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Score: 6.5
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,950 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 13 - Jan 15
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Reflecting an elevated status, pets become the focal point of big brand campaigns
Implications - With the rise of Internet memes and viral videos, animals like dogs and cats are taking the spotlight in everyday entertainment. Capitalizing on the familiarity of popular household pets, marketers are using furry companions to not only add humor to a campaign, but also connect with consumers by coming across as more approachable. [More]
Score: 6.6
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,642 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 14 - Jan 15
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Consumer-controlled media streaming gives control to the crowd
Implications - As the information age rages on, the demand for an untouched counter-narrative rises, leaking into areas from literature to media entertainment. The first area to take full advantage of this desire is livestreaming, providing devices and apps to allow consumers full control over entertainment. Turning spectators into content creators empowers consumers and adds richness to live-streamed entertainment. [More]
Score: 8.2
This Quarter and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 11,599 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 13 - Dec 14
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The music festival experience is enhanced through digital sharing
Implications - Music festivals are a decidedly millennial-specific experience. A far cry from Woodstock, today's festivals are packed with sponsored examples of instant gratification, convenient comforts -- and now to top off the millennial trifecta, shareability. Festivals are moving beyond a branded hashtag or Instagram gallery to incorporate social media and sharing into the festival's brand. [More]
Score: 4.6
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 3,499 Total Clicks Date Range: May 13 - Dec 14
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Keeping the old medium alive means making something more custom for consumers
Implications - Today's consumer needs multi-sensory entertainment that is shareable and custom, rendering traditional radio a thing of the past. The medium has taken the first step to remedying this with online radio and personally curated content. Taking it a step further, however, means integrating responsive technology to take the guesswork out of entertaining. [More]
Score: 6
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,973 Total Clicks Date Range: May 12 - Sep 14
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Franchises bring elements of the big screen into real life situations
Implications - Going beyond print and traditional media advertisements, famed franchises are turning to public engagements to bring excitement straight to the consumer. Recreating cinematic elements in real-world situations, these promotional techniques allow fans to interact with features of the big screen, allowing audiences to become part of the film experience. [More]
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Score: 8.2
This Year and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 18,410 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 14 - Sep 14
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Increasing hype, franchises turn to temporary retail spaces for fan interaction
Implications - Customizing fan experiences, franchises are turning to pop-up retail locations to offer a more immersive form of engagement. Transforming retail spaces into TV set replicas and cult cartoon shrines, these pop-up stores are changing the way brands interact with their fan base, allowing consumers to experience classic shows and movies through more tailored, social interactions. [More]
Score: 8.3
This Year and Hot Top 4 Examples: 48,291 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 13 - Sep 14
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Famed franchises and fashion collide to the delight of fans
Implications - Fashion editorials that mimic Hollywood franchises reflect a shift toward the hyper-acceleration of fandom and fan culture. The integration of franchises into new media speaks to a consumer desire to engage with entertainment and media beyond the screen. [More]
Score: 5.9
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 21,711 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 13 - Sep 14
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Consumers turn to sarcastic rapper fashion to showcase media awareness
Implications - As rap culture shifts toward a more mainstream audience, a desire to showcase awareness has consumers turning to sarcastic apparel. Referencing rappers and their media reputations, these fashion designs are using sarcasm as an alternative method of appreciation. [More]
Score: 4.9
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,748 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 14 - May 14
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Sites pertaining to everyday information are adapting more visual aesthetics
Implications - The most-viewed websites in the world, under Google, are generally social media sites or others pertaining to more appealing topics. As a way to attract unique views, sites that show much more practical information have since adapted more visual designs. This ranges from an image-based Pinterest aesthetic to visualized data. Ultimately, consumers seek full-sensory experiences, even when consuming pragmatic information. [More]
Score: 6.4
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 43,405 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 14 - Apr 14
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Media adopts accuracy as a means to entertain generations bored with fantasy
Implications - The entertainment industry is fueled by the overarching themes of fantasy and escapism, but the modern consumer is growing tired of the imaginative and instead becoming obsessed with the accurate. Real life proves to be the most appealing concept for consumers that prefer the themes of money problems and civil unrest over inflated celebrity culture or fictional characters. [More]