Transcript of "trendwatching.com's INNOVATION CELEBRATION"
The most bang on-trend
innovations from 2014 so far.
GLOBAL TREND BRIEFING
When was the last time
you checked the pulse
Because it’s beating faster than ever!
Every day, our network of spotters notify us about the most
compelling new consumer-facing innovations they encounter.
And whilst we use these to identify specific trends, there’s
also one overriding meta-trend that we’re continually struck
by: on an absolutely global scale, the quality and quantity
of innovation is relentless, fuelled by – and at the same time
fuelling – consumers’ insatiable NEWISM.
The takeaway: launching your own, equally brilliant
innovations* will be the only way to survive in an ever more
competitive, ever more global business arena.
* By innovation we mean anything that will get consumers spending, and preferably
the kind of spending that involves your products, services and experiences.
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So this month, let’s
simply celebrate a handful
of the most bang on-trend
innovations we’ve seen
Dive into this selection of global inspiration. Because while
these might not all necessarily be ‘big’ disruptive threats
to your business, they WILL offer you plenty to think about
during your next planning session!
Take each example, even (especially!) those from different
industries and markets, and question if and how it could
suggest exciting new potential opportunities for YOU.
Because if you don’t respond to the changes in consumer
expectations and behaviors that the examples below are
establishing, someone else will ;)
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the web version of INNOVATION CELEBRATION.
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McDonald’s & Coca-Cola
BFF Timeout app encourages Filipinos to
focus on each other, rather than on their
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Accident damage appraisal via video link
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Clean Romania initiative removes racist
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Pop-up store exchanges promotional
merchandise for donated blood
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Thermostat adjusts temperature according
to aggregated data from building occupants
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Emoji app adds color to mobile messaging
and celebrates African culture
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In-flight mentoring program enables
aspiring entrepreneurs to connect with
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Sol de Janeiro
Suncare brand uses tattooists to raise skin
cancer awareness in Brazil
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City of Madrid
Smart parking meters charge energy
inefficient vehicles extra
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Treeson Spring Water
Eco-focused spring water brand makes
its recyclable bottles free to mail back to
manufacturer and more
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African mobile money service arrives in
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Malaysian insurer rewards young drivers
for slowing down with free music from local
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Service enables consumers to purchase
potential food waste from businesses
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Take the plunge
The examples above – and the
questions they pose – should be a
great starting point. Gather your team
and discuss how YOU can learn from
them, adapt them and roll out similar
initiatives for YOUR customers. Today.
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Need some help?
Then try using our (free) CONSUMER
TREND CANVAS tool to help you
structure a session with your team.
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from access too? ;)
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