Agencies, CultureNovember 28, 2018

It’s no surprise Facebook isn’t in the top 50 amongst the likes of Instagram and YouTube, the platform lost its relevance for under 30s for many reasons.

In the UK (and most likely the US based on recent news) Facebook has lost it’s appeal to Under 30’s

• A survey of 1,000 under-30s was conducted by youth creative agency ZAK

• It found the social media giant had slumped in popularity among youngsters

• Cambridge Analytica said to have harvested data to sway voters to back Brexit

Facebook has failed to feature in a list of brands popular with under 30s as Netflix, Amazon and YouTube top the list. The news comes in the wake of an investigation into Cambridge Analytica which is said to have plundered Facebook data to sway voters to back Brexit and Donald Trump. The social media giant, which has more than 2.2bn active users worldwide, has slumped in popularity with the under-30s – now not featuring in a list of top 50 brands voted for by youngsters.

A survey of 1,000 under-30s conducted by youth creative agency ZAK found that the top brand was Netflix, followed by Amazon and YouTube. The 50th top brand was Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus, which got a measly 0.4 per cent of the vote – but still trumped Facebook, which wasn’t even listed.

  • 1.Netflix 23.9%
  • 2.Amazon 19.1%
  • 3.YouTube 17.3%
  • 4.Apple 14.1%
  • 5.Google 12.9%
  • 6.Primark 12.5%
  • 7.Instagram 12.4%
  • 8.Nike 9.7%
  • 9.ASOS 9.4%
  • 10.Spotify 8.9%


  • 11.Domino’s 8.2%
  • 12.BBC 7.7%
  • 13.Adidas 7.5%
  • 14.Nando’s 7.3%
  • 15.IKEA 7.2%
  • 16.Lush 6.4%
  • 17.PlayStation 6.3%
  • 18.Superdrug 5.5%
  • 19.Zara 4.7%
  • 20.Starbucks 3.5%


  • 21.Wagamama 3.4%
  • 22.Calvin Klien 3.2%
  • 23.Topshop 3.1%
  • 24.TripAdvisor 3.1%
  • 25.MAC 2.9%
  • 26.BrewDog 2.8%
  • 27.Smirnoff 2.6%
  • 28.JD Sports 2.5%
  • 29.Airbnb 2.1%
  • 30.Nyx cosmetics 2.0%


Matt Bennett, chief creative officer of ZAK, said: ‘It’s no surprise Facebook isn’t in the top 50 amongst the likes of Instagram and YouTube, the platform lost its relevance for under 30s for many reasons.

‘Primarily, they use it to keep up with cross generational groups, family, work colleagues, etc, and after a chequered year and an algorithm change this is increasingly Facebooks own direction to rebuild trust in their platform.

‘So by definition content on there isn’t something under 30s feel is tightly targeted to them.

‘Messenger gets a poor image by association and has too much competition so they’re finding increasingly tough to retain younger users too.

‘Where our groups are hanging out is closed social platforms such as WhatsApp, platforms that are more interest specific such as Twitch and obviously the big two for social media are Instagram and Snapchat who are adding fun and functionality all the time.’

  • 31.Charlotte Tilbury 2.0%
  • 32.Missguided 2.0%
  • 33.Jägermeister 1.9%
  • 34.Strongbow 1.9%
  • 35.Now TV 1.8%
  • 36.Tommy Hilfiger 1.8%
  • 37.New Balance 1.6%
  • 38.GoPro 1.5%
  • 39.Uber 1.5%
  • 40.TUI 1.5%


  • 41.Monster Energy 1.5%
  • 42.Rimmel 1.4%
  • 43.Patagonia 1.3%
  • 44.Gymshark 1.3%
  • 45.Time Out 1.1%
  • 46.Bacardi 1.1%
  • 47.Balenciaga 1.0%
  • 48.Huda Beauty 0.9%
  • 49.Supreme 0.7%
  • 50.OnePlus 0.4%


CultureNovember 06, 2018

A Humans’ physical experience with a Brand is the Brand. In our Digital World, physical is disruptive.

Scott Galloway makes lots of predictions. Some right, some wrong, some kinda right or kinda wrong depending on what side you’re on.

As a marketing professor at NYU Stern, he has a lot of insight into the future of brands.

“The Four” is not a shoutout to a misdirected Golf shot, or a New Boy Band, it’s a Bestselling Book about Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon.

It’s all about “controlling the experience,” he says. Or, more precisely, the retail environment that products live in will have a greater influence on our pre-purchase decisions than traditional advertising.

Galloway is pretty blunt with his prediction: “Retail is supposedly dying? I think we’re going to see a massive reallocation of capital out of traditional advertising into distribution.

That’s what Apple did. And there’s a ton of people who should think about doing the same thing.”