Global design consultancy FITCH has conducted an international study in Europe, Russia and China to learn what influences purchasing behaviours of younger people aged 14-19, a so-called Gen Z. It was discovered that these shoppers, who represent the most culturally diverse type of consumers today, has their own “Five-point path to purchase.” The study is based on ethnographic interviews and first-hand feedbacks as well as design-focused observations.

As the Black Friday rush in the US and Canada is over and the official Christmas shopping frenzy is almost there in the Catholic (and, frankly, all the remaining) world, retailers and brands are looking to make the most of this holiday season in every possible channel: physical stores and malls, on the web, on mobile devices and even in social media.

Article by Sherwood MacVeigh, Director at Hyperquake and Christopher Corgiat, Senior Brand Strategist at Hyperquake

It’s only natural that we choose brands – political candidates included – based on personal aspirations; casting our vote for those we consider to be most like us, who believe what we believe or bring to life what we want for ourselves and our families. And like the political sign in the front yard, our selected brands proclaim our beliefs and values.