The UK digital and design agencies are gradually recovering from the economic turmoil of the recent years as the staff gets pay rises and financial bonuses. Fewer employees have voiced their intention to change job (53.7% vs. 59% in 2012), which also signals that the climate within the industry shows signs of improvement.
Contagious Magazine has released its annual report, Most Contagious, to highlight the technologies, trends and innovations that have been influencing and changing the marketing industry throughout the past 12 months. This year’s issue is a 96-page book that reflects on the most game-changing moments and presents the year of 2013 in an easy-to-follow condensed format. Find the summary of the round-up below.
Today, being eco-minded is an integral part of living consciously. Consumers are switching to “slow” food, “slow” fashion, “slow” living, focusing on quality and durability rather than quantity and growth. People are caring not only about what and how they consume, they are questioning their impact on environment and society: consumerism is gradually giving way to mindful lifestyle. Now, it’s not about owning or digesting more, it’s about consuming no more than you really need, making the most of resources and giving back to nature. Below, there are six growing trends that have been driving mindful consumption movement over the year of 2013.
Cities are gradually evolving into more personalized spaces, allowing citizens to organize their life in the most sustainable way. Originally being areas for masses, cities are shifting towards focusing on individuals—their intellectual and physical needs, their passions, social and environmental views and aspirations.
Within the past year, there have been two major trends in re-arranging urban life: on the one hand, cities tend to be eco-friendly and more comfortable; on the other hand, the urban environment integrates technology for communal living, thus gets more tech-oriented and somewhat futuristic.
Find some most vibrant trends in urban living that will gain momentum in 2014, below.
In the latest edition of its annual report Zeitgeist (“spirit of the times” in German), Google is looking back at what people across the globe have searched throughout 2013. Every year the tech powerhouse chronicles the most popular enquiries across a number of categories including Trending People, Most-Searched Events, Top Trending Searches and more. The review includes top trending and popular searches across 72 countries.