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Anti-Loneliness

Brands take more active roles in combating the loneliness epidemic

Trend - With self-reported "loneliness" on the rise in wealthy countries around the world, brands are looking to combat this epidemic through everything from studying social eating habits to co-living design concepts. This involvement allows these companies to hone in on niche but widespread consumer interests, as well as provide the desired companionship.

Insight - Social media platforms allow efficient and on-demand communication, however, the absence of face-to-face interaction has steadily enabled feelings of alienation among consumers. The growing loneliness epidemic is even reported to create physical health issues, on top of the mental stressors people who feel socially isolated have to deal with. As achieving happiness and healthy companionship are inherently human interests, consumers in the tech age struggle to battle these feelings of alienation through technology and the facilitation of face-to-face interactions.
Workshop Question - How could your brand work to enhance consumer health?
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