In a recent blog I highlighted some of the major differences between Millennials and Generation Z. I get a lot of questions on how to understand the profile and values of Gen Z, and for brands and retailers it’s certainly necessary to understand this important next generation.  By Matt Powell, Vice President, Industry Analyst

I’ve written a lot about Millennials, but there is another cohort, Generation Z, that’s just as large in both scope and influence. While there are similarities between the two, they are distinct enough that brands and retailers must approach them differently.  By Matt Powell, Vice President, Industry Analyst

Euclid Analytics revealed the results of its Evolution of Retail, 2017 Generation Z Shopper survey report, which highlights the shopping behavior of Generation Z (Gen Z) consumers, alongside other consumer shopping behavior and preferences.

Digital media spend is now taking over half the money spent on advertising in a number of countries thanks to mobile. There is no doubt that mobile is going to feature prominently in any brand’s media mix for years to come, but that does not mean that mobile advertising can continue to serve up the same intrusive ad formats that it does now.  by Nigel Hollis

Digital services and operations are raising the competitive bar in every sector. To capture the opportunity, incumbents should embrace a new operating model that dramatically improves the digital customer experience. Here’s how.

CPG brands have jumped on the influencer marketing bandwagon with everyone from cosmetic, food, diaper, paper towel and many other CPG brands all leveraging influencers to help tell their stories.

I am sure you heard about all the furor over the Pepsi’s Kendall Jenner 'protest' ad.  And then, as if to rub salt in the self-inflicted wounds, along comes Heineken’s “Worlds Apart” experiment which is receiving accolades left, right and center…but would it in the real world?  by Nigel Hollis

Every day, the digital world shines a spotlight on brand inconsistencies. Employees and potential candidates might get one impression, customers and partners may have another experience, while investors and influencers might see an altogether different picture. The result is brand confusion, or worse, brand conflict.

Influencer marketing has never been more important.  With 25% of internet users employing some form of ad  blocking, and consumers  continuing to trust word of mouth over all other forms of marketing, brands are increasingly  turning to influencers to help get their message across with more passion, creativity and authenticity. 

Branding is one of the three essential advertising elements that lead to in-market success. As such, there are many variations of brand inclusion at the end of a TV ad, including package shots or simply showing the brand logo. Making the decision to include a package shot or brand logo at the end of an ad can require some additional consideration.

Privacy is a tricky topic.  It’s sort of like Fight Club, with the first rule being “You do not talk about Fight Club.”  Privacy is a topic that most people don’t, can’t or won’t talk about — and I can’t blame them!

The Univision panel was focused on how to provide marketers with tips on how to reach, influence and address Hispanics’ healthcare needs.
 

Real Madrid and FC Barcelona have battled it out on the field, earning the phrase El Clásico for any match they play. Today, El Clásico is consumed on smartphones, tablets, computers and televisions in more than 90 countries around the world, allowing the teams’ rivalry—and value—to grow.

As brands increasingly utilize influencer marketing, methodologies begin to vary. Not surprisingly, some CPG brands’ approaches are more conducive to great influencer relationships than others.

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