Kantar Futures Blog

Category: consumers

Why brands should love America’s LGBTQ+ consumers

brands, consumers, polycultural

Why brands should love America’s LGBTQ+ consumers

Rob Callender writes: After June’s Pride Month, a new survey published in Time magazine found that LGBTQ+ Americans feel increasingly vulnerable and at risk of losing hard-fought social and legal gains. The… Read More »

consumers, generations, innovation

Brexit, innovation, and the fear of the future

We have a new post on Medium on what Brexit tells us about the mindset of Britain: a nation divided by sharply different sets of values. This has sharp consequences… Read More »

Table Top

consumers, digital, values

“Live large. Carry little.”

Our executive chairman, Walker Smith, talked recently about the way in which consumer behaviour and aspirations are changing, in a session at America’s Urban Land Institute. The conversation, with the ULI’s… Read More »

consumers, digital, technology

Consumer tech hits a turning point

The Futures Company’s CEO Mark Inskip has a piece on VentureBeat arguing that consumer tech has reached a tipping point – but tech companies are still doing the same old things.… Read More »

consumers, gender, marketing, millennials

LGBTQ: “engaged, experiential and experimental”

In the second of two posts, Futures Company Youth Insights Director Rob Callender argues that the LGBTQ community in the US is a leading edge market worth close to a… 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 »

boomers, consumers, financial services

The changing financial services consumer

Andrew Curry writes: I spoke recently at Platforum’s Retail Services Conference in London, on changing consumer expectations in the sector. The Futures Company’s view of this is shaped strongly by… 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 »

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business, consumers, digital, innovation

Business lessons from the Uber economy

Each December, we close the year with a look ahead in our FutureView LIVE Webinar, which focusses on the emerging dynamics that are shaping the future of the consumer marketplace.… Read More »