YPulse spoke with Erica Kiser about the Kellogg “Eat. Share. Prosper.” campaign, which won this year’s GennY award.

YPulse spoke with Erica Kiser about the Kellogg “Eat. Share. Prosper.” campaign, which won this year’s GennY award.

America’s rising generation embodies confidence, community and trust in a better tomorrow. This new generation has been coined, by Neil Howe, Founding Partner & President, Lifecourse Associates, as the Millennial Generation.

In this exclusive Mega Mashup video, Neil Howe and Jake Katz of YPulse Inc explore this topic as a sneak peek of the upcoming event and take questions from our live audience.

Join Neil Howe and other industry experts at the Millennial Mega Mashup to discuss the future of the Millennial Generation, the role other generations will play in that future, and what this means for you, your brand and your business.

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Millennial Mega Mashup is excited to feature the GennY Awards

Announcing the Third Annual GennY Awards

Our 3rd Annual Youth Marketing Case Study Competition will honor youth marketers and recognize best practices of those who have applied new and innovative techniques to connecting and communicating with youth. Finalists in each category will be featured during the awards ceremony on May 9 at the Millennial Mega Mashup.

Have you put a new twist on traditional advertising, gone grassroots or guerilla, sparked social interest with Pinterest, or made the most of mobile marketing? We want to hear about how your company or brand has developed a unique program to target youth and Millennials.

This year’s grand prize winner will join the stellar ranks of past recipients including U by Kotex and MTV’s A Thin Line. What’s more, the winner not only takes home the GennY Award, but also will receive the award on the main stage of the Millennial Mega Mashup.

Submit your application. Submission deadline is March 31, 2012.

Click here for more details on the GennY Award.

Download the conference brochure for full program details.

Want to know more about the Millennial Mega Mashup audience? Last year’s event had over 90% client-side participation! Check out who’s already signed on to attend:

C+R Researcb // Comedy Central // DoSomething.org // Draftfcb // Edvisors // ESPN Global X Events & Development // Euro Chicago // Facebook // Hallmark Cards Inc // Humana Inc // Kellogg’s Company // Lenovo // Lifecourse Associates // Macy’s // McCann Erickson // Morphology Games // MTV // NBCUniversal, Inc // Nestle Purina Russia // Nickelodeon // PepsiCo // Perfetti Van Melle USA // Pulp Lab // Scholastic // Scientific Games // Sentient Decision Science // Smarty Pants // The Coca-Cola Company // The Geppetto Group // The Harry Potter Alliance // Tr3s - Viacom International Media Networks // University at Buffalo // Verizon Wireless // Westfield // Young & Rubicam // Zumba

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Top Reasons to Attend Millennial Mega Mashup

The Millennial Mega Mashup, the leading event focused on Millennials (currently aged 8-30), was designed to future proof your business with a deeper understanding on purchasing behaviors, media consumption patterns, and current and future trends of the most powerful generation yet.

Top Reasons to Attend the Millennial Mega Mashup:

• Our Sixth Annual Conference focuses on Millennials, those aged 8 to 30, who control a massive spending power and are still forming their brand preferences and opinions. They’re an audience you can’t afford to ignore.

• The man who coined the term Millennial, Neil Howe, discusses how the Millennial generation is shaping the future of the United States.

• The Third GennY Awards Winner shares best practices of new and innovative techniques to connecting and communicating with Millennials.

• From the Mouths of Millennials… We’ve brought back our interactive Live Focus Groups, where you can meet tweens and teens, hear what they have to say, and ask your own specific questions.

• All-New Hispanic Millennial Intensive offers a full day on this important group, from “fusionistas” and bilingual influencers to Hispanic shoppers and cultural touchpoints.

• New to the Program! Trenz®Walk: Firmenich’s ‘Trenz Walking’ is a unique system to detect trends in their infancy (mostly 3-4 years before they globally manifest themselves). It allows not only to signal the new trends early, but business opportunities, from branding to product development to delivery. *limited to 30 people

• A Fully Customizable Program so you can focus on what matters most to your business. Choose between two breakout tracks to target your specific needs: Younger Millennials (8-17) and Older Millennials (18-30).

• Generation Innovation & Purposeful Connection. Keynotes from Nick Shore, SVP Strategic Consumer Insights & Research MTV, and Kate Robertson, Co-Founder of One Young World give a glimpse inside the mind of millennials and what drives them.

• From The Hunger Games… our all-star keynotes include the biggest names in youth media: Drake Doremus, Director of the movie Like Crazy, David Levithan, Editor of The Hunger Games, Channon Cook, Vice President of Strategic Insight & Research at Comedy Central, and much, much more.

• …To the X Games. Learn what matters most to Millennials and how to research this fickle group in case studies and presentations from ESPN, Macy’s, Coca-Cola, Smarty Pants, Nickelodeon, Westfield Malls, DoSomething.org and other brands.

• Network with Movers & Shakers in youth media and marketing. From brand leaders to marketing influencers to in-the-know researchers, you never know who you’ll be sitting next to at the Millennial Mega Mashup!

Download the conference brochure for full program details.

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Announcing the Millennial Mega Mashup Event – Full Program Now Available

Join IIRUSA and Ypulse for the sixth annual Millennial Mega Mashup! It’s the only event that explores Millennial culture, how youth habits and attitudes are evolving, and what this means for your brand and business.

Millennials are the largest American generation ever, wielding enormous spending power, and they’re still figuring out their brand preferences and opinions. Unlike their predecessors, this group entered the world as tech smart, media-savvy kids, and they’ve grown up expecting more from the companies and brands vying for their attention.

We’ve assembled and All-Star team of speakers from the biggest names in youth culture to fill you in on what matters most to Millennials:

             Neil Howe, Founding Partner & President of Lifecourse Associates, coined the term “Millennials”. He discusses how this generation is shaping the future of the U.S.

             Drake Doremus, Director of the Sundance Award-Winning film Like Crazy, and David Levithan, VP &  Editorial Director for Scholastic and Editor of The Hunger Games, reflect on how each of these stories relate to the Millennial mindset and portray young people’s attitudes towards life, love and happiness.

             MTV’s Nick Shore, SVP Strategic Insights & Research, and Comedy Central’s Chanon Cook, VP Strategy Insights & Research, reveal how a deep understanding of Millennials has won them loyal audiences of cool kids.

             Kate Robertson, Co-Founder of One Young World and Group Chairman at Euro RSCG shares how young people are making history through their passions for social change and global responsibility. Andrew Slack, Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Harry Potter Alliance has transformed those passions into actions, encouraging fans of the book to use their talents to help disadvantaged children around the world.

             William Greenwald, Director of Performance Coaching & Advisory Practice, explains how neuroscience and brain-based studies can be used to drive leadership, collaboration and coaching in the millennial space.

And during a full-day focusing on Hispanic Millennials, “fusionistas” and bilingual influencers, we’ll hear from:

             Gary Bonilla-Latoni, SVP Executive Integrated Strategy Partner for McCann Erickson, discusses the diverse Millennial generation, which embraces its individual differences as a way to broaden its influence and power.

             Jeffrey Pearlman, CMO of Zumba Fitness, shares how Latin inspiration grew the company from video games to kids programs and beyond. 

Download the conference brochure for full program details.

Future proof your business with a deeper understanding the most powerful generation, with a focus on purchasing behaviors, media consumption patterns, and current and future trends. It’s an exciting time for marketers, researchers, insights directors and folks alike to explore this rising generation.

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