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Score: 6.5
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,358 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 13 - Jun 14
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Youthful activities that promote social good encourage kids to give back
Implications - Parents are turning to socially conscious activities for kids to encourage good will. Teaching lessons about sharing and climate change, these activities showcase methods of social good in a more fun, engaging manner, utilizing playtime to promote social awareness among youths. [More]
Score: 7.7
This Year and Hot Top 4 Examples: 18,972 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 13 - May 14
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Instead of heading outdoors, kids adapt to manufactured versions of nature
Implications - North American kids are spending less time outside than ever before, which has diminished topics like ecology and science. As such, toys and innovations that foster indoor learning about the Earth are speaking to children on a familiar level and augmenting education to be more individualistic than in years passed. [More]
Score: 5.4
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 20,040 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 12 - Mar 14
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Contemporary schools reflect the growing demand for enhancing tradition
Implications - With the number of dropouts in the United States reaching a staggering amount each year, educational institutes are looking to more contemporary techniques to draw more attention to the educational sphere. Schools that feature abstract themes and multilevel designs serve to enhance the learning experience with architectural appeal, combining visual enhancements with the need to keep traditional aspects relevant. [More]
Score: 6.3
This Year and Warm Top 3 Examples: 5,250 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 13 - Jan 14
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Improved literary techniques illustrate a shift away from traditional methods
Implications - With technology continually replacing everyday tasks, activities such as reading is becoming increasingly obsolete. As a method to improve consumer demand, retailers are opting for more modern and high-tech features to bring literacy into the 21st century. This illustrates how contemporary influences can reignite the popularity of a product amongst consumers. [More]
Score: 5.1
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,494 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 13 - Jan 14
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Enhancing convenience for philanthropy, apps offer anywhere social good
Implications - Helping to boost involvement from the connected generations, apps for social good bring philanthropy into the 21st century with easier accessibility for younger demographics. Beyond this, apps for social good require significantly less time to take part, thus widening the scope and appealing to the time-crunched. [More]
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Score: 6.5
Hot Top 4 Examples: 10,976 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 13 - May 13
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Infographics provide data in a design-conscious way
Implications - The age of instant gratification calls for all information to be presented in an attractive way. This concept is taken to new heights with design-conscious data visualization circulating online. This caters to consumers' need for extra stimulation while also acknowledging a more visual-based learning style, opening doors for consumers to receive information faster and more effectively. [More]
Score: 7.5
V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 117,809 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 13 - May 13
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Companies are using shock marketing to send a positive message
Implications - Though typically aligned with more subversive products and ideas, shock marketing tactics are being used by leading brands to help align themselves with a cause. Given that consumers are typically more receptive to charitable and awareness-focused messages, brands are supercharging their work with eye-catching visuals to trigger an emotional response. [More]
Score: 4.7
Warm Top 4 Examples: 8,362 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 11 - Jan 13
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Marketers & brands launch anti-bullying efforts to end schoolyard violence
Implications - Over the last few years, schoolyard bullying has erupted as a major social issue on which brands, marketers and social groups are focusing all of their efforts. Joining forces, disparate institutions and groups, from celebrities to big brands and non-profits, are attempting to put an end to bullying through heartfelt videos, campaigns and social media initiatives aimed at creating courage among the youth and inspiring them to take action. [More]
Score: 5.7
Hot Top 4 Examples: 15,313 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 11 - Nov 12
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Note-taking across platforms has never been easier with these hi-tech devices
Implications - Not even a decade ago, our first choice for jotting down notes was a physical notepad or notebook. With our growing dependency on computers and mobile phones today, however, digital notes are quickly overtaking handwritten notes, with engineers and designers introducing devices with the primary function of merging offline and online note-taking platforms. These gadgets make the act of recording astoundingly more convenient, effectively turning your scrawls into easily accessible digital files, and have potential applications for work, education, design and more. [More]
Score: 3.1
Mild Top 4 Examples: 3,369 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 12 - Jul 12
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Youth entrepreneurship training focuses on social change
Implications - Social organizations are recognizing that to spread a message concerning social change, it's a good idea to start young. Not only do young consumers provide a springboard for making a message go viral, as we've seen in intense social media campaigns like Kony 2012, they possess the dedication and courage to develop and implement projects that tackle the social issues they believe in. Thus, the number of social business education programs for youth are on the rise, promoting social entrepreneurship among aspiring young business owners and building a foundation of social purpose in our future leaders. [More]