Is Mass Marketing Dead? Essay

899 Words May 10th, 2013 4 Pages
Is "Mass Marketing" Dead?

I am in the mindset to believe that mass marketing is becoming less and less significant and is on the road to meeting its demise. The idea of Mass marketing is for a company to get its message across to as many people as they can, and by doing this, they will filter out those who are not interested in their product, while still getting others who are interested to become customers, and then hopefully advocates. The only problem with this is that so many companies have used this approach throughout the years that many people are beginning to find ways to completely ignore these messages and ads all together.
In my opinion, technology is a huge factor in mass marketing being on its way “out the door”. With
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Communication has also changed mass marketing. The cost of communication is declining so this enables marketers to send more and more messages to their target audience. This is another deterrent for mass marketers, as in order to communicate with the people that you want to target, you need to make sure that the message you are intending to deliver is well thought out and detailed. This is against the normal practice of mass marketing, as in the past mass marketers used generic messages to draw consumers in. Niche Marketers have taken advantage of cheap communication as they make sure they are only reaching out to certain markets depending on their product. They understand that you cannot bombard people with information as it comes off as intrusive, and they know that only spending money to communicate with audiences that you want to have will help them be the most successful.
Different tactics have proven over the years to draw consumers in. These tactics have proven that there is not a bright future for mass marketing. The idea behind successful marketing now, is to not tell someone that a product will make them happy, but it is about showing them how a product will make them happy. An example of how this shift in marketing has occurred is with what Samsung did for its’ customers at random airports. Samsung didn’t put up giant billboards and come up with a catchy song to draw any and every person to their product, they instead targeted those who

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