Kantar Futures Blog

Category: economics

Cautious consumers, building buffers

consumers, economics, research

Cautious consumers, building buffers

Andrew Curry writes: We’ve just published our latest report on the post-recession consumer,  and the headlines are that although people are still concerned about the state of the economy, and… Read More »

Taxing pollution not people

economics, sustainability

Taxing pollution not people

Andrew Curry writes: I was fortunate enough to be invited earlier this week to the launch of the UK Green Fiscal Commission‘s report in London, on shifting to taxes  on… 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 »

Recession and sustainability

consumers, economics, politics, sustainability

Recession and sustainability

Andrew Curry writes: We’ve been thinking quite a lot recently about the impact of recession on consumer behaviour, and I was asked by Radio 4’s Beyond Westminster to join a… Read More »

Blind spots on globalisation

economics, future, global

Blind spots on globalisation

Joe Ballantyne writes: Back in the late 90s, and even more recently, globalisation was all the rage. Some people thought this was a jolly good thing and it would make… Read More »

What to read in 2008?

books, economics, marketing

What to read in 2008?

Andrew Curry writes: The most recent issue of The Wire, WPP‘s in-house paper, has a feature on ‘What to read in 2008’, a collection of recommendations from individuals working for… Read More »

Making markets for buyers

consumers, economics, financial services, personal finance

Making markets for buyers

Trevor Harvey writes: Springwise has an item this week on a new initiative (opens to Dutch web page) in the Netherlands whereby ING – one of the country’s largest banks… Read More »

Influential Boomers

ageing, books, economics, future, trends

Influential Boomers

Siân Davies writes: Henley Centre HeadlightVision is just embarking on a merger with the US research company Yankelovich – the market leaders in understanding the changing values and behaviours of… Read More »

It’s not about the money any more

economics, marketing

It’s not about the money any more

Brian Chien writes: In an article for the latest edition of the Royal Mail’s Contact magazine, we looked at how modern consumer currencies go way beyond money. Sparked by some… Read More »