Kantar Futures Blog

Category: economic downturn

Holiday collection # 3

art, books, boomers, economic downturn, good things, millennials

Holiday collection # 3

Joe Ballantyne: Whoops, by John Lanchester For my money, Whoops is far and away the best book I’ve read about the financial crisis. It’s clear, concise and at times even… Read More »

Is small always beautiful?

consumers, economic downturn, politics

Is small always beautiful?

Eleanor Cooksey writes: I had the opportunity to attend a public sector conference last week where my colleague Alex Oliver was giving a talk about our recent research on the… Read More »

Government 2020

economic downturn, future, Kantar Futures, politics, research

Government 2020

Rebecca Nash writes: We’re only a week away from our Government 2020 event – which we’re running jointly with Oxford Economics – so we’ve been putting the final touches to… Read More »

Feeling the squeeze

consumers, economic downturn, research

Feeling the squeeze

Andrew Curry writes: It’s hard to add to the volume of commentary that has followed Wednesday’s Comprehensive Spending Review, but there are relevant observations from some of The Futures Company’s… Read More »

The new normal

brands, consumers, economic downturn

The new normal

Jo Phillips writes: We are officially ‘out of the recession’, but uncertainty, and even fear, remains. The fourth wave of research in our UK consumer tracking study Feeling the Pinch… Read More »

Looking beyond price

consumers, economic downturn, global, insight, research

Looking beyond price

Walker Smith writes: A ‘new normal’ is emerging among consumers in the wake of the financial crisis and the recession:  ‘considered consumption’. This trend, which we noted last year, has… Read More »

Trust plus

brands, consumers, economic downturn, trust

Trust plus

Will Galgey writes: Trust in organisations and brands has been declining steadily as consumers have more information and are more sceptical. There’s also striking evidence that attitudes have shifted, certainly… Read More »

Struggling towards sustainability

consumers, economic downturn, sustainability, trends, Uncategorized

Struggling towards sustainability

Andrew Curry writes: Whatever the disappointments about the Copenhagen talks, it’s clear that consumers have fairly strong attitudes to sustainability issues, and these  have barely been affected by the financial… Read More »

What you don’t want for Christmas

consumers, economic downturn, marketing, retail

What you don’t want for Christmas

Oliver Wright writes: One of my seasonal ‘jokes’ goes that you can tell when Christmas is approaching by the adverts on TV. Thus, like many others I suppose, I am… Read More »