Experience
The Experience Economy is upon us, meaning consumers are less inclined to purchase products than they are to seek experience and the opportunity to create memories.
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Storytelling mediums are being adapted with the use of VR and other tech
Implications - While visual art, cinematography and graphic design are all traditional modes of conveying a story and message, modern technology is adapting to these mediums by integrating AR and other digital tools into the mix. From comic books that offer a virtual 360 experience to books that utilize voice-control capabilities, these adaptations showcase how traditional storytelling mediums are adapting to be not only more high-tech but also experiential in nature. [More]
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Oct 17 - Jun 18
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Use of smart tech becomes more about lifestyle than function
Implications - Social media has ushered the world into an age of consumercentricity where lifestyle reigns supreme. This lifestyle-focused approach has changed consumer expectations of businesses across industries and is impacting the way they view technology. The question of how dense technologies such as blockchain or IoT will enter into people's everyday lives is answered in more consumercentric applications that enhance natural consumer behavior, as opposed to serving pragmatic functionalities. [More]
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Stores leverages technology to help consumers find and learn about products
Implications - To improve brick-and-mortar retail, brands are implementing advanced technologies like store map apps and navigation tablets. Giving shoppers the power to browse and direct themselves through a store using technology satisfies the consumer desire for quick and easy in-store shopping experiences. Simplifying the consumer’s path to purchase improves omnichannel retail by reinforcing the seamlessness of today's retail landscape. [More]
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Brands are adapting their business models to incorporate escape rooms
Implications - Brands are adapting their business models and marketing campaigns to include escape rooms that enhance the consumer experience. These spaces offer experiential environments where brands are able to engage their consumers' sense of curiosity and play, while simultaneously strengthening consumer loyalty due to their interactive and distinct nature. [More]
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Smart projection technology is adopted for use in the home
Implications - Consumers are now able to project touchscreen interfaces at home, on everything from kitchen counters to their own arms. These technologies come as smart tech offers all-encompassing approaches to convenience and connectivity in the home, catering to consumers who require multitasking in order to enhance and arrange their families' work and play-related routines. [More]
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Brands employ illusions in the layout of their retail spaces
Implications - Brands are employing illusory designs in their brick-and-mortar spaces in order to enhance the overall customer experience. This shift caters to the consumer preference for experiential retail spaces, while giving brands some flexibility in cost due to the fact that these illusory designs can be constructed without the addition of tech, or entirely new services within stores. [More]
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Jul 16 - Jun 18
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Bars adopt mechanizes forms of bartending to enhance customer experience
Implications - Brands are utilizing robots and artificial intelligence in order to curate automated bartending experiences for consumers. These robots and environments cater to the experimental drinking culture that has become so popular among consumers, and has the added benefit of offering efficient personalization. [More]
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Nov 16 - Jun 18
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Trend Hunter Services
Minimalism in offices takes hold as a means to enhance atmosphere
Implications - Many modern office spaces are adapting to the principles of minimalism in design, with limited statement pieces and uncluttered workspaces now becoming the norm. More than offering a contemporary space to work in, this shift indicates a desire to use design to create an environment that is more conducive to streamlined, productive work habits. [More]
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Jul 17 - Jun 18
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Art & Design
Hummus is now being consumed as a dessert
Implications - Varying hummus recipes are quite common, and brands are taking advantage of that fact by transforming the normally savory recipes into confectionary items. This shift caters to foodie consumers who enjoy experimenting with flavors, while having a strong enough link to a popular and familiar food product that they simultaneously cater to more general demographics. [More]
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Wedding registries allow guests to contribute to experiences over things
Implications - Wedding registry platforms that allow guests to put money towards opportunities like travel are becoming increasingly popular. The preference many Millennial consumers have for experiences over things is driving this more dynamic expression of the experience economy. By nurturing the attitude that memories are more valuable than goods, brands are able to better align themselves with the values of their consumer and establish an authentic connection to a major life milestone. [More]
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