Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 461,715 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,241 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 321,001 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,241 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 321,001 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,212 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 461,715 cutting edge ideas.

Obama Advent Calendars

Esquire Magazine's Obama Cover Opens To Show Ads

— January 29, 2009 — Social Good
The February issue of Esquire has a panel in the middle of President Obama’s face which opens like an Xmas Advent calendar, inside you will see an ad for the Discovery Channel with quotations from the issue’s articles.

You can’t read, watch, or listen to any media outlet without having President Obama mentioned. Merchandise marketing initiatives began well before Prescient Obama officially became president of the United States last week, and are becoming stronger week after week. Posters, dolls, paper dolls, t-shirts, and yes, even action figures representing President Obama have become hot sellers.

In my personal opinion, appearing in a collectible issue of Spider-Man and having your own action figure is very flattering, especially when you compare what you find to former President Bush products.

If you are a collector or just curious, just Google “Obama Toys” and you will find an endless list to view and maybe purchase. Enjoy!
Trend Themes
1. Collectible Toys - The demand for collectible action figures, paper dolls, and other merchandise representing President Obama is on the rise, presenting an opportunity for companies to tap into this trend through unique and creative offerings.
2. Personalized Marketing - The use of personalized marketing initiatives, such as Esquire Magazine's Obama Advent calendar that features an ad for the Discovery Channel, presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for businesses to create memorable marketing experiences for consumers.
3. Celebri-merchandising - Merchandise marketing initiatives centered around political figures and celebrities are becoming increasingly popular, providing an opportunity for companies to develop unique and innovative products that capitalize on this trend.
Industry Implications
1. Toy Industry - The demand for collectible Obama merchandise offers a lucrative opportunity for the toy industry to create unique and desirable products that cater to consumers' interests in politics and popular culture.
2. Publishing Industry - Magazines like Esquire that employ creative marketing tactics, such as the Obama Advent calendar, can attract readers and advertisers while providing a model for the publishing industry to create engaging and memorable content.
3. Marketing Industry - The rise of personalized marketing initiatives presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for the marketing industry to create tailored and memorable experiences for consumers that drive engagement and loyalty.
1.2
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness