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Score: 6.6
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,089 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 15 - Jul 15
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Festivals cater to individual interests and markets to expand interest
Implications - Realizing the growing importance of individuality among modern consumers, public events like festivals are evolving to tailor to more niche interests. Moving beyond concerts and musical entertainment, festivals are putting a greater emphasis on everything from religion to sexual orientation to customize experiences. This shift toward hyper-targeted events reflect a growing need for specialization, particularly in the entertainment industry. [More]
Score: 6.2
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,242 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 14 - Jul 15
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Insect repellent adopts unconventional forms for experiential allure
Implications - Adding a experiential aspect to traditional insecticide, brands are turning to unconventional materials and product forms for consumer intrigue. Moving away from typical sprays, brands are offering things like insect repellent in the form of clothing and edible products, reflecting a need for consumer goods that are both effective and experiential. [More]
Filed in: Unique
Score: 7.6
This Quarter and Hot Top 4 Examples: 33,846 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 13 - Jun 15
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Extreme sun protection measures are taken as anti-aging concerns rise
Implications - Anti-aging concerns are higher than ever, and to continue innovating in this sphere, companies are creating more extreme measures of sun protection that go past the average SPF. Though aging is seen in a more positive light in the digital age, Instagram and other visual social media sites have shone a new, brighter light on appearance and vanity, creating this need for extreme measures of preservation. [More]
Score: 5.7
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 6,177 Total Clicks Date Range: May 14 - Apr 15
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Brands adopt designs reminiscent of dinosaurs to satiate primordial interest
Implications - No longer just of interest to those who study paleontology, references to dinosaurs and archaic animals are emerging within mainstream culture to satiate obscure interests. Integrating prehistoric references into fashion labels and even interior decor, brands are using primordial designs to not only add a sense of novelty, but also to showcase an element of fearlessness and strength often associated with animals that roamed the earth thousands of years ago. [More]
Filed in: FashionUnique
Score: 5.1
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 8,500 Total Clicks Date Range: May 13 - Jan 15
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Consumers turn to products for emotional and physical comfort
Implications - Filling the void of an isolated lifestyle, consumers are turning to specialized products for emotional support. Using products that provide human-like physical interactions, consumers are seeking to maintain elements of affection in a more controlled, autonomous manner. [More]
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Score: 6.1
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 7,736 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 13 - Jan 15
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Seeking alternative solutions, consumers turn to novel allergy products
Implications - Seeking alternatives to traditional medicine, consumers are turning to eccentric allergy solutions for relief. Opting for in-your-face products like specialized masks and face-worn purifiers, consumers are willing to embrace and even wear offbeat products as a means of ensuring overall health. [More]
Score: 6.9
This Year and Hot Top 4 Examples: 29,659 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 13 - Jan 15
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Seeking to make an impact, brands turn to bizarre retail locations
Implications - Seeking to revolutionize retail experiences, brands are turning to unexpected locations for consumer appeal. Creating retail spaces underwater and in subway cars, brands are looking to not only drive sales, but change the way traditional retail spaces are perceived, helping to create a more momentous shopping experience. [More]
Score: 4.8
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 5,808 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 13 - Nov 14
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Adjustments are added to traditional prophylactics to heighten use
Implications - Heightening positive attitudes toward safe sex, prophylactic brands are incorporating both fun and functional variations in design. Reinventing contraceptives with unique features and added health benefits, brands are transforming conversations around sex to be more lax and approachable. [More]
Score: 6.2
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 14,722 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 12 - Dec 14
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Toys are physically adapted to imitate the aesthetics of the consumer
Implications - Heightening generic toys with individual appeal, brands are offering consumers the chance to alter products with distinct imagery and personalized alterations. Allowing kids and adults the chance to superimpose their own portraits and head shots onto dolls and online activities, brands are transforming sources of play into experiences that evoke both entertainment and personal references. [More]
Score: 7.3
This Year and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 25,255 Total Clicks Date Range: May 14 - Oct 14
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Seeking to unnerve rather than scare, consumers create grotesque confections
Implications - As the normality of violence and gore increases, aspects traditionally associated with scary and frightening imagery are becoming mundane. Adding a humorous twist to dark holidays like Halloween, consumers turning to sweets and desserts reminiscent of abject objects, reflecting a turn toward more shocking ways to celebrate holidays. [More]