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Score: 5.3
Recent and Mild Top 3 Examples: 1,050 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - Dec 14
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Famously free innovations get a subscription-focused overhaul
Implications - As consumers look for a more adaptable form of radio, the shift to streaming is palpable, but the freedom gained has led many to pay a premium for ultimate access. The premiumization boom supports this as more consumers become willing to pay to regain control over how they consume media. [More]
Score: 6.1
Recent and Warm Top 4 Examples: 1,578 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 14 - Dec 14
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The sporting industry battles the at-home entertainment industry with technology
Implications - Whether sports fans want to find the nearest washroom, their seat, get food delivered to their seat or connect with their favorite player, beacon-enabled stadiums are now making this possible with the click of a button. This is only the beginning, as the term "sport spectator" will soon be antiquated with more interactivity to compete with at-home entertainment. [More]
Score: 8
This Week and Hot Top 4 Examples: 13,064 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - Dec 14
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Opting for a less expensive alternative, consumers create their own wearable devices
Implications - As maker culture becomes a more prevalent topic, the option to DIY a product is becoming more popular, particularly in the wearable tech industry. Kits and materials for creating wearable technology are offering consumers a less expensive solution while also satiating a need for the latest innovations. [More]
Score: 6
This Week and Mild Top 4 Examples: 5,194 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 14 - Dec 14
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The wearables market expands to focus on police and military components
Implications - As wearable tech continues to gain popularity amongst consumers, enforcement establishments are innovating ways to incorporate the technology for protection and beyond. This shift in focus identifies a market crossover applicable to a multitude of industries when it comes to transitioning a product from consumer-oriented to a broader scope. [More]
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Score: 7.2
This Week and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,298 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 13 - Dec 14
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Apps for giving presents target the connected consumer craving convenience
Implications - Upgrading the online shopping experience to be even more convenient, gifting apps are helping consumers to give with less effort. The rise of eCommerce has augmented consumers to demand convenience and guidance when purchasing goods, which brands are responding to by offering apps focused on efficient buying. [More]
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Score: 5.9
This Week and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,837 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 13 - Dec 14
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As education costs and debt rise, apps and technology seek to reduce credit risk
Implications - Implications - Encouraged to seek higher education by their Boomer parents, Millennials have quickly found out that a diploma does not necessarily yield a prosperous job. The rise of financial issues such as financial literacy and budgeting, Millennials are turning to the familiarity of technology to help gamify their saving and spending to help them out of debt. [More]
Score: 6.2
This Week and Warm Top 4 Examples: 5,707 Total Clicks Date Range: May 13 - Dec 14
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Dads turn to mobile apps to aid in everyday parenting
Implications - Taking on greater day-to-day responsibilities, dads, particularly those new to parenthood, are turning to digital applications for support. Seeking to bridge the disconnect often faced with child-rearing, men are using apps as a source for both preparation and guidance, helping to fulfill obligations in a more streamlined manner. [More]
Score: 5.5
This Week and Mild Top 4 Examples: 2,088 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 14 - Dec 14
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The social aspect of team sports is transitioned to mobile technology
Implications - Apps and social networks specifically designed for the sporting consumer are on the rise as technological integration is demanded across all industries. As consumers crave social interaction for solo activities like jogging, apps designed to increase socialization are expanding the need for more connected everyday tasks. [More]
Score: 5.2
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 1,372 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 13 - Dec 14
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Service providers turn to humanized campaign elements for consumer appeal
Implications - Seeking to showcase mobile capacities in a more metaphorical manner, service providers are turning to symbolic ad campaigns for sentimental appeal. Referencing elements of bravery and long-distance love, providers are seeking to demonstrate benefits like data coverage through a more emotion-centric lens. This reflects a need to showcase product and service usage in a way that consumers can emotionally connect with. [More]
Score: 6.5
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,733 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 14 - Dec 14
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Service providers offer users creative ways to personalize usage
Implications - Going beyond speed and accessibility, telecom providers are turning to more customized tactics to make user experiences more tailored. Offering platforms and data plans that allow consumers to adjust and adapt content to their liking, services are using personalized platforms to not only heighten engagement, but give users a greater sense of control. [More]