10 crucial consumer trends for 2010

Trend spotting company trendwatching.com just released their report about 10 most crucial consumer trends for 2010, here you go.In short:

  1. business as usual: Forget the recession: the societal changes that will dominate 2010 were set in motion way before we temporarily stared into the abyss
  2. urbany: Urban culture is the culture. Extreme urbanization, in 2010, 2011, 2012 and far beyond will lead to more sophisticated and demanding consumers around the world.
  3. real-time reviews: Whatever it is you’re selling or launching in 2010, it will be reviewed ‚en masse‘, live, 24/7
  4. (f)luxury: Closely tied to what constitutes status (which is becoming more fragmented), luxury will be whatever consumers want it to be over the next 12 months.
  5. mass mingling: Online lifestyles are fueling and encouraging ‚real world‘ meet-ups like there’s no tomorrow, shattering all cliches and predictions about a desk-bound, virtual, isolated future.
  6. eco easy: To really reach some meaningful sustainability goals in 2010, corporations and governments will have to forcefully make it ‚easy‘ for consumers to be more green, by restricting the alternatives.
  7. tracking & alerting: Tracking and alerting are the new search, and 2010 will see countless new INFOLUST services that will help consumers expand their web of control.
  8. embedded generosity: Next year, generosity as a trend will adapt to the zeitgeist, leading to more pragmatic and collaborative donation services for consumers.
  9. profile myning: With hundreds of millions of consumers now nurturing some sort of online profile, 2010 will be a good year to introduce some services to help them make the most of it (financially), from intention-based models to digital afterlife services.
  10. maturalism: 2010 will be even more opinionated, risqué, outspoken, if not ‚raw‘ than 2009; you can thank the anything-goes online world for that. Will your brand be as daring?

Check out the article here: http://trendwatching.com/trends/10trends2010/

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