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Hot Trends For 2014

Hot TrendsOk, “Hot Trends” might be a little bit of a stretch. Particularly since “Aerial Yoga” and “Awesomeness TV” are on the list. I can’t say as I have any idea what either one of those are, but if I want to be “hip” on the “Hot Trends” of 2014 I’ll have to learn and so will you. Here is a list from JWT Intelligence that will help us both out:

HOT TRENDS IN 2014

1. 3D Printer Retail Hubs
2. 3D Printing Accessories
3. Aerial Yoga
4. African Contemporary Art
5. Algae
6. Ambient Commerce
7. Armchair Travel
8. Arrested IRL Development
9. Art Incubators
10. AwesomenessTV
11. Beacons
12. Bitcoin Rivals
13. Bitcoins Bust Out
14. Branded Real Estate Development
15. Brands Blur Gender Lines
16. Brands in Space
17. Brazil as Debutante
18. Brazilian Art
19. Breath Analysis
20. Catering to Chemical Sensitivities
21. Chinese Wines
22. The Circular Economy
23. Cocktails on Tap
24. Community-Supported Everything
25. Contemplative Computing
26. Couriers on Call
27. Craft Mocktails
28. Deconstructed Dinners
29. Delivery Wars
30. Demonizing Food Dyes
31. Digital Art
32. Digital Grieving
33. Divorce Parties
34. Drone Regulation
35. E-Cigarette Regulation
36. Edible Packaging
37. Equal Rights for Men
38. Fashion for the Space Age
39. Fast Food Tofu
40. Feel-Good Fashion
41. Glanceable UI
42. Glassware
43. Godless Congregations
44. Google Glass Etiquette
45. Hacking’s New Frontier
46. Haptic Technology
47. Hashtag Fatigue
48. Heads-Up Movement
49. Homemade Baby Food Delivery
50. Human Touches
51. Infused Ice Cubes
52. Internet Safety Nets
53. Jumia
54. Kid-Bots
55. Live Broadcasts
56. Makeup Salons
57. The Marijuana Market
58. mEmployment
59. Messaging Apps as Retail Channel
60. Metadata
61. Mindfulness in Classrooms
62. Minimoons
63. Minute to Read It
64. Needle-Free Vaccines
65. Oculus Rift
66. OTT TV
67. Photoshop for All
68. Podcast One
69. Privacy by Design
70. Privacy Marketplace
71. Regional Ethnic Cuisine
72. Robotic Security Guards
73. Role-Playing Adventures
74. Savory Yogurt
75. Seamless Payments
76. Semiautonomous Cars
77. Sensory Literacy as Core Curriculum
78. Sight-Running
79. Smart Vending Machines
80. Snail Slime
81. The Social Divide
82. Sochi’s Third Coming
83. Soju
84. Speaking Visually
85. Sports Mashups
86. Stealth Health
87. Survival of the Focused
88. Tablet-First TV
89. Techno-Paranoia
90. Telediagnostics
91. Telepresence Robots
92. Traditional Folk Clothing
93. Ugly Produce
94. Unconventional Models
95. Vaping Lounges
96. Vegetable Co-Stars
97. Verified Reviewers
98. Virtual Stickers Come to Life
99. Xbox Programming
100. Xiaomi

There you have it. The gestalt of 2014! Are these Hot Trends or chasing fads? What do you think?

Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230608#ixzz2pM3HSzOE

 

Scott Wilson is the Director of Communications and Technology for The Urban Child Institute (tuci.org), a not-for-profit dedicated to improving the development and well-being of children. He is also a marketing and business strategy consultant for small businesses and writes regularly about Leadership, Communication and Marketing on his blog, scottkwilson.com.

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