It’s one of those new buzz words like snap chat and LOL, you hear the term “millennial” everywhere – but just who are we talking about? According to the Pew Center for Research, millennials are defined as people born between 1981-1996, so they are presently between the ages of 22-37.Typically, when advertisers think of this core age group, they think of young, fresh, hip- everything that is au courant. So, what better way to describe my vocal sense than millennial and conversational?
Whether we’re talking about commercials on tv or radio, eLearning, or a YouTube narration, what better way to establish your product or company as relevant than to use the millennial sound? Consumers are looking for lots of qualities in advertising, but a huge piece of the puzzle is when it is relatable. Millennials relate quite well to other millennials, so across the board it works well to cast a millennial sounding voiceover actor or actress.
According to a Forbes article from September 2017, there are over 80 million millennials in the United States alone with a combined purchasing power of over $200 billion per year. People like relate to voices that represent them, so with the millennials comprising such a huge market force, it makes good business sense to cast millennials in projects, from 6 second YouYube bumpers to 30 second tv spots- the conversational read epitomizes this trend.