Original thinking on important issues & their implications for business
The Third Age of Consumption
The Third Age of Consumption is at hand. Its defining feature is capacity. It is a new E.R.A. in which opportunities will be found in Experiences, Relationships and Algorithms.
Finding Common Ground in a Marketplace Moving from Authenticity to Allegiances
"Finding Common Ground in a Marketplace Moving from Authenticity to Allegiances" was presented by J. Walker Smith, Executive Chairman of Kantar Futures, to the League of Women Voters of North Carolina on April 5, 2017.
In this FutureView LIVE, Kantar Futures executive chairman J. Walker Smith takes a look at where things stand and where things are headed. In particular, he offers strategic guidance, outlining and exploring the imperatives for success in a marketplace of smaller worlds where the first priority of consumers has flipped from authenticity to allegiances.
New Rules of Innovation
The combination of slowing economic growth and high volatility creates a dual challenge for businesses. We need to look for growth in different ways. So we need to think differently about how we approach future innovation.
Kantar Retail’s analyst team has gathered to give our initial views on both short-term and long-term exposure to the effects of Brexit on a retailer by retailer basis.
Kantar Retail's latest edition of Breakthrough Insights covers the best analysis from the first half of 2016.
by J. Walker Smith, Andrew Curry, Joe Ballantyne and Mark Inskip Slower growth is the new normal for the global economy, and it has business leaders worried. The fear is… Read More »
Millennials: Setting the Pace was presented by Henry Tucker, Managing Director, EMEA at a 2016 Kantar Worldpanel event.
Presented by Aon Hewitt, National Business Group on Health and Kantar Futures New Perspectives. New Experiences. With all the complexities of the U.S. health care system, people consuming health care services… Read More »
Malaysia faces a host of short- and long-term challenges that threaten its continued prosperity, as well as its ambition to become a high-income nation by 2020. Its economy continues to be disproportionately driven by commodity exports, specifically petroleum and palm oil. Prices for these commodities have been increasingly volatile, subjecting Malaysia’s economy to increasing uncertainty that’s harmful to the general business and investment environment.
In celebration of their 100th anniversary, American Express Travel explores the future of travel with Kantar Futures.
In the year just past, America’s fault lines of race, class, ideology and villainy rumbled menacingly. Combined with last year’s bitter winter and balmy December, weak stocks and wobbly… Read More »
Watch the Mad Men Season 7 DVD bonus content on Baby Boomers featuring Kantar Futures’ generational experts, J. Walker Smith and Ann Clurman.
Presented by J. Walker Smith GroupM Next conference, New York City, October 27, 2015 Far more important than the ways in which digital has changed how marketers connect with consumers… Read More »
For years, most research studies have inferred that lesbians, gays and bisexuals make up about 5% of the total US population. But what if researchers were asking the wrong questions… Read More »
This is a version of a talk I gave in Helsinki at Teknologia ‘15, based on the work on High Value Work that I have have done at The Futures… Read More »
Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce and the Centennials are coming! Discover how to evolve your workplace, both Now and Next, by downloading our FutureGraphic.
How employees can engage with high value work The business case for high value work is straightforward: it creates value for everyone. Businesses, employees and society all benefit from high… Read More »