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Car brands upgrade their showrooms to fit modern consumer appeal
Implications - Automotive showrooms are evolving into multi-sensory platforms that engage younger consumers with high-tech, cross-categorical experiences. Millennials and Gen Zers, while content with Uber and public transit, have not eliminated the desire to purchase vehicles, but rather delayed this large-scale investment until they're financially able. Meanwhile, as brands allow consumers time to gain this stability, their efforts are focused on creating memories, providing experiences and increasing brand awareness. [More]
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41,961 Total Clicks
Mar 17 - Sep 17
New and Mild
MarketingBusinessAutosLife-Stages
Iconic brands tap unexpected categories to increase lifestyle integration
Implications - Implications - Emphasizing the cult-level status of their branding, big name brands are lending their iconic imagery to daily routinized aspects of consumer lifestyles. Not only lending a playful twist to their own repertoire, branching out into these seemingly unrelated categories also serves to enhance the brand's daily interaction with the consumer beyond their normal contextual basis. [More]
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52,272 Total Clicks
Feb 17 - Sep 17
Recent and Average
MarketingBusinessNew VenturesBranding
Fitness brand collaborate with adjacent industries to expand their reach
Certain fitness brands are able to create a cult-like following within them, and what these brands have in common is their ability to expand their reach outside of the specific health-related principles they were founded upon. By collaborating with brands in adjacent, sometimes seemingly unrelated industries, these brands are able to expand their reach and influence in the lives of consumers in a more all-encompassing way, in addition to having more visibility in general. This focused collaboration serves to enhance the perceived culture associated with the brands, giving consumers both the opportunity and the motivation to pursue anything associated with them. [More]
SCORE 6.2
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149,252 Total Clicks
Feb 16 - Sep 17
This Week and Mild
Pop CultureMarketingBusiness
Spirulina is incorporated as a star ingredient for skincare products
Implications - As consumers become more familiar with alternative protein sources in food and beverage, popular superfoods such as spirulina can be seen incorporated into beauty and skincare products that target a variety of aesthetic concerns. This shift highlights the symbiotic relationship between the skincare and food and beverage worlds in the era of health and wellness, and the influence this relationship has on marketing of such ingredients outside of the industry in which they first appeared to consumers. [More]
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30,721 Total Clicks
May 16 - Sep 17
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Floatation is becoming a more prominent form of occupational therapy
Using floatation as a form of occupational therapy has been used to positively impact a variety of illnesses and ailments, but for the average consumer its definition is expanding to offer simple, but crucial anti-stress benefits. An added benefit is the accessibility of floatation therapy, however brands are enhancing its experience even further by offering products and services that optimize the practice. With consumers seeking new and unique ways to balance their work lives with their desire to remain healthy, floatation therapy is an advancement of these emerging habits. [More]
SCORE 7.5
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156,564 Total Clicks
Jun 14 - Sep 17
This Month and Warm
MarketingBusinessLifestyleHealth
Brands and institutions are focusing on developing gaming and development skills
As eSports continues to grow in popularity and brands and institutions increasingly understand the implications it has in different fields, educational services and programs that cater to those interested in this industry are beginning to pop up. Where eSports was once understood as a subculture, the industry is now being built from the ground up in a way that establishes more comprehensive processes related to how it will impact business, entertainment, the legal system, and consumer behavior – all through various educational tools. [More]
SCORE 5.4
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34,651 Total Clicks
Aug 16 - Sep 17
This Month and Mild
TechMarketingBusiness
E-Commerce sites adopt virtual stylists for a tailored experience
Implications - Customer service is essential for e-commerce sites where opportunities for in-person consumer engagement is negligible. Through the adoption of virtual stylists and hands-on assistants, made more accessible than ever with the rise of chat bots, online shops can provide personalized customer service for every client. This emerging shift indicates the rise of expectations on digital businesses as the number of consumers shopping online increases. [More]
SCORE 6.6
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46,022 Total Clicks
Mar 16 - Sep 17
This Month and Mild
Trend Hunter Services
Brands leverage biometric data to fuel positive interactions with consumers
Implications - Seeking to create more personalized experiences for consumers and ensure positive engagement on an individual level, brands are leveraging biometric data to track the emotions of consumers as they interact with their products and services. Emotion-tracking not only provides invaluable feedback for the brand on where the consumer is most engaged, it also indicates the perfect opportunity to enhance interactivity and brand love through positive emotional response. [More]
SCORE 8.1
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95,957 Total Clicks
Dec 16 - Sep 17
This Month and Warm
Gender neutrality has entered the cosmetic industry
Rather than offering cosmetic items that are targeted at either women or men, brands are increasingly taking gender neutral approaches to the branding of their beauty related items. Brands are recognizing the benefits of this type of marketing due to its ability to target a wider range of consumers. As consumers become more specific in their preferences and brands try to personalize their offerings to cater to this shift, companies are realizing that limiting target audiences even further by something as arbitrary as gender is counterproductive. [More]
SCORE 6.7
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42,804 Total Clicks
Sep 15 - Sep 17
This Month and Warm
FashionMarketingBusinessCosmetics
Chocolates are being marketed specifically to Millennials and Gen Zs
Chocolate brands are beginning to target their products specifically to Millennial and Gen Z demographics by combining their offerings with the various fads and trends that these generations are drawn to. This shift serves to cater to the desire of these consumer groups to engage with brands on another level – whether that be through social channels, or simply an enhanced interest in their more dynamic products. As brands seek to create better connections with consumers, doing so by tapping into their niche interests takes their products and services to the next level. [More]
SCORE 7.9
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67,967 Total Clicks
Apr 16 - Sep 17
This Month and Warm
MarketingLifestyleFoodLife-Stages