What’s Big? 100 Things to Watch in 2013


A new year calls for new trends and new challenges for brands, marketers and consumers alike. Complementing their recently released 10 Trends for 2013, JWT Intelligence’s 100 Things to Watch is a substantial list predicting what will be big in the year ahead.

Based on research across sectors such as travel, technology, food, retail and sustainability, the list reflects the major developments bubbling up. This year, technology takes the spotlight once more with “appcessories,” digital ecosystems, flexible screens, and responsive Web design topping the list.

Other top things to watch include new foods and ingredients like faux meat and chia seeds. Keep an eye out for quiet products, shopping hotels, mindful living, privacy etiquette, and adult playgrounds, which are just a sample of items also included.

There’s no doubt, 100 Things to Watch in 2013 will put a bounty of interesting things on your radar. So check out the JWT Intelligence Slideshare below, which includes the full list and details on what makes each item worth watching.

Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments below!

100 Things to Watch in 2013:

1. 3D Bioprinting

2. Adult Playgrounds

3. African Tech Stars

4. Allergen-Free

5. Alternative Brand Currencies

6. Ambushed by Amazon

7. Appcessories

8. The Arabic Web

9. B2C/P2P Partnerships

10. Bee Venom

11. Biometric Authentication

12. Blocking Social Media Bores

13. Chia Seeds

14. Click-and-Collect Shopping

15. “Cloaking”

16. Coaching Brands

17. Cool Techie Camps

18. Crowdsourced Translation

19. Cutting out the Middleman

20. Cyber War

21. Dads in the Aisles

22. Data Scientists: The New Hotshots

23. Decline of Chinese Bling

24. Desalination

25. Detoxifying Life

26. Digital Ecosystems

27. Drones

28. ecoATM

29. Egg Freezing

30. Emotion Recognition

31. The End of Voicemail

32. Faux Meat

33. Fitness Beyond the Gym

34. Flexible Screens

35. Food Sharing

36. Frontier Markets

37. G20 Devolves to G-Zero

38. Gender-Blurred Toys

39. Geofencing

40. Green Growth

41. Handwriting = Hieroglyphics

42. Hotels in Africa

43. Human-Centered Tech

44. Humane Food

45. Hyper-Personalized Customer Service

46. Impact Sourcing

47. Imperfection

48. Individual Attention

49. Instant-Erase Apps

50. JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out)

51. Live-Streaming Life

52. Low-Cost Robots

53. Low-Tech Device Charging

54. Media That Gets to Know You

55. Medical Smartphones

56. Menu-Free Dining

57. Midcalorie Foods

58. Mindful Living

59. Mobile-Optimized Goes Mainstream

60. MOOC Stars

61. Nature As Antidote

62. Neurotechnology

63. New Digital Royalty

64. News Bites

65. NFC Tags

66. Objects With Attitude

67. Offset Thinking

68. Online Groceries

69. Paperless Education

70. Passwords 2.0

71. Patchwork Earnings

72. Personal Data Ownership

73. Prime Time for Second Screen

74. Privacy Etiquette

75. Quiet Products

76. Reduced-Guilt Candy

77. Responsive Web Design

78. Retailers Enable Recycling

79. River Cruising

80. Self-Service

81. Serialized Digital Fiction

82. Set Jetting

83. Shopping Hotels

84. Social Media Hacks

85. Standup Desks

86. Stress-Monitoring Apps

87. Sugru

88. Tablet Shopping

89. Tech-Enabled Farm-to-Fork

90. Teff

91. Trade School

92. Trust Ratings

93. User-Based Insurance

94. Variable Pricing

95. Vegetable Boxes

96. Vertical Farming

97. Video Games As Art

98. Window Shopping

99. Wireless Charging

100. Yogurt Shops

8 thoughts on “What’s Big? 100 Things to Watch in 2013”

  1. Yogurt shops are still there. Yogurberry is a frozen yogurt shop.
    Social media hacks have happened a lot of times in 2012. Twitter hacks and Linkedin hack.
    Menu-free system can be Thali system in India. You do not have the menu beforehand.

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