Can you speak Gen Z? With Cat Agostinho & Jay Richards, Co-Founders of Imagen Insights

On today’s episode of Word on the Street, Katie speaks to Co-Founders of Imagen Insights, Cat Agostinho & Jay Richards. Imagen insights enable agencies and brands to crowdsource qualitative and quantitative feedback, ideas and insights from a global Gen Z community within 72 hours, and have worked with brands such as PepsiCo, Sky, ITV, and Gymshark.

Cat is an award-winning supporter and promoter of talent throughout her career, Cat’s mission is to continue to support young people and provide them with opportunities regardless of their background and that diversity goes beyond race and gender, it’s also about diversity in thought. Cat has co-created a business and a culture that champions inclusivity, and Imagen Insights adapts processes and methods to cater for languages, disabilities and social factors.

Jay co-founded Imagen Insights to close the conversation gap between brands and young people. He now equips some of the biggest household names with brutally honest feedback from the Imagen Insights Gen Z community to help inform their successful marketing strategies. From a rebellious start while at school to now the Co-Founder of Imagen Insights, a Forbes 30under30 entrepreneur and Mediatel’s Future Leader finalist of 2020.

In this episode you will hear: 

  • What Gen Z are looking for from brands 
  • Gen Z trends for 2022
  • Assumptions vs. the truth of the generation
  • How Gen Z differentiates from other generations 

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