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Score: 5.4
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 6,753 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 14 - Jan 15
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A desire for thrills prompts whimsical serving in dining experiences
Implications - Restaurant goers are indeed looking for a satisfying meal, but they're also seeking a unique experience, which is being answered with adventurous forms of food delivery at restaurants. The shift toward restaurants that incorporate memorable, entertaining aspects like robotic servers appeal on the basis of being appropriate for a wide range of ages, and providing both sustenance and an experience. [More]
Score: 8.5
This Month and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 7,831 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 13 - Jan 15
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In-store consultants are traded in for convenient, online alternatives
Implications - Seeking a more efficient means of product scoping, consumers are turning to digital shopping consultants for easy access to a custom experience. Eliminating the need for in-person communication, online shoppers are seeking the insight and knowledge often associated with shopping assistants in a more streamlined manner. This reflects a move toward more affordable, flexible forms of brand-consumer engagement. [More]
Score: 8.8
This Month and Hot Top 4 Examples: 18,692 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 14 - Jan 15
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Brands design packaging specifically for easy shipping
Implications - The rise of online shopping requires new protocol for shipping goods, which is being acknowledged with packaging specifically designed for postage. Designed with ergonomics in mind, the packaging is often designed for fast returns to make the process more appealing for consumers who covet ease. [More]
Score: 5.9
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 1,506 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 13 - Jan 15
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Consumers turn to alternative loan platforms for convenience
Implications - Unable to meet the strict requirements of traditional bank loans, consumers are turning to alternative platforms for adaptability. Offering loans through crowdfunded platforms and digital services, businesses are encouraging consumers to bypass the bank in exchange for more favorable, flexible lending options. This reflects a move away from traditionally rigid loan requirements toward more personally customized alternatives. [More]
Score: 6.7
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,348 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 13 - Jan 15
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Consumers willingly trade in private services for communal experiences
Implications - As a desire for cost-conscious living rises, companies are adapting their services to provide consumers with economic alternatives through sharing. Offering consumers the chance to split taxi fares and reduce hotel rates, retailers are encouraging buyers to share typically private experiences with others. This not only helps to reduce overall costs, but serves to heighten typically solitary experiences with a social aspect. [More]
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Score: 6.9
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 7,315 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 14 - Dec 14
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Seeking to anticipate consumer interests, brands collect consumer data
Implications - Enhancing consumer engagement, brands are turning to digital techniques to create more meaningful, individual marketing content. Collecting consumer data through online platforms and digital devices, brands are using things like facial recognition and beacon technology to customize campaigns with unique, personalized features. These hyper-targeted strategies allow brands to not only anticipate consumer needs, but also create a more meaningful brand-consumer relationship. [More]
Score: 6.1
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 5,675 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 13 - Dec 14
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Seeking efficiency, consumers turn to pre-packaged family meals
Implications - Going beyond traditional menu options, food services are turning to multi-course deliveries for a more comprehensive dining experience. Offering set meals that are reminiscent of homemade cuisine, retailers are offering busy consumers, like families, the chance to indulge in traditional dishes in a more convenient, hassle-free manner. [More]
Score: 8
This Quarter and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 6,436 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 13 - Dec 14
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Charities take a backseat to doing social good through microloans
Implications - It only takes a small amount of money from individuals part of a much larger collective to have a big impact on the world. The most appealing aspect to micro-lending to the public isn't just that it's low risk (the large majority of loans are paid back), but the more personal & communal aspect of micro-lending. [More]
Score: 8.4
This Quarter and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 10,535 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 14 - Dec 14
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Collaborative consumption is becoming more mainstream as consumer values shift
Implications - With little to no risk, any consumer can participate in the peer-to-peer economy, relying on it for everything from carpooling, to toy rentals to kitchen appliance sharing. The movement from B2C from P2C is driven by the sense of community built, the convenience of participation and a growing environmental awareness and distaste for over-consumption. [More]
Score: 7.7
This Quarter and Hot Top 4 Examples: 7,422 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 13 - Dec 14
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Demand for flexible shipping solutions sees drone technology become utilized
Implications - The surge of online shoppers has helped to reinvigorate the shipping industry, which is now turning to drone technology for a quick, efficient method to ship goods on a domestic -- and in some cases -- international level. This economical method expands traditional boundaries for shipping and enables brands to become more self-sufficient. [More]