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Opportunities aplenty in for those obsessed with satisfying consumer needs in new ways Published in January First of all: Has the global recession really, officially ended?
And if so, will the aftermath cause pains for years to come? Whatever the outcome, we find ourselves spotting more recession-proof opportunities than ever before. Consumers, recession-stricken or not, still value innovations that are pragmatic, or exciting, or those that save them money, or entertain them Time to get busy again!
As this is all about trends, and as 'trends' still mean everything from global warming to Spring skirt lengths, we need to clarify that: After that, absorb as many consumer trends as you can. Professionals craving Top Ten lists is something we gladly cater to, but all trends are constantly evolving, and all of the content below is one way or another already happening.
There are dozens of important consumer trends worth applying at any given time of the year. We merely bring you a selection to get going.
As long as the mantra of marketing being a service survives, then yes. These trends don't apply to all consumers. Hardly any trend does, anyway. Last but not least, trend watching is about applying. For how to apply these trends straightaway, see the last section of this briefing.
Extreme urbanization, in, and far beyond will lead to more sophisticated and demanding consumers around the world. Will your brand be as daring?
Meanwhile, in mature consumer societies, companies will have to do more than just embrace the notion of being a good corporate citizen. This may mean displaying greater transparency and honesty, or having conversations as opposed to one-way advertising, or championing collaboration instead of an us-them mentality.
Or, it could be intrinsically about generosity versus greed, or being a bit edgy and daring as opposed to safe and bland.
As always, the future is unevenly distributed: So not surprisingly, the trends in this briefing all touch on doing things differently, driven by changing consumer preferences and desires.
Time to study and learn from those brands that you think are already mirroring today's more diverse, chaotic, networked society, and then outdo them ;- A defining trend for,and so on: We'll let the numbers speak for themselves: Infor the first time in humanity, that figure exceeded 50 per cent.
In the last two decades alone, the urban population of the developing world has grown by an average of 3 million people per week. Most of this growth will be taking place in developing regions; Asia will host 63 percent of the global urban population, or 3.
Where will this lead us? And thanks to near-total online transparency of the latest and greatest, those consumers opting to remain in rural areas will be tempted to act and shop online like urban consumers, too.
This of course creates fertile grounds for B2C brands keen on pushing the innovation envelope in any possible way. As Alex Steffen, editor of WorldChanging stated: I am saying that compact, wired and wealthy urban communities seem to me to be becoming the epicenters of innovation these days, and that is going to change what innovations emerge.
But we'll save that one for a future briefing. So here's a hands-on sub-trend to get you going: This means that for big brands, delivering city-specific products, services and communications that truly incorporate a city's character, will be a great, human and fun way to pay respect to urban citizens around the world.
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Weak signals. Weak signals are waves of primary forces whose biggest impact is further in the future. Their likelihood and the scale and nature of their impact are therefore subject to . Although the selection was a challenge, these are my top ten Human Resources trends of the decade.
These Human Resources trends are presented in no particular order aside from the first trend, which has swamped HR the past couple of years. Although the selection was a challenge, these are my top ten Human Resources trends of the decade.
These Human Resources trends are presented in no particular order aside from the first trend, which has swamped HR the past couple of years.