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Score: 7.3
This Week and Warm Top 4 Examples: 7,527 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 16 - May 17
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Toys turn into collectible artworks to engage the whole family
Implications - With parents looking to spend more time with their children, toy brands look for ways to appeal to both children and adults alike to foster bonding through joint interest. Taking an artistic approach to toy design, brands are producing eye-catching games that double as collectible décor, enticing parents to splurge a little more on a toy that also doubles as an aesthetic element to their home. [More]
Score: 8.8
This Month and V. Hot Top 5 Examples: 11,796 Total Clicks Date Range: May 16 - May 17
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Affordable fashion focuses on sophisticated design for cost-savvy consumers
With high end fashion content prevalent on social media, consumers of all economic backgrounds are becoming hyper aware of the designs and trends that signify luxury. Brands looking to target these savvy shoppers are starting to offer them the experience of glamour, tapping into their desire for higher end products while maintaining wallet-friendly prices. [More]
Score: 7.3
This Month and Warm Top 5 Examples: 4,914 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 15 - May 17
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Young parents look for innovative reading formats to inspire children
Implications - Using virtual, emotional and tactile cues, children’s narratives are leaping out of the 2D page and engaging young readers in completely new ways. New parents keen to develop the emotional intelligence of their offspring through sensorial experience, are finding innovative formats to engage short attention spans, spark curiosity and promote intellectual development. [More]
Score: 7.3
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,097 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 16 - May 17
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Adaptable robotics fulfill a need for ingenuity in the manufacturing process
Implications - As creatively inclined robotics become more commonplace, they are being utilized to take on challenges in manufacturing across industries to produce feats in construction, fashion and more. Able to work with tricky materials and adapt to different demands and conditions, emerging robot technology is increasingly relied upon as a resourceful production asset that also acts as a draw for consumers looking for uniquely manufactured products. [More]
Score: 7.6
This Month and Warm Top 6 Examples: 6,855 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 15 - May 17
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The fast fashion model rages on, while impacting other industries
Implications - Fast fashion retailers have changed the apparel industry by enabling mid-range spenders to partake in style fads at their peak. In the information age however, aesthetic fads can be observed in other lifestyle categories, with social media elevating them to popularity as ferociously as any fashion fad. As a response, brands in other lifestyle categories are borrowing from the fast fashion model by leading with aesthetic as opposed to quality. This is especially important to consumers who are acutely aware of their personal brand. [More]
Score: 9.3
This Month and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 9,699 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 17 - May 17
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Product display captivates consumers through sharable emotions
Implications - With the understanding that most consumers seek out memorable experiences they can then share through social media, brands are carefully curating sensory-packed spaces that cater specifically to that desire. Through elaborately immersive visual merchandising that sparks emotions within consumers, the modern retail environment has found a way to adapt to the highly competitive digital space by playing into it. [More]
Score: 7.3
This Month and Warm Top 5 Examples: 2,986 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 15 - May 17
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Chemistry-like cosmetics tap into the desire for hands-on curation
Implications - More empowered than ever to understand the complexity of their unique skin and beauty needs through online resources, self-educated consumers are driving demand for products that they can curate themselves rather than trying to fit a mold being dictated to them. Becoming less satisfied with off-the-shelf selections, mix-and-match kits that allow consumers to personally curate their own cosmetics are starting to gain ground, putting ultimate control of the product and, by extension, the product experience, in their hands. [More]
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Score: 6.7
This Month and Warm Top 5 Examples: 4,803 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 16 - May 17
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Fantasy franchises appeal to older fans with upscale, opulent themed products
Implications - As fantasy franchises have taken center stage with the explosive success of series' such as 'Game of Thrones' and a return to timeless fairytales, consumers are embracing co-branded luxury products that embody their 'fandom' in a more mature, fashion-focused manner. This shift highlights a progression of the genre into mainstream culture that may reflect an interest in escapism in arguably turbulent political times. [More]
Score: 7.5
This Month and Warm Top 6 Examples: 8,021 Total Clicks Date Range: May 16 - May 17
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Fantasy and sci-fi franchises expand with lifestyle products for the kitchen
Implications - As cult movie franchises look to reignite buzz ahead of highly anticipated releases, many are re-appealing to now-adult fans with functional branded kitchen products that serve to playfully alleviate the pains of "adulting' at home. This progression highlights the mission of brands to assert themselves as larger-than-life cult movements by producing limited edition unexpected items that cater to a growing fan base with various overlapping interests. [More]
Score: 8.5
This Quarter and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 13,175 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 16 - Apr 17
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Spending time with family takes precedence for Gen X homeowners
Implications - With Millennials moving back home and Boomers needing more care as they age, Gen X is faced with a household full of additional members. Already known for having strong family values, the Gen X demographic is increasingly looking for ways to adapt their homes to be more welcoming to loved ones, preferring to prioritize family-oriented down-time over other forms of leisure. [More]