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Acceleration

Acceleration
A way of thinking rooted in moving upward and onward; Acceleration is the act of deliberate advancement.
Megatrends:
Artificial Intelligence
We are entering a transformative new era, denoted by an exponential growth in data, robotics and intelligence.
Catalyzation
Brands have taken a role of accelerating the personal development of consumers.
Prosumerism
From user-generated content to maker culture, today’s consumers are content creators and experts.
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Vitamins and supplements are rebranded as upscale lifestyle products
Implications - Making a shift from a mostly functional product into something much more aspirational, supplements and vitamins are undergoing a change in terms of how they're marketed, branded and perceived by consumers. Thanks to the influx of start-ups looking to revolutionize the industry using customization, minimalist aesthetics and more relatable language, these products are, in some cases, being perceived as luxury items. [More]
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26,919 Total Clicks
Oct 17 - Oct 18
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Sleep-tracking devices become directly integrated into bed accessories
Implications - The rise of sleep-tracking apps and tools has led to the incorporation of such tools directly into the various products consumers sleep on or with. This shift caters to individuals who prioritize health-tracking as part of their lifestyle, allowing for a seamless and more effective integration of the product. [More]
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May 17 - Oct 18
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TechLifestyle
Bourbon-infused grooming products are created to appease connoisseurs
Implications - As an increasingly wide range of ingredients are being highlighted in beauty and grooming products, both men and women are opting to incorporate bourbon into their skincare routine for its anti-inflammatory and astringent benefits. This evolution speaks to the interest of consumers in seeing external interests referenced in daily products in order to elevating the everyday. [More]
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64,071 Total Clicks
May 17 - Oct 18
Recent and Warm
FashionCosmetics
Modern gaming integrates AI to enhancing both analog and online engagement
Implications - As gamers continue to seek out better tactics, strategies and methods of play, we’re seeing elements of AI being integrated into the fold as a means to enhance the overall gaming experience. Not only a source of assistance, platforms like Amazon Alexa are coming into play to act as actual aids and resources for the gaming process. From offering personalized tips to tracking the gamer’s performance, these AI features help to not only assist the gamer, but it provides context, background and tracking capabilities that all-in-all allow players to feel more supported through the process. [More]
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19,976 Total Clicks
Oct 17 - Oct 18
This Week and Untested
TechGames
The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
People of color carve their own spaces in the North American cannabis industry
Implications - The decriminalization and legalization of cannabis that continues across North America has not yet entirely resolved the exclusion and disproportionate penalties applied to people of color within this space. In reaction to this, people of color are creating their own brands and carving out their own spaces within the cannabis industry, empowering one another and supporting inclusion and education. [More]
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8,845 Total Clicks
Oct 18 - Oct 18
This Week and Mild
LifestyleHealth
Performance-enhancing features are adopted into unlikely products
Implications - The idea of performance-enhancement is widely valued as it gives consumers the impression that there are quick-fixes to some of their problems and goals, and the incorporation of performance-enhancing functions in less likely items – everything from underwear to chairs – is on the rise. Such items appeal to consumers because they seamlessly integrate into their lifestyles. [More]
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73,962 Total Clicks
May 16 - Oct 18
This Week and Warm
Lifestyle
Traditional lottery systems are revamped to fit into contemporary expectations
Implications - With fewer Millennials using the lottery than the generation's predecessors, brands and institutions are looking to revamp how they present their lottery services. With new forms of interaction and more nostalgic and pop-cultural references, these new systems present themselves as being more authentic and relatable and as a result, better speak to the purchase motivations of the Millennial customer. [More]
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19,282 Total Clicks
Aug 17 - Oct 18
This Week and Mild
Business
Trend Hunter Services
Travel services offer programs to better accommodate people with disabilities
Implications - As activists with disabilities and their allies continue to push for all-encompassing accessibility related products and services, travel brands are responding by offering services and trips that are focused on accessibility for people with disabilities. These emerging programs speak to the need for brands to view accommodation and inclusivity as not simply a necessity, but as a means to enhance the consumer’s lifestyle. [More]
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18,425 Total Clicks
Oct 17 - Oct 18
This Week and Untested
WorldBusinessTravel
In-home brand events allow adults to entertain more seamlessly
Where once, at-home shopping parties were hosted by salespeople employed by the brand, today's branded in-home events focus on providing curated products that contribute to the ambiance of an event. Instead of hosting shopping parties, branded packages serve as tools that hosts can use to create a more seamless, yet curated experience, while also enabling large brands to organically market in intimate spaces that were previously untouched. [More]
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53,092 Total Clicks
May 17 - Oct 18
This Month and Mild
BusinessLifestyleNew Ventures
Stores that fully integrate smart features are increasingly common
Implications - Brands have been incorporating smart elements into their retail spaces, or toying with the idea, for some time now, but some are taking it to the next level with stores that fully integrate smart functions, much like many homes now do. The full integration of smart features into brick-and-mortar spaces speaks to the rising value that consumers place on both omnichannel and highly personalized purchase journeys. [More]
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53,734 Total Clicks
Mar 18 - Oct 18
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