials?
During my daily, eight-block voyage from the train station to the office, rarely do I take notice of the hundreds of signs enticing me to buy “the best coffee in the world” or take part in some “epic annual sale.” In order for a street sign to really capture my attention, it needs to be unique, creative and compelling. It needs to stand out from the dozens of others sharing the same sidewalk.