When the pandemic began, CGK saw the generational aspect of the pandemic unfolding and immediately started work on new studies to uncover the impact of the pandemic on each generation. Read More »
Access our latest generational research discoveries from studies led during the COVID-19 pandemic
At CGK, we are continually leading original research to separate myth from truth when it comes to generations, from Baby Boomers to Generation Z.
CGK’s New Book About Gen Z is a National Bestseller
The Center for Generational Kinetics, led by Dr. Denise Villa, CEO, and Jason Dorsey, President, have been researching and writing a new book about Gen Z for more than two years.
This breakthrough new book, Zconomy, speaks to the heart of CGK’s mission to separate generational myth from truth with data and unlock the tremendous potential of this fast-emerging generation. And now, we have exciting news to share: Zconomy is a national bestseller! Read More »
Gen Z is reselling their holiday gifts. Jason Dorsey explains why.
Authenticity may be the biggest driver in Millennial (aka Gen Y) brand selection. CGK has discovered that Millennials have split into two distinct economic groups. To win Millennials as clients, market leaders should keep this in mind.
Brands should use innovative ways to demonstrate they understand, respect, and share Millennial values. Environmental awareness, social consciousness, and community involvement go a long way with this generation.
Many Millennials respond to a sense of genuine community and connection. They view brands that rely mainly on traditional advertising as inauthentic and outmoded. Read More »
A recent survey from the National Retail Federation found that Gen Z—also known as iGen and Centennials—was surprisingly the demographic most likely to shop in-store during Black Friday 2019.
Our youngest generation of consumers brings a distinct set of attitudes and behaviors—along with tons of buying power—to the marketplace.
Gen Z prefer to shop in traditional retail outlets but also expect improved personalization, better overall value, and a stronger focus on experiences. Read More »
Far from bringing the end of traditional retail, Gen Z—also known as iGen and Centennials—seem likely to drive a major shift in the way retailers do business. Deep personalization, immediate value, and brand mission will likely guide the future of brick-and-mortar shopping.
Brands and stores that adapt to Gen Z’s unique perspective on shopping will have an immediate advantage in winning the business of this large, diverse, ready-to-spend generation of emerging consumers.
Retailers can engage Gen Z and earn their trust by personalizing both products and the shopping experience. Read More »
CGK’s Gen Z expert Jason Dorsey was featured in a recent Business Insider article about the impending wealth transfer between Baby Boomers and Millennials.
Marketing and sales leaders should track this closely and adjust strategies as Millennial spending power skyrockets.
Millennials, rich and soon-to-be-rich, have different spending habits and interests than their Baby Boomer parents. Read More »
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Generational expert Jason Dorsey explains while it may incite nostalgia for some, younger generations won’t blink an eye at disappearing department stores
The rise of online shopping proved that not every business is suited for modern consumers.
Many businesses learned to adapt to changing needs and preferences, but others learned the hard way that they have to offer a really special in-store experience, or else. Read More »
As top college grads are swayed by Silicon Valley allure, firms like Goldman Sachs are taking their social media presence to the next level
In an age where companies can’t afford to be offline, even financial giant Goldman Sachs launched an official Instagram account in September 2018.
This is a crucial move for financial institutions that want to ensure they will maintain their competitive edge in the years to come. Read More »