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Redirection
Redirection starts in the consumer expectation, then flips it on its head to provide an entirely new, unforgettable experience.
Megatrends:
Experience
In a world abundant with ‘stuff,’ experience becomes a more important currency and life priority.
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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Music is added to interactive packaging to tap into the customer lifestyle
Implications - In the age of social media, there is a premium placed on "lifestyle brands." Achieving this status means becoming fully consumercentric in that even consumer behavior unrelated to a brand's particular category must be taken into consideration. This is the strategy behind music-related interactivity integrated into CPG packaging. [More]
SCORE 7.3
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34,908 Total Clicks
Jun 16 - Jul 17
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THC-infused ingredients allow consumers to cultivate custom edibles at-home
Implications - As consumers become more familiar with legal cannabis products in the age of legalization, many are developing their own taste and dosage preferences that are accommodated by pre-packaged ingredients ready for at-home culinary pursuits. This progression highlights the consumer knowledge of the new product category as it diversifies rapidly and the role an individual's experience level will play in purchasing decisions. [More]
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52,376 Total Clicks
Feb 16 - Jul 17
This Week and Mild
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Brands create events for STEM novices to learn and play
Implications - Though STEM toys are increasing in popularity, the act of learning something new, even during playtime, can be intimidating. Brands are alleviating the intimidation factor by creating safe spaces and events for STEM novices to experiment and learn as a community. This adds an element of companionship to a notoriously technical topic. [More]
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44,952 Total Clicks
Sep 16 - Jul 17
This Week and Untested
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Brand products become retrofitted as contactless reward systems
Implications - Harnessing the rise of contactless payment, brands are turning their physical products into payment cards as a way to thank consumers for their loyalty. Incorporating contactless chips into surprising items lends a sense of playfulness and encourages engagement from consumers who need to buy the product in order to redeem their rewards. Turning brand merchandise into a loyalty program not only creates a sense of exclusivity, but as contactless forms of payment become more commonplace, consumers will be anticipating brands to adapt to their desire for convenience. [More]
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35,969 Total Clicks
Feb 17 - Jul 17
This Week and Warm
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With its symbolism now preceding it, coffee becomes a canvas for viral fads
Implications - Highlighting the ubiquitous nature of coffee as a symbol of social interaction and much more, the experience of coffee consumption has become a space for innovation that also provides a unique view into the current cultural collective consciousness at any given moment. This progression demonstrates the new context of coffee as a gourmet food experience rather than a commodity, a transition that can be observed taking place currently in other adjacent categories such as cannabis. [More]
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27,517 Total Clicks
Feb 17 - Jul 17
This Week and Warm
Children are empowered to be co-creators of their own experiences
Implications - With their penchant for self-taught skills and digital prowess, kids are savvier than ever, empowering them to take center stage at their own festivals and events where they can gain new knowledge and show off their creativity. Modern parents increasingly want their children to have an entrepreneurial mindset from a young age, resulting in a huge shift from play-focused family activities towards educational and empowering activities that encourage personal growth. [More]
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20,236 Total Clicks
Aug 16 - Jul 17
This Week and Untested
Film-branded toys use their familiarity to boost education within STEM
Implications - Though a fairly new development within the toy industry, STEM as a form of educational play is expanding, moving into larger toy brands by way of film-branded pieces. This is a positive development as the familiarity of these characters creates engagement with kids who don't find learning fun. [More]
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65,809 Total Clicks
Sep 16 - Jul 17
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Toys that encourage physical play integrate a monitoring component for parents
Implications - The youth generation is more engaged with their devices than any generation before them. This creates concern among parents for their children's physical well being; as a response, toys that encourage physical play are integrating a monitoring component. The gamification component appeals to digital-age children, while tracking alleviates the concerns of parents. [More]
SCORE 8.5
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227,968 Total Clicks
May 16 - Jul 17
This Week and Hot
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A new teaching strategy for sciences and tech is coincidental
Implications - One barrier to learning the STEAM practices is the lack of tangible outcome or incentive. Alleviating this, educational toys that treat the learning process as a means to a tangible end, such as building a robot or conducting an experiment, both attach a tangible prize and boost playtime engagement. This shows a less literal approach to gamification that focuses on personal satisfaction. [More]
SCORE 7.5
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34,177 Total Clicks
Jan 17 - Jul 17
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Toy companies use fun characters to educate on STEM practices
Implications - The biggest challenge with teaching kids and adults how to become involved in the STEM practices is the potential tediousness of learning such a technical skill. Implementing a personified character into the process adds more human interest to the process. The strategy simultaneously boosts memorability of the toy or learning system, while making it more impactful. [More]
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43,648 Total Clicks
Jun 16 - Jul 17
This Week and Mild
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