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Advertisements engage in dialogue with outspoken customers
Implications - With the majority of word of mouth and social engagement around a brand's image being spread by a handful of key individuals, marketing strategies are being refocused to speak directly to the consumers who have the loudest voices. By bringing everyone in on the dialogue with specific customers, brands can overcome strained relationships with past customers while strengthening ties with current and future consumers. Branching off from the growing influencer marketing campaigns that mostly feature online superstars, brands are adapting to the fact that even the most common consumer carries social influence. [More]
SCORE 5.5
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29,972 Total Clicks
Feb 17 - Aug 17
This Quarter and Mild
Digital brands take advertising offline with traditional mediums
Implications - As well-established digital platforms look to drive growth in usership, many have begun using offline advertising methods that are now considered "old world." Investing in billboards or elaborate publicity stunts, these strategies highlight the blending of online-offline worlds and the interest of driving consumers to the nearest screen. This shift showcases the value of traditional offline advertising efforts in both shifting the attention of current users back to the digital space and engaging with new, hard to reach consumer groups. [More]
SCORE 5.1
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316,656 Total Clicks
May 15 - Apr 16
Warm
Traditional outdoor advertisements are reimagined with a green twist
Implications - As brands look for ways to prove to consumers that they share important values, many are opting for eye-catching outdoor ads that also serve an ecological purpose. With billboards that double as everything from air-purifiers to urban gardens, such campaigns suggest a contemporary understanding that business interests can no longer be considered without also considering environmental ones. In addition to highlighting the overarching nature of the health and wellness movement, this progressions speaks to the desire for brands to reflect back consumer anxiety regarding environmental responsibility. [More]
SCORE 5.5
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165,882 Total Clicks
Apr 14 - Apr 17
This Year and Average
MarketingEcoBillboardsBranding
Brands personalize their holiday marketing efforts to connect with consumers
Implications - Personalization is quickly becoming the benchmark of successful marketing efforts in the digital age. As a result, many brands are using social media as an avenue for personalization, creating holiday campaigns that foster familiarity and facilitate communication between consumers and brands. The holiday season is already about communion and goodwill, and campaigns that extend this feeling not only succeed in humanizing the brand, but also invite consumers to become more intimately acquainted with it. [More]
SCORE 4.9
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99,313 Total Clicks
Oct 15 - Mar 16
Warm
The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Interactive billboard advertisements offer consumers food & beverage samples
Implications - As brands look for ways to create memorable moments with consumers, many are opting for interactive outdoor advertisements that dispense samples of food and beverage products. Brands are aiming to connect with consumers as they are going about their daily routine, rather than on an as-needed basis. Overall, this demonstrates the mission by brands to assert themselves into the lives of consumers in a way that is both natural yet ubiquitous. [More]
SCORE 6
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204,654 Total Clicks
Apr 15 - Jun 16
Warm
Medical organizations focus on destigmatizing healthcare needs
Implications - Understanding that shock tactics have a tendency to breed fear and shame, medical organizations are turning to campaigns that normalize illness. Whether it's through social interaction or celebrity endorsement, the lynchpin of these campaigns is to foster a sense of support and de-stigmatize medical conditions. Organizations that understand the effectiveness of togetherness and transparency over fear will succeed in making more genuine, longer-lasting connections. [More]
SCORE 3.5
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57,284 Total Clicks
Jul 15 - Dec 15
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Brands adopt out-of-the-box tactics to attract new customers
Implications - Brands in competitive markets are adopting unusual and intriguing services to attract new customers. By going well beyond the typical offerings in a market, brands are not only able to stand out among competitors by establishing themselves as an innovative force, but are also able to attract potential customers by piquing their curiosity. [More]
SCORE 3.1
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89,757 Total Clicks
Sep 15 - Nov 15
Mild
MarketingPublicity StuntsBillboards
Trend Hunter Services
Biometric technology helps create a hyper-tailored brand experience
Implications - Biometric technology is evolving to offer more than just security solutions. Taking advantage of facial recognition and other biometric applications, marketers are using the technology to offer campaigns that engage consumers. Advertising efforts that depend on consumer participation are not only perceived as more meaningful; they also create a symbiotic relationship between brand and consumer. [More]
SCORE 4.5
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86,224 Total Clicks
Aug 15 - Nov 15
Mild
Brands offer consumers new forms of pragmatic education
Implications - Understanding consumers' desire to learn practical, real-world skills, many brands and big businesses have begun to offer more pragmatic forms of education. This shift not only marks a departure in terms of what skills are considered valuable; it also positions brands as a trusted resource for consumers' personal betterment and self-improvement. [More]
SCORE 4.9
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123,130 Total Clicks
Jan 15 - Nov 15
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Outdoor advertising is enlivened with climatic customization
Implications - Advertisers are aiming to woo consumers who have become accustomed to traditional billboard ads with climate-specific campaigns that are at times interactive, and in turn, feel customized. In doing so, brands are able to create a sense of urgency around a product or service. [More]
SCORE 4.3
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274,302 Total Clicks
Apr 14 - Sep 15
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