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Score: 6.4
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,172 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 13 - Mar 15
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Consumers convert sound from unexpected objects for creative allure
Implications - Moving beyond classic instrumental sounds, brands are turning to conversion technology to transform unexpected elements into one-of-a-kind beats. Using apps and kits to convert everyday household objects and even your own voice into music, consumers are customizing and creating content in an unconventional way. [More]
Score: 7.9
This Month and Hot Top 4 Examples: 3,412 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 15 - Mar 15
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Seeking accessibility, consumers turn to apps for music-making ease
Implications - Bypassing the need for physical instruments, consumers, particularly those keen to mobile technology, are turning to apps as an alternative music-creating solution. Appealing to both music aficionados and those simply looking for digital customization, these apps provide a platform for users to personalize different sounds and beats in a more accessible way. [More]
Score: 5.3
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 2,855 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: 6.3
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 6,339 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: 5.5
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 5,659 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]
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Score: 6.5
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 6,859 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: 6.4
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,511 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]
Score: 4.3
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 2,190 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
This Year and Mild Top 3 Examples: 1,310 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: 4.2
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 1,687 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