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App Annie Releases New Gen Z Report With Insights on Winning Over the Mobile Generation

App Annie, the leading mobile data and analytics company, released a report on Generation Z, How to Build a Winning Gen Z Strategy on Mobile, that reveals the mobile habits of this generation to help businesses understand and cater to this group. Gen Z is quickly becoming one of the world's most powerful consumer segments - as one of the youngest generations, Gen Z amounts to a third of the world's population and controls an estimated spending power of $143 billion annually. With 98 percent of Gen Z owning a smartphone,…

Element451 Relieves Pandemic-Battered Colleges and Universities with Release of Pre-Built Content, Designs, and Automations Now Available in…

The edtech startup introduces Packs, a free product folded into Element451, its powerful customer relationship management software Colleges and universities beleaguered by the pandemic can now find relief in Packs from higher education software creators Element451. Even before the global health crisis, higher education faced formidable challenges. The pool of college-bound students has been shrinking and costs have been rising. The pandemic brought added stressors, mainly reductions in tuition-paying students. Indeed,…

Yubo, the Leading Social Space for Gen Z, Opens New London HQ

Announced new hire of major product and safety leads for the UK and across the globe Yubo, the top platform for young people to socialise online, announces two new major hires who will form a part of the app’s new London office, further strengthening the business’ recent significant growth in the UK. The new members of the team include Benjamin Trigalou, former Product Lead for Waze who will lead design for Yubo, and Margaux Liquard, Yubo’s new Lead Safety Manager, whose former roles include prominent safety positions…

The Privacy Pendulum: How Millennial and Gen Z Perceptions of Search and Privacy are Changing

As digital natives and early adopters of the technologies that have shaped the 21st-century economy, Millennials and Generation Z are hardly tech skeptics. But amid high-profile data breaches and mounting scrutiny into how companies like Facebook and Google have harnessed users' data, young adults have grown more skeptical about data collection. These younger generations are increasingly distrustful that internet companies are responsible stewards of their most sensitive information, whether it’s being used to target users…

How Brands Can Connect with Gen Z through Social Media Marketing

Most Instagram users will be somewhat familiar with the fashion brand Revolve. The company has successfully used celebrities and mega influencers to boost brand awareness and turn the label into a billion-dollar success using Social Media Marketing. Revolve attributes its Influencer Marketing strategy with bringing in as much as $650 million to $700 million revenue a year - and now, it is further taking that approach to the next level, with the launch of a new, Gen Z focused label called Superdown. Revolve's approach…

Social Media’s Young Users Are Reshaping How Real ‘Power’ Works

In the hurly-burly of social media’s everyday onslaught of news, it can be difficult to ponder the much bigger picture. It’s easy to overlook how social media and it's Millennial and Gen Z audiences are transforming how power is wielded. It’s a complicated topic, but a new study suggests why Gen Z and Millennials are more important than ever, in concern with the brands that are their frequent partners. Viacom’s Velocity unit studied 11,000 people in eight countries for “Power In Progress,” which effectively connects a wide…

New Accenture Research Finds Leaders and Employees Hold Differing Views on Progress Toward Equality

Cutting the gap by half would boost global profits by US$3.7 trillion, along with workforce ambition and empowerment   A significant gap exists between the way leaders and employees view progress toward equality in their organizations, according to new research from Accenture. Closing the gap will yield substantial benefits for companies and their employees. The report, “Getting to Equal 2020: The Hidden Value of Culture Makers,” which includes research across 28 countries, found that organizations are at an inflection…

Unlocking Advertising Potential With the Power of Machine Learning

Capturing and maintaining consumers' short attention span is becoming increasingly difficult, especially with the rise of multi-screening. It was recently reported that 72% of people aged 16-24 use social media whilst they watch TV. This demonstrates how ingrained multi-screening behavior has become, particularly for Gen Z consumers. In today’s market where consumer attention is divided across multiple platforms and formats, only the most engaging and relevant advertising will resonate with audiences. Businesses are…

Mastercard Commits to Reaching 1 Million Women Entrepreneurs Through Path to Priceless Initiative

Company Curates Advisement, Mentorship and Community to Connect Women to Necessary Resources A desire to problem-solve lies at the heart of young women entrepreneurs and this desire starts at a young age. In fact, a recent study* commissioned by Mastercard found that fifty two percent of Gen Z and 44 percent of Millennial women cited being able to help others as an important factor in determining their future or current career path. Mastercard knows that women have the ideas and passion that can Start Something Priceless,…

Cassandra’s “The Culture Of Influence” Report Reveals What Makes An Influencer Effective With Gen Z And Millennials

Report Offers Insights on Influencer Impact on Gen Z and Millennial Purchasing Behavior A new trends report, "The Culture of Influence," released by Cassandra, ENGINE's insights and strategy group that studies trendsetting young consumers, reveals the key characteristics and strategies that drive the relationship between influencers and consumers. The report takes a deep dive into the influencer space today to understand what gives influencers their influence and what brands need to do to be successful in the space. It…

