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.
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.
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.
If you’re looking for a way to connect with Gen Z, there aren’t many better ways of doing it than through music.
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.
When you look at the specifics, you'll find remarkable differences between how Gen Z and Millennials understand and use social media.
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.
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.
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.
In the age of buzzword bingo, every CMO is bombarded with news of groundbreaking technologies and new trends. While I haven’t achieved CMO status just yet, I’m still targeted with a barrage of ads and messaging on LinkedIn about the “Top Five Things Every CMO Needs to Know About…. (fill in the blank) SEO, AI, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Chatbots, VR/AR” or whatever other hot online topic happens to be circulating that moment.
Want to know something that’s even harder than marketing to Gen Z? Becoming an entrepreneur. Yet that’s precisely what 97% of Gen Z in the UK aspire to do according to an Open University study. And that’s not the half of it. “This is a generation that has actively had entrepreneurial opportunities growing up – in many ways, if you’ve grown up managing your personal brand on Instagram, you’re much better wired to think of yourself as an individual brand” says Arun Sundararajan, a business professor at New York University.