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Score: 7.6
This Week and Warm Top 5 Examples: 4,132 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 15 - Sep 16
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Healthy consumers seek baked goods that use alternative ingredients
Implications - The ongoing health wave is influencing packaged goods brands, as well as dining venues to offer treats and pastries that are vegan-friendly, organic and appeal to consumers with dietary restrictions. This opens indulgences up to consumers who are strictly prioritizing health, permitting both the flavor and experience typically associated with baked goods. This speaks to the need to consume experiences, as well as products. [More]
Score: 8.2
This Week and Hot Top 6 Examples: 13,476 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 16 - Sep 16
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Consumers look for ways to make their caffeine consumption eco-friendly
Implications - As consumers become more conscious of their environmental impact, they’re seeking out practical ways to balance their everyday habits with an element of sustainability. Seeking to get their daily dose of caffeine without feeling a sense of guilt, consumers are turning to brands and cafes that have chosen to adhere to sustainable practices. From coffee recycling programs to cafes that promote zero waste, this speaks to the need for products and services that cater to consumer awareness, especially when it comes to daily consumption habits. [More]
Score: 7.3
This Month and Warm Top 6 Examples: 12,729 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 15 - Sep 16
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Evolving food truck menus allow brands to test new menu creations
Implications - The success of food trucks continues to appeal to busy consumers, but these eateries are beginning to push the boundaries by testing offbeat menu options that combine food form, flavor and creative dietary ingredients as a way to gauge the public’s reaction. This shift provides a new way for brands to assess their ideas and reach the public without fully committing large amounts of time or money to an uncertain project. [More]
Score: 5
This Quarter and Mild Top 6 Examples: 2,072 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 16 - Aug 16
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Brands create a sense of social community through age-specific ads
Implications - Focusing on the back-to-school season, brands market their products and services using humor and relatable characteristics that appeal to young people. Brands utilize spokespeople and campaign tactics that mirror the lives of modern students, which builds on the preconceived thoughts that Gen Z or Millennials have about a fun, upbeat college lifestyle. This shift in campaigning stresses that brands can create better consumer relations through humanization. [More]
Score: 6.8
This Quarter and Warm Top 2 Examples: 784 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 16 - Aug 16
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Brands entice college students by adding maturity to campaigns
Implications - The Millennial demographic; distraught from being considered childish and immature in the eyes of the aging population, responds well to marketing tactics that provide them with a sense of adulthood -- even in college and university environments. This generation's desire for mature recognition allows brands to focus their efforts on enhancing traditional marketing campaigns and products to feel more grown-up. [More]
Score: 7.8
This Quarter and Warm Top 6 Examples: 4,108 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 16 - Aug 16
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Brands spread their reach through innovation inspired by Pokémon Go
Implications - The continued widespread obsession with Pokémon Go has seen increasing applications for businesses seeking relevant ways to engage new consumers and increase social traction, making the gamified app an ideal co-branding platform to diversify innovation based on a concept that is instantly recognizable to consumers around the world. The pervasive reach of the AR anime app annotates a shift in the physical digital divide towards a more streamlined convergence of technology with everyday life, creating an increasingly integrated reality that brands must learn to navigate. [More]
Score: 7.2
This Quarter and Warm Top 6 Examples: 12,277 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 14 - Aug 16
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Out-of-home gaming draws crowds to public spaces
Implications - At-home consoles encouraged solitude, causing concerns for social skills among the gaming community. However a shift toward public gaming and spectatorship shows a rise of communal, interactive gaming that opens opportunities for public venues and face-to-face events. This shows an increased relationship between the digital and physical worlds that battles the negative stereotypes of digital-age consumers. [More]
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Score: 5.8
This Quarter and Mild Top 6 Examples: 5,316 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 14 - Aug 16
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Brands focus their efforts on providing convenient food services for students
Implications - Foodie brands are creating and seeking new methods to reach the Gen Z and Millennial demographics through convenient, affordable and desirable meal options and services. Targeting students with active appetites due to academic stress and social gatherings, new services are carving their place in the lives of college and university students. This shows maximization of the growth cycle of a demographic, and introduces a new opportunity with the difficult-to-reach youth generation. [More]
Score: 5
This Quarter and Mild Top 6 Examples: 2,351 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Aug 16
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Tech integration is integral for Millennial motivation
Implications - The efficient nature of smartphones is reaching new levels as apps designed specifically for office professionals rise. Going beyond built-in smartphone productivity tools, the apps support employee efficiency training to effectively fine-tune professional prowess and train younger demographics new to office life to effectively get them motivated on a familiar level. [More]
Score: 6.8
This Quarter and Warm Top 6 Examples: 6,868 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Aug 16
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Millennials find a sense of community, meaning & a way to cost-cut
Implications - The running stereotype may be that Millennials live at home with their parents, but new communes allow those starting off their careers and short on money to get on their feet and follow their passion together. These hubs are popping up in dense urban cities, offering flexibility in an age of instability. [More]