Data For Good: Nurturing The New Relationship Between Consumers And Their Online Privacy

How serious are you about online privacy management? As digital citizens, we leave an ever-growing breadcrumb trail of personal data behind us every minute of every day. And through recent years – and recent scandals – this has increasingly troubled us. In 2013, 56% of internet users were concerned about the internet eroding their personal online privacy. By 2019, this online privacy crisis had climbed to 61%. Fast-forward to 2020, however, and the pattern has muddied. Some privacy concerns have actually declined in…

Out with the New, in with the Old: Nostalgia’s Increasing Role in Content, Personalization, and Consumer Choice

In a digital world where consumers can have nearly every novelty, we’re seeing something old and familiar to catch their eye. This trend is nostalgia, and it’s hot across the board; think retired logos reemerging, vinyl sales surging, and Netflix’s top 80s-throwback show Stranger Things. But there’s more to nostalgia than these big generational touchstones. Throughout the research we’ve conducted this past year, we’ve seen nostalgia emerge in sometimes unexpected places. It may be one of the biggest weapons in the TV…

Generation Z: Self-Care Is More Than a Hashtag

As a culture and society obsessed with youth, we pay a lot of attention to the next generation. Generation Z, the youngest cohort of consumers are now coming of age - and shaking things up in the process. Much of the attention around these young consumers has focused on how tech-savvy they are. Gen Zs are the Digital Natives, the true social media generation, the kids who live-stream any moment, be it meaningful or mundane. But the role of technology in the lives of Gen Zs spreads far beyond the obvious. And as they grow…