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Score: 6.7
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 9,771 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - Jul 14
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Catering to new infrastructure needs, the shipment of goods goes driverless
Implications - As car brands on a global level focus on autonomous driving, the technology is being adopted in the shipping industry as a means to efficiently deliver goods. This shift towards autonomy in multiple markets sees the acceptance of robotic technology as an effective way to solve modern problems. [More]
Score: 7.7
This Year and Hot Top 4 Examples: 47,794 Total Clicks Date Range: May 13 - Apr 14
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Pop-up shops & events evolve with custom services for fast-paced lives
Implications - Appealing to the consumer with a packed schedule, pop-up shops and stores within stores are evolving to offer customized products as opposed to strictly set or seasonal varieties. Everything from custom clothing and meals allow busy consumers access to goods that used to require additional effort to obtain. [More]
Score: 7.6
This Year and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 25,822 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 13 - Dec 13
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Moving away from shock value, retailers create temporary shops in ordinary spaces
Implications - Negating the surprise factor inherently linked to pop-up shops, retailers are taking the opposite approach by setting up shop as ordinary fixtures. A simpler approach that synergizes retail and routine, pop-up shops with an everyday theme are getting noticed by blending into their surroundings while simultaneously satiating a need for hyper-convenience. [More]
Score: 5.4
Warm Top 4 Examples: 8,527 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 11 - Feb 13
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Goods are now being crowd financed via niche online communities
Implications - With the popularity of crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter and RocketHub growing fast, these virtual marketplaces have had an enormous impact on entrepreneurialism, consumerism and the way we think about business as a whole. Consumers are now eager to become more involved with the companies they purchase their goods from. [More]
Score: 5.6
Warm Top 4 Examples: 92,250 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 11 - Feb 13
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Eastern influence is permeating North American product design & packaging
Implications - In the wake of a major recession, China has become a powerhouse of cultural influence and economic relevance. Many products are now being influenced by and targeted specifically to Eastern ethnicities all over North America, most notably, origami design and Eastern-styled artistry. As the economic dust settles, businesses to look to the East when evaluating potential market opportunities. [More]
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Score: 3.8
Warm Top 4 Examples: 13,929 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 11 - Jul 12
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The next generation of buying and selling homes
Implications - For home-owners and prospective buyers, the real estate landscape has changed rapidly over the years to offer an experience unlike any other. While traditional channels, such as printed real estate listings, still exist, consumers are increasingly looking for other ways to find their dream homes. Modern developments in the real estate world include matchmaking sites, personalized home tours and philanthropic realtors that donate a portion of their commissions to local charities, all of which are causing waves in the way real estate is bought and sold. [More]
Score: 6.1
Hot Top 4 Examples: 111,939 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 10 - Dec 10
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Morbidity is becoming more prevalent in advertising and art
Implications - Today’s consumer is becoming increasingly desensitized to shock tactics, with murder fascination marking a milestone in what’s acceptable. With gory deaths and dark demises appearing in everything from art to fashion, feeding into the darker side of consumer behavior and the deep captivation with the end of human life may be just what helps a brand become top of mind. [More]
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Score: 4.7
Warm Top 4 Examples: 120,379 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 09 - Jul 10
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Social media creates new career opportunities, products and service industries
Implications - With Twitter now a household term, the popular social media site has allowed various businesses, products and jobs relating to their site to flourish. As more users join this online community, more career opportunities will evolve due to the viral success of the Twittersphere. [More]
Score: 6.3
V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 323,005 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 09 - May 10
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Homeowners opt for modular houses for a budget-friendly real estate alternative
Implications - The rise of the caravan gave homes to a generation of nomads, and now their children are young adults. Instead of buying overpriced homes in a down market, consumers are mortgaging land and empty lots to buy modular homes--a 21st-century alternative to the "own your house, rent your land" ideal. [More]
Score: 4.7
Mild Top 4 Examples: 75,529 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 09 - Jan 10
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Budget alternatives to pricey originals
Implications - The recession has restricted the ability for some to indulge in certain goods, but a variety of alternatives are popping up to semi-satisfy those desires. Consumers are becoming more creative and open-minded, actively seeking ways around restrictions and becoming open to budget-friendly compromises. [More]