Kantar Futures Blog

Category: politics

The long and the short

digital, politics

The long and the short

Tom Ding writes: I was fortunate enough to attend two thought-provoking, yet decidedly different events recenty: a four-day WPP training course and a conference on the Labour Party and Web2.0.… Read More »

Live and direct

media, politics, religion, television

Live and direct

Rebecca Nash writes: Some anthropologists of religion work with people who seek unmediated contact with their gods. Their ethnographies contrast the experience of word as text (scriptural religions) with the… Read More »

Inequality and public services

communities, places, politics, research

Inequality and public services

Rebecca Nash writes: ‘Public facing’ and ‘academic’ are two personal attributes that often don’t go together. But the IIPS was fortunate to host this rare breed at a breakfast briefing… 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 »

Campaigning in ‘the Big Sort’

cities, class, communities, identity, marketing, politics

Campaigning in ‘the Big Sort’

Rachel Kelnar writes: I’ve been interested to see the noise generated by Barack Obama’s decision to deploy and maintain staff in every US state during the current US presidential election… Read More »

dowconzki § 6

cartoons, media, politics

dowconzki § 6

© Jake Goretzki

The power of ‘we’

behavior change, communities, culture, politics, social responsibility, sustainability

The power of ‘we’

Becky Rowe writes: I’ve been in Australia for a few days for a client project and one of things I have noticed (aside from the jetlag and great weather) is… Read More »

Sharing data with the government

consumers, digital, politics

Sharing data with the government

Michelle Singer writes: People in the UK feel far more comfortable about sharing their personal data with government if they are also allowed to share in the benefits. This was… Read More »