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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Gamification
The application of game dynamics to real-world problems results in a world that’s more competitive and engaging.
Tribalism
Allegiant groups are more readily formed around specific interests, causes and even brands.
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Toy brands are marketing their products via pop-ups
Implications - Taking the fundamentally interactive nature of toy stores and streamlining it, brands are immersing parents and their children in smaller, more targeted toy pop-ups. With adult consumers being highly receptive to interactive marketing, it is only fitting that the interactive nature of toy stores is packed into more personalized experiences in order to market to better market to children. [More]
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69,031 Total Clicks
Nov 14 - Nov 17
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Urban design is accommodating bikes in new and innovative ways
Implications - The increasing necessity of bikes in urban areas -- both for economical and environmental reasons -- has led to cities going further than simply adding bike paths in their approaches to urban planning. Instead, architectural projects are accommodating bike usage in their designs in ways that are both creative and aesthetically attractive. These enhance the quality of life for bike users, and show an acceptance that these design shifts must occur in order for urban environments to keep up with the habits of rising populations -- working towards minimizing eco and traffic-related footprints. [More]
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87,722 Total Clicks
May 17 - Nov 17
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Brands create toys with sense-focused functions for educational purposes
Implications - Brands that create toys are increasingly offering products that are focused on the use or enhancement of specific senses, creating an educational tool for young kids that is simplified in both its design and function. This more streamlined approach to play allows parents to adopt minimalist, step-by-step methods to teach kids basic skills -- all while offering the interactivity that consumers crave, and that young kids require for healthy development. [More]
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114,900 Total Clicks
Feb 17 - Nov 17
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Brands have been inspired by the viral Pokemon Go phenomenon
Implications - The Pokemon Go phenomenon has inspired brands to put out key enhancements to the game -- whether those are through conjoining the game with fitness initiatives or simplifying consumers' ability to play it. These extensions to the Pokemon Go brand have two benefits -- instant recognition that takes away the need to excessively market the products or services, and catering to the consumer desire for brands to take holistic approaches to enhancing their lifestyles -- even via the most unconventional platforms. [More]
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42,404 Total Clicks
Jul 16 - Nov 17
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Game brands leverage viral trends to promote positive change
Implications - Brands that offer games are either taking advantage of already-viral platforms, or are leveraging their products' ability to go viral – all for a greater cause. Whether charitable or political in nature, this shift reveals that for brands and nonprofits to best create positive change, leveraging top-of-mind subjects and playing on social media habits is one of the most meaningful ways to achieve this goal – motivating consumers who spend the majority of their time consuming viral content. [More]
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Sep 16 - Nov 17
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Packaged foods integrate social good by way of ingredients, not marketing
Implications - Consumers in the modern age are acutely aware of their impact on the world. In their active search for better methods of consumption, most options highlight charitable branding as a brand effort of corporate social responsibility. A new movement can be seen with food and beverage brands whose products are inherently impactful, highlighting authenticity and enabling an experience that doesn't just feel good for consumers, but makes them feel good about themselves. [More]
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74,400 Total Clicks
Mar 17 - Nov 17
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Charities streamline the donation process to enhance incentives to donate
Implications - Charitable donations are becoming increasingly efficient with brands and non-profits creating streamlined, contactless payment systems to simplify donating processes. This serves to give consumers more incentive to stop and learn about the charity in question, while also offering accessibility in terms of the physical process of donating. This shift caters to the convenience required for brands to remain relevant in consumers' fast-paced lifestyles, while giving consumers a more visceral understanding of where their charitable donations are going. [More]
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73,206 Total Clicks
Jan 15 - Nov 17
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Events and experiences in the real world mimic the tropes of social media
Implications - For some time now, savvy social media users have been seeking out products and experiences that they expect to look good on social media. Entrepreneurs and brands have responded by taking the guesswork out of the calculus, creating experiences explicitly tailored from start to finish with Instagram-friendly installations. These experiences not only recognize the increasing importance consumers place on their digital personae, but also increase the brands' own social presences. [More]
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May 17 - Nov 17
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Food and beverage subscriptions integrate tech for hyper-convenience
Implications - Subscription services are now ubiquitous, especially within the world of food and beverage. Though these subscriptions typically automate the acquisition of ingredients, they don't necessarily impact the convenience of other parts of the consumption process, such as food prep or presentation. Integrating technology into the process enables a 360-degree smart service for food or drink prep. This speaks to a more holistic approach to convenience that suits today's busy consumer. [More]
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234,645 Total Clicks
Apr 15 - Nov 17
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Brands are accommodating expecting mothers seeking to maintain their health
Implications - Expecting mothers in North America are becoming increasingly active to stay healthy during their pregnancies, and brands are accommodating this fact by offering apps and services that enhance the health and fitness of pregnant women. With more consumers seeking out well-rounded lifestyles, accommodating this shift in the women-specific health industry is an extension of the consumer desire for specialized experiences. [More]
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23,559 Total Clicks
Mar 16 - Nov 17
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