Reduction
Reduction supposes that less is more by employing exclusion as a tool to hone in on the most effective parts of an idea.
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Curation
Hyper-targeted offerings, services, subscriptions and recommendations to simplify lives with better things.
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New services make it easier than ever to conceptualize, fund, launch and companies.
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In a fast-paced, cluttered world, simplicity stands out, resulting in focused businesses & clean design
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Wealth management is adopted into tech platforms
Implications - Though apps have streamlined the process of financing for younger generations, they are now being developed to organize and amplify more significant wealth, as well as new forms of wealth. This shift comes as traditions surrounding wealth management give way for consumers' desire to convenience the solely functional aspects of their lives -- as they seek to build lifestyles that revolve less around business and more around experience. [More]
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Aug 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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Retail channels that focus on strategic location satisfy OOH needs quickly
Implications - With subscription services and IOT enabling for home delivery of all products, products typically consumed out of home must adapt. Retail spaces integrated into spots associated with consumers' daily routines achieve this, while adding technology and automation to lend speed to the equation. [More]
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53,295 Total Clicks
Feb 16 - Nov 17
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Snacks and beverages integrate elements of adjacent hobbies
Implications - Snacks and beverages designed and curated to appeal to consumers' hobbies and psychographic preferences introduce a hyper-targeted approach to the industry. This satisfies the need for products that suit an individual's personal brand. As well, consumers are overcome with choice in the digital age, and are seeking more targeted curation as a result. [More]
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35,495 Total Clicks
May 17 - Nov 17
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Products that mitigate PMS symptoms are coming in new, unique forms
Implications - The hormonal imbalances that menstruation causes trigger a variety of moderate to severe physical symptoms, with everything from acne and pain being amplified -- and brands are offering new solutions to relieve these issues. These innovations and services cater to a growing push on consumers' end for the equal prioritization of women's health, forcing representation into the mainstream healthcare industry with a more open, constructive dialogue. [More]
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81,984 Total Clicks
Apr 16 - Nov 17
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Food products become easier to choose and enjoy with interactive choosing
Implications - Analysis paralysis is more prevalent in the digital age, as there is an overload of information and choices consumers can make. This has increased the popularity of curation, however the process of curation can be daunting in and of itself. Gamified curation combines ease of choice with interactivity and enjoyment to satisfy the modern consumer. [More]
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24,409 Total Clicks
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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Tap-to-pay technology is worked into common everyday items
Implications - As secure cashless payment technology has proliferated, brands have moved far beyond credit cards, debit cards, and even smartphones as payment hubs. Removing as many barriers to purchase as possible, brands have incorporated tap-to-pay tech into common everyday items like gloves, keys, and watches. Simplifying the process of purchase itself lets brands shift consumers' focus more wholly towards the benefits of their product or service (as opposed to the peripheral aspects of acquiring that offering). [More]
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48,567 Total Clicks
Apr 17 - Nov 17
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Facial cleansers are coming in more convenient, solid forms
Implications - Though traditional bar soaps for facial cleansing have been avoided in the past few years due to their drying properties, facial cleansers are now coming in reformatted, solid forms that avoid this issue. These products are able to combine both novelty and convenience in one compact form, offering a distinct selling point for consumers seeking both. [More]
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78,378 Total Clicks
Aug 15 - Nov 17
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Restaurants harness technology to create personalized menus
Implications - Any consumer would prefer a personally cooked meal over stock menu items. While restaurants are well aware of that axiom, diner-specific dishes haven't previously been scalable beyond the confines of ultra-luxury eating. However, savvy restaurateurs have now found a solution, using AI and big data analysis to efficiently curate meals for each new patron. Likewise, businesses that use the power of AI can increase loyalty and enjoyment through directly personal experiences and products. [More]
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32,883 Total Clicks
Jul 17 - Nov 17
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