To say that 2016 was a memorable year for the majority of the adult world may be an understatement. Many breathed a sigh of relief as this new year began – but how much did the apocalyptic media coverage of 2016 really affect centennials? We spoke to over 800 8-18 year olds from the US and the UK, to find out what stood out to them from the last year – and whether it was really that bad after all.
Kids and teens today have been familiar with digital media and advertising from a very young age. With technology at their fingertips, the need for our youngest generation to understand what exactly is being suggested, promised and sold is greater than ever. Media Smart, a media literacy programme for 7 to 16 year-olds, backed by a panel of industry experts and a range of supporters (including us), aims to fulfil this need by providing free resources to help young people think critically about the advertising they come across in their day-to-day lives. They called on us to help them in their mission.
We’re often asked which ad formats are the most effective for engaging kids’ imaginations. Our Insights team recently spoke to over a thousand kids aged 6-14 across the US and UK, who gave some pretty blunt feedback about the various ad formats they encounter daily.
We’ve spent the last three years creating the infrastructure for safe brand engagement in the digital kids market. Today marks another milestone in this mission. Introducing the latest SuperAwesome product: the Kidfluencer YouTube Network.
SuperAwesome recently collaborated with US virtual reality research firm Greenlight VR to produce a 60-page report exploring attitudes towards the technology in the UK.
SuperAwesome Insights have just released one of the first research reports on digital media activities in of 6-14 kids in Southeast Asia.
The report gives a comprehensive picture of kids’ media consumption habits across the main ASEAN markets including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Here are some of our key findings from this unique, digitally minded audience: