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Score: 7.7
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 11,832 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 14 - Aug 16
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Children are introduced to high-tech concepts like coding through low-tech means
Implications - Appealing to parents' desire to limit their children's exposure (and dependence) on technology, toy brands are offering products that teach high-tech skills without a high-tech design. Speaking to two shifts in the world of parenting, this approach offers the best of both worlds: a nostalgic, tech-free approach to toys with benefits that go beyond entertainment. [More]
Score: 5
This Quarter and Mild Top 6 Examples: 2,362 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Aug 16
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Tech integration is integral for Millennial motivation
Implications - The efficient nature of smartphones is reaching new levels as apps designed specifically for office professionals rise. Going beyond built-in smartphone productivity tools, the apps support employee efficiency training to effectively fine-tune professional prowess and train younger demographics new to office life to effectively get them motivated on a familiar level. [More]
Score: 6.8
This Quarter and Warm Top 6 Examples: 6,984 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Aug 16
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Millennials find a sense of community, meaning & a way to cost-cut
Implications - The running stereotype may be that Millennials live at home with their parents, but new communes allow those starting off their careers and short on money to get on their feet and follow their passion together. These hubs are popping up in dense urban cities, offering flexibility in an age of instability. [More]
Score: 6.7
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 1,830 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 16 - Jul 16
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Parents turn to creative DIY kits for a fun, low-tech experience
Implications - Encouraging creative development, parents are turning to kits that help inspire kids to construct and design products with their own two hands. Taking a hands-on approach to play, these products allow kids to customize and create their own toys. This speaks to a need for products that not only occupy kids, but that also stimulate imagination as well. [More]
Score: 4.5
This Quarter and Untested Top 4 Examples: 1,059 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 16 - Jul 16
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Kids’ toys promote cooperative play to encourage positive social engagement
Implications - Encouraging more social development, parents are turning to elements of play that promote peer-to-peer interaction and problem-solving. Integrating cooperative solutions and group interaction into traditional board games and outdoor activities, these products not only encourage kids to disconnect from technology, but also serve to help build positive social skills at an early age. [More]
Score: 5
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 1,501 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 15 - Jul 16
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Infant products receive a unique re-design to appease parents tight on time
Implications - Making bath time and cleaning after toddlers a whole lot easier, brands are turning to convenient services and mess-free tactics to ease everyday routine. Offering no-rinse bath products and on-demand diaper services, brands are seeking to not only make infant care more convenient, but also more adaptable to busy lifestyles. [More]
Score: 6.2
This Year and Mild Top 5 Examples: 8,179 Total Clicks Date Range: May 15 - Jun 16
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Children's action figures explore different perspectives and experiences
Implications - As consumers begin to consider the long-term social implications of the toys they provide for their children, some toy brands are beginning to explore themes and dialogues that provide diversity and serve as a more accurate reflection of the market. Highlighting the need for consumers to see their realities reflected back at them in the products they buy, this shift demonstrates a growing awareness around the importance of educating children on the intersectional nature of identity politics. [More]
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Score: 7.9
This Year and Hot Top 6 Examples: 23,294 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 14 - Jun 16
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Millennials look to put a pause on adult life with youthful experiences
Implications - Widely considered to be the most anxious generation, Millennials are escaping the anxieties of "adulting" by choosing to take part in adventurous events inspired by everything from summer camp to carnivals. This shift highlights the desire on the part of young adults to unwind in unique, experience-driven ways while participating in social interaction that isn't centered around digital devices and free from the responsibilities of everyday life. [More]
Score: 6
This Year and Mild Top 6 Examples: 2,325 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 15 - Jun 16
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Films get translated into entire worlds with movie-themed amusement parks
Implications - Big global films are being translated into big-budget theme parks, boasting recreations of fantastical worlds -- some resting solely on the shoulders of a single entertainment franchise such as The Avengers. These experiences also boast unique cinematic experience that leverage VR and other sensory additions like smell and touch. Particularly in China, since the government lifted theme park bans in 2013, there is a lot of opportunity there for theme park growth as well as in Dubai as both have burgeoning tourism industries. [More]
Score: 5.9
This Year and Warm Top 5 Examples: 2,474 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 15 - Jun 16
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Parents turn to mobile applications for convenient back-to-school prep
Implications - The first day of school can be full of challenges, prompting parents to turn to mobile apps that help make preparation more streamlined. Helping parents to pre-plan for healthy meals and carpool pick-ups, these apps not only make day-to-day activities more convenient, but they also speak to a shift towards increased online usage, especially when it comes to kids' routines. [More]