Shopping for the upcoming school year is now in session—and customers are expected to spend more than ever on both back-to-school and back-to-campus supplies, apparel, and accessories.
An email dings your inbox. The ask? Your boss wants you to lead the charge on a new back-to-school campaign. It needs to be “fresh and poppy,” have Gen Z appeal, and increase sales by 5%. It also must produce enough video and photography content for seamless marketing across dozens of channels, all while keeping customers engaged and your boss beaming.
You? Overwhelmed. How will you accomplish this Herculean task? What creative approach should your agency take—and how will you direct it?
A brand new generation (Gen Z!) and a good bit of swirling social pressure to have Insta-worthy selfies and dorm rooms means the back-to-college shopping season is a perfect storm for a range of retailers.
First, let’s let the math tell the story.