Addiction Assistance

Brands make a point about modern day technology addictions

Implications - Some tech-related consumption habits have been a rising concern globally – as the prevalent use of smartphones has many, including those in the industry, concerned about widespread tech addictions. Though apps that aim to limit excess smartphone use are prevalent, brands and institutions are now creating programs that aim to mitigate such addictions, or at least some of the consequences associated with them. These programs are more common as conversations around "self-care" increasingly include taking time away from the digital world.

Workshop Question - How could your brand help its customers or employees "unplug" temporarily?
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This Year and Average 211 Clicks Pub: Jul 4, 18
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