Kantar Futures Blog

Category: politics

After Copenhagen

politics, sustainability

After Copenhagen

Emily Pitts writes: As the lights begin to fade on 2009, thought turns to the New Year and what hope we might have for progress on climate change in 2010.… Read More »

Still trusting Twitter

digital, politics, technology

Still trusting Twitter

Oliver Wright writes: Since my last post on the role Twitter is playing in relation to more traditional media, a couple of events have highlighted how Twitter, and social media… Read More »

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

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