Doncaster Council - wellbeing

Marketing trend: wellbeing

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Already on the radar in 2019, the concept of wellbeing is a trend - quite obviously – also this year and it will probably stay at the front of people’s minds for years to come. Consumers have become more conscious about their health and wellness and they are seeking brands that recognise their bodies uniqueness and their specific lifestyles while proposing healthy alternatives to include in their consumption. Here are some reflections and data.
Dove - advertising campaign

Marketing trend: the age-agnostic society

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According to Nielsen and other accredited research institutes, one of the strongest marketing trends of 2020 is the one leading brands to a more age-inclusive approach in their strategy and communication, getting rid of all the previous aged-based stereotypes in order to be ready to interpret new spreading lifestyles. Here are some reflections and data.
IF design awards - VIP Wine packaging

Packaging trends 2/2

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The effects on the environment and the request for personalisation and engaging experiences are key factors in packaging evolution. With this in mind, brands and businesses need to innovate their marketing strategy in terms of packaging design and production. Here are some further reflections on packaging trends.
Fairy - packaging

Packaging trends 1/2

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With the increase of consumers' concern about environment and climate change, plastic in particular has started to be perceived as a problem, one that people feel it's possible to mitigate if not solve. Lots of attention has been focused on the approach to packaging: it must change and it is. Here are some of my reflections on packaging trends.
Barilla - advertising campaign

What’s a hybrid vegetable product?

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In a society always more focused on making healthy choices with regards to food and drink, I often discover new terms and new ways to define a certain category of products or some new variants. More and more often, for example, I've heard experts talking about “hybrid vegetable products”, but what exactly are they?
Dove - social campaign

Marketing trend: authentic is better than perfect or famous

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In the UK as in many other countries, transparency and authenticity have become two very important values, as much in society as in business. Marketing, advertising and communication have been, and will be, profoundly touched by this trend. Here are some reflections and data.
Statista - MICI Index 2017

“Made in”: reputation country by country

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According to Statista, the “Made in” label was created by UK at the end of 19th century in order to mark products and protect the national market from counterfeiting. Over time the label has extended its meaning and has become a very important tool used almost everywhere with the aim of helping consumers to identify the characteristics of items they desire and purchase. Here are some interesting details.
Brooks - promotional campaign

Run for travel

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Running is not my cup of tea. I can walk indefinitely, but running is an activity that I dislike wholeheartedly. Anyway, apparently, lots of people love running, lots of travellers – especially Millennials – are interested in finding the perfect spot to have a run even when they are on holiday or on a business trip. For them, last summer Miami Ad School ideated a promotional campaign “Run the world” used by Brooks, running shoes USA brand.
Christmas Jumper Day

Save the children Christmas jumper day [Friday 13th December]

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I didn't know, but apparently in the UK as in the US one of the Christmas fashion must haves is an ugly quirky possibly knitted jumper to wear at special occasions before the winter holiday such as University and Business Christmas parties or more specific “ugly Christmas sweater parties”. Since 2012, Save the children” have contributed to the spread of this silliness organising their “Christmas Jumper Day”.