We asked three pros where they go dig up the latest industry trends. Here's their advice:
- Ann Mack, advertising giant JWT's director of trend spotting, says, "If you have a number of constituents and they gravitate to and consume as much media to reflect their media patterns, create a watch list. Look at the media they're taking in."
- Jeremy Gutsche looks for similar observations posted by his group of 20,000 trend spotters on his website, Trendhunter.com, which logs about 7.5 million views per month. He calls these similar observations "clusters of innovation." Gutsche recommends you also keep an eye on cutting-edge industries, such as technology, music and fashion, for emerging trends that may benefit your business.