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Score: 8.2
This Week and Hot Top 5 Examples: 4,097 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Sep 16
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With a boost from today's technology, franchise toys bring sci-fi concepts to life
Implications - Taking advance of the convergence of the tech world and the toy industry, brands are releasing products that bring sci-fi concepts from popular films to life. The integration of technology like holographs and drones is already intriguing to consumers, and the tie-in to popular franchises makes these advancements all the more exciting. [More]
Score: 7.8
This Quarter and Warm Top 6 Examples: 4,230 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 16 - Aug 16
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Brands spread their reach through innovation inspired by Pokémon Go
Implications - The continued widespread obsession with Pokémon Go has seen increasing applications for businesses seeking relevant ways to engage new consumers and increase social traction, making the gamified app an ideal co-branding platform to diversify innovation based on a concept that is instantly recognizable to consumers around the world. The pervasive reach of the AR anime app annotates a shift in the physical digital divide towards a more streamlined convergence of technology with everyday life, creating an increasingly integrated reality that brands must learn to navigate. [More]
Score: 5.5
This Quarter and Mild Top 5 Examples: 977 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 16 - Aug 16
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Brands find a new consumer demographic in the video game community
Implications - Seeking a new audience, brands are sponsoring events and launches within the video game industry. This signifies a rising interest in Gen Z and Millennials as these groups gain an increase in spending power. Coinciding with the surge of public gaming functions, as well as the growth of the gamer community by way of phenomena like Pokemon Go, this shift shows the power in fast adaptability to consumer growth. [More]
Score: 6.3
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 1,701 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 14 - Aug 16
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Social media and unscripted entertainment merge
Implications - Before YouTube, documentaries served as the way for consumers to receive more raw, authentic forms of entertainment. As video-based social media becomes a mainstream form of communication, a merge between the two worlds is natural. This accelerates the transparency and educational aspect of both forms of media, which are factors the modern consumer actively seeks. [More]
Score: 5
This Quarter and Mild Top 6 Examples: 769 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 16 - Aug 16
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As a step toward authenticity, organizations fund informative content
Implications - In the digital age, brands need to prioritize transparency while finding a way to engage consumers. Branded documentaries satisfy this need by pivoting away from pitching consumers and toward educating them. This desire for education has popularized documentaries among consumers in general, creating a great opportunity for brands to join the conversation. [More]
Score: 6.9
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 1,764 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 14 - Aug 16
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Students are offered academic courses that revolve around pop culture
Implications - Modernized college courses reflect the importance of pop culture and mass media influences. While 17% of the Gen Z demographic wants to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors without gaining higher education, colleges appeal to their interest in pop culture as a means to encourage college attendance. By combining aspects of entertainment such as celebrities and television, post-secondary schools have a new opportunity to retain interest in traditional educational institutes. [More]
Score: 5.5
This Quarter and Mild Top 5 Examples: 1,551 Total Clicks Date Range: May 15 - Aug 16
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Next generation students perfer post-secondary courses that gamify learning
Implications - Comparable to e-commerce shopping versus brick and mortar retail; post-secondary educational facilities now seek to provide unique tech-incorporated classes that encourage practical learning instead of online courses. Tech-savvy Gen Z and Millennial demographics are able to better resonate and retain their focus for higher education when the classes cater to their plugged-in lifestyles. This shift in college and university classes showcases the importance of technological evolution in various industries. [More]
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Score: 6.2
This Quarter and Warm Top 6 Examples: 5,944 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 14 - Aug 16
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Millennial parents seek support online when it comes to raising children
Implications - The phrase "it takes a village to raise a child" now rings even more true and is even more relevant as a new generation of parents turns to peers online to seek advice. As is the case with Millennials' purchasing decisions, Millennial parents are reviewing, researching, and contributing to their own and others' parenting styles online. This shows that Millennials will adhere to old habits as they age, prompting adaptability, not transformation, from brands they use. [More]
Score: 4.6
This Quarter and Mild Top 5 Examples: 396 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 15 - Aug 16
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YouTube is used as a resource for life skills
Implications - Video blogs are commonly perceived as a space dominated by video game streams and makeup tutorials, however, as the reach of social media expands, more pragmatic forms of vlogging are observed. This ties into the push and pull of the accessibility of information online, with the needs of a less niche audience. [More]
Score: 5.8
This Quarter and Warm Top 6 Examples: 3,482 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 15 - Jul 16
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Younger consumers seek lighthearted forms of feminism
Implications - As a backlash to the calculated, sentimental approach to feminism executed by many brands, younger consumers are seeking (and creating) more lighthearted approaches to girl power. This speaks to the Gen Z idea of natural diversity as opposed to forced mindfulness, pointing to the general preferences of a youth group raised on more empathetic values. [More]