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Business & Economy: in this section we focus on key macroeconomic trends, developments in the world of business and the financial attitudes and behavior of consumers.

Data Snapshot

% of respondents who feel a lot of anger when thinking about their country today: Big business maximizes profit at the expense of community and consumers


Source: Global MONITOR 2012

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Five things I learnt at ‘Rethink’

16 April 2014

The Economist‘s “Rethink” conference, held recently in London, put up a range of speakers to talk about the plight of marketing in an age of consumer power. Or, as they put it, “The Big Rethink: This Time It’s Personal“. Here’s some of the things I learned.

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China Still Challenged

30 January 2014

At the start of 2012, The Futures Company published China's Challenges, on three of the biggest problems facing the country as it started the transition from an investment-led economy to a consumer-led economy.

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J. Walker Smith’s FutureView LIVE – Replay

U.S. Yankelovich MONITOR LIVE Spotlight

13 December 2013

  "The Waning Hold of Consumer Control" In this year's FutureView LIVE, Executive Chairman J. Walker Smith explores the transformative shift of control now reshaping the consumer marketplace in the U.S. and beyond.  The pivot toward passive digital in the context of recessive spending is upending what consumers are willing and able to do.  For […]

When it comes to social gifting, Starbucks are tweets ahead

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Trend & Tonic

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25 November 2013

Ever wanted to give someone a gift but felt that sending flowers was antiquated?

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The New Safety Dance

14 November 2013

An airline that prides itself on being on the “hip” side of things, Virgin Airlines has a released a new video detailing their safety instructions that has a bit of a twist: song and dance!

Connect with your most important customers

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MONITOR Connect

12 November 2013

Connect with your most important consumer groups defined exactly the way you do in your own custom research but at syndicated research prices.

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J. Walker Smith’s FutureView LIVE

U.S. Yankelovich MONITOR LIVE Spotlight

12 November 2013

In this year's FutureView LIVE, Executive Chairman J. Walker Smith will explore the transformative shift of control now reshaping the consumer marketplace in the U.S. and beyond.