Did YouTube kill the Hollywood star? In the second installment of this two-parter, we look at why Gen Z value the talents and opinions of their digital peers, what services they are flocking to and how a shift towards user generated content will affect the future of media production and distribution.
To see into the future of media, take a look at a 12-year-old’s iPad. Gen Z spend 35 hours a week consuming media. In the first of a two-part report, we look at why Gen Z are choosing tablets over TVs, why streaming services are king, and how this generation's behaviour will shape entertainment’s future.
'No' means 'no' and 'yes' means 'yes'. Consent education has long been overdue, and 13-year-old Canadians Tessa and Lia have done something about it. The two eighth graders have successfully amended Ontario’s out-dated sexual health curriculum in order to combat rape culture.
Generation Z helped bolster the revenue of video games and downloadable content to $50 billion in 2014. Older gamers hate the very existence of microtransactions in gaming. But Gen Z are not only enthusiastic consumers of virtual goods, but also savvy entrepreneurs; gaming is even replacing ‘saturday jobs’. How is Gen Z rewriting the reality of how, and for what, we shop online?
Generation Z has grown up with a smartphone in one hand and an iPad in the other. So how come a craze for weaving plastic bands has taken playgrounds by storm? Where yo-yos and football stickers have gone before, loom bands are the kids’ craze of 2014. What exactly makes a Gen Z craze?
One in three teens claim they could make money by creating YouTube videos. The success of social media stars like Bethany Mota shows that celebrity endorsements aren't influential as they used to be. Today's teens want inspiration from cool kids who could easily be their mates.
PewDiePie is the most subscribed channel on YouTube, and its creator makes more than £2 million a year on ad sales. He's one of YouTube's elite – a new generation of hyper-influential media moguls. But why are 30 million teens watching a stranger play video games?
They don’t smoke, they don’t drink, and they want nothing more than to own a house and start a business. The kids of Generation Z may not even be 20 yet, but they've already earned a reputation as a bunch of squares. But are these digital natives really born to be mild?
Gen Z had eluded Subway. Teens are watching less live TV, so they don’t see its ads, and they don't like direct advertising. So Subway launched sitcom The 4 to 9ers, and the first season attracted 18 million viewers. But who wants to watch a TV show created by a fast food chain?