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Score: 6.3
This Week and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,379 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 14 - Apr 15
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Brands are adding an experiential element to social media
Implications - Brands are offering consumers greater incentive to communicate online by making the process of sharing more engaging. Social media is so integrated into many consumers' lives, it's become routine. This shift demonstrates that many consumers relish the opportunity to elevate the social media experience from something mundane to something more memorable. [More]
Score: 6
This Week and Mild Top 4 Examples: 4,359 Total Clicks Date Range: May 14 - Apr 15
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Parents turn to apps to monitor infants while on the go
Implications - Helping to make the process of caring for newborns a little bit easier, brands are offering apps and tech devices that help parents care for infants while outside the home. Providing checklists, reminders and even ways to track health, these apps offer parents a more streamlined way of monitoring their children while out and about. This reflects a need to maintain a sense of management and control over infant care, particularly when outside the home. [More]
Score: 6.3
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,210 Total Clicks Date Range: May 14 - Apr 15
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Apps are enhanced with physical features to enhance sensory engagement
Implications - While online games and mobile apps offer consumers entertainment while on the go, a lack of physical engagement can often make the process less stimulating. Combining mobile technology with traditional methods of play, brands are creating products that interact with online apps, helping to enhance digital activities with added sensory features. [More]
Score: 6.3
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 7,250 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 14 - Apr 15
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Brands shift to offer fresh items through vending machines
Implications - Vending machines have expanded to include items with a limited life-span, such as flowers or fresh produce, proving that the platform is not limited to preserved goods. Freshness vending not only reveals that the retail possibilities of vending machines are growing, but also that consumers are interested in prioritizing convenience, even when it comes to specialty products. [More]
Score: 7.8
This Month and Hot Top 4 Examples: 27,494 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 13 - Apr 15
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Vending machines cater to niche consumer interests for custom allure
Implications - Moving beyond snack foods and beverages, vending machines are taking a more customized approach by providing goods and services that target a particular gender or social group. Offering everything from bicycle parts to cosmetics and feminine hygiene products, vending machines are using niche products to connect with consumers in a more creative and personalized way. [More]
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Score: 5.9
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,417 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - Apr 15
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Prescriptions are made easier to manage with technology to regulate intake
Implications - Managing ailments and tracking one's health can be a burden, particularly for aging consumers who don't always have someone else to depend on. Helping to make the process of monitoring medication intake more streamlined, brands are offering apps and high-tech devices that serve as efficient reminders and trackers. The integration of technology reflects a need for more streamlined solutions to health, especially among those prone to forgetfulness. [More]
Score: 7.4
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 5,099 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 14 - Apr 15
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Managing personal finance becomes easier with integrated banking accessories
Implications - Managing personal finances can be challenging, particularity for those who find scheduling and tracking numbers to be a hassle. Helping to make the process more streamlined, brands are incorporating necessary apps and tracking software into convenient wearable devices, allowing consumers to efficiently manage and organize finances in a way that combines aesthetic appeal and functionality. [More]
Score: 8.5
This Month and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 13,628 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 13 - Apr 15
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Traditionally time-consuming services are revamped as convenient kiosks
Implications - As a priority for customization in retail continues to dominate, a desire for heightened convenience has typically time-consuming services receiving a mobile redesign. Eliminating the need for a skilled representative, retailers are making things like getting a manicure or customizing drinks more efficient through compact, automated kiosks. This allows consumers to receive the same level of customization in a more flexible and efficient way. [More]
Score: 7
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,346 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 13 - Apr 15
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Vending machines encourage social interaction in exchange for goods
Implications - Moving away from paying for goods with money, vending machines are integrating elements of social engagement as an alternative form of payment. Dispensing goods in return for engagement, these machines are using interactive and heartfelt experiences to boost consumer-brand interaction. [More]
Score: 6.2
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,994 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 14 - Apr 15
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Offering customers a sense of autonomy, kiosks integrate self-serve tactics
Implications - Recognizing the individual needs of each consumer, brands and retailers are turning to high-tech kiosk displays to offer customers a more personalized experience. Allowing those passing by to engage with products and services through touchscreen displays and automated technology, brands are allowing customers to test and engage with products without the need for inconvenient face-to-face interaction. [More]