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Branding and Marketing, Demographic Trends, Macroforces (Technology/Economy), Strategy

Defying Gravity:

Sources of Growth in a Slower Growth Global Economy

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 »

Malaysia

Emerging Markets

Creating the future of Malaysia

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.

High Value Work

Strategy

High Value Employment

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 »

healthclub

Demographic Trends

The Uber-all Economy

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 »

Uber all business model

Strategy

The Uber-all economy: A challenge to traditional business models

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 »

Uber All

Strategy

FutureView 2015 “Uber All”

Tomorrow’s Vertex of Value in On-Demand, Premium, Dynamic Pricing A confluence of factors — technological, economic and demographic — have come together in recent years to lay the foundation for… Read More »

Making High Value Word

Strategy

Making High Value Work

Your gateway to new thinking about growing your business The world of work is changing. People are living and working differently, while the global financial crisis has forced governments and… Read More »

Africa's New Consumers

Demographic Trends, Emerging Markets

Africa’s New Consumers

Making and taking Africa’s opportunity Over the past decade, Africa has become the fastest growing region in the world. Growth rates of around five percent per year since the turn… Read More »

Six Faces

Demographic Trends

Six Faces of the Global Consumer

The Six Faces of the Global Consumer explores key dynamics that will shape the global consumer marketplace over the next 10 years . This presentation will help you  think about​… Read More »

The New Roles Of Marketers And Researchers

Research

The New Roles of Marketers and Researchers

What is it, exactly, that brand marketers want to do? Maybe this question only makes sense to marketing researchers like me because to many researchers it seems that, increasingly, marketers… Read More »

Asian couple

Branding and Marketing, Demographic Trends, Emerging Markets

“It’s complicated”: Asian youth and global brands

Written by Jeremy Sy, Director of Consulting, Kantar Futures, Singapore “I love you, but stop trying to change me.” That’s the message young people in Asia today are sending to… Read More »

Social media vs “here we go again”

Strategy

Social media vs “here we go again”

Written by Jeremy Sy, Director of Consulting, Kantar Futures, Singapore Toxic haze in Singapore and Malaysia, floods in the Philippines, and an insensitive snapshot with a dead dolphin in China:… Read More »

Life Twist

Co-branded

The American Express LifeTwist Study

Foreword written by The Futures Company In the last decade, American society has undergone a transformation brought on by a world of accelerated change. This has been exacerbated by a… Read More »

Women 2020 Our Selves

Demographic Trends

Women 2020: Our Selves, Our Worlds, Our Futures

Women represent just under half the global population and are the fastest-growing group of consumers worldwide. Yet, analyses of their role in society are often one-dimensional and linear. Usually, the… Read More »

Cities

Strategy

Why Cities Dominate The Marketing Landscape

For one thing, local city economies matter more than national economies. A recent paper by Brigham Young University economist Todd Mitton found that the economic performance of sub-national regions within… Read More »