From a report by MediaPost entitled “5 Trends for 2014 (And Beyond):
One trend is “Random is the New Funny:”
“Humor has always had a strong influence on teen consumers, but lately it’s taken on a whole new tone. While adults scratch their heads at the latest video from Ylvis, teens (and the rest of the youth population) are cracking up. Random humor has become mainstream and youth marketers are starting touse it to great effect, from Skittles’s long-running campaign to Kmart’s recent commercial puns to the Dodge Durango spots featuring Ron Burgundy. The tactic is key for youth marketers today; with teens’ media saturated lives, it takes random, unexpected humor to grab their attention. This trend gives marketers the freedom to try just about anything in their ads, which can be a blessing (when an idea works) and a curse (when a concept falls flat). As an added bonus for advertisers that take the risk and succeed, teens love to share random humor, helping to spread the marketing message.” Source.
So possibly that random youth ministry idea you have could speak to that targeted group of teens you’ve been praying and seeking God for.It’s hard to plan random. Marketers succeed and fail at it all the time. The good news for us is the Holy Spirit plants random thoughts into us all the time. Perhaps your random thought could be Holy-Spirit-inspired to impact lives.
Of course, your goal is not to be funny. And of course, you will pass your random thought pass those respected advisors you have surrounding you and you will listen to all of their input.
Right here, right now: be inspired to a Wild Frontier thought.