Best Tools to Connect with Gen Z on Instagram

As Generation Y grows older, a younger generation is now emerging into the workforce. Generation Z, or Gen Z, is anybody born from the mid-'90s to the mid-2000s, and they're the following age group to influence the buying process. By 2020, Gen Z is expected to account for 40% of entire customers. A study says "Age Z is one of the most impressive shopper powers in the market today. Their purchasing power is $44 billion and grows to $600 billion while considering the impact they have on their folks' spending. If you…

Connatix Research Shows Gen Z Prefers Multifaceted Content Experiences

Compared with Millennials, Gen X, and Baby Boomers, Gen Z prefers content that includes audio, video, polls, quizzes, and a means to comment and receive recommended stories Connatix, the next-generation video technology company for publishers, announced the findings of a study it conducted about the media consumption habits and preferences of Gen Z, that indicates members of this generation (aged up to 22 years) gravitate toward a "multifaceted content experience," rooted in user recommendations from a diverse set of…

4 Most Common Myths of In-Game Advertising Debunked

Marketers are always looking for new opportunities to tap into pop culture and gain access to significant audience volumes. Digital Advertising is set to cross a major milestone in the world of advertising as it is expected this year to overtake spending on traditional ads. Yet, gaming remains the biggest untapped market, with a potential audience of 2.4 billion gamers around the world. The last couple of years has seen an unprecedented rise in the market size of video gaming and esports. Consider this: the video gaming…

It’s Experiential, but Not as You Know It

Experiential Marketing has long been the thorn in a marketers' side. It’s logistically complicated, time-consuming and expensive. At the same time, when done right, experiential remains unmatched in its effectiveness — especially in reaching Millenials and Gen Z. For any brand wanting to survive in this digitally saturated market, experiential is non-negotiable. Until now, this has meant many CMOs doling out hundreds of thousands to agencies in the hopes they can get all the benefits of experiential, without the headaches…

For Brands, Sustainability Is the New Digital

The global population is the youngest it’s ever been, with 50 percent of the world aged 30 or under, and the top issue for this group is climate change. In fact, nearly nine out of 10 Gen Zers are worried about the environment. When you couple this with the massive spending power of Gen Z (in the US, Gen Z spends $44bn annually and influences a total of $600bn in household spend), one thing becomes clear: brands need to re-examine their approach to sustainability if they haven’t already. From 16-year-old activists Greta…

Is In-Game Advertising the Next Big Thing in AdTech?

Back in 2008, Barack Obama (then Senator) achieved a sort of firsts when his presidential campaign ads appeared in the popular EA game Burnout Paradise on Xbox 360. A billboard message inside the game encouraged players to register to vote. Obama realized back then what many brands are taking note of today: young audiences of 18 to 34-year-olds — which represent the core gamer group — are getting harder to reach via traditional advertising mediums such as television, and are instead spending a considerable amount of time…

The Changing Customer: Reaching Gen Z During the Super Bowl and Beyond

The Big Game continues to be the go-to venue for the world’s top brands to spar against each other for the public’s attention. Year after year, we’re blasted with 30-second, multi-million-dollar ads that not only seek to thrill, inspire, entertain and delight — but imprint themselves on our psyches. In the same way, NFL teams see the Super Bowl as the final test of the gridiron, brands and agencies see it as a winner-takes-all competition of television salesmanship. Gen Z is expected to account for 40 percent of all…

New Gen Z Data Brings Businesses a Critical Question: What’s Your Plan Z?

EY research uncovers five distinct Gen Z segments that employers and business leaders need to know Employers and business leaders take note: a one-size-fits-all approach to defining a generation will cost talent and customers. As Gen Z, the generation of those born between 1997 and 2007, begins to enter the workforce and flex its newfound spending power, connecting with them is critical. To do so, it is important to identify and acknowledge the differences within the generation — something many employers and…

App Annie Unveils the State of Mobile for 2020 in a New Report

The Global Leader in Mobile Data and Analytics Expects Mobile Spend to Top $380 Billion App Annie, the mobile data and analytics company helping brands and publishers win on mobile, released The State of Mobile 2020 report. This annual appraisal provides insight into mobile's expansive impact across industries and the global economy, highlighting publishers and brands that are outperforming their peers. Key findings in this report: Mobile Creates Company Value: Mobile-focused companies, including Uber and Alibaba,…

IMGN Media Names Noah Mallin as Chief Brand Strategist

Newly Created Role Reflects Growing Brand Demand for Gen Z Strategy and Content IMGN Media, the leading media company at the crossroads of Gen Z culture and content, announced Noah Mallin as Chief Brand Strategist. This newly created role reflects IMGN Media’s rapid growth as the go-to company for brands looking to engage with Gen Z audiences. With 10 channels across visual mobile-first platforms like Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok, IMGN Media brings brands to the center of internet culture with highly engaging original…