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Score: 6
New and Mild Top 4 Examples: 1,683 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 15 - May 16
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The idea of upcycling infiltrates alternative energy
Implications - Upcycling has gained popularity in industries such as food service and fashion, creating more urgency around the ongoing attempt to turn waste into energy. Progress made in this area explores everything from human waste to environmentally unfriendly refuse, the latter providing an overlapping attempt at sustainability that aligns perfectly with today's increasingly green consumer. [More]
Filed in: TechScience
Score: 6.2
New and Mild Top 4 Examples: 5,182 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 14 - May 16
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Air-fueled autos usher in the new age of energy
Implications - Electric vehicles have officially hit the mainstream, opening doors for new approaches to alternative energy in the auto space. One emerging technology is hydrogen and steam-based fuel. Though safe emission and sustainability is a factor in the technology's rising popularity, this also represents a consumer desire for constant moral progress from oneself and from brands. [More]
Filed in: AutosEco
Score: 9.1
New and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 15,309 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - May 16
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Motion-fueled energy is becoming more widely accepted
Implications - Green thinking is becoming more popular as globally-minded Millennials reach adult age and ex-hippie Boomers reach peek disposable income. As a result, alternative forms of energy, such as kinetic energy, are becoming more widely accepted. The integration of sustainability in everyday life shows that "going green" is no longer niche. [More]
Filed in: AutosEco
Score: 6.8
New and Warm Top 4 Examples: 1,858 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 15 - May 16
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Moms & dads want to get real about what it means to be a modern-day parent
Implications - Most of the favorite media platforms that cover the topic of raising children cover controversial, comical and even painful topics related to child rearing. Traditional imagery of a family unit are also being replaced by less traditional images of same-sex parents or single parents, especially in brand messaging. Young parents want to know that they are not alone, and hardships -- big and small -- are frequent for all parents. [More]
Score: 6.5
New and Warm Top 4 Examples: 297 Total Clicks Date Range: May 16 - May 16
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Retailers enhance electronics recycling programs to prove transparency
Implications - As consumer expectations around transparency drive brands to up their sustainability efforts, many retailers are opting to enhance consumer-facing electronics recycling programs. This progression demonstrates the influence of such expectations and the need for brands to find common ground with consumers by emphasizing a shared environmental goal. [More]
Score: 5.5
Recent and Mild Top 4 Examples: 1,338 Total Clicks Date Range: May 15 - May 16
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Health-conscious consumers opt for customizable trail mix snacks
Implications - As the health and wellness movement continues to converge with the cult of convenience, consumers are embracing healthy snack services that create custom trail mixes made from organic fruit, nuts and seeds. This progression highlights the interest of consumers in streamlining healthy choices, making such lifestyle changes easier to commit to in the long-term. [More]
Score: 9.1
Recent and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 22,724 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 15 - May 16
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Brands emerge with pampering pop-ups that aim to be transformative
Implications - As consumers become accustomed to the concept of self-care, many brands are emerging with pampering pop-up concepts that aim to deliver on the consumer pursuit of self-betterment. In addition to demonstrating the expectations for brands to assist in the individual's striving for self-improvement, this shift highlights the consumer desire for transformative experiences and the role in which brands can play in making those experiences a reality. [More]
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Score: 7.1
Recent and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,445 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 16 - May 16
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Brands use Snapchat lenses to cultivate user-generated advertising
Implications - As brands rush to the Snapchat platform and experiment with the service's various ad formats, many are opting to launch sponsored lenses that enable users to create and share branded selfies. In addition to highlighting the unique ability of the messaging platform to encourage user-generated content, this shift demonstrates the unique opportunity created by tapping into the consumer desire to share branded content as a representation of themselves in what can be considered a digitally evolved form of word-of-mouth. [More]
Score: 7.3
Recent and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,518 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 15 - May 16
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Regional marijuana legalization opens the doors for new ventures
Implications - Just as a fast-growing legal recreational marijuana market has created a demand for brands and products, the emerging opportunity has allowed for the emergence of new ventures that serve functions unique to the cannabis business. In addition to highlighting the far-reaching nature of the legal cannabis market, this shift highlights the opportunity for brands offering B2B services to leverage the needs of entrepreneurs in unique emerging sectors. [More]
Score: 7.6
Recent and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,904 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 15 - May 16
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Cannabis-infused edibles go highbrow with inventive gourmet creations
Implications - Creative emerging brands are producing artisan edibles and are being embraced by both medical and recreational consumers where legalization has created the opportunity to do so. In addition to highlighting the opportunity for new groups of consumers to be exposed to this product, this progression demonstrates that particular consumer taste preferences and attention to quality of ingredients are priorities applied to all areas of consumption. [More]