From taking #nomakeup selfies to signing petitions on political issues, a growing sense of social responsibility and commitment to local community have changed the way people view social action. Is caring about causes the new badge of cool? And has it become ‘chic’ to protest?
Gen Zers may use the web to share memes and post their meals, but their exposure to social media and 24/7 news means they’re also well aware of major global issues like climate change. In the first of a two-part report, we explore how sustainability has become a way of life for this cohort.
While nearly three-quarters of Gen Zers are willing to pay more for eco-friendly products, they are also a critical and discerning audience. In the second of a two-part report, we explore how members of this cohort expect their favourite brands to fit in with their sustainable ambitions.
With only one in ten Brits donating through an app, and under half of those who interact with charities via social media going on to give money, the digital revolution has had a limited impact on fundraising. How can charities adapt to better accommodate the ways people behave and spend online?
People are willing to show support for social causes – provided they don't have to do much - and brands are finding new ways to tap into the strength of the herd. By re-engineering menial actions – from buying body lotion to having sex – there are ways to reward everyone.