Turning up to an event in the same dress as someone else used to be the stuff of sartorial nightmares. But, thanks to a culture of celebrating, not shaming, on social, #twinning is often #winning. But how does a dress become ‘the dress’? And how can a single product spark an online moment?
Beauty is in the throes of revolution. As people move away from the idealised to a celebration of real people, brands have an exciting opportunity to tap into the new beauty wave. With its #SephoraSquad, Sephora is going further, inviting everyday people to become influencers for the brand.
It’s well-established that people place more value on things they’ve helped create, but that doesn’t mean everyone will appreciate a custom t-shirt in the same way. Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Anne-Kathrin Klesse, an assistant professor of marketing, to learn how self-image impacts personalisation.
Memes are a staple of internet culture – but what happens when brands try to get in on the action? As part of its #TFW campaign, Gucci collaborated with artists to create branded memes, but was this co-opting of digital youth culture an inspired decision, or just cringeworthy?
A growing awareness of fake news and the proliferation of sponsored posts on social media has seen the trustworthiness and authenticity of online influencers come into question. How are established experts, nano-influencers, and CGI characters rebuilding confidence and digital relevance?