Joshua Iverson Raising Money For Jumpstart
iMediaSalesTeam's Founder, Joshua Iverson, will be running in the 2013 Boston Marathon and he'll be putting his hard work to good use. He is raising money for iMediaSalesTeam's 2013 official charity, Jumpstart. Jumpstart's mission is to ensure that every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. Every year, Jumpstart recruits and trains thousands of college students and community volunteers, called Corps members, to work with preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Throughout the school year, Corps members dedicate several hours each week with their partner children to implement Jumpstart's proven curriculum and develop the language, literacy, and social skills these children need to succeed in school and in life. To learn more about Jumpstart or to donate click here.
New Nielsen Report Declares Boomers the Most Valuable Generation
The Boomer Generation is 80 million strong and has always had the distinction as the largest generation in US history. And they dominated marketers' mindsets as they matured. But as the Boomers have aged and are moving beyond the coveted 18-49 category, marketers have stopped focusing on them. Which this report points out is probably not wise. The reality is Boomers are too valuable to ignore.
The Simple Math
The report highlights the facts that demonstrate that Boomers have the most and spend the most, that they are more tech savvy and more marketing-friendly than believed, but most importantly, that their business is winnable and losable. They are a much more sensitive and dynamic cohort than most realize.
In the next five years, Boomers are set to control 70 percent of the disposable income in the U.S. What's more, they stand to inherit $15 trillion in the next 20 years. And Boomers dominate 119 of 123 consumer packaged goods categories (94%). They spend close to 50% of all CPG dollars, yet it is estimated that less than 5% of advertising dollars are targeted to adults 35-64.
Boomers Are Into Technology
Boomers represent one-third of all online and social media users. Close to another third of them - 29 million - say that they are heavy users of the Internet with over 8 million of them spending 20+ hours a week online.
Beyond their traditional love of television, it is the Boomers' increasing presence of free time that is driving their heavy media consumption. They are consumers who consume media because they like to and they can.
Television viewership increases with age, and the Boomers remain one of the medium's top viewing groups. On average, they spend 174 hours a month watching television, second only to the Traditionalists 65+ who log 205 hours of viewing per month.
Highlights from the Spring 2012 Student Monitor Lifestyle & Media Report
Twice per year the Student Monitor publishes its Lifestyle & Media Report. The report details what college students are watching, reading and listening to.
Overall the report indicates yet again that college students are active consumers, with the interest, resources and mobility to shop for a wide variety of products and services. And the Spring 2012 study found that compared to last year college students have more money to spend. There were increases found for monthly discretionary spending (up 15% to $225), annual personal earnings (also up 15% to $4,809) and of the 50% that receive money from home also had an increase (up 19% to $315 per month). 9% are employed full time and almost half (46%) are employed part time.
The majority are studying Business (11%), followed by Engineering (7%), Health Professions (7%), Biology (6%), Education (5%) and Psychology (5%) continue to be the most common majors. One in four believe they will need more than four years to complete their undergraduate degree.
College Students spend a lot of time using technology – computers and cell phones are a campus staple. They do still find time to watch TV with Comedy Central, ABC, ESPN, FOX and MTV as the students’ favorite networks. But the majority are not watching their favorite TV shows on a TV set, as less than half (40%) of the time spent watching television is spent watching with a traditional TV set.
The impact of technology:
Most commonly visited sites:
The five most commonly reported past week’s activities include;
Students as consumers:
We are excited to announce a new strategic partnership with Reptide Media!
iMediaSalesTeam and Reptide Media have come together in a powerful strategic partnership that expands the reach for brands and advertisers. In a fast evolving digital marketplace, brands are discovering the ability to scale campaigns across audience segments like never before. Reptide Media’s focus on the valuable 18-34 year old marketplace plus iMediaSalesTeam’s expansive reach into the boomer audience (age 45+) creates an effective, efficient, and powerful force in the digital advertising marketplace.
For more information contact:
Joshua R. Iverson