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Score: 7.2
Recent and Warm Top 6 Examples: 6,358 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 15 - Mar 17
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Beauty brands partner with film releases to launch fantasy-themed collections
Implications - In the interest of appealing to adult fans beyond the scope of mere nostalgia, beauty brands are partnering with movie studios to collaborate on makeup and skincare ranges that pay homage to popular characters and visual themes from fantasy and fairy tale-inspired film releases without compromising product quality. This progression highlights the need for brands to think outside of the box by combining meaningful pop culture references and cutting edge product technology that will appeal to amateur experts. [More]
Score: 5.7
This Month and Mild Top 5 Examples: 1,748 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 15 - Mar 17
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Handicaps showcased in everyday brand activations promote inclusivity
Implications - Connecting with consumers on a personal level, brands are promoting normalization to become more readily accessible to people with disabilities. With a focus on youth in particular, brands are increasingly starting to take handicapped individuals into account in their marketing, products and brand activations into account. This integration denotes another evolution in brand authenticity as consumers demand to see more diversity and inclusivity. [More]
Score: 6.8
This Month and Mild Top 6 Examples: 5,515 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 16 - Mar 17
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The fashion world opts for sunny shades that make pieces pop
Implications - As consumers remain drawn to neutral wardrobe staples as minimalism continues to reign supreme, fashion-forward individuals are increasingly incorporating head-turning accent pieces in bold yellow-based hues. Possibly alluding to the existential stress brought on by the political and economic uncertainties of the day, this renewed interest in such a bright and sunny color highlights a desire to maintain a level of hope and optimism with a view to the future. [More]
Score: 7.7
This Month and Warm Top 5 Examples: 4,750 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 16 - Feb 17
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Franchises enter new territory to connect with adult consumers
Implications - With online communities breathing new life into fandom, companies are adopting innovative, unexpected ventures to reach fans of all ages, including adults. Providing content, space and products that appeal to more grown up tastes, franchises with generally younger fanbases are able to expand their reach. [More]
Score: 6.9
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,499 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 16 - Feb 17
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Brands celebrate niche holidays with unique promotions and discounts
Implications - Beyond major holidays like Christmas or Thanksgiving, brands are celebrating more specialized days very specific to particular product offerings. Though not widely recognized, these holidays provide brands with an opportunity to create unique and light-hearted limited-time promotions. [More]
Score: 5.9
This Quarter and Mild Top 5 Examples: 2,460 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 15 - Feb 17
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Collectors are enticed by special design-led ticketing collaborations
Implications - While the phenomenon of collecting ephemera is rooted in the old world, recently, brands and institutions are collaborating to transform everyday paper tickets into treasured pieces of art. In addition to solidifying the social and cultural currency of such brands, this progression suggests a new collective nostalgia for printed matter in the digital age, and the opportunity for brands to insert themselves in this meaningful space. [More]
Score: 7.2
This Quarter and Warm Top 6 Examples: 3,613 Total Clicks Date Range: May 15 - Feb 17
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Fit fashion evolves to integrate cosmetics that complement athletic lifestyles
Implications - Far from going out of style, athleisure is increasingly permeating adjacent categories, going beyond activewear and into the beauty and skincare realm. As cosmetic brands adapt to the new demand for fitness-focused products, we’re starting to note launches of gym-specific makeup collections and lines of skincare and haircare tailored for active lifestyles. This shift demonstrates a new niche in the world of beauty as athleisure trends continue to evolve. [More]
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Score: 5.9
This Quarter and Mild Top 6 Examples: 2,656 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 15 - Feb 17
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The mild Mexican chili pepper finds a variety of culinary uses
Implications - In its various forms, poblano is a Mexican chili pepper that is steadily gaining popularity as a global ingredient based on its mild flavor and its ability to be easily integrated into dishes. In addition to denoting the underlying experimental nature of consumers when it comes to flavor, and in particular, spices, this progression proves that enhanced consumer knowledge of regional ingredients can lead to a heightened interest in the preparation process of a given dish, whether it is being experienced as a a menu item or being cultivated at home. [More]
Score: 8.2
This Quarter and Warm Top 6 Examples: 19,386 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 15 - Feb 17
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Millennial pink persists in all forms of branding and fashion
Implications - Deemed by some as "millennial pink," while others may refer to it as "Tumblr pink," the pastel hue has quickly become a mainstay in branding, fashion and advertising that is proving to be successful and even contagious. In addition to its direct relation to a reclamation of the the color pink by young women as a symbol of empowerment, this shift highlights a collective visual consciousness of those particularly tapped into image-based social platforms. [More]
Score: 5.9
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 7,166 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 15 - Feb 17
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Brands showcase ingredient lists to enhance trust and empower consumers
Implications - Knowing that ingredients are one of the first places consumers look when deciding whether an item suits their lifestyle, dietary restrictions and family eating habits, brands are starting to showcase their ingredients in a very literal way. Listing out the ingredients and formulation of products demonstrates a shift towards genuine engagement as brands lift the veil and empower shoppers who want to make informed choices. [More]