What’s in a Name? Gen Z vs iGen

(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.

Jason Dorsey details newest youth communication craze in Fox Interview

"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.”

Jason Dorsey details newest youth communication craze in Fox Interview

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 »

CATEGORIES: iGen / Gen Z Media Technology Uncategorized

3 Things Commercial Banks Need to Know to Take Advantage of the Millennial Opportunity

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.

3 Generational Differences That You May Not Know

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.

Jason and Pew Research Debate Why Millennials Aren’t Moving on NPR 

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.

3 Actions that Set Apart the Leaders Who Are Winning Over Millennials

Empathize, Recognize, Adapt

Certified Speaker for The Center for Generational Kinetics, Alicia Rainwater, outlines 3 actions that will improve connection and engagement with Millennials.

Drop-off in Check Writing Shows Generational Differences in Financial Matters

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.

Drop-off in Check Writing Shows Generational Differences in Financial Matters

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 »

CATEGORIES: Research Findings Technology

Millennials are the Best-Read Generation

Between physical books, e-readers, and book apps, Millennials are more likely to read a book in any format than any other generation.

According to new data, Millennials are actually reading at a higher rate than any other generation.

Gen Z is Skeptical of Advertising

How can marketers get through to a generation who is used to skipping ads?

With shorter attention spans and a higher likelihood of avoiding advertising, Gen Z might be one of the hardest ever generations to market to.

Gen Z is Skeptical of Advertising

According to a recent CNBC article, Gen Z, the generation after Millennials, looks for humorous commercials, likes to “co-create” with brands, and only wants to watch videos that are less than 10 seconds long. Most of all, they physically skip ads when they pop up. Read More »

CATEGORIES: Generations iGen / Gen Z Selling & Marketing Technology

What You Need to Know about Millennials and Mental Health in the Workplace

Before you brush off your low-performing Millennial employee as being “lazy,” consider their mental health.

Millennials, more than any other generation, suffer from depression, which is having an astounding effect on their work performance and ultimate career trajectory.