Purchasing as commitment: How brand values matter to Gen Z

When it comes to the future, Gen Z is hopeful but uncertain. In part two of our series on Gen Z and the future, we explore how Gen Z’s outlook plays a key role in their purchasing decisions—and what this means for brands.

What's in a name? For Gen Z, it's trust...

More and more, companies are using human-sounding brand names to appeal to Gen Zs. These names are easy to relate to—just like wrapping yourself in a brand blanket of warmth and familiarity.

Three questions brands should ask before speaking out on social issues

The idea that brands need to stand for something other than profits, has reached critical mass. Here are some things you should keep in mind before embarking on a socially-conscious marketing campaign.   

These shopping habits are key to understanding Gen Z

It’s the dawn of a new era in retail. It’s important for brands to understand what gets Gen Zs shopping — and what doesn’t.  

How marketers can help Gen Zs prepare for tomorrow's economy

As technology evolves, so do the employment opportunities of the future. Marketers can do their part to help candidates prepare by providing ways for students to learn the next-generations skills they need -- directly from the companies they hope to work for.  

How to cut through noise and get Gen Zs listening? One word: music.

If you’re looking for a way to connect with Gen Z, there aren’t many better ways of doing it than through music.

Tomorrow can't wait: Gen Z's ready to save the Earth, right now

Gen Zs aren't waiting for others to stop climate change. They're taking the initiative right this moment — and some of their favorite brands are following suit.

Three key differences between Gen Z and Millennial social media habits

When you look at the specifics, you'll find remarkable differences between how Gen Z and Millennials understand and use social media.

Why health and wellness brands need to appeal to Gen Zers holistically

Between the resurgence of ‘80s and ‘90s sports brands Ellesse and Kappa, and the countless coffee shops filled with young people in yoga gear, it is fair to say that the athleisure trend is well and truly cemented in Gen Z culture. In fact, according to some, athleisure is the defining fashion trend of the 21st century so far.

When marketing to the most global generation ever, think local

Yes, it’s true: Gen Z is more global than previous generations. But that doesn’t mean they all share the same jokes, memes or slang. Just because Gen Z students frequent similar restaurants -- whether they’re New York or Sydney -- doesn’t mean they don’t have cultural differences.

How to make your brand resonate with Gen Z

Earlier this October, Alex Gallagher, CMO of UNiDAYS, spoke at Advertising Week in New York about the relationship between marketers and Generation Z — and the need for marketers to understand their own particular brand’s relation to Gen Z in all its depth, nuance and detail.

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