“For the first time in history, the youngest generation is driving behavior of the older generations. The 15-year-old is doing something before the 50-year-old,” says Dorsey. Read More »
The next generation is both pragmatic and tech-savvy
In a recent interview with Comstock’s Magazine, Gen Z Expert and researcher Jason Dorsey highlighted how technology has groomed the youngest generation in ways we’ve never seen before.
Scholarship funds will go directly to students and their education provider
I’m incredibly excited to announce that in partnership with Distributor Contractor Association we raised $20,000 in scholarship money
What makes this extra special for me personally, is that I raised 4x more in scholarship money than I actually earned when I was in college! Read More »
The non-conformity of Millennial consumers challenges retail
The mid-20th century’s tried-and-true products and services do not appeal to Millennial consumers.
Marketers can attract Millennials by responding to their core values, realizing that the shopping priorities of their parents don’t apply to this group. Read More »
(and Other Names that Didn't Stick)
Although there were multiple contenders for the definitive name, "Gen Z" is the current winner. Here are other names and why they didn't stick.
In the end, we have settled on "Generation Z," or, simply "Gen Z," to title if not group together the current and emerging characteristics, trends, and behaviors that collectively help to define this generation. Read More »
"Live Chilling" is how Gen Z Hangs Out
The ease and functionality of online “live chilling” make it most appealing to youth. Dorsey explains they are “using one of these apps on their phone, in their living room – connecting to people in other living rooms, and that’s hanging out.”
They are maintaining friendships via the internet much like previous generations would have utilized a local coffee shop, and according to leading Gen Z expert and researcher Jason Dorsey, “This is not going away”. Read More »
How to adapt and think like this new generation of mobile-first customers
Millennial business decision-makers want to bank differently. Of course they do -- Millennials are a generation that defies convention. They want to do everything differently.
Banks who can simplify the lives of Millennial decision-makers will stand out from the crowd when the time comes to choose a new banking partner. Read More »
From a Millennial POV
Through this diverse frontline experience I’ve had the chance to interact with thousands of leaders on all sides the generational divide.
Here are the three things I’ve learned along the way speaking to all five generations of employees and influencers. Read More »
The mobile generation is choosing to stay put
Jason Dorsey, the founder of The Center for Generation Kinetics, debates Pew Research on underlying reasons that keep millennials stationary.
This is a stage of life foreign to many previous generations. It is a stage where a person craves the freedoms of adulthood, and yet is not equipped to handle the responsibilities that come with it. Read More »
Empathize, Recognize, Adapt
Certified Speaker for The Center for Generational Kinetics, Alicia Rainwater, outlines 3 actions that will improve connection and engagement with Millennials.
In my work with leaders across industries, I have come to notice a pattern among the companies and organizations that are gaining Millennial clients and getting the most out of their Millennial employees. Read More »
A small percentage of people stick to writing checks, despite its seemingly inconvenient nature.
Check-writing may be dying, but it isn’t dead yet, according to the Wall Street Journal. More "old school" that paying with cash, a small percentage of consumers still clings to their checkbook.
Even though paying bills with checks might not be a totally foreign concept for Millennials, since many of them write check after check for their student loan payments, they would never even consider carrying around a checkbook for everyday purchases. Read More »