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FuturistU > Marketing > Brand Love > Module 5 / 5

How to Win Brand Love Through Addiction

Instructor: Hayley McGlone
Virtual & Augmented Technology
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The final module dives into addiction through the lens of Gamification. In this module, we see how brands are leveraging game dynamics to create a need to engage experience through social media platforms and how they build rewards programs.

Nearly 3x as many brands are looking to add elements of gamification for their customers to experience, which is reflective of the fact that 75% of consumers prefer brands that offer rewards. Tapping into brand addiction keeps consumers coming back time and time again.
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Workshop Question:
How could your brand leverage gamification to create brand addiction?
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Featured Insights

Appified Challenge
Brands post challenges through Gen Z-dominant platforms as a form of marketing
Trend - Social media platforms like TikTok -- which allows users to post short-form video content, are beginning to be popular among marketers who strive to merge their strategies with entertainment and competitive user-generated content.
Workshop Question - What social media platform would best suit your company's marketing needs?
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Branded Adventure
Brands adopt interactive gaming experiences to entice consumers
Trend - Seeking to add more engaging moments to the retail experience, brands are adopting interactive gaming elements as a means to prompt excitement. Creating intrigue even prior to being on-site, these branded games and online adventures go beyond simply offering loyalty points or promotions, rather, they help create playful moments, interactions and instill brand presence among consumers who might not necessarily be as engaged.
Workshop Question - If you were to create a mobile game with your brand as the focus, what would that look like?
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Insights by Trend Hunter AI

Social Collabs
TikTok is collaborating with other business in the creative industry
Trend - The influencers' creative shorts on TikTok have global influence, and the brand is expanding its reach by collaborating with other business in the creative industry. TikTok's creative collaborations and programs now extend to everything from film to radio.
Workshop Question - Which adjacent industry could your brand collaborate with?
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Creator Marketing
Content-creators' marketing skills and opportunities are supported through apps
Trend - As content-creation continues to see boosts in popularity, platforms in this space are increasingly offering programs, education, and opportunities for creators to learn how to best market themselves. TikTok is especially focused on supporting creators in this way .
Workshop Question - How could your brand better support its customers in their goals?
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Focused Mood-Boosting
Apps that prioritize mental wellness offer more focused functions
Trend - Wellness and mindfulness apps that are designed to boost users' moods are becoming more focused rather than offering several functions and uses. Apps in this space include ones that recommend mood-boosting podcasts to quick daily journaling prompts.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better prioritize its customers' and/or employees' wellbeing?
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Branded Game
Brands launch game-based experiences in the metaverse
Trend - The virtual interactivity that's possible in the metaverse has made it the perfect space for brands to create experiences that are based in or aligned with games. These branded metaverse-based games familiarize consumers with brands' products while prioritizing experience.
Workshop Question - What type of interactive gaming experience could your brand develop to better engage with its customers?
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AR Package
Brands incorporate augmented reality-based gaming into product packaging
Trend - Augmented reality functions in product packaging typically educate consumers on the product or business, but brands are now becoming more creative with packaging that incorporates AR-based games for customers to enjoy.
Workshop Question - How could your brand create more interactive digital experiences for its customers?
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Authentic Dating
Dating apps offer voice and video features to better represent users
Trend - The convenience of dating apps has long come with the downside of not being able to sense chemistry until a meetup is arranged. Some dating apps are aiming to increase the chances of people connecting in-person by offering video and voice features that help users get to know one another better.
Workshop Question - How is your brand prioritizing authentic connections between or among its customers?
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eLearning Entertainment
Consumers are increasingly learning new skills for fun, not employment
Trend - Pre-Pandemic, consumers would seek out eLearning mostly to learn necessary skills or increase employability. In the post-Pandemic world, acquiring new skills has become somewhat of a hobby. Platforms and niche brands alike are offering tutorials and learning formats more akin to entertainment than education.
Workshop Question - What is one area of your business where you could better prioritize consumers, as opposed to monetization?
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Streamlined Date
Dating apps eliminate or streamline communication features for better connections
Trend - As dating apps gain more criticism for issues like facilitating shallow interactions between users, brands are aiming to streamline these apps even further by eliminating certain communication features in favor of ones that aim to foster a deeper connection.
Workshop Question - How is your brand prioritizing meaningful connections for its customers?
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Dating Challenge
Dating app developers are setting challenges to enhance user experience
Trend - Either deployed as a marketing campaign or a new feature, developers of mobile dating applications are inserting more excitement into the browsing experience by introducing various challenge-based activations.
Workshop Question - How can your brand better engage consumers through challenges?
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