Kantar Futures Blog

Category: culture

Holiday collection # 2

culture, food

Holiday collection # 2

Liz Walkling: Graffiti Classics: I can’t remember an evening where I came away with my face aching from laughing and my hands sore from clapping so much.  Our local Arts… Read More »

Myth comics

culture, media

Myth comics

Anand Rao writes: There is no escaping it. Religion has always been the zeitgeist in India and despite the strife it causes, it is beloved to the Indian psyche. India’s… Read More »

The return of rhetoric

culture, language, politics

The return of rhetoric

Emily Pitts writes: King’s Place in London held an elegant discussion last week on the art of rhetoric, led by Tony Benn, Simon Schama, Polly Toynbee, Geoffrey Robertson and curated… Read More »

Eight tips about segmentations

insight, marketing, methods

Eight tips about segmentations

Sarah King writes: At The Futures Company we do a lot of segmentation work, for organisations trying to get really new insight into their audiences – who they are, how… Read More »

Sounds like the future

culture, design, marketing

Sounds like the future

Andrew Curry writes: Anyone with a passing interest in modern jazz knows the ECM label, now 40 years old, with its distinctive roster and innovative design. To mark the anniversary… Read More »

Repairing the material world

communities, culture, economic downturn, places, social responsibility

Repairing the material world

Emily Pitts writes: Demos’s recently launched ‘It’s a material world’ argues for the social value of heritage conservation, at a time when budgets for conservation courses are being slashed and… Read More »

Beyond the human

art, culture, technology

Beyond the human

Stacey Yates and Denise Hicks write: Stelarc is an Australian artist and post-humanist who believes that the human body is obsolete. He is acting on his belief, using his own… Read More »

Grant Park’s tipping points

culture, economic downturn, economics, future, history, places, politics

Grant Park’s tipping points

Editor’s note: Walker Smith, who runs The Futures Company’s Yankelovich division in the United States, has sent a long post reflecting on the 40-year context of Barack Obama’s Presidential victory… Read More »

Marketing and art

culture, marketing, Uncategorized

Marketing and art

Emily Pitts writes: The late work of Mark Rothko is currently on show at the Tate Modern, and much has been written about the innate spirituality of both the artist… Read More »