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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Specialty screens blend into their surrounding environment
Implications - With screens both large and small now being an essential part of consumers' lives, whether those are for work or entertainment purposes, some brands are focusing on screens that are much more design and mind-friendly. These products help align consumers' need and desire for using their respective devices, while prioritizing the integration of such devices in a way that appeals to consumers' more escapist desires. [More]
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123,479 Total Clicks
Dec 16 - Oct 18
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MarketingBusiness
Travel services and programs cater specifically to LGBTQ+ people
Implications - Focusing on both safety and empowerment, brands are offering travel services and tips for the LGBTQ+ community. These programs and services aim to enhance the lives of people in this community by offering them accessible forms of travel, prioritizing the safe spaces that LGBTQ+ people often require in order to live and enrich their lives. [More]
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22,673 Total Clicks
Feb 18 - Oct 18
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WorldTravel
Emerging travel brands increasingly prioritize people of color
Implications - Between discriminatory Airbnb hosts and prejudicial airline practices, the travel industry hasn't always been as accommodating as it should be for people of color – a fact that is slowly changing via travel brands led by and prioritizing people of color. By creating such specific spaces, these brands are showcasing the importance of grassroots and self-led empowerment in the process of creating large-scale change. [More]
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20,422 Total Clicks
Oct 18 - Oct 18
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WorldTravel
Toys and products offer streamlined designs for children with autism
Implications - Children with autism are likely to be extremely sensitive to sensory stimulation, and so various toys and products are being streamlined in order to better benefit these children. Whether providing comfort or educating, such products are able to appeal to parents via their highly personalized and specialty designs. [More]
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Sep 17 - Oct 18
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TechLife-Stages
The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Retirement-related spaces and services prioritize "youthful" activities
Implications - Battling stereotypes and beliefs about how people can and do age, retirement spaces and services are increasingly catering to more "youthful" entertainment activities, whether those are theme parks or retirement homes with bars. Prioritizing the "you're only as young as you feel" mantra, such offerings go against the often self-fulfilling nature of beliefs around how to "appropriately" age. [More]
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53,957 Total Clicks
Feb 17 - Oct 18
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Lifestyle
Rigorous outdoor activities open up to all age groups for inclusivity
Implications - Connotations around aging are evolving, and as consumers look to identify themselves beyond just a number, products and services are arising that allow aging consumers to feel young again. From all-age encompassing outdoor adventures to elements of education, brands are recognizing the desire from consumers to stay physically active, but to take risks as well, especially as they reach life stages that allow for more free time and leisure. [More]
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122,102 Total Clicks
Apr 17 - Oct 18
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LifestyleLife-StagesBoomers
Hotlines become increasingly niche in the support services they provide
Implications - Hotlines are no longer restricted to functions like supporting people's mental health, and are becoming much more specific in the support they offer – with everything from sleep-inducing services to ones that aid refugees who are crossing the Mediterranean. These services are popping up as some of the negative effects of social media, such as interpersonal isolation, encourage consumers to seek digital connections through varying platforms. [More]
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67,358 Total Clicks
Jan 17 - Oct 18
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Lifestyle
Trend Hunter Services
Consumers enjoy the flavors of globally-inspired street food at home
Implications - With the rise of food service options like food trucks, consumers have become more familiar with the flavors of street food from around the world and are now seeking similar products to enjoy at home. These products enable consumers to enjoy the globally-influenced flavors of street food-inspired products with the convenience of doing so at home. [More]
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11,787 Total Clicks
Jul 18 - Oct 18
This Week and Warm
LifestyleFood
Brands expand their physical presence by creating branded cafe locations
Implications - As the fight against e-commerce continues to be a focus for brands, the pressure to create a worthwhile in-person experience increases. Supporting this focus on giving consumers a good reason to experience brands in person are experiential, branded cafes that exist either permanently in-store or act as a limited time pop-up experience. The outcome of this approach is to provide consumers with a sensorial experience as well as a chance to purchase tangible goods. [More]
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53,616 Total Clicks
Nov 17 - Oct 18
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Wellness-focused travel experiences are rebranded to reach a new generation
Implications - Millennials today are known for their preference to spend on experiences rather than products, and this has impacted and contributed to the popularity of travel among this generation. Layering onto this interest in exploring the world is millennials' interest in self-improvement, which has led to the creation of tailored travel experiences focused around providing a path to wellness as well as a chance to explore the world. This shift speaks to the ways in which wellness has the capacity to impact a huge variety of segments, and the ways in which companies can leverage that interest to create something more appealing to today's young adult consumer. [More]
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35,276 Total Clicks
Feb 17 - Oct 18
This Week and Mild