Wondering Why Hiring Diverse Gen Z Voiceover Talents For Your Political Spots Is Important?
Let’s See Who Gen Z Is And What They Care About!
Diverse Voiceover Talent! But, Who Is Gen Z?
Born between the 1990’s and 2010s and coming after the Millennial generation and before Generation Alpha, Generation Z (also known as Gen Z) has become an influential demographic in the political landscape of the United States. Gen Z is considered to be one of the most diverse generations in US history, largely due to increased immigration and increased birth rates among non-majority groups. A Gallup survey noted that about 21% of Gen Z’ers who have reached adulthood identify as LGBT.
What Matters to Gen Z?
An estimated 24 million Gen Zers were eligible to vote in 2020, making up 10% of the total voting population. An article by The Hill attributes the strong young voter turnout to a number of factors that include “racial injustice, global climate change, and voter suppression, as well as increased efforts by educators to reach students and connect them to the issues and to voting resources.” The Gen Z voter turnout will only continue to grow with coming elections.
As the most racially and ethnically diverse voters, Gen Z has shown over the past few elections to favor progressive policies and candidates, including Democratic positions on topics such as abortion and reproductive justice, and inclusion. Having grown up with limitless access to information and news through social media and the internet, Gen Z has developed a heightened sense of social responsibility and concern about issues such as climate change, racial justice, and LGBTQ+ rights. It will be critical to understand and address the key issues that matter to Gen Z who not only care about societal and cultural issues but are engaged and want to see change happen.
Authenticity in Social Media Captures Gen Z Votes
By 2028, Gen Z and Millennials will make up the largest voting demographic, with Gen Z becoming the voting majority in the next five or so years. As Gen Z continues to become a strong voting demographic, it will be important for candidates to reach this younger audience through non-terrestrial media channels such as TikTok, Snapchat, and YouTube with compelling campaigns, messaging, and positioning in order to secure the Gen Z votes not only in the near future but over their lifetime.
As the generation that has grown up deeply surrounded by technology, social media, and the internet, Gen Z are often referred to as “digital natives,” easily navigating digital platforms and online communications, and becoming early adopters of new apps and social media trends.
An estimated 60% of Gen Z voters leaned Democrat compared to 33% who leaned Republican, highlighting a generational divide in political ideologies as compared to previous generations. According to this article, Gen Z’s voting influence led to Democratic victories in battleground statewide contests, secured majority seats in the United States Senate, and President Biden’s 2020 victory.
For progressive and Democratic candidates, this momentum offers an opportunity to secure long-term support and a strong voter base for years to come from Gen Z. Actively engaging with this population and advocating for policies that align with their values while effectively communicating stances on issues that resonate with this population will make the difference in future election cycles. Gen Z is known for valuing authenticity in all aspects, including content they consume.
Work with Diverse Gen Z Voiceover Talent for Your Next Campaign
Amplifying this message by working with a Gen Z voiceover actor who is a part of this target audience establishes credibility and builds trust in campaigns and television or radio spots. When it comes to campaign content, working with Gen Z voiceover actors who can convey genuine emotions, relatability, and sincere passion for a range of social issues that are important to this audience can enhance your campaign’s impact.
With Gen Z at the forefront of the latest trends, memes, and cultural references, the professional Gen Z voiceover artists at Blue Wave Voiceover understand and incorporate these elements to add relevance and connect with this influential audience.
The wide range of Diverse Gen Z Voiceover Talents at Blue Wave Voiceover includes a diverse group of male, female, and non-binary professionals ensuring that your campaign has the authenticity that this demographic wants. Explore demos or request samples from the experienced roster of talent including, but not limited to, Zia Amador, Allegra Verlezza, Cherie B. Tay, Sura Siu, Javier Prusky, and André Santana.