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About the Bizarre Report - The Bizarre Trend Report pertains to oddities, weird science and other generally strange things that are currently captivating consumers. Though it is easy to dismiss bizarre trends as simple novelties, these oddities mark the products and services gaining popularity among different demographics.

Who It's For - To understand what will be relevant, one must look at the unique and often strange trends of today. Thus, any brand or marketer wishing to understand what is capturing consumer attention will benefit from our research.

Our Bizarre Trend Report will take the weird news and strange things in today’s pop culture and translate them into relevant trend information that your company can use in its development of new ideas and strategies.

The Bizarre Trend Report, last published on Apr 13, 2014, includes 39 PRO Trends and 272 examples of bizarre market research and bizarre consumer trends related to: weird science, oddities, strange things, novelties, strange trends, weird news and bizarre trends.

Custom Trend Reports - Jeremy Gutsche
trend research methodology Methodology - Our bizarre research is based on Trend Hunter's 8,431 crowdsourced bizarre trends and 1,908,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

What You'll Get:
• 39 Page / Slide Presentation Bizarre PPT Report

Contents:
• 39 Bizarre PRO Trends
• 272 Bizarre Examples
• 38 Bizarre Videos (Online) Bizarre Videos
• 1,632 Bizarre Images (Online) Bizarre Images
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): and more!

Custom Trend Reports Platform
Sample Bizarre Pro Trends - Each Bizarre PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online bizarre articles, videos and images. Examples:

Vending 3.0 Hi-tech features turn vending machines into interactive buying experiences Implications - Non-traditional vending machines have become more prevalent in the retail landscape, dispensing everything from movies to underwear. The breadth of offerings from these machines has grown, and so too has the technology behind them. Now, these portable and convenient dispensers do everything from provide you with Wi-Fi and social media connectivity to item suggestions based on facial and demographic recognition software, thereby increasing the level of convenience and interactivity available to busy shoppers.
Vending 3.0
Hi-tech features turn vending machines into interactive buying experiences
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Unsexy Intentionally grotesque undergarments poke fun at traditional “sex appeal” Implications - Sex is no longer a taboo subject as books, TV, movies and advertising have consumers embracing both traditional and non-traditional ideals of sex. One area where tradition is being pushed aside is the design of underwear. While usually focused on sultriness and the standard definition of “sex appeal,” some undergarments are being designed as exactly the opposite. These intentionally gaudy, nerdy or just plain awkward pieces showcase a more flippant attitude toward sex while countering the conventional ideals of what is deemed “sexy.”
Unsexy
Intentionally grotesque undergarments poke fun at traditional “sex appeal”
8 Examples + Score + Implications


Lesscapism Less luxury is more as consumers search for a truly unique vacation Implications - Increased dependence on technology and an addiction to material goods are making some consumers seek less luxurious alternatives when vacationing. Escaping their extensive digital media use and material possessions, these consumers are choosing rustic tourist attractions that boast a harsher realism, providing an experience that is more refreshing than daily extravagance.
Lesscapism
Less luxury is more as consumers search for a truly unique vacation
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Conversational Fashion Intentionally unappealing designs are a new source of intrigue Implications - By no means are bacon and eggs stylish, yet as of late, breakfast foods have become a recurring theme in both fashion and home decor. They're part of the greater trend of ironic fashions designed not to look good or flatter the wearer, but to attract attention and act as conversation starters.
Conversational Fashion
Intentionally unappealing designs are a new source of intrigue
10 Examples + Score + Implications


Deliberate Ugly Intentionally seeking unattractive physical alterations Implications - In 2009, we discussed the acceptance of body modification, in particular tattoos. But while tattoos have become universally acceptable, other kinds of body modification are coming to the fore. These are extreme, intentional alterations to the body that have traditionally been considered unattractive. Going against society’s definition of beauty appeals to these consumers’ desire for uniqueness and self-expression, but it can also mean an overall shift in conventional notions of attractiveness.
Deliberate Ugly
Intentionally seeking unattractive physical alterations
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Eclectacles Attention to offbeat spectacles indicates a divergence from convention Implications - We are witnessing a shift from traditional celebrations to more unique and individual festivities. The rise in eccentric celebration may indicate a desire to stand apart from convention; people are more willing to appease their own interests over adhering to strict rules of the past, which provides a new setting and context for private and professional event planning.
Eclectacles
Attention to offbeat spectacles indicates a divergence from convention
8 Examples + Score + Implications


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