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INNOVATION CELEBRATIONThe most bang on-trend innovations from 2014 so far.
GLOBAL TREND BRIEFING
When was the last time you checked the pulse of consumerism?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 in 2014.
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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McDonald’s & Coca-ColaBFF Timeout app encourages Filipinos to focus on each other, rather than on their phones
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EsuranceAccident damage appraisal via video link
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CifClean Romania initiative removes racist graffiti
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Fox PortugalPop-up store exchanges promotional merchandise for donated blood
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CrowdComfortThermostat adjusts temperature according to aggregated data from building occupants
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Oju AfricaEmoji app adds color to mobile messaging and celebrates African culture
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DeltaIn-flight mentoring program enables aspiring entrepreneurs to connect with established professionals
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Sol de JaneiroSuncare brand uses tattooists to raise skin cancer awareness in Brazil
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City of MadridSmart parking meters charge energy inefficient vehicles extra
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Treeson Spring WaterEco-focused spring water brand makes its recyclable bottles free to mail back to manufacturer and more
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M-PesaAfrican mobile money service arrives in Europe
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Etiqa MotorTakafulMalaysian insurer rewards young drivers for slowing down with free music from local artists
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PareUpService enables consumers to purchase potential food waste from businesses
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Take the plungeThe 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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