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Score: 8.4
This Month and Hot Top 4 Examples: 7,231 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 14 - Apr 16
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Consumers diverge from the tech-fueled interior space
Implications - The over-saturation of hyper-connected interior options fueled by the Internet of Things coincides perfectly with a rise in demand for sustainable living, spawning a consumer desire for analog lighting solutions. Speaking to a sense of simplicity that is glamorized in the digital age, this anti-tech approach to home interiors shows that consumers are invested in more than aesthetics when it comes to the home. [More]
Filed in: Art & DesignEco
Score: 7.2
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,638 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 15 - Apr 16
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Consumers battle the guilt of often unsustainable tech with green tech retail
Implications - According to the EPA, 70% of metal in landfills comes from smartphones, a fact that the increasingly eco-conscious, yet tech-savvy consumer is at odds with. To increase sustainability of purchasing technology, tech brands are revamping their brick and mortar locations to be more eco-conscious. This speaks to the desire of the average consumer to not live life entirely eco-consciously, but to "tip the scales" whenever possible. [More]
Filed in: TechEco
Score: 7.9
This Quarter and Hot Top 4 Examples: 33,528 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 15 - Mar 16
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New grocery retailers entice consumers with zero-waste business models
Implications - As vested grocery brands work to redesign business models in order to cut back on food waste, many new zero-waste retailers have begun to enter the market. Facing less barriers to innovation, such emerging supermarket concepts succeed in offering consumers the customization they desire with an immediacy that is difficult for established brands to deliver. In addition to highlighting the desire to support sustainable brands, this shift speaks to the evolving nature of the relationship between retailers and consumers to include more collaboration. [More]
Score: 8.7
This Quarter and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 13,718 Total Clicks Date Range: May 15 - Mar 16
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Consumers' familiarity with urban farming tech influences expectations
Implications - Given the pace of technological innovation in the hydroponics field, the previously inaccessible concept is quickly becoming more affordable. The proliferation of hydroponic systems eliminates numerous barriers to individuals and businesses growing their own produce indoors in limited space -- capabilities that consumers expect brands to take advantage of. This shift speaks not just to a growing expectation for tech integration, but to consumers' expectations in CSR; more specifically, the role of brands and technology in eliminating food deserts. [More]
Score: 6.9
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,238 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 14 - Mar 16
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Traditional outdoor advertisements are reimagined with a green twist
Implications - As brands look for ways to prove to consumers that they share important values, many are opting for eye-catching outdoor ads that also serve an ecological purpose. With billboards that double as everything from air-purifiers to urban gardens, such campaigns suggest a contemporary understanding that business interests can no longer be considered without also considering environmental ones. In addition to highlighting the overarching nature of the health and wellness movement, this progressions speaks to the desire for brands to reflect back consumer anxiety regarding environmental responsibility. [More]
Score: 7.9
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 7,880 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 15 - Mar 16
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Hybrid electric vehicles cater to family usage
Implications - Moving away from the compact "supercar" model, electric vehicle manufacturers are introducing eco-friendly options with more space. These offerings are not only more accessible; they also speak to the growing levels of conscious consumption among families. Consumers today increasingly champion their values through their purchasing decisions, and this tendency extends to parents who "perform" sustainability for their children, using products and services as a way to lead by example. [More]
Score: 6.5
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 5,386 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 15 - Mar 16
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Plug-in electric vehicles are updated with greater range
Implications - Electric car manufacturers are improving their vehicles by offering wider range in mileage. As eco vehicles become mainstream, auto brands seek to offer as many features and performance enhancements as possible to stay competitive, leading to a new benchmark in the industry. Affluent consumers are making sustainability a priority, but not at the expense of performance. [More]
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Score: 6.2
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 1,905 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Feb 16
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Consumers turn to on-demand apps for transportation uses
Implications - The push towards convenience and the rise of the peer-to-peer economy has resulted in an onslaught of "on-demand" services easily accessible by mobile. Beyond ridesharing, these services cater to other transportation uses, such as vehicle maintenance. This shift speaks to the growing desire for instant gratification among consumers, as well as the way personal devices are enhancing mobility. [More]
Score: 7.4
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,885 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 16 - Feb 16
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Electric transportation moves outside of the auto industry
Implications - Electric transportation is entering the mainstream, both in terms of public transit, as well as personal mobility outside of the auto industry. Consumers' eco consciousness is quickly evolving into a sense of eco responsibility, even amongst those who aren't vehicle owners. This progression speaks to a new, action-oriented consumer, who is using even the minutia of their daily routines to champion their values. [More]
Score: 7.5
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 6,442 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 15 - Feb 16
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Luxury auto brands seek to offer agile eco concepts for urban living
Implications - Luxury auto brands are adapting their vehicles to comply with changing consumer expectations around eco-consciousness. In addition to exploring electric avenues, many automotive brands are opting for alternative sources and methods of harnessing energy while maintaining as light a weight as possible. Beyond sustainability, the premise of such concepts speak to a desire to better and more successfully navigate congested urban environments. [More]