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Score: 7
This Week and Warm Top 4 Examples: 7,335 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 13 - May 15
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Companies offer parents convenient activities via subscription services
Implications - Children's crafting is, like many other hobbies and interests, expanding custom subscription service offerings. These services are enticing for parents in search of interactive art kits that engage kids with creative, educational components. Additionally, by delivering items to family doorsteps, these packaged goods accommodate the busy lifestyles of today's shopper. [More]
Score: 6.8
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,373 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 15 - May 15
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Businesses turn to digital developers to streamline the buying process
Implications - Given the rate at which e-commerce businesses have the potential to scale, marketplaces are seeking smarter buying and selling processes in order to increase sales and reduce the margin for error. Additionally, time-strapped buyers are able to efficiently manage their data and inventory while on-the-go or with limited access to traditional office space. [More]
Score: 6.5
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,403 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 14 - Apr 15
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Crowdlending sites help give a voice to niche enterprises and causes
Implications - Offering niche communities and small scale business endeavors an outlet for heightening exposure, specialized crowdfunding platforms are becoming a place interests and enterprises can gain momentum. Raising funds and support for everything from wine projects to restaurant communities and writer initiatives, consumers are utilizing the power of social funding to expose mainstream audiences to more unique enterprises. [More]
Score: 7.9
This Year and Hot Top 4 Examples: 18,628 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 15 - Jan 15
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3D printing is beginning to emerge into the commercial marketplace
Implications - 3D printing offers much to the design world by way of greater precision, affordable manufacturing and efficient delivery. When it comes to designing and furnishing their homes, consumers are relishing in the possibilities of bespoke construction. Using 3D printed technology, brands are able to take advantage of an exciting design climate by offering experiential, functional pieces that work with consumers' specific aesthetic preferences. This shift not only signifies opportunity for design brands, but more importantly, an increasing consumer demand for affordable, customized goods. [More]
Score: 8.8
This Year and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 76,763 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 14 - Jan 15
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Services for 3D printing usher in a new era for maker culture
Implications - While 3D printing previously required expensive equipment, new publicly available services that allow for outsourcing are on the rise. As maker culture gains more momentum, the need for brands to become involved in delivering customization and new technology options is being expected by consumers. [More]
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Score: 6.1
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,738 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 13 - Jan 15
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Consumers willingly trade in private services for communal experiences
Implications - As a desire for cost-conscious living rises, companies are adapting their services to provide consumers with economic alternatives through sharing. Offering consumers the chance to split taxi fares and reduce hotel rates, retailers are encouraging buyers to share typically private experiences with others. This not only helps to reduce overall costs, but serves to heighten typically solitary experiences with a social aspect. [More]
Score: 7.4
This Year and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 7,271 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 13 - Dec 14
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Charities take a backseat to doing social good through microloans
Implications - It only takes a small amount of money from individuals part of a much larger collective to have a big impact on the world. The most appealing aspect to micro-lending to the public isn't just that it's low risk (the large majority of loans are paid back), but the more personal & communal aspect of micro-lending. [More]
Score: 7.6
This Year and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 7,831 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 14 - Dec 14
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Collaborative consumption is becoming more mainstream as consumer values shift
Implications - With little to no risk, any consumer can participate in the peer-to-peer economy, relying on it for everything from carpooling, to toy rentals to kitchen appliance sharing. The movement from B2C from P2C is driven by the sense of community built, the convenience of participation and a growing environmental awareness and distaste for over-consumption. [More]
Score: 5.1
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 5,738 Total Clicks Date Range: May 13 - Dec 14
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Catering to children, business platforms offer learning tactics
Implications - Going beyond imaginative play sets and at-home activities, kids are turning to specialized platforms and clubs to develop entrepreneurial skills. Allowing boys and girls to come together to participate in business ventures, these initiatives are creating a space for learning and peer-to-peer socialization. [More]
Score: 5.6
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,417 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]