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Score: 6.4
This Week and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,468 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 14 - Jun 15
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Everyday people are taking unconventional paths to fame
Implications - Today's information age has fostered a culture of over-sharing, and those who share best are able to circumvent traditional avenues to fame. Millennial entrepreneurs are turning to platforms like YouTube and Tumblr to boost their personal brand, as well as cultivate opportunities and partnerships with bigger names. Rather than a flash-in-the-pan fad, this shift signals the possibility of long-term, mutually beneficial relationships between online personalities and top-tier brands. [More]
Score: 6.6
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,857 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 14 - Jun 15
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Media platforms opt for custom, individually tailored features
Implications - Modern media brands are opting for a customized, bespoke approach to news dissemination and consumption. This is an ideal format for the millennial demographic, a set accustomed to tailored products and services that cater to the individualistic tendencies associated with them. News companies benefit in turn from specialized content that expands brand horizons while also meeting a demand for unique content. [More]
Score: 6.5
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,560 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 14 - Jun 15
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Traditional media agencies partner with social apps to engage consumers
Implications - Innovative partnerships between traditional news media agencies and social apps have given way to a new method of engaging young consumers in regards to breaking news. By meeting millennial users half way, news purveyors can establish themselves in the minds of busy young consumers. Building trust around the brand in this way is likely to lead to engagement outside of the digital realm. [More]
Score: 5.3
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 2,154 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 14 - May 15
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Television no longer functions as a standalone entertainment piece
Implications - For today's consumer who is constantly engaged in multimedia content, television on its own will no longer suffice. As a result, televisions are incorporating multi-screen elements and the ability to surf online, play music and more through a device once reserved specifically for viewing simple programming. [More]
Score: 6.2
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,473 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 14 - May 15
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Consumer-made content is treated as regular paid programming
Implications - The revolution of television has seen a few changes, including a shift toward cord-cutting in the form of paid subscriptions; the consumer-created content world is following suit. This shows the prevalence of independent online content. Additionally, self-created subscriptions show that the appeal of for-the-people-by-the-people content is no longer limited to just Millennials. [More]
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Score: 8.5
This Quarter and Hot Top 4 Examples: 117,075 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 13 - Apr 15
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Consumers search for unique ways to feel good about their bodies
Implications - Body acceptance still has a long way to go before it will reach the mainstream, but that hasn't discouraged plus-size consumers from searching for new ways to feel good about themselves. Whether it's enjoying user-generated content on the Internet or supporting body positive brands, consumers are taking a more positive, pleasure-based approach to self-acceptance. [More]
Score: 6.9
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 6,941 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 15 - Mar 15
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Consumers search for ways to enjoy past pop culture in new forms
Implications - The emotional power of pop culture imbues consumers with a sense of deep-rooted nostalgia for their favorite movies and television shows. In an effort to re-create the magic of their first viewing, consumers are searching for experiences that allow them to enjoy their favorite characters and story lines in a different form or context. Consumers are simultaneously satisfying their nostalgic impulse while searching for ways to heighten their enjoyment and engagement of the content. [More]
Score: 6.1
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 5,520 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 14 - Feb 15
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Brands appeal to specific fan bases for increased consumer loyalty
Implications - Brands looking to increase consumer engagement through contest marketing are harnessing the power of the "fandom." Fiercely loyal and unrelentingly passionate, fan communities, whether they be dedicated to sports teams, television shows or musical artists, are willing to immerse themselves in a multitude of challenges to reap very specific rewards. These hyper-concentrated contests reveal the benefits of targeted versus broad marketing. [More]
Score: 6.8
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 18,070 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 14 - Jan 15
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New forms of feminist content confront societal standards
Implications - Whether it’s in the form of art, media or viral marketing, the modern feminist movement is seeing an emergence of bold, unapologetic content. Rather than focusing on the mere dissemination of information, content creators aim to defy societal expectations of femininity, creating content that's rooted in the actual lived experiences of women. Brands who are able to embrace and embody this approach to gender politics cultivate a relevant and authentic relationship with the socially conscious consumer. [More]
Score: 5.7
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,199 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]