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Score: 7.8
This Week and Warm Top 4 Examples: 5,085 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: 9.3
This Week and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 48,395 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]
Score: 8.5
This Month and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 7,907 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 13 - Jan 15
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In-store consultants are traded in for convenient, online alternatives
Implications - Seeking a more efficient means of product scoping, consumers are turning to digital shopping consultants for easy access to a custom experience. Eliminating the need for in-person communication, online shoppers are seeking the insight and knowledge often associated with shopping assistants in a more streamlined manner. This reflects a move toward more affordable, flexible forms of brand-consumer engagement. [More]
Score: 9
This Month and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 20,605 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 14 - Jan 15
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Brands design packaging specifically for easy shipping
Implications - The rise of online shopping requires new protocol for shipping goods, which is being acknowledged with packaging specifically designed for postage. Designed with ergonomics in mind, the packaging is often designed for fast returns to make the process more appealing for consumers who covet ease. [More]
Score: 6.9
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 7,353 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 14 - Dec 14
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Seeking to anticipate consumer interests, brands collect consumer data
Implications - Enhancing consumer engagement, brands are turning to digital techniques to create more meaningful, individual marketing content. Collecting consumer data through online platforms and digital devices, brands are using things like facial recognition and beacon technology to customize campaigns with unique, personalized features. These hyper-targeted strategies allow brands to not only anticipate consumer needs, but also create a more meaningful brand-consumer relationship. [More]
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Score: 7.6
This Quarter and Hot Top 4 Examples: 7,873 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 13 - Dec 14
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Demand for flexible shipping solutions sees drone technology become utilized
Implications - The surge of online shoppers has helped to reinvigorate the shipping industry, which is now turning to drone technology for a quick, efficient method to ship goods on a domestic -- and in some cases -- international level. This economical method expands traditional boundaries for shipping and enables brands to become more self-sufficient. [More]
Score: 6.2
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,956 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]
Score: 7.5
This Quarter and Hot Top 4 Examples: 19,805 Total Clicks Date Range: May 14 - Nov 14
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Subscriptions go beyond food and fashion to offer consumer convenience
Implications - Responding to a growing demand for convenience, subscription services are turning to niche offerings for consumer appeal. Providing deliveries for things like mobile chargers and fragrances, brands are catering to niche interests as a means to expand market audiences. This speaks to a shift toward more customized sources of consumer convenience. [More]
Score: 5.5
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 3,090 Total Clicks Date Range: May 14 - Nov 14
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Offering convenience, brand-specific digital payment systems encourage loyalty
Implications - Retail and QSR brands are turning to company-specific payment apps to ensure that existing customers keep returning. Providing a more streamlined in-store experience by consolidating loyalty program perks and payment, this customization of the ease-of-payment shift highlights the branding opportunity companies have when it comes to emerging technology. [More]
Score: 7.5
This Year and Hot Top 4 Examples: 14,133 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 12 - Oct 14
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Consumers turn to tech in retail to obtain the exact product they want
Implications - With food allergies and dietary restrictions being a paramount concern for many consumers, brands are upgrading retail and restaurant locations for patrons to order or modify as necessary. As consumers become more accustomed to tech in all aspects of daily life, this shift provides enhanced accommodation. [More]