Press Release: October 5 2010 Los Angeles CA -Fresh data revealing social networking patterns and preferred types of advertising among 13-25-year-olds across the United States shows that 58.1% of the youth marketplace let corporate brands become friends/followers on their social network profiles -a percentage that has increased in the last 2 years. Percentages are slightly higher among males compared with females and peak among specific age groups.

What this indicates is the importance of brands that can successfully become a part of the lifestyle of youth markets as young people friend such brands as a status symbol recognizing their credibility. This also illustrates the importance and on-going race for youth brands to become ingrained in lifestyle elements of the marketplace including social media as an important point of connection. On the flip side of this however is the careful line drawn if this savvy marketplace suspects anything that smacks of insincerity.

This information along with preferred types of advertising the most effective sponsorship measures and viral marketing are a part of the “Advertising and Sponsorship Report” in Label Networks’ Fall Youth Culture Study illustrating how youth culture is connecting with brands today in America.

“Quantifying and seeing the shifts in advertising that are most effective and least effective makes this Study a vital tool towards integrating with this new generation of consumers ” explains Tom Wallace President of Label Networks producers of the Study and a leader in global youth culture intelligence and research-based branding strategies. “Aspects such as effective social networking and advertising viral marketing via preferred types of sponsorship and how where and why youth culture connects with some brands and not others provides invaluable insight especially when navigating today’s difficult economy.”

Often touted as the favorite Youth Culture Study of Label Networks’ seasonal trio of primary data and analysis of consumer insights including the Spring and Summer Youth Culture Studies the Fall Study includes many sections such as Advertising and Sponsorship that brands find very timely especially when planning for the following year.

Other key aspects of the Fall Youth Culture Study includes the Green Marketing and Humanitarian section covering marketing volunteerism and non-profits an entire section devoted to Action Sports and the changing Size of Markets plus changes in spending and preferred brands in Fashion Footwear T-shirts and Denim.

Highlights from the Advertising and Sponsorship Effectiveness Report in the Fall Youth Culture Study 2010 include:
Preferred Types of Advertising and Least Preferred Types plus Differences by Gender and Age Groups
Best Ways Youth Market Feels Brands Can Connect with Them
Social Networks and Corporate Brands and Which Demographics are Most Effected by Various New Media Campaigns
Best and Fastest Ways that Youth Market Passes Along Information including News Advertising Trends
Culture Jamming Street Art Marketing and Viral Marketing that Resonate with Youth Culture Today
Green Marketing through Eco and Humanitarian Initiatives including Top Concerns Non-Profits Eco-Fashion Volunteerism Rebels through Making a Difference
The Best ONE Thing a Sponsor Can Do to Grab Youth Market’s Attention
Effects of Sponsorship Effectiveness including Retention Pass-along Rate

Results in the Study are provided in colorful charts and graphs by topline then cross-tabulated by gender and again by 4 different age groups. Comparative analysis written in “Macro Trend” editorials by Label Networks’ Youth Culture Experts provide a quick snapshot of key findings including historical analysis visuals and pull-quotes for fast effective understanding.

For businesses looking to maximize their advertising marketing and sponsorship strategies as they pertain to the youth marketplace Label Networks’ Fall Youth Culture Study 2010 including the Advertising and Sponsorship Report provides the most timely and insightful information available for brands and agencies planning fresh campaigns that connect and resonate with this new generation. For subscription information email; or call (323) 630-4000.

The margin of error for the data in the Fall Youth Culture Study 2010 is less than 2.5% at a confidence level of 95%.