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Intro to Leisure & Play

Instructor: Courtney Scharf
Leisure & Play
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In this module, Trend Hunter's Chief Client Officer, Courtney Scharf, will introduce you to our framework on the future of entertainment. Using the 18 Megatrends Matrix, she identifies three key consumer desires and drivers that are changing the world of entertainment as we know it today.

Using a focus on human psychology and what consumers feel like they're missing today, this approach to the leisure category will not only deepen your understanding of how consumers want to be entertained but also what they want from their lives in general.
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Gender Neutral Toy
Traditionally gendered kid's toys are being marketed without gender in mind
Trend - Toy brands are releasing gender-neutral versions of toys that were once typically marketed to one gender or another--in response to changing social norms and understandings of gender in North America in-particular.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better cater to consumers' increasingly progressive ideals?
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Specialty DTC
Consumers interested in specialty grocery goods do so through direct channels
Trend - Consumer groups with more disposable income, specifically Boomers and members of Generation X, have shown an increased interest in specialty grocery recently. Ordering these items through DTC channels allows access to these goods while adhering to the social distancing rules in many parts of the world.
Workshop Question - How can you position your product or service as more exclusive?
6.2
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Eco Hair
Well-known hair care brands are offering eco-friendly products or packaging
Trend - Noting a change in consumers' priorities, popular hair care brands are turning to eco-friendly products or packaging in order to better appeal to eco-conscious consumers. This shift includes everything from plastic waste reduction to eco-friendly formulas.
Workshop Question - How could your brand more authentically embody eco-friendly values?
6.9
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Meditation Management
Brands are seamlessly integrating meditation practices into daily lifestyles
Trend - Brands are incorporating meditation practices into consumers' lifestyles in ways that appear unnoticeable. These products manage consumers' mental mindfulness and make meditation more accessible through intelligent architecture, digital entertainment consumption, and wearables.
Workshop Question - How can your brand help incorporate self-care into consumer practices?
7.5
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Post Hospitality
The hospitality industry is making changes to accommodate post-pandemic health
Trend - The hospitality industry will take some time to fully recover from the economic hits it's taken as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but its gearing up for an uptick in demand anyway. New measures and products that prioritize safety and sanitization are increasingly important to businesses and customers in this space.
Workshop Question - How is your brand adjusting to post-pandemic safety?
6.8
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Restaurant Grocery
Restaurants are now offering delivery and pick-up of grocery essentials
Trend - Since the introduction of social distancing, restaurants have had to pivot from dine-in service to take-out only and many have opted to sell their food products to provide consumers access to essential groceries. Various restaurants are now offering curbside pick up and delivery options for these goods.
Workshop Question - How can your brand pivot its services to meet the needs of consumers during challenging times?
4.9
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Tired Sneaker
Sneaker brands adopt care tire material into their designs
Trend - Footwear brands are using car tires in their shoe designs in order to ensure strength and durability in their footwear products. These item prioritize both function and fashion, and serve as an alternative to fast fashion products that tend to break down more quickly over time.
Workshop Question - How is your brand prioritizing quality over quantity?
5.9
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Alternative Drive-Thru
The traditional drive-thru format is revamped for modern rituals
Trend - Drive-thrus, once a simple and convenient method of getting food, are now being adapted to better suit the rituals and needs of modern consumers. Everything from accessibility to digitalization is now a focus in this space, with companies and institutions across a range of industries taking part in contemporary versions of standard drive-thrus.
Workshop Question - How could your brand revisit and revamp some of the more traditional aspects of its business?
5.4
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Nutritious Donut
Donuts become the vessel for serving healthier versions of indulgent food
Trend - Donuts, or donut-flavored snacks, are being offered in healthier forms to cater to consumers looking to indulge without impacting their general health. Offered in everything from donut-flavored yogurts to protein-infused donuts, these items merge both flavor and nutrition.
Workshop Question - How could your brand balance practicality and indulgence for its customers?
5.9
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Mobile Utility
Everyday items become convenient mobile accessories
Trend - With the majority of global consumers today owning a smartphone, they are increasingly seeking ways to consolidate the objects they need to keep on them on a daily basis. Items such as mirrors or wallets have been integrated into mobile accessories to allow consumers to keep everything they need in one place.
Workshop Question - What is the least convenient aspect of your product, and how can you repurpose that to the modern consumer?
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