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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 »

Price of Gas

Macroforces (Technology/Economy)

An Overview of the Spending Impact of Cheaper Gas

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 »

Uber All


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 »

Roadmap to New America


The Roadmap to the New America

Introducing the New U.S. Yankelovich MONITOR A NEW AMERICA DAWNING Out of the crucible of America’s cultural and demographic melting pot, a new and profoundly different day is dawning. For… Read More »

Consume Less

Branding and Marketing

Brand Marketing And The New World Of Less

Less is the future. Some of what’s less is structural. We are facing natural limits of critical resources including key metals and minerals, water, land proximate to economic hubs, and cheap energy supplies. Threats… Read More »

Life Twist


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 »

Illusion of Faster

Branding and Marketing

Brand Marketing and the Illusion of Faster

It’s said that the marketplace is cycling faster than ever these days. No doubt this is true, but at least a part of this sensation of a brisker pace is… Read More »



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 »