Research + News | Topic: Advertising
Mar 21, 2019
‘Influencers’ On Social Media: A New Low In Marketing History?
What makes an effective influencer is “mass popularity and a continual personal narrative — where they party, who they date, where they shop. It’s all just part of the fantasy lifestyles that regular people want to live.” Read the rest of the article here.
Aug 27, 2018
Posting Instagram Sponsored Content Is The New Summer Job
While some teens spent the summer of 2018 babysitting, bagging groceries, or scooping ice cream, thousands of others made hundreds of dollars—and in some cases, much more—the new-fashioned way: by doing sponsored content on Instagram. Read the article here.
May 17, 2018
Facebook Launches Youth Portal To Educate Teens On The Platform, How Their Data Is Being Used
Facebook has released a new Youth Portal that offers some guidance to teens on how to navigate the service, how to stay secure, while also helping them understand how their data is used. Read the article here.
Apr 25, 2018
I Was Sold On Backpage.com: The Story Of Jane Doe
Backpage has been shut down in a collaborative effort between the FBI and other government agencies. However, to give this victory meaning we need to understand how child sex trafficking impacts all of us. Read the article here.
Oct 19, 2017
Genius Ways Companies Get Kids To Do Their Marketing For Them
From check-ins to treasure hunts, today’s promotional campaigns rely on kids’ influence to go viral. Read this blog from Common Sense Media here.
Jun 9, 2017
The Growth Of eSports
In the same way that Gen Xers elevated extreme sports in the 1990s and fueled the launch of the X Games, younger Gen Ys and Zs are driving the growth of eSports. Read the report here.
Jun 2, 2017
Teens Don’t Know Whether To Trust Ads
Survey finds group almost evenly split regarding their confidence in advertising’s veracity. Read the research here.
Feb 8, 2017
How a San Mateo High School Teacher Is Teaching Teens To Spot Fake News
A recent study found that most teens do not think critically about news stories they read online. Read the article here.
Dec 23, 2015
How The New EU Data Privacy Laws Change The Kids and Teens Ad Market Forever
New European legislation not only calls for parental permission for kids to sign up on social sites, but also alters the restrictions of online advertising to children. Read the article here.
Oct 5, 2015
Do We Really Want Virtual Reality?
Technology and marketing companies are excited about the emerging virtual reality opportunities, but should we be excited… or terrified? Read the article here.