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Trends for the Near Future



Learn about two tools emerging as vital to PR from one of the world's most renowned futurists. Trends for the Near Future presented by Marian Salzman at Havas Cafe at the Cannes International Festival ...

Learn about two tools emerging as vital to PR from one of the world's most renowned futurists. Trends for the Near Future presented by Marian Salzman at Havas Cafe at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity



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  • Cannes International Festival of Creativity 2012Trends for theNear FutureMarian Salzman
  • What We’ll Cover• Brief history of trends• Then. Now. Next.• Newscrafting the future
  • Brief historyof trends(Will it be 20 years?)
  • 1993The death of the celebrity endorser.
  • 1994 America is going online.
  • 1995Foodangst.
  • 1998Americanization isnot globalization.
  • 1998Glocalization.
  • 1999MillenniumBlue.
  • 1999Singletons.
  • 1999Internetspying.
  • t ro s2003 2004 M xu l and the angst Se of maleness.
  • ging Blog2004 going m. strea main
  • 2005Sleep is the new sex.
  • 2006 Brand sluts.
  • 2007Radicaltransparency.
  • 2007Blue is the new green.
  • 2007 Local is the new global.
  • 2008 The prime crisis.
  • 2009Achildren’splace.
  • 2010Cellphonesare the newtrans fats.
  • 2011Grey divorce.
  • 2011 Water is the new oil.
  • 2011The new socialis antisocial.
  • 2012 Let’s get REALLY competitive.
  • 2012 Beached white males.
  • Then.Now.Next.
  • MarriageThen: Straight people marriedNow: Marriage gets delayedNext: Partners marry or not depending on tax benefits
  • ReligionThen: Religion was decliningNow: Religion is the subtext of red vs. blueNext: Modern forms of orthodoxy fill the void for many
  • Then: Consumers were loyalNow: Consumers have discovered the joy of sex with multiple “partners” (brands)Next: Marketers seek monogomy in millennials
  • W men Then: Women cooked the bacon, and maybe brought it home Now: Women bring home the bacon, fry it up, then go back to work in their home office Next: Women bring home the bacon, and more and more men will put it in the pan
  • PlacesThen: AmsterdamNow: BrooklynNext: Anywhere in the Southwest
  • Branding Then: Brands were solo Now: Brands are in bed with like-minded companions Next: Megabrands form and exploit the power of (more than) one
  • Workplace Then: Work in an office Now: Work in a cloud Next: Work less, live more
  • Messaging Then: The medium is the message Now: The medium is in service to brands Next: The message is the medium
  • Money Then: Cash in hand Now: Online banking Next: Smartphone payments
  • Privacy Then: I want my privacy Now: I want to tell you everything Next: I want to tell you everything, but leave me alone
  • Household Then: June Cleaver Now: “The Real Housewives” Next: What’s a housewife?
  • FearThen: Fear over Communists and nukesNow: Fear over anything and everythingNext: Fearless takes over to innovate and survive
  • Weather Then: Earthquakes, tsunamis and Katrina Now: Extreme weather Next: Overheated planet
  • FinanceThen: Dull angst over savingsNow: Financial insecurity, rising costs of healthcare; where did my pension, life savings and retirement plans go?Next: Work until we die
  • Nuclear Then: Nuclear annihilation as fear Now: Renewed hopes for nuclear energy Next: Nuclear errors
  • Cyber-PrivacyThen: Fear of Internet piracyNow: Hope for Internet privacy, fear of everything being made public or hacked.Next: Cyberpadlocks
  • Institutions Then: Our institutions have failed us, mistrust of corporations and investment firms (Enron, Tyco, Madoff) Now: Clawbacks Next: Radical transparency
  • Corporations Then: Corporate greed Now: Occupy movement Next: Backlash against the wealthy corporate executives themselves
  • Pets Then: Blended puppies like labradoodle became chic Now: Invent your own blended puppy (aka designer mutts), with owners sampling the DNA of the dogs Next: Pets being cloned to live forever
  • GenderThen: Women on topNow: Christian Grey puts men on topNext: Power struggles to be on top
  • GreenThen: Only hippies were greenNow: Everyone is tired of everything greenNext: Green goes beyond mainstream thepower of (more than) one
  • NewsThen: News broke by coming to attention of the nearest wire serviceNow: News breaks by coming to the attention of someone with a Twitter accountNext: • • •
  • Looking forward:Newscraftingthe futureFor brands and causes, the essential value of public relations is increasingly coming from its ability to master the changing forms of news as traditional and social media intertwine. PR firms have a massive opportunity to go way beyond the old practice of pitching the news to become masters of newscrafting for our clients—a mix of putting out routine news in more compelling ways, creating news opportunities and coattailing relevant breaking news.
  • Real-time newscrafting We’re all making news as we’re consuming it, and this leads to an adrenaline-rushed world where all news seems to be breaking— even if it’s hard for everything to be happening simultaneously, in a frenzy, with epic implications for the masses. We’ve also all become narrowcasters, sharing the news we care about with the people we touch: our fans, friends and followers. We call this mycasting. The multiplicity of “my” viewpoints being heard on new channels is impressive.