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Score: 7.1
This Week and Warm Top 4 Examples: 1,940 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: 6
This Week and Mild Top 5 Examples: 1,953 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: 7.1
This Week and Warm Top 6 Examples: 2,557 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]
Score: 6.2
This Month and Mild Top 6 Examples: 2,328 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: 8.3
This Month and Warm Top 6 Examples: 16,496 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: 6.1
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 6,605 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]
Score: 6.5
This Month and Mild Top 6 Examples: 13,448 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 15 - Feb 17
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Brands offer critical shoppers an authentic view through window-infused packaging
Implications - Given the mandate to control and enhance product image, many brands are seeing the benefit in letting their goods speak for themselves, giving consumers a window through which they can analyze and come to their own conclusions about a product. Not only satiating consumer curiosity, window paneled packaging also increasingly indicates commitment to quality as modern shoppers feel more secure about brands that demonstrate authenticity and opt not to hide behind brightly colored designs and overly enhanced product images. [More]
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Score: 5.4
This Month and Mild Top 5 Examples: 1,530 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 17 - Feb 17
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Extreme polar vacations appeal to values of the Millennial traveler
Implications - Brought on by both fears of impending climate change and the age of competitive travel via social sharing, high-intensity polar travel excursions to both the Arctic and Antarctica are emerging in a variety of forms. This progression speaks to the expectation of self-betterment through one-of-a-kind travel experiences that simultaneously offer adrenaline-driven activities that still emphasize a connection to nature. [More]
Score: 8
This Quarter and Hot Top 4 Examples: 5,361 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 16 - Jan 17
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Classic toys get a high-tech update to appeal parents' nostalgia
Implications - Toy brands are updating classic toys with high-tech features like VR integration and connectivity. Tapping into existing fan bases, and giving Millennial and Gen X parents to share their beloved toys from their childhood with their own children, this shift is a "best of both worlds" convergence of the past and the future. [More]
Score: 6.4
This Quarter and Warm Top 5 Examples: 4,486 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 15 - Jan 17
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Campaigns incorporate an omnicultural view that extends beyond diversity
Implications - As products and services expand to reflect the rich cultural makeup of the population, advertising efforts can be observed leading with non-centered perspectives that fall in line with a view to omniculturalism, effectively celebrating difference as the only norm. Moving away from marketing plans best described as "siloed" and specialty ad shops, this progression demonstrates the need for brands to engage consumers around values less tied to traditional markers of identity such as race, geographic location and gender. [More]