Author: Karen Rickers

Unpacking AI Driven Innovation: Applications and Roadblocks for CPG brands

Artificial intelligence (AI) has truly progressed triumphantly around the globe over the last year and has notably seeped into mainstream use unlike anything we have seen before. This progress is undoubtedly owed to ChatGPT, a conversational AI tool powered by machine learning (ML), the fastest-growing user application in history, beating out TikTok, Amazon, Facebook, Google and every other digital consumer engagement channel. While representing just one area of AI, ChatGPT has opened up the conversation on the wider possibilities of AI applications in our daily lives – a conversation that also impacts CPG brands.

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An introduction to Gen Alpha – what CPG brands need to know now

Gen Z has had a tight grip on CPG brands over the last few years, bringing with them new trends, consumer behaviours and brand relationship dynamics. In 2024, brands are turning their heads to the generation following in Gen Z’s footsteps, born from 2010-2024: Gen Alpha. In this blog post, we want to explore what makes this generation so unique and find answers to some burning questions.

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Global Consumer Trends to Look Out For In 2024

Hey brand owners! What do you most need to know about Gen Z heading into the New Year? Read on to find out. We have compiled the key trends to look out for in 2024, when you are looking to attract or sustain your relationship with the next generation of consumption. These trends reflect and build on our learnings of Gen Z and consumer insights over the past year, signifying a change in attitudes and consumer behaviour that continue into the new year.

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Gen Z & Entrepreneurship: Our Generation For The Win

At our start-up, we think about and try to understand our generation on a daily basis. What is it that makes Generation Z tick, what do we like, where do we spend our time? But we have never previously looked at how Gen Z consumers are turning the tables on brands, and creating the kind of products and brands they are missing on the shelves. Gen Z is relying on ourselves to step up and take initiative towards a better world. So, let’s shine some light on what entrepreneurship means to Gen Z, why and how we do it and how brands can support our journey. 💜

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Decoding Gen Z in China

Gen Z are making an impact worldwide, from the Americas to Asia Pacific, so we will take a closer look at what makes Gen Z in different parts of the world unique or similar compared to their peers in the rest of the world. In this blog post, we want to try and decode Gen Z in China.

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