Renting furniture: quite possibly the ultimate Gen Z lifehack

What's old is new again. While rental furniture is not a new concept, the rental market is ripe for innovation right now. First-time Gen Z apartment-dwellers are leading the way.

Gen Z is ready to put a diamond ring on it. But only if it’s man-made.

For Gen Z, conscious consumerism doesn’t apply just to fashion and personal care, it applies to luxury items like diamonds as well. Some prudent brands are taking note. The result? What used to take 3 billion years now takes two weeks. Yes, we’re talking about lab-grown diamonds.

Gen Z won't take one-size-fits-all for an answer when it comes to clothes

Gen Z wants clothes — and clothing brands — that make them feel comfortable in their own skin.

A sneak peek inside one Gen Zer's makeup bag

The beauty industry has been growing like crazy, fueled by a crop of independent brands that Gen Zs adore. To understand how Gen Z discovers new brands and what they look for in cosmetics and skincare products, we asked a Gen Z what's in her makeup bag. Here's what she said.  

These three Gen Z brands did Black Friday a little differently

A holiday that once focused solely on deals and discounts is becoming more interesting and meaningful than its original intent — and we largely have Gen Z to thank for that. Here are three retail brands that embraced Gen Z’s unique approach to Black Friday shopping.

Experiential retail for couch potatoes? Gen Zers are onboard.

Gen Z craves stores that function halfway between retail outlets and retail playgrounds. Here’s how one NYC-based store is reinventing couch buying as a form of experiential retail.

Gen Z wants transparency about where their clothes come from

  Most apparel consumers don’t know how or where their clothes are made. But with Gen Z social media users demanding more transparency from their favorite apparel brands, we may be witnessing a sea-change in the way that fashion retailers operate.

Five marketing myths about Gen Z, debunked

Every generation of consumers comes with its own set of misconceptions about what they like — and what they don’t. Here are five commonly held beliefs about Gen Z that marketers ought to reconsider.

Gen Z: Black Friday is back, and so is Thanksgiving dinner

With each coming generation, media pundits like to obsess over all the industries, hobbies and passions that are bound to be “killed off”. Gen X was accused of killing the radio business, for example, and Millennials are still regularly accused of “destroying marriage”. Now it’s Gen Z’s turn in the barrel. Over the last few years, Gen Zers have been charged with killing off everything from in-store shopping to television to football. And while it’s pretty clear how (and why) all these things can — and will! — survive Gen Z, the same can’t be said for everything. Take Black Friday for instance. Is there a future for it under Gen Z’s watch, or will it go the way of the compact disc? 

Three brands that get an A+ for creative Gen Z marketing

So the year is 2018, and Target is suddenly in the business of producing consumer electronics. Meanwhile, Taco Bell is producing its own line of designer apparel. And IKEA, after opening a low-priced boutique hotel in Sweden, is thinking about opening a second one in... Connecticut? Remind me again... Whose version of the future are we living in now? Gen Z’s, that’s whose.

13 questions for a Gen Zer on what makes her tick

To be successful in marketing these days, brands need to do a better job of understanding Gen Z.  But how do Gen Zers act? Rather than provide examples from other marketers or the numbers behind different studies, we decided to sit down with a member of Gen Z and have her tell you for herself.  This is your opportunity to hear from a Gen Zer on how she thinks, how she chooses to spend her time and dollars, and what makes her tick.

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