Kantar Futures Blog

Category: digital


The future of simulation

Lee Shupp writes: The theme of the recent annual gathering of the Association of Professional Futurists, a professional organization of working futurists with almost 300 members from around the world, Play:… Read More »

digital, financial services

Five things you need to know about mobile payments

Giles Powdrill writes: I recently attended the first Marketforce Future of Mobile Payments Conference in London. Mobile payments, and payments in general, are an interesting sector for scenario planners and futurists… Read More »

digital, financial services

The rise of mobile money

Andrew Curry writes: Everyone knows that mobile payments are the next big thing. And it might be: mobile culture is booming and smartphone numbers continue to climb. But this market is… Read More »

digital, technology

Making meaning: the next privacy wars

Chloe Cook writes: This past year has seen the launch of several products that claim to predict what we want. Most of these products are content with trying to anticipate… Read More »

digital, marketing, technology

What digital marketers can learn from the monasteries

From our latest post in our link-up with OgilvyDo: Jeff Yang writes: There’s been a lot of clamor around how the Internet has impacted language — primarily focused on the… Read More »

digital, marketing, politics, technology, trends

Big Data comes of age

J. Walker Smith writes: One of the biggest winners in the US Presidential election was New York Times’ political blogger, Nate Silver. His success tells us something important about the… Read More »

books, design, digital, technology

Stages of digital grief

Andy Stubbings writes: I went to a talk on the future of publishing recently by Julius Wiedemann, the Design Editor at the art book publisher Taschen, at the Design Museum… Read More »

activism, digital, millennials, politics, technology

Copyright wars

Andrew Curry writes: Watching the SOPA/PIPA saga unfold from the other side of the Atlantic, it was difficult not to see it as a ‘wave war’, in which companies which… Read More »

digital, technology

Trending @CES 2012

Last week, we and 150,000 of our closest gearhead friends attended CES, the consumer electronics industry’s largest trade event – and with a few days’ distance from the Las Vegas… Read More »