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Pet products now benefit owners just as much as they do their pets
Implications - Pet brands are creating products that have multiple functions – both for owners and their pets – as a way to streamline efficiency in the home. These multi-benefit products are able to cater to homeowners concerned with convenience and saving time, while also better integrating the pet's role in the family.

Homework Question - How could your brand more seamlessly integrate its product/service into its customer's life? [More]

SCORE 7.4
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54,432 Total Clicks
Nov 18 - Nov 18
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Art & DesignLifestylePets
Pet foods are offered in sophisticated, culinary-inspired formats
Implications - Pet food brands are changing up their marketing strategies, which often focus on bulk quantities and health, and are creating product lines that prioritize sophisticated, almost adult-like dishes for pets. These items are able to evoke trust and create automatic associations with nutrition and quality, catering to consumers who prioritize indulgence in their purchase decisions.

Homework Question - Conceptualize how your company could rebrand its product/service in a way that caters to the indulgence-minded consumer. [More]

SCORE 6.5
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May 17 - Nov 18
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LifestylePets
Pet owners now enjoy specialized bonding activities with their pets
Implications - Brands are cementing more positive relationships between pet owners and their beloved pets by creating products, services and benefits that are strictly made to help them bond. These products and spaces come as busy consumers not only seek to alleviate guilt associated with not being at home, but at a time in which the lifestyle benefits of such facilitated bonding become increasingly prioritized.

Homework Question - How could your brand enhance its customer’s work-life balance? [More]

SCORE 6.7
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82,013 Total Clicks
Jul 17 - Oct 18
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LifestylePets
Pet owners prioritize tech-based companionship for their beloved animals
Implications - With pet ownership now often involving long periods of being away from said pets, consumers are turning to robotic companions and specialized entertainment services that keep their dogs and cats company. Going past alleviating consumer guilt regarding less-involved pet care, this shift speaks to the consumer desire for more dynamic approaches to lifestyle habits and responsibilities.

Homework Question - How could your brand create more dynamic approaches in the solutions it is trying to sell? [More]

SCORE 8.6
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86,290 Total Clicks
Feb 17 - Sep 18
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TechArt & DesignLifestylePets
The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Pet food mimics the diet animals would have in their natural environments
Implications - Mirroring the paleo diet, wild pet foods are meant to provide pets with diets that they would traditionally experience in the wild. With human food trends often translating into the pet food space, it comes as no surprise that we would see this adaptation appear, especially when you take into account the alleviation of guilt that serving pets with an elevated diet provides busy owners.

Homework Question - Does your industry set or follow trends? How might an understanding of rooted consumer desire help you to hack this system? [More]

SCORE 4.9
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26,316 Total Clicks
Nov 17 - Sep 18
This Year and Mild
LifestylePets
Sustainable practices evolve into all aspects of consumers’ lives including pets
Implications - Tapping into consumer lifestyle habits, modern pet products and accessories are offering eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives for traditional pet care needs. Utilizing recyclable and biodegradable materials, brands are offering pet products that not only fulfill its desired function but also satiate a need for more conscious lifestyle habits. Such a shift in pet products showcases a consumer desire for sustainable consumption in all aspects of their routine, including those of their extended family.

Homework Question - How can your brand better integrate itself into your core consumer's lifestyle? What habits and desire can you appeal to? [More]

SCORE 6.2
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139,398 Total Clicks
Jul 17 - Sep 18
This Year and Warm
LifestylePets
The humanization of pets in the family unit is honed in on by brands
Implications - The concept of pets being seen as not extended parts of families, but actual members of them, is being targeted by brands that are offering humanized services that cater to people with animals. These products and services allow for a unique form of indulgence that puts a distinct twist on familial bonding.

Homework Question - How could your brand allow for unique forms of indulgence within its area of expertise? [More]

SCORE 5.8
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55,272 Total Clicks
May 17 - Aug 18
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LifestylePets
Trend Hunter Services
Pet owners that take their dogs on excursions can now enjoy comfort-focused options
Implications - An alternative to leaving pets in "doggie hotels" or with friends, many consumers are opting to take their pets on trips with them – and brands are adapting to this fact by prioritizing the convenience and comfort of such trips. This shift enhances the bond between consumers and their pets, and gives pet-related brands a good opportunity to enter and establish an emerging market.

Homework Question - How can your brand help shape or cater to an emerging consumer preference in its area of expertise? [More]

SCORE 5.5
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142,623 Total Clicks
Aug 17 - Jun 18
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LifestylePets
Pet products go beyond connectivity to offer smarter, more intelligent solutions
Implications - Looking beyond mere mobile applications, pet owners are seeking out products and services that offer their pets smarter, more intelligent solutions to their day-to-day needs. Tapping into areas like AI and biometric tech, these products not only provide automated services but more intuitive and predictive solutions for owners and their pets.

Homework Question - Think of your most streamlined product or service. How could you elevate that experience even more with the use of AI or other technologies? [More]

SCORE 7.8
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Jan 18 - Jun 18
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LifestylePets
Brands offer pets fresh foods for on-the-go purchases, or for owners to make at home
Implications - Fresh pet foods are becoming more common as brick-and-mortar spaces offer dishes made specifically for dogs and cats, or brands offer food products that pet owners can make fresh at home. This shift reflects the increased importance of bonding with pets, becoming top of mind as urban consumers lead busier lives, allowing them to assuage some of the guilt associated with their absences.

Homework Question - How could your brand offer more personalized solutions to consumers' busy lives? [More]

SCORE 6.9
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40,137 Total Clicks
May 17 - Jun 18
This Year and Warm
LifestyleFoodPets