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Blockchain technology is applied to voting for increased transparency
Implications - While blockchain technology is still in its infancy, its application in voting means that we can almost guarantee security while allowing for increased participation for remote legally registered voters. With electoral fraud being highly scrutinized as of late, blockchain technology has the potential to provide a foundation where institutions can work to restore faith in electoral systems, and could contribute to more accessible voting processes. [More]
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12,392 Total Clicks
Jul 16 - Apr 18
This Year and Untested
Modern consumers seek collectibles that can be stored on technological devices
Implications - As the Gen Z and Millennial generations downsize homes and reduce physical commodities, items of sentimental value are transitioning to digital formats. Today’s consumers no longer see the value in displaying figurines or storing memorabilia passed on from previous generations, but would rather preserve moments via digital storage to ensure safe keeping and ease of access, in keeping with the digitization of data and information. [More]
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183,128 Total Clicks
Oct 13 - Jun 17
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Insect repellents add an interactive component for consumer intrigue
Implications - While products like insect repellents provide consumers with a straight-forward method of protection, troublesome application often prevents consumers from adopting such products into their lifestyle. Seeking to make the process more enjoyable, brands are adding components of play and interaction to make repellents more gratifying for the consumer. Integrating repellents into arts and crafts and motorcycle accessories, brands are using unexpected activities to bring an element of surprise and delight to the process. The use of such interactive components suggest a growing consumer need for entertainment, even when it comes to one’s health. [More]
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36,102 Total Clicks
Jul 15 - Feb 16
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LifestyleHealthUnique
Festivals cater to individual interests and markets to expand interest
Implications - Realizing the growing importance of individuality among modern consumers, public events like festivals are evolving to tailor to more niche interests. Moving beyond concerts and musical entertainment, festivals are putting a greater emphasis on everything from religion to sexual orientation to customized experiences. This shift toward hyper-targeted events reflect a growing need for specialization, particularly in the entertainment industry. [More]
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277,990 Total Clicks
Jan 14 - Jul 15
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Extreme sun protection measures are taken as anti-aging concerns rise
Implications - Anti-aging concerns are higher than ever, and to continue innovating in this sphere, companies are creating more extreme measures of sun protection that go past the average SPF. Though aging is seen in a more positive light in the digital age, Instagram and other visual social media sites have shone a new, brighter light on appearance and vanity, creating this need for extreme measures of preservation. [More]
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190,108 Total Clicks
Jul 14 - Aug 16
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Art & DesignFashionCosmeticsUnique
Brands adopt designs reminiscent of dinosaurs to satiate primordial interest
Implications - No longer just of interest to those who study paleontology, references to dinosaurs and archaic animals are emerging within mainstream culture to satiate obscure interests. Integrating prehistoric references into fashion labels and even interior decor, brands are using primordial designs to not only add a sense of novelty, but also to showcase an element of fearlessness and strength often associated with animals that roamed the earth thousands of years ago. [More]
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218,003 Total Clicks
Aug 14 - Nov 16
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Consumers turn to products for emotional and physical comfort
Implications - Filling the void of an isolated lifestyle, consumers are turning to specialized products for emotional support. Using products that provide human-like physical interactions, consumers are seeking to maintain elements of affection in a more controlled, autonomous manner. [More]
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370,302 Total Clicks
May 13 - Jan 15
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LifestyleLifeUniqueRomance
Trend Hunter Services
Seeking alternative solutions, consumers turn to novel allergy products
Implications - Seeking alternatives to traditional medicine, consumers are turning to eccentric allergy solutions for relief. Opting for in-your-face products like specialized masks and face-worn purifiers, consumers are willing to embrace and even wear offbeat products as a means of ensuring overall health. [More]
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72,093 Total Clicks
Jan 16 - Sep 16
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Seeking to make an impact, brands turn to bizarre retail locations
Implications - Seeking to revolutionize retail experiences, brands are turning to unexpected locations for consumer appeal. Creating retail spaces underwater and in subway cars, brands are looking to not only drive sales, but change the way traditional retail spaces are perceived, helping to create a more momentous shopping experience. [More]
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196,724 Total Clicks
Oct 13 - Jan 15
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Adjustments are added to traditional prophylactics to heighten use
Implications - Heightening positive attitudes toward safe sex, prophylactic brands are incorporating both fun and functional variations in design. Reinventing contraceptives with unique features and added health benefits, brands are transforming conversations around sex to be more lax and approachable. [More]
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72,335 Total Clicks
Mar 13 - Nov 14
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