Kantar Futures Blog

Category: brands

advertising, brands

Three rules to big-tent branding

Satisfy the longing for belonging through a strategy of Big Tent Branding. J Walker Smith writes: If you believe the headlines, the mood out there is one of anger and… Read More »

Oscars-diveristy-2016

brands, diversity

Diversity, brands, and the lessons from the Oscars

Valeria Piaggio writes: The 2016 edition of the Academy Awards will be remembered as the year that Hollywood finally got on the same page as the nation in recognizing the… Read More »

brands, business, consumers, innovation

The rules of business reinvention

Earlier this year we were invited to contribute a short essay to the BrandZ Top 100 Global Brands report [pdf] earlier this year. We’re re-posting it here. Andrew Curry writes:… Read More »

brands, financial services

The future of personal finance

Andrew Curry writes: This week in London we held a client event – in partnership with h+k strategies – to look at the future of personal finance. My colleague Jo… Read More »

Asia, brands, consumers

How to grow your brand in Indonesia

David Walter and Jeremy Sy write: Indonesia’s future is a bright one. Maybe you’ve seen the headline statistics: An economy that’s set to break into the top ten in the… Read More »

brands, consumers, digital, marketing

Five things I learnt at ‘Rethink’

Andrew Curry writes: The Economist‘s “Rethink” conference, held recently in London, put up a range of speakers to talk about the plight of marketing in an age of consumer power.… Read More »

brands, children, consumers, multicultural

Barbie’s bottom line

Andrew Curry writes: Over at Quartz my colleague Jeff Yang has a post about why Barbie – now a 55-year old brand – is tanking. Here’s some extracts: It’s been… Read More »

brands, consumers, economic downturn

The new world of less (2 of 2)

Walker Smith writes: In my earlier post, I wrote about the new world of less. A world in which possibilities look more constrained, incomes are tighter, and less seems smarter. In… Read More »

brands, Kantar Futures, marketing, social responsibility, sustainability

Brands, social good and the bottom line

Businesses that strive to be a “force for good” in society perform better than those that chase narrow, profit-maximising strategies.