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Score: 7.2
This Week and Warm Top 4 Examples: 14,100 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 14 - Apr 16
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A southern aesthetic battles other iconic American looks
Implications - In terms of modern culture and aesthetic, Americans tend to opt for either a prototypical west coast or east coast design style. This is due largely in part to visibility in pop culture, however as these separate American cultures become more mainstream, consumers are seeking divergence in a southern aesthetic. Additionally, the globalization of regional aesthetics caused by the digital age has updated this aesthetic, showing a shift in the definition of American culture. [More]
Score: 5.2
This Week and Mild Top 4 Examples: 875 Total Clicks Date Range: May 15 - Apr 16
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Artists leverage livestreaming to give fans at home a front row seat
Implications - Following the progression toward experience-driven brand interactions, musicians are moving to leverage livestreaming services that provide maximum possible exposure for concerts and marketing events alike. In addition to serving as a platform for presenting behind-the-scenes content and live performances, livestreaming is proving to be an innovative tool for creating interactive digital experiences for fans that are easily accessible and are able to service a wider number of individuals. [More]
Score: 6.5
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 722 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 15 - Apr 16
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Brands borrow themes from telenovelas to connect with consumers
Implications - Given the context of traditional media that sees the Hispanic population underrepresented, many brands are launching conscious efforts that aim to form connections through powerful cultural narratives. Borrowing from themes central to the telenovela, such campaigns aim to resonate with consumers on an authentic level related to cultural preservation, in addition to the power of the medium as a means of establishing an emotional bond between consumer and brand. [More]
Score: 5.5
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 1,250 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 15 - Mar 16
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Pop culture entertainment is adapted for a hands-on consumer
Implications - Virtual reality is transforming the entertainment landscape, as consumers demand content that is not only more interactive, but also more immersive. When it comes to popular culture, VR applications that both liven and gameify the experience contribute to a growing climate of "active," as opposed to "passive" consumers. [More]
Score: 4.7
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 322 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 15 - Mar 16
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Small-scale entertainment entices viewers with accessibility and shareability
Implications - Though attention spans are getting shorter, consumers remain emotionally connected through social platforms such as Twitter, which are engineered to foster connection in an easily digestible form. The same is becoming true of entertainment, wherein consumers are turning to shorter episodic content that offers the same emotional high as full-fledged network programming, while being easier to access and share. The progression points to the condensation of length, but not of quality, when it comes to entertainment. [More]
Score: 6.7
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 1,804 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 15 - Mar 16
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Consumers turn to entertainment-focused education online
Implications - As consumers continue to seek advice, education and information online, they are more frequently abandoning traditional outlets in favor of fringe media. Coupling entertainment with knowledge and expanded skill sets, this online content feels more relevant to a younger audience that's bucking convention and searching for authenticity. [More]
Score: 6.9
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,529 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 14 - Mar 16
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Children's products seek to offer greater gender diversity
Implications - Much of modern gender education for children has been focused on ensuring that traditionally "masculine" toys and activities are available to girls in the same way they are to boys; unfortunately, the reverse has not received the same treatment. The next frontier of inclusivity signals a wave of gender-bending and gender-swapping that ultimately normalizes feminized expression, as well as makes it worthy of pursuit. [More]
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Score: 6.5
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 1,083 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 15 - Mar 16
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Video content allows creators to experiment with personal branding
Implications - Social media has revolutionized the marketing landscape in recent years, with online video content emerging as an integral way to reach consumers. Specifically, brands and individual celebrities are adopting digital platforms, such as Snapchat or YouTube, to diverge from their normal offering and established branding. Consumers not only love the abbreviated nature of new media; they also enjoy the ability and capacity to see familiar faces and brands in brand-new contexts. [More]
Score: 7.6
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,620 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 15 - Mar 16
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Content creators turn to sophisticated tools to improve their personal brand
Implications - As user-generated content continues to grow in size and scope, many influencers are upgrading the quality of the tools they use to make videos. Whether it's outsourcing video editing to on-demand service providers, or purchasing higher-quality applications, this progression signals that content creation is becoming a viable investment and long-term career. [More]
Score: 7.8
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,164 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Mar 16
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Consumers turn to collectible items that offer personalized features
Implications - No longer satisfied with the typical off-the-shelf product, consumers are turning to custom, easy-to-alter toys that offer a greater sense of personalization. Redesigning action figures and building blocks with interchangeable elements and printed designs, brands are using elements of customization to not only add a personal touch, but also transform traditionally lifeless collectibles into products that are more engaging and immersive in nature. [More]