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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.
AR Holiday
Brands leverage augmented reality when advertising around the holidays
Trend - Brands are leveraging augmented reality technology to reach consumers at home for the holidays. These initiatives include product testing, demonstrations, and mixed reality portals to interact and engage with consumers.

Insight - Consumers crave memorable experiences and connections with loved ones around the holidays. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, these opportunities have shifted online, and many are looking to foster memories in a more tangible setting. As a result, they will flock to brands that offer engaging and personalized experiences in a safe, interactive manner.
Workshop Question - How can your brand interact and engage with consumers through technology?
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Augmented Salon
Brands are launching salons that are enhanced by AR technology
Trend - Beauty brands have been experimenting with beauty try-on technology for some time, but AR technologies are now sophisticated enough to use in salons reliably. Rather than solely relying on verbal communication, the software in the augmented salons helps both clients and hairdressers visualize the available options for styling, cutting, and coloring.

Insight - The rapid rate of technological advancement has increased consumers' expectations surrounding the products and services available to them. In services where reliable communication is key, consumers will flock to brands that allow them to experiment with their products or service before purchasing them. This level of engagement and personalization is crucial to contemporary consumers.
Workshop Question - How can your brand leverage augmented reality to enhance consumer satisfaction?
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AR Edu
Branded educational experiences use augmented reality to enhance engagement
Trend - Brands are using augmented reality-powered educational platforms and features that help them better engage with customers. The use of AR in educating customers helps brands enhance the product/service experience for users.

Insight - Consumers have grown accustomed to most of their branded experiences being online--whether that's on social media or while online shopping--and so they expect that brands become more creative in order to get and maintain their attention. Brands that are able to create experiences that are more innovative and playful are better able to resonate with the modern consumer.
Workshop Question - How could your brand incorporate educational AR to better engage customers?
8.1
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Low-ABV Aperitif
Alcohol brands are increasingly offering low-alcohol aperitifs
Trend - Brands in the alcohol industry are increasingly with low-ABV products, and this is now extending to traditional aperitif beverages. These low-alcohol beverages are meant to appeal most to Millennial and Gen Z consumers.

Insight - Young Millennials and older Gen Z consumers are more likely to enjoy beverages for their flavors rather than their high alcohol content, and these demographics have been found to consume less alcohol in general than their predecessors. Thus, brands in the alcohol industry must focus more on flavor and product experience to best appeal to these generations.
Workshop Question - How is your brand altering its products and branding to appeal to younger demographics?
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Psychedelic Mindfulness
Wellness apps are launching with immersive and visually impactful stimuli
Trend - Over the last few years, wellness apps have become increasingly popular and now, entrepreneurs are revolutionizing the category by offering more immersive experiences for meditation and breathwork. These services embody visually psychedelic effects that are research-backed to encourage individuals to explore their consciousness and relax.

Insight - Many consumers today are experiencing heightened stress levels, restlessness, and other mental health issues—whether that is due to an accelerated working environment, global civil unrest, the ongoing pandemic, among other things. In an attempt to be more conscious of their personal needs, individuals are taking charge of their health, while being more mindful of their limits and work-life balance. This is creating a demand for various accessible services that consumers can use in order to feel more relaxed and restored.
Workshop Question - Conceptualize an immersive mindfulness experience.
6.9
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BBQ Seafood
Brands offer seafood-based barbecue products and packages for customers
Trend - As barbecue season approaches, brands in the food industry are offering alternatives to the pork, beef and chicken that's typically enjoyed during traditional barbecues with seafood-based products. These items include everything from fish-based hot dogs to BBQ bundle deliveries.

Insight - North American consumers are constantly on the lookout for healthier alternatives to the products they're accustomed to eating, particularly when they're offered with similar flavors and textures. These alternatives allow consumers to eat healthier without taking away from their routines.
Workshop Question - How is your brand ensuring that its alternatives are easily integrated into customers' routines?
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Adventurous Marketing
Brands are offering exclusive content to consumers through specialized apps
Trend - Brands are turning to content subscription services like OnlyFans to market their products during the stay-at-home era. While popular with creators and influencers, fashion brands, media publishers and others are just entering the game with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and more.

Insight - Consumers are spending more time at home now more than ever due to the ongoing global pandemic and this is causing many to increase their online consumption. Turning to the Internet for anything from shopping and entertainment to socialization and work, many are becoming aware of the ubiquitous and accessible nature of digital platforms. Nostalgic for the exclusive experiences that they might have been privy to prior to the pandemic, consumers are looking to feel special by demanding limited content.
Workshop Question - How can your brand utilize a content subscription service?
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Jelly Care
Jelly-based skincare products offer a unique product experience
Trend - Skincare products that come in jelly formulations are increasingly popular as brands use product formats as a way to appeal to consumers. These products don't just promise efficacy, but a more interesting application experience for users.

Insight - Consumers' continued interest in the skincare space has made many of them more experimental, and constantly on the search for new and innovative products, ingredients, and formulations that will give them the results they desire. The more creative brands in this space are, the more likely they are to appeal to these experimental consumers.
Workshop Question - How is your brand prioritizing product experience as much as efficacy?
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Binge Slow-Down
Production companies are intentionally slowing down the rate of new releases
Trend - With bulk releases and online debuts of the latest movies, streaming services and film companies have continued to encourage binge-watching, offering a distraction for consumers during COVID-19. Now, brands are pulling back their schedules to weekly episode releases and cinema-first debuts in order to increase viewer engagement.

Insight - When looking for entertainment and comfort during the ongoing pandemic, contemporary consumers have been prioritizing efficient, no-fuss options. As a result, many have been relying on online on-demand content. With increased consumption during COVID-19 and even prior to it, individuals have started experiencing some fatigue. In this space, many are looking for ways to develop healthier relationships with their favorite content providers and this allows them to feel more grounded and energized.
Workshop Question - How can your brand increase audience engagement?
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Modified Worship
Religious communities are adapting virtually & in-person to COVID restrictions
Trend - Religious services are being delivered both through online platforms, as well as in-person, physically distant events. This presents individuals with a choice for what is most comfortable and safe for them as they practice their fate.

Insight - When faced with difficult and devastating times, individuals often try to focus on experiences or objects in their routines that help them feel grounded. The closures of non-essential businesses and services, as well as the need for physical distancing, have caused some of these comfort-inducing experiences to be inaccessible. As a result, individuals are looking for close alternatives that are modified as per government-imposed safety measures.
Workshop Question - How can your brand comfort consumers during difficult times?
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