Kantar Futures Blog

Category: innovation

Talking about Millennials and progress

consumers, digital, economic downturn, innovation, millennials

Talking about Millennials and progress

Yannis Kavounis, the head of our Millenials Knowledge Venturing team, talks to Tom Ding Tom: Yannis, I have been meaning to ask you about Millenials and the recession… Yannis: Recession,… Read More »

Impossible polaroids

digital, innovation, simplicity, technology

Impossible polaroids

Tom Ding writes: “One day I will tire of digital photography and ‘get back to basics.’ While my pictures will not be easy to share with friends and family [via… Read More »

Winning at cycling

innovation, performance, sport

Winning at cycling

Tom Ding writes: At risk of sounding like a Christmas quiz, what do the pictures have in common? Answer: they all relate to the summer success of the British Olympic… Read More »

Designing for austerity

design, economic downturn, innovation

Designing for austerity

Andrew Curry writes: Alice Rawsthorne has an interesting article on the impact of recession on design in the International Herald Tribune. It seems it’s all good news. This shouldn’t be… Read More »

All together now

books, brands, communities, innovation

All together now

Jo Phillips writes: When she spoke at the Booksellers Association conference last week Michelle Harrison, one of our Directors, implored the industry to think harder about how to sell books… Read More »

brands, innovation, millennials

Working at authenticity

Becky Rowe writes: We held a breakfast briefing a few days ago to talk about what Millennials – that fast emerging 16-25 cohort – want. Yannis Kavounis (our Director of… Read More »

The power of packaging

design, innovation, luxury, marketing

The power of packaging

Jake Goretzki writes: Belgian chocolate – while evidament the best in the world – has always let itself down by the conservatism of its brands (Cote D’Or’s range hasn’t really… Read More »

Secrets of Nokia’s innovation success

design, global, innovation

Secrets of Nokia’s innovation success

Andrew Curry writes: The Core 77 design blog has a good piece on the reasons for Nokia’s innovation success. In summary they are: the maths – go where the markets… Read More »