Music festivals have swept the country by storm and are way more than just a multiple-day concert. They've become a breeding ground for trends, product launches and brand partnerships. Music festivals are a slice of culture putting the city, the people, the music, the fashion, the food and more on display.
Gen Z is a majorly different breed of human and they are drastically changing the rules of how the marketing game is played.
We talk a lot about trends, but have you ever wondered if they’re merely a reflection of our echo chambers and interests, or if they actually do transcend culture? We’re all obsessed with them, but what are they really, and how much do they actually matter?
Podcasts have nestled their way into our hearts and ears, becoming a constant, invisible companion riding shotgun on the journey of our lives. They have also completely defied traditional media wisdom—long-form content vs. short, audio vs. visual, 1:1 vs social, niche vs. mass—yet have still seen massive adoption and growth.
Dad is a loaded word. Of course, it conjures up images of provider, protector and disciplinarian, but what about comforter, nurturer and caretaker? While the changing role of mom is at the forefront of media, there is a cultural evolution taking place behind the scenes, helping to shatter stereotypes and redefine fatherhood.
BBQ is way more than just a food item. It's a mirror of our country's history, diversity, political views and taste buds. As the country’s grills are heating up, one might ask, what makes BBQ so special and what does it reveal about America?
As America fully embraces the Athleisure lifestyle, we’ve taken a vacation from formality, replacing cultural mainstays like high heels, purses and suits with sneakers, backpacks and casual Friday all week long.
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Navigating this post-internet and social media riddled world has spawned a new breed of motherhood: iMoms. The defining tenants and behaviors of iMoms revolve around information, investment and intensity.
With the proliferation of content and competition for digital ad revenue, digital media brands are diversifying their revenue streams through immersive experiences while also developing deeper, more tangible connections with their audiences.
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What do you see in your head when you hear the word “TV”? The visual that comes to my mind is the big screen in my living room sitting on a cute West Elm console. But for teenagers, nearly half of them see anything but the tube—a phone, laptop or tablet pops into their head. If that’s the case, then what is TV really? And more importantly, what does that mean for the future of TV?
How obsessed are we with TV really? And is our obsession turning from excitement to obligation? Spoiler alert: THE ANSWER IS YES. TV has become both homework, birth control and our favorite thing ever.
The mechanism for launching hit shows is drastically different for the major players; is one better than the other in the long term? One could argue that HBO captures our minds and Netflix captures our hearts. But the most important question still remains—who will win the game of thrones?
The streaming-palooza is at full tilt with more than 100 services available, cementing the new entertainment landscape as streaming first, cable second. In addition to changing nearly all of our viewing habits, it’s also changed the way we experience culture—making the collective, shared experience a thing of the past, and micro-moments the thing of today.
Mercury is out of retrograde thank GOODNESS, and Pisces season just passed the baton to Aries. Are you feeling less emotional? Brands are jumping on the astrology bandwagon like it’s the Oregon Trail, transcending food, fashion, beauty and music, and it's for good reason.
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Does Cilantro taste like soap? Do you descend from Neanderthals? Are you at risk for Alzheimer's? Whether the answer is yes, or no, it all comes down to your genes. At-home DNA kits are becoming all the rage with more than 12MM people sending in their spit to reveal their DNA’s untold secrets, nearly 3x growth in just one year. This trend has taken the meaning of “personalization” to new heights, affecting industries from beauty to nutrition to weed.