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Score: 8.4
This Month and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 8,083 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 14 - Aug 15
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Brands are illuminating big data borrowed from social media for advertisements
Implications - Big data has become a big buzz term with a short history, but while its role behind the scenes has grown in importance, it's role in the general public's eye is just one starting to be explored. Marketers are using big data garnered from partnerships with social media outlets such as Tinder and Twitter as the centerpiece of campaigns and branding efforts. [More]
Score: 5.9
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 5,417 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 14 - Jun 15
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Brands adopt a historically inspired aesthetic for national pride
Implications - Brands often use seasons and holidays as opportunities to connect with consumers. In terms of patriotic festivities, many American brands are focusing on the collective memory of the nation's past. Not only does this approach capitalize on consumers' national pride and nostalgia, it's also a way for brands to cultivate a public image that's likable and down-to-earth. [More]
Score: 9
This Year and Viral Top 4 Examples: 57,077 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 15 - Apr 15
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Consumers challenge the mainstream by openly celebrating body diversity
Implications - The fashion industry claims to have embraced body diversity, but its definition of "plus-size" remains narrow. As a result, consumers feeling overlooked by the industry are gravitating towards fashion and media channels that make bold, celebratory political statements surrounding the issue. This shift towards bodily esteem suggests that consumers are searching for transparency, as well as representation, from fashion media. [More]
Score: 5.8
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 51,394 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - Sep 14
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Print campaigns are taken a step further with participatory engagement
Implications - Adding a more engaging aspect to print, campaigns are integrating 3D visuals and interactive elements for allure. Transforming magazines and posters into activities that require participation, marketers are helping to bring campaigns to life, adding an immersive quality to traditional print. [More]
Score: 5.2
Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,452 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 13 - Aug 14
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Brands thrive for authenticity, making use of self-aware marketing tactics
Implications - The shift from over-the-top marketing campaigns to more subtle forms of print and television ads has become apparent. Particularly with the rise of millennial purchasing power, brands are looking for ways to appear "real" to this consumer segment and self-mockery is becoming a fast track to become relatable to Gen Y. This form of advertising is now moving beyond marketing and beginning to bleed into other areas such as packaging and retail spaces. [More]
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Score: 5.2
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 5,110 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 13 - Jan 15
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Campaigns feature kids in a mature manner to reflect a confident generation
Implications - Straying away from the traditionally innocent notion of children, campaigns are showcasing kids in a more mature circumstance. Showcasing children in adult situations, these ads reflect a generation that has rapidly matured with the aid of technology and mass media. This reflects an ongoing desire for mature expression among young people. [More]
Score: 5.2
Warm Top 4 Examples: 6,169 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 13 - Jul 14
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Sci-fi elements are added to unexpected ads for pop culture appeal
Implications - Stepping outside their market demographic, brands are infusing sci-fi references to add youthful appeal to their campaigns. Using drones and cult movie characters to bring attention to often stuffy concepts like cultural events and health care, these ad techniques reflect the need for more eclectic, yet approachable methods of brand reinvention. [More]
Score: 7.2
Hot Top 4 Examples: 86,713 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 13 - May 14
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Campaigns are left unscripted and organic for approachability
Implications - Approachability is often lost in the development of more advanced, modern aesthetics. Seeking to heighten consumer connections, brands are turning to candid photographs and street-style settings to make campaigns easy to relate to. This speaks to a shift in marketing tactics toward more realistic images, as opposed to glamorous, over-processed ones. [More]
Score: 7.4
Hot Top 4 Examples: 98,408 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 13 - May 14
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Fashion marketing makes use of exotic animals to equate luxury with rarity
Implications - As the luxury goods market expands internationally, the fashion vertical is branching outward with marketing that incorporates wild animals to correlate exoticism or endangerment with a branded sense of exclusivity. Speaking to the nouveau riche that equate the exotic with high worth, this shift towards subtle marketing techniques plays more to the subconscious of the consumer and how natural rarity when compared to the manufactured elicits an inane response from consumers to be enticed. [More]
Score: 6.9
V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 48,494 Total Clicks Date Range: May 13 - Apr 14
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Activists turn to surreal forms of marketing to convey urgency
Implications - Charities are moving towards marketing approaches that invade the space of consumers to force them to pay attention. Utilizing Photoshop and the materials of the surrounding area to build guerrilla campaigns, this cause advertising evokes an adverse reaction to relay issues to consumers. [More]