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Catering Content to the Muted Generation

Good storytelling is gold; great audio and video content cannot exist without it. The challenge is that even when we have that skill in spades, there are dozens of steps in the production and distribution process that have even the best scratching their heads. Ever-changing formats, codecs, platforms, and mobile viewing options are just a few things to consider to get the most out of the videos we work so hard on.  It’s hard not to think about how much it costs to create videos; how much my time is worth, my coworkers’,…

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…

New Study Reveals Rising Demand for Digital Services Among Millennials

Wunderman Thompson Commerce research shows nearly half of millennial consumers now prefer their online purchases to be digital and instantly downloadable Research conducted by Wunderman Thompson Commerce has revealed that, in the rush to reach vulnerable consumers during lockdown, brands and retailers must not forego the near half (44%) of millennial consumers who now prefer their online purchases to be digital and instantly downloadable, rather than physical. The company’s latest Future Shopper report - which surveyed…

Cats Is a Perfect Example of Why Studios Should Plan Media Strategies Post-Trailer Drop

Movie studios typically develop their media plans way before their trailers drop. Why delay securing the inventory when you know, based on the movie’s themes and its stars, who the likely fans are and the best channels to reach and engage them? But I think that strategy misses the boat. Studios have a major event - the trailer drop - that can provide them with a ton of insight into who the actual audiences for their movies will be. If they take the time to listen to that data, they’ll have what they need to create…

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…

MWWPR Launches “Z-Suite” – GenZ-Driven Research and Insight Tool

In Partnership with American University, MWWPR Will Create Deeper Insight into the Mind of The GenZ Consumers; Program Aims to Bridge the Gap Between the Classroom and New Trendsin PR Industry MWWPR, one of the world's leading independent public relations firms, has partnered with American University's School of Communication to launch an innovative PR research program, which will better enable MWWPR clients to reach a rapidly growing segment of consumers, Generation Z. Entitled "MWWPR Z-Suite," this program is designed…

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…

Advertising on TV? Why It’s Time to Go ‘Over the Top’

Television remains a major Advertising channel for businesses in many industries. Statista estimates that TV advertising will continue to generate more than $70 billion in revenue like it has for the past several years. However, cracks in the TV advertising space are becoming more and more apparent. A 30-second national TV spot costs $115,000, according to AdAge. For many small and medium-sized businesses, even regional or local TV ads are not a sustainable advertising option in competitive markets. What’s more, many…

The Tylt Strengthens Leadership Team with Appointment of Selena Roberts as Executive Editor and Andrew Capone as Head of Sales and Business…

The Tylt, the largest social polling, opinion, and branded content platform among Millennials and Gen Z, announced two key additions to its leadership team, bolstering the company’s editorial and advertiser-focused efforts as they enter a period of rapid growth. Selena Roberts, has been named Executive Editor and Andrew Capone, joins as Head of Advertising Sales and Business Development. Both executives will report directly to Kyle Lelli, General Manager. Selena Roberts has a proven track record of success crafting…

New Survey from OpenX and The Harris Poll Finds Consumer Optimism About Economy Will Fuel Increased Spend This Holiday Season; Digital to…

Millennial Shopping Surge to Help Spur Five Percent Total Increase in Holiday Spend OpenX released its annual holiday report in conjunction with The Harris Poll that examines trends in consumer shopping, media consumption, effectiveness of advertising and much more. The 2019 data paints a complex, yet optimistic picture for retail as consumers report a healthy appetite to spend this Holiday Season. For the first time in an OpenX/Harris Poll report, a majority of holiday shoppers plan to spend more on digital channels,…

The Real Economic Losses from Influencer Fraud

If there was any doubt about the economic power of Influencer Marketing, then check out the SEC filing of the Millennial fashion brand, Revolve. Valued in its recent IPO at about $1.8 billion, Revolve Group primarily targets Millennials and Generation Z. Revolve claims it spends 70% of their Marketing war chest on 3,500 small, mid- and macro-tiered influencers. In its SEC filing, the company mentioned the word “influencer” no less than 79 times. This Gen Z company is not alone. Amazon has paid the going rate for an…

A Guide to Generation Z for Marketers

This article is co-authored by Mollie Kehoe. Sometime in early 2019, it became clear that Generation Z was the next burgeoning focus for marketers. Despite its $200 billion in spending power Gen Z is a tough target for marketers, who are confused by this new generation. In truth, Gen Z is distinct from its forerunners. Most conspicuously is their immersion in digital from their earliest days. They are the first true digital natives. With that in mind, here is a guide for marketers who are addled by Gen Z, a moving…

Email Marketing Isn’t Dying, It’s Already Dead

Email has long been a preferred means for drip Marketing campaigns, and the days of blasting one generic message to your entire email list are long past. You can find countless articles, books, and podcasts that provide advice on how to segment and personalize Email Marketing content to make it relevant and compelling to specific age groups. I recommend you ignore that advice. Whether your target audiences are members of Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X or Baby Boomers, they all share the same frustrations and…

Managing the Messaging Maze: How Modern Marketers Can Move the Needle with Millennials

It wasn’t all that long ago that Personalized Marketing meant addressing an email to someone by their first name. But these days, it’s not enough to call out customers by name in an e-blast if the content contains impersonal offers that don’t take into account their unique purchase histories. To stay competitive in our on-demand world, and build a pipeline of brand loyalty that ensures repeat business, brands have to create an individualized experience that accounts for each customer’s unique tastes and preferences.…

Behind Netflix’s Stagnation Lie Opportunities for Other Innovating Platforms

It’s no secret that Netflix has fundamentally altered the landscape of TV and film over the last decade. The platform has around 150 million global subscribers, with a name so household it has become a commonly used verb - “Netflix and chill” - a la Google and Uber. Riding the wave of demand for on-demand content - streaming video consumption is up 72% year-over-year - Netflix isn’t going away any time soon. And there’s no doubt that the company reached the size it is by setting itself apart from its competitors in…

Why Businesses Must Grasp Millennial Thinking Or Face Economic Calamity

When it comes to shopping and buying, the Millennial generation appears to play by its own rules. And businesses that fail to understand the Millennial mindset are destined to fall behind their competition – and perhaps plummet into irrelevancy, says Gui Costin (www.guicostin.com), an entrepreneur, consultant and author of Millennials Are Not Aliens. “Millennials are changing how we buy, how we sell, how we vacation, how we invest, and just about everything else,” Costin says. “If you’re running a business, you have to…

Welcome the New Kids on the Block: How Millennials and Gen Z Are Disrupting FinTech

With Millennials making up roughly a quarter of the world’s population, it’s not surprising that they’re shaking up traditional industries. Millennials and Gen Z (people born between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s) are finally reaching an age where they have disposable income and few if any, children. Unlike older generations, they’re not tied to large mortgages and are eager to spend their hard-earned cash. While it’s hard to determine whether Millennials earn more than previous generations, research from the World Data…

Millennials Crave More Excitement from Super Bowl Experience, According to Sixth Annual BCW Super Bowl Survey

Millennials Want to Bet More on the Big Game as Legal Gambling Blossoms Across US Millennials, famously, are more interested in enjoying experiences than making big purchases, thus it should be no surprise they want more from the Super Bowl besides the spectacle of the game, funny TV ads and an entertaining halftime show. From emerging gambling opportunities to an esports connection, Millennials want the Big Game to be even grander, according to a national survey measuring fan sentiment conducted by the Fan Experience…