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Gen Z and LGBTQ+: a new era for sexuality and gender?

It’s LGBTQ+ History Month in the UK, and by looking at the past, we can see how patterns for the future are emerging. Here, we discuss how Gen Zs are challenging the legacy of Section 28. The younger members of...

Is chivalry dead? Get to grips with Gen Z dating trends

Since it’s Valentine’s Day this weekend, now feels like the perfect time to shed some light on Gen Z’s dating habits and how this young demographic is defining the world of love and relationships. It’s been a difficult...

Black History Month: a time to reflect and look ahead to positive change

As the beginning of Black History Month gets underway in the US, we explore how Gen Z’s activism is influencing positive change and paving the way for an anti-racist future. Black History Month has been commemorated...

Friends over followers: the rising Gen Z trend of micro-influencers

There’s no doubt about it: influencing is ubiquitous across pretty much every social media platform you can name. But in a world where Gen Z values trust and authenticity, micro-influencers are held in unusually high...

Unpacking Gen Z’s favorite social media platforms

As digital natives, Gen Z know their way around social media. But they’re also picky. We unpack their favorite social media hangouts – and understand why these platforms top the list. YouTube is number one for...

How Gen Z voters shaped the US election

With a record turnout spanning every state, Gen Z came out in force to shape their future in the US election last week. We check in on the issues that got them voting – and their methods of spreading the word. The...

Social media ads and Gen Z

If you’re marketing to Gen Z, then you’re marketing to digital natives: today’s students have grown up with the internet, so they’re no strangers to targeted ads, branded content and influencer marketing on social media....

Pop quiz: Gen Z vs Millennials

They’re two demographics that are often merged together – but they’re actually very different. When it comes to market segmentation, how well do you know the difference between Gen Z and Millennials? START...

Gen Z influencers: a lesson in keeping it real

Back in 2018, an influencer marketing campaign by Listerine temporarily broke the Internet. The images featured a series of content creators surrounded by balloons, strawberries, “pancakes” (later debunked as a stack of tortillas) and...

What is Dark Social?

Cyber Week is just around the corner, and there’s one key Gen Z trend that you need to be on top of – Dark Social. So, what is it? And how do you optimise your marketing campaign for it? What does dark social...

Pop quiz: do you know the key Cyber Week trends for 2020?

Cyber Week 2020 is just days away – but here at Student Beans, we’ve been getting ready to go for months. Make sure you’re ahead of the game, too – see how in-tune you are with the key forecasts for Gen Z spending this Cyber...

Student Fitness: five key takeaways from Tone & Sculpt founder Krissy Cela

Tone & Sculpt is the definition of a challenger brand. During YMS:ONLINE, founder Krissy Cela shared how she tapped into the thriving health and fitness trend among the student demographic – growing its user base by 88% during...

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