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Score: 7.5
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 18,880 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 13 - Sep 14
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Brands enhance sensory experiences through abstract packaging materials
Implications - Heightening consumer experiences, brands are adding unique textures to their packaging for sensory enticement. Using diverse fabrics and cut-out shapes to add dimension to store-bought goods, these packaging designs help add intrigue to ordinary products. [More]
Score: 6.5
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,658 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - Sep 14
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The popularity of cult anime cartoons is making its way into mainstream campaigns
Implications - As elements of Asian culture and media continue to expand into North American markets, distinctly cultural aspects like anime and manga cartoons are becoming more approachable to mass consumers. Referencing cult classics like Sailor Moon and Pokemon, campaigns are using aspects of Asian culture to incite nostalgia and intrigue. [More]
Score: 5
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 2,716 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 13 - Sep 14
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Seasonal campaigns incorporate humor to showcase a more realistic sentiment
Implications - Taking a less traditional approach, seasonal campaigns are using sarcasm and humor to reflect more realistic holiday experiences. Referencing things like tasteless gifts and awkward family encounters, these campaigns present situations that consumers can easily relate to, reflecting a rise in more authentic consumer representation. [More]
Score: 6.6
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,785 Total Clicks Date Range: May 12 - Sep 14
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Franchises bring elements of the big screen into real life situations
Implications - Going beyond print and traditional media advertisements, famed franchises are turning to public engagements to bring excitement straight to the consumer. Recreating cinematic elements in real-world situations, these promotional techniques allow fans to interact with features of the big screen, allowing audiences to become part of the film experience. [More]
Score: 6.7
This Month and Hot Top 4 Examples: 2,370 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 14 - Sep 14
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Addressing consumer critiques, brands adopt tongue-in-cheek approaches
Implications - Brands are looking to mock stereotypes as a means to make consumers more comfortable. This step to make branding more appealing uses unabashed humor to break inaccuracies and effectively broaden brand appeal for consumers on a global scale by highlighting inherent human qualities. [More]
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Score: 8
This Month and Hot Top 4 Examples: 40,644 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 14 - Sep 14
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Artists and brands expand cultural depictions online for consumer praise
Implications - Remix culture has been accelerated by Internet communities, and now brands and artists are remixing cultural imagery into web culture. By reinterpreting everything from brand logos, to emoticons and cultural icons, multicultural twists are inclusive and add to the viral appeal of campaign efforts. [More]
Score: 8.1
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 54,306 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 13 - Sep 14
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Seeking convenience, consumers turn to more adaptable water bottles
Implications - Moving beyond traditional canteens and plastic bottles, consumers are turning to collapsible water containers for greater adaptability. Integrating abstract shapes that allow for space saving, these products combine compact packaging designs with a need for health-focused products. [More]
Score: 7.1
This Month and Hot Top 4 Examples: 2,869 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 14 - Sep 14
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TV shows turn to unexpected marketing tactics to encourage fandom
Implications - Taking exposure beyond simple TV and print ads, franchises are using multiple media platforms to increase hype and fan engagement. Reaching out to consumers through publicity stunts, pop-up shops and even branded products, shows like the Walking Dead are showcasing a move toward more expansive promotional tactics. [More]
Score: 8.5
This Month and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 16,031 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - Sep 14
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Water bottles are artistically re-branded to generate consumer intrigue
Implications - Seeking to stay relevant among big name beverage brands, water bottles are adopting more artistic packaging designs to generate consumer appeal. Experimenting with shape and abstract aesthetics, these water bottles are bringing unexpected features forward, reflecting a turn towards artisanal branding techniques. [More]
Score: 8.6
This Month and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 20,201 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 13 - Sep 14
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Brands accept waste as a payment for goods to reinforce positive perceptions
Implications - Consumers are becoming more aware of how their habits affect the environment, which a number of brands are taking in stride by accepting waste as a form of payment. This active push for recycling helps reinforce a positive image of the brand for consumers and align previously wasteful brands with eco-conscious customers. [More]