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Score: 5.5
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 2,797 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 14 - Feb 15
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Consumers search for collective audio experiences
Implications - The ubiquity of personal devices has made listening to music an often isolated experience. While this system might be perfect for daily commutes, consumers continue to crave a way to share their musical tastes and preferences. Products designed to encourage this approach to music reflect a consumer desire for communal experiences and a way to share content. [More]
Score: 6.4
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 5,594 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 13 - Jan 15
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AR toys satisfy a need for engaging forms of education
Implications - Parents are looking to make the learning experience as interactive as possible for children, which is being acknowledged with augmented reality toys. The information age has resulted in children who are accustomed to tech integration; this shift towards blending physical products with virtual simulations satisfies need for deeper stimulation. [More]
Score: 5.6
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 5,525 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 13 - Jan 15
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Bedtime rituals are enhanced with mobile and tech features
Implications - Nighttime routines are, for many parents, an incredibly important part of their childrens' day, leading them to enhance the experience with high-tech alternatives. Offering children's stories and nursery rhymes through augmented reality and mobile apps, brands are providing a more streamlined way of entertaining and engaging children without sacrificing elements of tradition like storytelling. [More]
Score: 6.4
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 6,543 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 14 - Jan 15
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3D printing moves beyond set parameters for larger projects in manufacturing
Implications - The potential of 3D printing is being realized as manufacturers remove boundaries with free form printers for creating large-scale products with ease. This innovation paired with the incorporation of new filament for the printers means the further expansion of this promising technology in a multitude of industries. [More]
Score: 6.5
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,479 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 14 - Jan 15
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Interactive streaming service features have consumers leaving cable behind
Implications - Offering consumers even more incentive to cancel expensive cable subscriptions, content streaming services are increasing their value by adding on interactive, social components to enhance user experience. Providing more dynamic and customizable content, these services are taking full advantage of the increased opportunities of depending on an Internet connection. [More]
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Score: 4.5
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 2,174 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 13 - Dec 14
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Radio shows move beyond mainstream content to satiate individual interests
Implications - Seeking to enhance viewer loyalty, radio stations are moving away from mainstream content and tailoring programming toward more niche, individual interests. Providing on-air material related to environmental causes and pet care, radio shows are seeking to create a personal connection with consumers, using unexpected content to foster a more engaging consumer experience. [More]
Filed in: TechMultimedia
Score: 5.1
This Quarter and Mild Top 3 Examples: 1,289 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - Dec 14
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Famously free innovations get a subscription-focused overhaul
Implications - As consumers look for a more adaptable form of radio, the shift to streaming is palpable, but the freedom gained has led many to pay a premium for ultimate access. The premiumization boom supports this as more consumers become willing to pay to regain control over how they consume media. [More]
Score: 4.3
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 1,678 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 14 - Dec 14
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As consumers demand customization and convenience, a shift towards streaming rises
Implications - Consumers are accustomed to smart technology giving them immediate access to whatever they want, which is a characteristic that's becoming commonplace for radio entertainment as a mass shift to streaming is observed. The rise of radio 2.0 expands content consumption to an array of devices and allows demographic targeting to be more streamlined. [More]
Filed in: TechMultimedia
Score: 5
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 3,808 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 13 - Dec 14
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Heightening engagement, audio systems turn to experiential adaptations
Implications - Moving beyond the allure of sound quality, speakers and audio devices are turning to more experiential adaptations to heighten consumer engagement. Appealing to consumer senses with augmented visuals and interactive activities, brands are seeking to expand an often solitary experience into a much more social and communal activity. [More]
Score: 6
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 5,590 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 14 - Dec 14
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Speakers are integrated into functional, outdoor equipment for on-the-go use
Implications - Seeking to further integrate audio systems into everyday life, brands are turning to more functional adaptations to heighten accessibility. Integrating speaker systems and Bluetooth technology into skateboards and bike helmets, brands are turning to more exhilarating outdoor elements to add hype and functional appeal to traditionally single-purpose products. [More]