Kantar Futures Blog

Category: politics

activism, economic downturn, politics, research

Anxious and angry: the view to 2013

Andrew Curry writes: It’s that time of year when people are starting to look ahead to the business environment for next year. From the perspective of The Futures Company, we… Read More »

economic downturn, economics, innovation, politics

The case against austerity

J. Walker Smith writes: We’ve been having something of an economics-themed month at The Futures Company, with client presentations about recession hit consumers in the UK and the US, and… 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 »

communities, politics

Getting to the Big Society

By Alex Oliver One of the more-commented on features of David Cameron’s Party Conference speech in Manchester was how little he mentioned the ‘Big Society’. Twice, in fact. You could… Read More »

The happiness question

consumers, economics, politics

The happiness question

Rebecca Nash writes: If you’ve been following the ‘happiness debate’, you’ll know that policy makers are increasingly asking if it is potentially a better indicator of social progress than the… 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 »

The long drift from the two party system


The long drift from the two party system

Andrew Curry writes: “I can accept chaos”, said the young Bob Dylan, in one of his typically cryptic sleevenotes. “I’m not sure whether it accepts me”.  For some reason, the… Read More »

The appeal of the local

customer service, digital, insight, politics, trust

The appeal of the local

Alex Oliver writes: I was lucky enough to present some of our current insight about trust and decision-making, especially at a local level, to a group of local government leaders… Read More »