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In March, YPulse launched our COVID-19 hub to provide accurate real-time data on the immediate, drastic changes to Gen Z and Millennials' lives in quarantine. We created nine webinars, 13 reports, and over 50 feature articles to guide brands through the crisis, and as a public service opened access to our COVID-19 articles and webinars to all readers.

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Covid-19 News

More shoppers are using buy now, pay later services when grocery shopping. 

Mar 24 2023

More shoppers are using buy now, pay later services when grocery shopping. There’s a running joke on the internet about the high cost of eggs and record food prices in general. But the joke is also a difficult reality for young shoppers. According to data from Adobe, “in the first two months of this year, the share of [BNPL] orders for groceries increased 40% over the year-earlier period.” YPulse’s recent Food Shopping and Trends report data shows that 70% of Gen Z and Millennials are buying their groceries online and over a quarter who have say they’ve used a BNPL service to do so. (AdAge)

TikTok’s “shoppertainment” sales model is not good for Gen Z’s wallets. 

Mar 24 2023

TikTok’s “shoppertainment” sales model is not good for Gen Z’s wallets. The official TikTok for Business webpage refers to the app’s “shoppertainment” content as “an infinite loop”—and young shoppers are finding it hard to escape. We know TikTok’s algorithm is designed to provide personalized entertaining content that keeps users on the app and recently, the app’s sales pitch to brands is promising that users will not only be more inclined to make purchases, they’ll also be returning customers. TikTok’s own What’s Next report even found that 67% of users say the app “inspired them to shop even when they weren’t looking to do so.” Plus, the tech giant’s “global ad revenue soared from $4bn in 2021 to over $11.6bn last year and it made $205m more from in-app purchases than Facebook, Twitter and Instagram combined.” That being said, there’s been some pushback from young users who are going into debt because of this. YPulse research shows that TikTok is the number one place Gen Z sees ads that make them want to buy—and the hashtag #TikTokMadeMeBuyIt proves their favorite app is also a place they enjoy sharing their finds. (The Guardian)

The majority of marketers are still planning to spend on TikTok despite threats of a ban. 

Mar 24 2023

The majority of marketers are still planning to spend on TikTok despite threats of a ban. According to a Capterra survey of 300 marketers at businesses in the U.S., 75% of marketers “expect to increase spending on TikTok in the next 12 months.” The vast majority (87%) still believe TikTok is a viable platform for their long-term marketing strategies and over half “believe it is highly or somewhat unlikely that the federal government will ban TikTok or prevent it from operating in the U.S.” Although, these marketers do acknowledge that a “ban would have a moderate to significant impact on achieving social media marketing or advertising objectives.” And if a ban actually takes place, marketers will be expecting Meta, YouTube, and Snapchat to see a “spike in revenue.” After all, young people told YPulse Instagram is the top platform they’d flock to if TikTok were to go away. (Marketing Dive)

Instagram is bringing ads to the app’s search results and launching “reminder ads.” 

Mar 24 2023

Instagram is bringing ads to the app’s search results and launching “reminder ads.” Meta is introducing new tools designed to facilitate better advertising on Instagram as the app struggles with a “weak advertising demand.” The first update involves the ability to see ads related to users’ searches. For example, when searching “skin care” on the app, relevant ads will pop up among the feed results. Luckily for users, these ads will stand out among regular content with the “Sponsored” label under the account name. Instagram is also adding “reminder ads” that are “designed to make it easier for businesses to announce, remind and notify people of future events or launches that they may be interested in.” This will help brands bring awareness to upcoming events and launches by alerting users with a reminder “one day before the event or launch, 15 minutes before and at the time of the event or launch.” YPulse data shows that more than half (52%) of young people say they want to see content from brands / products on Instagram. (TechCrunch)

TikTok’s organizational aesthetic “pantry porn” is a must have for young consumers. 

Mar 24 2023

TikTok’s organizational aesthetic “pantry porn” is a must have for young consumers. Aesthetics are important to Gen Z and Millennials—and they’re particularly interested in organizational methods that fit in with their style on social media. TikTok’s #CleanTok is a viral subculture that promotes this type of content, but its affinity for hyper organized and elaborate pantry designs are becoming mainstream. These videos of perfectly stocked shelves make it seem no longer acceptable for food to simply be placed in pantries, instead packaged items are put in more eye-pleasing sophisticated glass jars and wicker baskets with printed labels. While the content is often criticized for its wasteful nature, “pantry porn” is popular for its “mashup of infotainment, how-to, lifestyle content, and ASMR” videos that show creators restocking their items. Basically, these gens think excess is bad, but organized and aesthetically pleasing excess is okay—and having an organized celebrity-worthy pantry is now a status symbol. (Fast Company)