Fortnite emerges as a social media platform for Gen Z

A new study suggests that Fortnite has more in common with Facebook than Call of Duty, with the massively popular game emerging as a new kind of social network for a key demographic of younger consumers that brands covet. “Unlike other platforms and services, Fortnite uniquely combines benefits from gaming, social media and streaming platforms, offering consumers a singular experience,” according to the report from NRG, a brand consultancy that specializes in the intersection of entertainment and technology. “Consumers say it's the best place to ‘be my authentic self’ and to ‘connect to what everyone is talking about, making me feel like I’m not alone.' ” Fortnite, the multi-player video game with 250 million users, has ascended as a social network in part due to its popularity on Twitch, the Amazon-owned streaming platform.  Fortnite has both the largest audiences and most streamers on the service, where its live videos and gameplay totaled more than 103 million hours in March, according to Twitch data. “Fortnite is the new Facebook in some ways,” says Henry Cowling, creative managing director at MediaMonks, a digital production company. “Millennials and Gen Z are much more used to living on platforms like Fortnite.” Fortnite’s audience remains much smaller than Facebook and YouTube, which each have roughly 2 billion users. Still, the game isn’t that far off from Twitter and its 330 million members. And Fortnite enthusiasts are extremely loyal: Those between the ages... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2019-06-10 14:30:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2018: Social Media Marketing: Working the Platform

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Livefyre Acquires Storify to Expand Its Social-Media Curation Platform

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Mode Media raises $30 million for lifestyle media publishing platform

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Why Vox Media makes content just for social media

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