People often ask me: do you know trend agencies where I can apply as a trend intern, trend spotter or trend consultant? Want to know my answer? Read on for a list of trend agencies to contact.
TYPES OF COLLABS
There are various agencies around the globe that are either specialised trend agencies or integrate trends within their broader offerings. Some work with a network of contributors, often called trend spotters or cool hunters. They often award contributors with incentives like a mention on their website, exclusive access to content and events, vouchers for buying books, etc. Some hire on a freelance basis and pay a corresponding amount of money.
TREND NEWBEE OR PRO?
When you are a beginner in the field of trend research it can really pay off to join one or more of the spotters networks of trend agencies. Contributing regularly will really push you to develop your trend spotting skills. Because many of these networks are organised on an online platform you can also see the contributions of others and learn from these too.
When you are already a more experienced trend researcher you can opt for freelancing as a trend writer or editor for agencies who offer a trend related content platform to their clients. When you are specialised in a specific industry or topic and are in the know about the next and the new related to your specialisation you can also join expert panels or write themed articles on a freelance basis.
LIST OF TREND AGENCIES
Below you can find a list of trend agencies or agencies who are integrating trends within their services. The agencies are mentioned in a random order and I've mainly focused on agencies who work with a network of trend collaborators. This list is under construction, so if you want to add to it feel free to leave suggestions in the comments.
ADD YOUR SUGGESTIONS
This is a list under construction, so if you want to add any trend related agencies that offer internships, spotters networks and so on, feel free to leave suggestions in the comments. As a final note on this topic: It can also be worthwhile to contact market research agencies, design agencies and innovation agencies about collaborating as a trend correspondent or spotter. Go get 'm tiger!