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Cool Virus Control Design

haanHaan-by-Alancrew5haancitrusThis is one of the best souvenirs I brought back from Spain: scented hand sanitizers of the Spanish brand Haan. Although I did spot them in the Netherlands in my local Hutspot store, the current Corona virus scare brought some more immediate shopping inspiration. However, this brand is doing so much more. After doing some more research about the brand, I found out that the designer duo Eric and Hugo are paying special attention to the global water crisis. For sure they wanted to build a cool brand and a profitable business but the primary aim should be to raise awareness of this problem and bring clean water in developing countries.

For every 30 ml bottle of sanitizer sold, 134 liters of clean water is sourced for several projects on the African continent.  

See more at Haan site

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Vedett Trends 2020 for Millennials

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#WELCOME TO THE LAST DAYS OF 2019! And what a roller coaster it was, we have emerged in an eventful era with political, social, economic and ecological changes. But there are so many things to look forward to. Next year a new decennium will start. Young consumers (25-35 years old) and brands will choose to have a more moderate and reassuring view of the future. Enthusiastic to finally change the conversation of gloomy, dystopian times, forward-thinking companies offer a clear vision that is realistic, challenging and optimistic. A growing number of creative projects and campaigns are now focused on presenting honest emotions, expressiveness, and connectedness. These are the kind of values that have the power to change the playing field for brands… Let’s get ready for #2020! This picture was taken during a design deep dive of beer brand Vedett, one of those brands to look forward too in 2020! Thanks Emilie Heesters for the picture and Lars de Beer (whats in a name;-)) for making the graphics pop!

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How Deutsche Bahn made ‘staycation’ hip

How can you trigger Millennial to choose to travel by train (not flying) to a local destination (instead of a exotic location)? Through their latest Instagram campaign, German Rail (Deutsche Bahn) found a way to make traveling in Germany aspirational for this picky generation by using data and social influence; using algorithm to find similar looking photo’s, matching influencers, geo location, comparing latest airline ticket price vs. local train ticket price and sharing it all through social media. Now you really understand the value of a staycation!
Love how they are triggering those influencers to look closer to home to find their next ‘must visit’ spot.

Ref: Contagious

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Trend alert for the colour of 2019

Photo: Andreas von Einsiedel Photo: Andreas von Einsiedel Say so long to millennial pink. Another pink-tinted hue is set to take over in 2019—according to Pantone, at least. The colour of 2019 is Living Coral
Pantone pointed to Airbnb and Apple’s use of coral over the past few months as a sign of the color’s domination. And as you can imagine, we are very happy to some more pink hues in our Trndmrkr communications.
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Protein Youth Report 2017 @ ADE

Screen Shot 2017-10-17 at 16.48.28 If you are visiting the Amsterdam Dance Event this year, be sure to drop by the presentation of the youth report 2017 of the lovely people of Protein as well.

I had a chance to read the report. Especially the driver ‘Fake is the New Craft’ I believe captures young behaviour in our fast moving digital society very well. Progressive culture has been commoditized, and youths globally are drawing on their DIY mentality to differentiate themselves and reinstate their relevance, they’re modifying and using brands as platforms to exhibit creativity.

In one of my client reports ( which I unfortunately  cannot share) I mention a similar driver, the COPY MATCH movement; referring to young Gen z’s as Brand Bandits that seek creativity through copy paste their own identity and are not affraid to state their beliefs or abide by copy right rules (and rather apply the ideas of the Copyleft movement).

For more info on the Protein event click here

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Her story

A couple of years ago Trndmrkr wrote a trend report and gave lectures about a new female narrative -about the changing mindset and empowerment of women . Today, this shift towards a more femine mindset is expanding world wide. JWT has finalised research spanning nine countries – including the US, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and China.

The living research, known as the Female Tribes campaign, includes interviews with 4,300 women between the ages of 18-70. Setting out to “change the conversations brands have with women”, key findings from the report include:

76% believe there has never been a better time to be a woman
58% said role models in TV or film have inspired them to be more assertive or ambitious
74% said their work is linked to their sense of self
86% said that femininity is a strength, not a weakness.

See more on how female mindsets are changing in the documentary Her World

RefL JWT, Stylus

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How to use WhatsApp to conduct research

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAM9AAAAJDFjN2U1YmMwLTQ1MzgtNGI3Mi1iNGRiLTk2MjhhZWUwODYwNgWhy WhatsApp is the perfect tool for conducting qualitative research… not sure if I agree with all the mentioned ‘benefits’- but it is a nice snapshot tool…interesting read

Ref: OMD Interational

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Designer and researcher: the new creative partnership

TimeisnowExperience design agency Foolproof has a clear vision where more future forward creative agencies are moving towards: teaming up designers with researchers.

It is something that I personally have experienced as a win-win situation for both clients and agencies who want to create effective customer centric products and services. Looking forward to seeing & experiencing this collaboration at more ad agencies as well. Read the whole article here.

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