Who is Gen Z?
According to Pew Research Center, Gen Z was born from 1997 to 2012, making them (in 2019) 7 to 22 years old. Gen Z makes up 23% of the U.S. population--that’s over 68 million Americans. Almost half (46%) of Gen Zers are racial/ethnic minorities (one in four are Hispanic), making this generation the most diverse yet.
Gen Z grew up during the age of mobile broadband and WiFi technology, mobile devices, mobile applications, and social media. While other generations (i.e., Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials) had to adapt to these innovative technologies, platforms, and methods of accessing the internet, for Gen Z, these innovations were native. As such, Gen Z is accustomed to constant connectivity and the ability to access entertainment and information on-demand.
Gen Z grew up during the Great Recession of 2008, which has made them more financially conservative. Additionally, Gen Zers have been all too familiar with gun violence, making them the most likely generation to report experiencing poor mental health and seeking treatment and therapy.
What is The Disaster Diaries of Rhyane Jane?
It’s the first media production of Let’s Talk Public Health, and we’re absolutely and completely excited about it. The Disaster Diaries of Rhyane Jane (DDRJ) is an edutainment web series that includes:
Welcome to LTPH This or That?, the blog series where we talk about public health marketing and communication messages and assets, when we think they work best and why.
In this edition of This or That?, we’re looking at animated GIFs, specifically those from the #FluTip series posted by @CDCFlu on Twitter. But, before we get into the nitty-gritty, let's check the performance of GIFs on Twitter and best practices for using them.
In recognition of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, let’s talk about HPV and the ad campaign that first introduced the HPV vaccine to the world.