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Global Warc subscribers look to trends

News, 26 December 2014

Trends papers dominated the list of most-read articles on Warc in 2014, with innovations in retail, social media and "post-digital" marketing among the trends getting particular attention among subscribers.

Toolkit 2014, a trends report produced by Warc in association with Deloitte, was the most-read article in the trends category for the year. The Toolkit highlighted five key marketing challenges and offers the latest thinking, new research and real-life examples for ways to respond to these challenges.

In second place on the most-viewed trends piece rankings was Seriously Social - How social strategy can drive business results, which analysed case studies that represent the best in social media strategy and drew lessons from them for other brands to follow.

While Warc's own reports took the top two spots on the rankings, the number three and four trends reports published by warc.com in 2014 were produced by other marketing companies. In third was Six trends to look out for in 2014, from media agency Mindshare, which focused on media trends. This list included trends such as "wearable fundraising", smart bras, e-Government and ambient Bluetooth consumer messaging.

Taking fourth place was research company IRI, with 10 supermarket trends. This list named multichannel shopping, regulatory scrutiny of trade promotions and co-operation between brands and retailers as among the trends currently being faced by supermarkets around the world.

Rounding out the top five was Post-digital marketing, an extract from the Toolkit report that looked into a single big marketing trend: how brands are moving away from treating digital as a separate discipline and instead incorporating it into core brand-building programmes.

For more details about the most read papers on Warc in 2014 on other topics, visit our Most Read page.

Data sourced from Warc