Accelerated Nostalgia

Brands re-release and remix iconic products to commemorate milestones

Implications - In order to commemorate the passing of time, many brands have begun re-releasing and remixing "throwback" products from years past. These products not only capitalize and accelerate a consumer tendency towards nostalgia, but their status as a limited-edition, or updated item also taps into a widespread consumer fear of missing out.
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Mild Top 6 Examples: 4,994 Total Clicks Aug 15 - Oct 15
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Reintroduced Retro Sneakers - The 'Nike Zoom Flight 95' Will Be Rereleased for Its 20th Anniversary
SCORE: 6.1
Hot 2,058 Clicks Pub: Sep 18, 15
Reintroduced Retro Sneakers
The 'Nike Zoom Flight 95' Will Be Rereleased for Its 20th Anniversary
Nike will bring Christmas cheer to sneakerheads with the re-release of the Nike Zoom Flight 95, just in time for the holidays. As of late, the brand has opened its large vault and have generously re-... [More]
Nostalgic Hunter Boots - Red Wing's '2015 Huntsman' Boot Celebrates 110 Years with a Throwback Style
SCORE: 5.8
Warm 1,546 Clicks Pub: Sep 23, 15
Nostalgic Hunter Boots
Red Wing's '2015 Huntsman' Boot Celebrates 110 Years with a Throwback Style
Red Wing’s 2015 Huntsman boot is a new take on an old classic. Despite rarely straying away from familiar silhouettes, Red Wing’s boot repertoire has vastly increased over its 110 year... [More]
Celebratory Throwback Menus - The Melting Pot Created an Exclusive Menu for Its 40th Anniversary
SCORE: 5.7
Warm 476 Clicks Pub: Oct 9, 15
Celebratory Throwback Menus
The Melting Pot Created an Exclusive Menu for Its 40th Anniversary
The award-winning fondue franchise titled ‘The Melting Pot’ launched its limited-edition ruby menu to honor its 40th anniversary. The commemorative milestone menu will feature a variety... [More]
Historical Eatery Charts - This Infographic Shows the Long History of McDonald's Brand Legacy
SCORE: 3.2
Mild 210 Clicks Pub: Sep 29, 15
Historical Eatery Charts
This Infographic Shows the Long History of McDonald's Brand Legacy
The McDonald’s brand is one of the most recognizable fast food chains around the world giving it a longstanding history undergoing a diverse amount of marketing, menu and business changes. To... [More]
All-Day Breakfast Menus - McDonald's Now Serves All Day Breakfast to Eager Diners
SCORE: 3
Mild 311 Clicks Pub: Sep 2, 15
All-Day Breakfast Menus
McDonald's Now Serves All Day Breakfast to Eager Diners
It use to be that if you missed the 10:30 am cut off at Mcdonald’s you were no longer eligible to order off of the breakfast menu. This is no longer the case as stating this October, consumers... [More]
Retro-Inspired Playing Cards - These Throwback Cards Let You Play Microsoft's Solitaire in Real Life
SCORE: 2.4
Untested 393 Clicks Pub: Aug 29, 15
Retro-Inspired Playing Cards
These Throwback Cards Let You Play Microsoft's Solitaire in Real Life
Bring back the ultimate nostalgia of a pre-social media world with these retro-inspired playing cards. Its hard for younger people to imagine that the world didn’t always have Internet and... [More]
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