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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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Ten years ago The Henley Centre – now Kantar Futures – spent much of the year investigating the value of strategic futures work, first benchmarking futures practice, in both the public… Read More »
The purpose of this report is ambitious: to provide a framework about, and a view of, the way in which technology — primarily digital technology — will evolve over the… Read More »
Why companies need to engage their brands Brands and companies are waking up to a new inconvenient truth Al Gore introduced us to the Inconvenient Truth half a decade ago,… Read More »
This edition includes: China is meeting consumer concerns over quality and safety in the rapidly expanding domestic markets. Ten Years On Looking back at consumer attitudes in the decade since… Read More »
In 2001, internet penetration ran at 10% or less, even in advanced markets, and online social networks barely existed. Today, they are the most widely-used online services, with membership of… Read More »
This edition includes: New Directions in Happiness: Consumers look for meaning as well as materialism The Future of Global Brands: Why the next generation will be built on co-creation The… Read More »
We live in a time of uncertainty. Since the shock of the 2008 economic collapse, many people feel their foundations have been eroded. The 2010 Global MONITOR report highlighted the… Read More »
Introduction The world in 2020 will be very different from that of 2011, and certainly from 2000. During the long globalizing boom since the 1980s, we became accustomed to navigating… Read More »
This edition includes: How consumers view health is their body a car, fortress or tree? Active Aging: How social exclusion impacts health. The future of UK Health and Wellness four… Read More »
Global segmentation which unpicks the myths and realities about the generation of twenty-somethings now taking center stage in the global economy.