The rise of affinity networks: why marketers need to engage Gen Zers with non-disruptive ads

There's a widening gap between how marketers and younger audiences perceive advertising - and it could cost brands a fortune, unless they’re able to find new ways of engaging Gen Z audiences both online and in-app. When an entire generation prefers movie theater ads and outdoor signage over digital campaigns, you'd best pay attention.

Could Gen Z be the latest (and greatest) generation to land at your door?

Before we get into Gen Z, a word about generations.

Gen Z wants none of your marketing strategy

They want to be part of it.   If you’re a brand looking to convince Gen Zers to set aside their Snapchatting for the eight seconds it takes to earn their attention and lasting loyalty...then hats off to you, friend. You’ve entered into a brave, new world of student marketing where the rules of well-executed, omni-channel campaigns no longer fully apply.

6 ways restaurants can get Gen Z to the table

We surveyed 1,893 college students in the US this summer to give you a breakdown of Gen Z’s dining and eating habits. Here’s what we found out about Gen Z, the individuals born after 1995 who currently flex $44 billion in spending power (make that $829 billion if you include what their families spend on them), and will represent 40% of the population by 2020:

How restaurants can market to Gen Z

Marisa Allan, a Gen Z expert, sat down with Meg Hall from NCR to discuss all things marketing and Gen Z. Read some of the tips and strategies she's developed for navigating this hard-to-engage audience here. 

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