About Angela Fernandez

Angela Fernandez, our Senior Vice President, Strategic and Creative Planning and Engaging Gen Z lead, is based out of Ketchum's Los Angeles office.

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Gen Z: Guardians of Their Galaxy

You’ve probably read some headlines recently like, “Move Over Millennials, Gen Z is Here” or “Gen Z May be Marketers’ New Golden Child.” So, now that this post-Millennial generation is finally capturing the attention of media and marketers, I was eager to attend and speak at the second annual “Marketing to Gen Z Conference” in New York in mid-July. I felt right at home geeking out with fellow speakers and experts who are just as fascinated about this emerging powerhouse generation as I am.

From food to fun to phones, the conference presented several targeted insights about how Gen Z is re-shaping marketing and forcing us to re-think ways to engage this elusive and savvy next-gen consumer.

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A POV on the TranZition to Gen Z

Let’s face it. Most communicators just started showing a little swagger, finally feeling as if they had mastered Millennial marketing. And now, we start hearing about this “Generation Z” (in dramatic air quotes). These are today’s kids and teenagers (18 years and younger in 2015)—demonstrating global purviews, digitally connected minds and strategically networked influence. They are positioned, as their predecessors were, to once again change the world. Does this mean that marketers have to start all over again?

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