What's Rising: Week of March 8
Introducing What's Rising, our new, agency-wide initiative reporting on trends as they’re happening, before they become mainstream. Each week, we'll bring you a weekly drop of cultural moments, creative work and breakthrough trends from across the internet landscape.
- Out of This World...2020 kicked off the Space Race 2.0, and this year things are ramping up. NASA landed its Mars Rover, you can now apply to be a part of the first civilian mission to the moon, space is becoming the next frontier for entrepreneurship, the world’s first space hotel is set to open in 2027 and astronauts are even making TikToks.
- Chat Line...As conversations continue to take place online, private messaging platforms are rising in popularity. Niche startups like DEMI are using private messaging to help food professionals grow and connect with audiences directly.
- The Influencer, The Influenced...Twitter users are sharing thoughts on individuals who had a profound impact on their respective craft, crowning them the Influencer while those that follow are grouped into the Influenced category. Michael Jordan and the ‘05 NBA All Stars, Lil Wayne and today’s hip hop chart-toppers, and Prison Break and the following TV show leads.
- We’ll Clear Your Cart... Do you ever add something to your virtual cart and then either forget to check out or ultimately decide to abandon the purchase? Well, you’re not alone. Now more than ever before, consumers are pandemic window shopping where they’re simply filling their carts for fun or even as a form of therapy.