Smart marketing is gender fluid: What brands can learn from beauty

Gen Zs love to express themselves, and what better way than with makeup? Makeup offers Gen Zs the ideal product to represent all sides of themselves—free from gender norms and stereotypes. But non-beauty brands can also embrace gender fluidity in their campaigns. It all begins with an open mind. 

Ephemeral content: The long-lasting impact of short-lived marketing

Content that has an expiration date used to be a bad thing, but that's not so anymore. Ephemeral content platforms are changing the game with messages that are short-lived but frequent, and brands that are mastering the medium are earning the attention of Gen Z.

Forward-thinking brands are helping students (and how yours can, too)

When it comes to making purchase decisions, Gen Zs care about both a brand’s products AND its purpose. But if your brand is not aligned with a cause don’t fret—one easy way to get started with cause marketing is by making Gen Z students your cause.  

Is VSCO sneaking up on Instagram as Gen Z’s fave image app?

For years, Instagram has reigned supreme over image-based app platforms. But, an up-and-coming photo editing app that’s a hit with Gen Zers might finally give Instagram a run for its money.  

Why pop-up stores are turning up on Gen Z’s radar

Pop-up stores transform shopping into an experience that gets Gen Zs talking (and buying). Plus, temporary spaces create a sense of urgency to visit now—or suffer some serious FOMO.

Sephora’s new influencer program is Gen Z marketing at its finest

When it comes to social media marketing, Gen Zs prefer to follow home-grown influencers over celebrities. Here’s how the #SephoraSquad influencer program is tapping into this trend.

Inclusivity and diversity in Gen Z marketing

Gen Z is the most diverse generation in history. Shifting your marketing strategy to be more inclusive will engage them more than all the Instagram ads you can buy. Here’s how to do it.

Why we're candy crushing on SweeTARTS (and Gen Z should be, too)

Even a candy born in the Baby Boomer era can reinvent itself for Gen Z. Here's why we think SweeTARTS' new "Be Both" campaign is seriously sweet—and why Gen Z is bound to eat it right up.  

Content-infused ecommerce is a winning formula for Gen Z brands

When it comes to drawing Gen Z to your brand, selling to them isn’t enough—you need to win them over with engaging storytelling that reflects your brand identity. Here are four Gen Z-focused companies killing it with content.  

Is Gen Z killing segmentation as we know it?

Gen Zs pride themselves on their individuality, and they have a very fluid definition of self. They don't define themselves by tidy demographic segments, and as a marketer, you shouldn't either.  

Five brands that rock Gen Z marketing on Instagram

In order to engage Gen Z, brands are embracing creative Instagram marketing that helps them stand out in the feed. Here are five examples of Insta content at its best to help inspire your social media marketing.

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