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New Leisure Rules Through Catalyzation

Instructor: Courtney Scharf
Wellness
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Consumers' committment to self-improvement has heavily influenced leisure and enteratinment trends over the past decade. With the pandemic disrupting routines, however, the question becomes: how has consumers' relationship to wellness changed?

In this module, we explore the "wellness backlash," and how companies will need to be more transparent, inclusive and honest when it comes to appealing to modern consumers' desire to be their best selves.
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Workshop Questions:
1. How can you support consumers in being their best selves while meeting a need for affordable solutions?
2. What are some specific changes you'd need to make to ensure that your offering is inclusive?
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Social Wellness
Social media wellness initiatives aim to counter some of its ill effects
Trend - As the negative impact of social media continues to be studied, businesses in this space are aiming to combat some of that bad press by prioritizing wellness initiatives and offering users resources that help them maintain their physical and/or mental health.
Workshop Question - How is your brand responding to criticism and customer feedback?
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Inclusive Productivity
Inclusive management and productivity apps combat ageism in the workplace
Trend - Workplace management platforms are adapting to the varying needs of a multigenerational workforce--with UX, resources and tools that account for tech gaps between generations. These platforms ease processes and foster communication with the aim of achieving age-inclusive hiring and working environments.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better adapt to a multigenerational workforce with different strengths?
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Anonymous Support
Online mental health platforms enable anonymous peer-to-peer support structures
Trend - Brands are launching online mental health platforms that connect communities facing similar challenges. These platforms enable connections with peers who can relate to one another without judgment. The online community approach is always accessible, making it easy for users to gain support.
Workshop Question - How could your brand leverage the importance of online platforms when addressing the needs or wants of younger consumers?
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Gaming Nutrition
Emerging brands within esports are prioritizing gamers' health through nutrition
Trend - The rise of "wellness" within esports has put a greater focus on nutrition among gamers. Now, emerging brands are helping players adopt healthier diets and lifestyles with programs and partnerships that focus on nutritional offerings and education within esports.
Workshop Question - In what areas could your brand better prioritize the wellbeing of its customers?
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Gastrointestinal Tracking
Health apps are designed to track symptoms of gastrointestinal diseases
Trend - Apps and virtual care that are specifically designed for people with gastrointestinal diseases are on the rise--addressing illnesses like IBS and GERD. These apps both educate and help users track symptoms--allowing them to identify and avoid triggers, and create plans to optimize wellbeing.
Workshop Question - How could your brand offer a more personalized approach to its customers' wellbeing?
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Latinx Platform
Content-based platforms are creating Latinx-specific offerings and benefits
Trend - Content platforms are catering to Latinx consumers with additional features and products, or reduced costs, in order to elevate these demographics on their platforms. This shift coincides with the cultural push towards inclusion and more accurate representations of different demographics.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better cater to demographics it currently overlooks?
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Millennial Retention
Brands aim appeal to the Millennial employee pool with specific benefits
Trend - As Millennials grow older and more confident in their skills and work experience, they're becoming more valuable to brands. In order to better retain employees in this demographic, brands are offering benefits that are specific to their needs--including debt repayment and family planning.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better prioritize employee retention?
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Immersive Therapy
Virtual reality-based therapy experiences offer immersive treatments
Trend - Virtual reality's purposes extend far beyond gaming and recreation--and the technology is now being used to create immersive therapy treatments. These treatments offer visual and other sensory immersions that help guide people through stress, phobias, or other mental health concerns.
Workshop Question - How could your brand create more distinct experiences around its product/service?
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Reformed Routine
Social changes are influencing consumers to slow down and reassess their lives
Trend - More consumers in North America are adapting their priorities and routines to better align with their own happiness. This can involve consumers renouncing needlessly fast-paced lifestyles, quitting jobs in place of alternative opportunities, and generally focusing on their own happiness.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better align itself with its customers' or employees' values?
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CBT Apps
Health-based apps use cognitive behavioral therapy to support users
Trend - Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a technique that can treat everything from sleep to mental health issues, and brands are now adopting CBT into apps that aim to enhance mental and/or physical health. These apps offer more credibility than those that focus on general themes of wellness.
Workshop Question - How could your brand prioritize credibility in its product/service?
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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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