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Episode 3: Smaller Worlds: Finding Value and Growth in Relationships
The third episode of The Future of Consumption podcast digs into the shift from brand-to-consumer engagement to people-to-people relationships as the foundation for brand value, and the associated imperative to transact more in social currency that people can spend on other people.
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.
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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.
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Health club loyalty in the new economy Imke Schuller of Kantar Futures reports on health club loyalty in the new economy The world’s biggest provider of accommodation does not own a… Read More »
The Emotional and Rational Mindsets of Multicultural Consumers Why Understanding the fluid intersection of emotion and rationality is key to connecting with multicultural consumers UWG partnered with Kantar Futures to research… Read More »
It’s time to face the facts—the Era of Millennial Youth Marketing is over. A new generation has arrived—one that will create new rules for the marketplace, and have influence beyond… Read More »
As much as technology is enabling marketers to get closer to consumers, it is also enabling consumers to push further away from marketers. Increasingly, programmatic marketing to reach individual consumers… Read More »
Kantar Futures’ 21st Century Business report analyses how macro trends are reshaping corporations and how they need to adapt to ensure future success. Imke Schuller explains what this means for the… Read More »
The year 2015 finds Japan in a unique and critical juncture in its history. This year, the country lies precisely at the midpoint between two watershed moments that will have… Read More »
The Association for Finnish Work, an independent, non-profit organisation owned by its members and founded in 1912, exists to promote Finnish work and the successful long-term development of Finnish industry… Read More »
Uber is the poster-child for the future of consumer businesses. as a car service, it is not only remaking transportation but pioneering a new way forward for all categories. J.… Read More »
Written by J. Walker Smith, Executive Chairman, Kantar Futures For many companies, the big question of the moment is what cheaper gas means for consumer spending. Five elements frame the answer:… Read More »