To Hold Gen-Z’s Attention, Brands Need to Show Some Personality
Brands have figured out how to go viral on TikTok, but holding young consumers’ attention for longer than it takes to swipe to the next video remains a challenge. Fashion must take a cue from the platform’s most successful creators and build an online persona that doesn’t need to hop on the latest trend.
Thanks to the viral “Tabi Swiper,” Maison Margiela’s iconic split-toe shoe shot to the centre of online conversation. But, the style has been on the rise for years, and may see more mainstreaming in the months to come.
Building emotional, even inspirational, connections to a product is more critical than ever in fashion and beauty. In today’s hyper-competitive, crowded environment, marketing strategies that make brands stand out and stay culturally relevant need a mix of old and new tactics.