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The Future of Consumption: Social Innovation

Consumers value relationships with others more than connections with brands. Innovation must put first priority on the social currency people want to spend on other people.

Strategy

The Future of Consumption: Music Lessons

There are many lessons brands can learn from the digital disruption of the music industry, but the biggest lesson of all is that success in the future of consumption will require new business models not just new products.

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.

Strategy

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.

Branding and Marketing, Strategy

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.

Strategy

Smaller Worlds

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.

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 »

FutureView 2016

Strategy

J. Walker Smith’s FutureView: Longing For Belonging

  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 »