Multisensation
Passive consumption that satisfies one of the senses at a time doesn't satisfy the modern consumer's short attention span; interactivity is a must.
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Fragrances are added to unexpected products for an added gamified element
Implications - More than simply a sensory enhancement, fragrances are being added to products as an added gamified feature. From using smell to add a competitive element to board games to adding incentive to activities like waking up, brands are utilizing the multisensory element of fragrances to add more engagement and motivation to traditionally mundane activities. Targeting the senses, brands are using various scents to reinvent certain experiences into something much more multisensory in nature. [More]
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Mar 18 - Jul 18
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Life-Stages
"Sneakerhead" culture forms communities through networking events
Implications - Sneakerhead cultures are creating and attending networking events as a way to enhance engagement between individuals and groups within this space. With this culture originating from shared interests in basketball, hip hop, and footwear, the establishment of sneaker-specific networking events is an acceleration of the consumer desire for connecting and collaborating on their more niche interests, as a way to feel a sense of belonging and community. [More]
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Feb 18 - Jun 18
This Quarter and Warm
Art & DesignFashion
Technology enables packaging that improves products
Implications - In its most simplistic form, packaging has been seen as housing for a product; in its most evolved form, packaging was an enhancement to branding. However, the emergence of smart technology enables packaging that improves product functionality. This speaks to the increased consumer expectation for seamless products. [More]
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Mar 17 - Jun 18
This Quarter and Warm
TechMarketingBranding
Gesture control integration provides a new tech-based interaction
Implications - Motion control technology is being incorporated into home entertainment products, either on its own or in conjunction with popular voice-integration technologies. The amalgamation of motion control and voice-integration shows the progression of technology within the home, and highlights how the widespread adaption of technology in the home allows for more convenient daily routines for consumers. [More]
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Mar 18 - Jun 18
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Iconic food smells are transferred into candle form to strengthen familiarity
Implications - Food-scented candles help brands connect with consumers within the home by transporting them to the last time they enjoyed that brand's food item. The integration of branded scents into the home enables companies to authentically build familiarity as a means of strengthening customer loyalty, with the added benefit of catering to consumers' preference for novelty for the items being outside of the brands' traditional spaces. [More]
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Dec 16 - May 18
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MarketingLifestyleBranding
Vending machines evolve to sell bigger ticket items
Implications - No longer sticking to convenient, on-the-go items, brands are taking the vending machine experience to another level by offering more luxurious, big-ticket items. From car dispensing machines to those that offer pieces of art, these examples speak to the growing desire for not only convenient product experiences but also more streamlined ways to access items of greater value. [More]
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May 17 - May 18
This Quarter and Warm
MarketingInteractiveBranding
Alcohol brands expand into the realm of lifestyle aspiration with intimate dining
Implications - Narrative dining events are being designed to help consumers imagine the brand's offering as having a place in their own lives through hands-on product education in an imaginative setting. In addition to highlighting the new role of brand's as cultural gatekeepers and educators, this progression speaks to the consumer interest in "insider" experiences that invite them to feel part of the lifestyle branding of a product. [More]
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Dec 16 - May 18
This Quarter and Warm
Trend Hunter Services
The vibrational qualities of speakers become functional on their own
Implications - Tech brands are channeling the vibrational power of speakers by offering products that use such vibrations to elevate the audio experience, or to work as producers in themselves. These products cater to individuals seeking cost-effective, multisensory or multipurpose experiences from their purchase decisions. [More]
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Jun 17 - May 18
This Year and Warm
TechArt & Design
Whisky brands look to gain favor with millennials with memorable campaigns
Implications - By incorporating technological innovations and serving as gatekeepers to one-of-a-kind experiences, whisky brands are looking to resonate with young consumers by making a lasting impression that buoys the product to cult status. This shift speaks to the ability of brands to connect with new groups of consumers by providing access to experiences in order to power the perception of a product with social currency. [More]
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Mar 17 - May 18
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Molecular gastronomy becomes accessible to the average consumer
Implications - Once almost entirely limited to a high-end, exclusive market, molecular gastronomy is now more accessible to the average consumer. Whether combined with comforting foods or used in the home, the application of chemical food transformations in a more approachable format caters to the experiential foodie, while also broadening the consumer base that is able to appreciate such food practices. [More]
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Aug 15 - May 18
This Year and Untested
BusinessLifestyleFood