Meditation Apps Step Out of Their Comfort Zone to Find New Users

Calm and Headspace saw major growth in 2020 with unconventional marketing

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Consumers turned to apps to boost their mental health in 2020. Getty Images

Between the news overload, nonstop social media debates and overwhelming political commentary, most people would not associate election night in America with relaxation. But this year, CNN viewers may have noticed that Calm, an app focused on meditation and mindfulness, had its fair share of screentime during the network’s most anticipated night of the year. 

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Emmy is an Adweek contributor who is completing her journalism degree at The College of New Jersey with minors in Spanish and broadcast journalism.