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Chinese Millennials Are Embracing These 4 Western Trends
Rule-breaking Chinese Millennials are fueling trends that give them some common ground with Millennials in the U.S…. We’ve written before about...
August 16th, 2017
4 Trends in Gen Z Kids’ Clothing
Millennial parents are dressing the next generation of shoppers—and these four trends in kids’ clothing say a lot about what Gen...
August 15th, 2017
Gen Z’s & Millennials’ Current Favorite App Is Not The Same
We know most of Millennials and Gen Z’s time on their phones is spent on apps, but what app is their favorite right...
August 14th, 2017
Rose Gold Disney Ears & Mermaid Churros Are Insta-Trending on The Viral List
Disney’s sparkly new Minnie ears hit the Instagram jackpot—along with McDonald’s Millennial pink soft serve and mermaid churros, Apple...
August 11th, 2017
How Fashion Retail Brands Are Fighting to Stay on Top
It’s hard out there for a retailer. As competition mounts and brick-and-mortar struggles, here’s how fashion brands big and small are...
August 10th, 2017
This is What Millennials & Gen Z Are Doing on Their Phones the MOST
What does a day in the life of a Millennial/Gen Z smartphone look like—and what are they doing on their phones the...
August 9th, 2017
Millennials & Gen Z’s 10 Favorite Tech Brands
Tech brands top the list of brands that young consumers think are most innovative, and the kinds of brands they say they’re loyal...
August 8th, 2017
Beauty Brands Love Augmented Reality
Augmented reality is having a makeover moment, with more and more beauty brands turning to the tech to engage young consumers, show off their products...
August 7th, 2017
The Short Film Racking Up Millions of Views in a Heartbeat on the Viral List
A student film racks up tens of millions of views on YouTube, a t-shirt worn by Frank Ocean set the internet ablaze, tweeters come to...
August 4th, 2017
3 Trends Impacting Millennial Travel
Millennial money is pouring into the travel industry, the majority of the generation is trying to cross items off their wanderlust bucketlist—and these...
August 3rd, 2017
“Adult means being entirely independent. I pay my own bills, make all decisions in my life, and feel very in control.”—Male, 20, NY
Millennials and teens told Ypulse that ASOS is one of their favorite places to shop online—but the brand has also mastered mobile sales. Over 50% of their customers are purchasing from their phones, thanks to features like “Shazam for retail,” which lets customers search for more specific products via image, and data and AI learning that helps hone in on user preferences. AVA will be the brand’s next big mobile move, making virtual assistants available to customize how customers shop by holding onto their demographic data, size, and preferences. (Glossy)
Some Millennials are financing everyday items. They’re avoiding credit card debt, but often agreeing to higher APRs to go through third-party payment companies like PayPal and Bread. For instance, Brooklinen joined up with Affirm (which we covered back in 2015) to offer payment plans for their higher-end sheets, with APR rates ranging from 0% to 30%. With the average credit card rate at 17%, or zero if you’re paying cash, some are paying a premium. (Marketwatch)
Limited Too, the ‘90s teen store and Millennial mecca, was shut down in 2008, but their recent NYC pop-up allowed visitors a nostalgic revisit. One customer who came said, "I just wanted to come reminisce about my childhood," and others praised the selfie stick fans (for that windswept look). The brand is now under new management and planning to open 200 new stores soon. Since they report the pop-up preview was “successful and extremely engaging,” you might spot their signature blue flowers and excessive glitter in a store near you. (Business Insider)
A dangerous new YouTube trend, the Hot Water Challenge, is causing kids to burn themselves. Videos are circulating where kids try to withstand hot water, and in one case even drink it. Though the trend hasn’t gone viral, several incidents are startling enough to cause “a simmering moral panic.” An eight-year-old girl recently died from drinking boiling water through a straw, a ten-year-old suffered severe injuries, and an 11-year-old has burns bad enough “that doctors won’t even let her look at them.” (NYMag)
YouTube is adding chat to their app, just in case you didn’t have enough messaging apps. The new feature is housed under the “Shared” tab, and allows users to send videos to their friends and chat about them while the video stays in view. But some think the functionality doesn’t go far enough to differentiate itself from other chat apps, which you can also share YouTube videos on. Since it’s not a standalone offering and Ypulse found most Millennials message every day, “Google will probably deem it a useful addition.” (VB)
“My phone is my navigation. If phones didn't have navigation there would be no need to have a smart phone.”—Female, 21, TN