Kantar Futures Blog

Category: future

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 »

“We are where we are”

cities, culture, future, transport

“We are where we are”

Rachel Kelnar writes: I went to two really interesting futures events last week and was struck by the extent to which some emerging learnings were common to both, despite having… 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 »

The next age of the train

future, transport

The next age of the train

Andrew Curry writes: This is one of those unexpected pieces of data. According to figures just released by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), more miles were travelled by… Read More »

The future is already here…

future

The future is already here…

Andrew Curry writes: One of the best-known quotes about futures work – “the future’s already here, it’s just unevenly distributed” – is by the novelist William Gibson, and it’s one… 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 »

Zeldin

future, history, trends

In with the old?

  Jo Philips writes: I was struck by the following quote when reading the historian Theodore Zeldin today: “What to do with too much information is the great riddle of… Read More »

Green influencers

future, marketing, sustainability

Green influencers

          Clare Archer writes:   To mark Energy Savings Week, which finished yesterday, the Energy Saving Trust commissioned us to research the role of word of… Read More »

The future of civil society

future, politics, scenarios

The future of civil society

Andrew Curry writes: We’ve just finished an extensive project with Carnegie UK’s Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in Britain and Ireland, looking out to 2025. We… Read More »