For businesses that want to take advantage of this year’s back-to-school season, here is a wide range of easy-to-use solutions.
The back-to-school season has always presented unique opportunities for brands. But the return to classes this school year will be unlike any other. Today, the pandemic situation is improving across the region and, with lockdown measures easing off, students are excited to be heading back to school, to see their friends, and to embark on a new academic year.
However, that last-minute rush to upgrade wardrobes, get new hairstyles, and stock up on all the much-needed supplies is a feeling that is all too familiar. All of these things are necessities before the start of the school year but what are back-to-school shoppers looking for? Here are some top insights to help brands better understand TikTok users as they prepare to return to their classrooms this autumn.
Parents are the gatekeepers
First things first: Find the parents and guardians. Did you know that more than half of TikTok users in the region are parents of a school-age child? In 2021, TikTok has become a platform for everyone. Marketers are turning to this community to reach the gatekeepers who make the household purchasing decisions—and who have the money to spend. Parents look to TikTok to get new ideas for their kids, scouring the platform and discovering new products for their families to enjoy.
Did you know:
More than 50% of TikTok users in the region are parents.
More than 58% of those parents fall in the medium to high-income segment, with the majority falling within the high-income bracket.
Students search for inspiration
It’s not just the parents that turn to TikTok for new ideas—so do the mobile-first generation. From cute accessories to high-tech school supplies, TikTok makes it easy to find the biggest trends and must-have gear. Some of the students’ favorites in MENAT include:
Getting started on TikTok is easy
For businesses that want to take advantage of this year’s back-to-school season, here is a wide range of easy-to-use solutions — plus all the guidance needed to create successful marketing campaigns that truly connect with parents and students on TikTok.
Best practices on targeting: Parents
Back-to-school is different with TikTok
That excitement of the first day back to school after the long summer break, of seeing friends and plunging back into the swirling social dynamics, is a feeling even stronger than usual for kids. TikTok helps the younger generation find that place where they belong by connecting them (and their parents!) with a community that shares their interests and passions. And it’s in this magic moment of connection where brands can truly shine by providing the inspiration that the TikTok community is looking for.
Whether your business sells clothing, laptops, shoes, or snacks, you can reach your target audience with popular hashtags and powerful solutions. By using TikTok to transform consumers into participants and ambassadors, brands can turn back-to-school into a brilliant marketing success.