Kantar Futures Blog

Category: trends

Changing transport

sustainability, transport, trends

Changing transport

Andrew Curry writes: I was asked to speak at an event held last week in Leuven in Belgium on The Future of Transport by Said El Khadraoui, an MEP who’s… Read More »

Opening up in Latin America

Kantar Futures, trends

Opening up in Latin America

Crawford Hollingworth writes: We’ve been doing quite a lot of work in Latin America in recent years, and it seemed both inevitable and desirable that we’d want to open an… Read More »

The rise of Wordle

insight, language, trends

The rise of Wordle

We’ve been having a debate in the office about the merits of Wordle. These are Russ’ thoughts. Russ Wilson writes: Wordle, word clouds, Tagxedo:  all online apps for taking a… Read More »

Keeping Track

brands, consumers, digital, identity, self-improvement, trends

Keeping Track

Eloise Keightley writes: The industry for personal informatics is certainly one to watch. There’s even been talk of a ‘movement’ and unsurprisingly, the iPhone has spawned a host of personal… Read More »

A history through objects in a post-material world

consumers, history, trends

A history through objects in a post-material world

Eleanor Cooksey writes: I have been enjoying the current BBC Radio 4 series ‘A History of the World in a 100 objects’ in which Neil McGregor, the Director of the… Read More »

Struggling towards sustainability

consumers, economic downturn, sustainability, trends, Uncategorized

Struggling towards sustainability

Andrew Curry writes: Whatever the disappointments about the Copenhagen talks, it’s clear that consumers have fairly strong attitudes to sustainability issues, and these  have barely been affected by the financial… Read More »

Some good things we’ve seen #5

good things, just for fun, trends

Some good things we’ve seen #5

Since another decade is drawing to a close, here’s complete list of ‘best of the noughties’ lists (via Marginal Revolution). A startling look at some London locations, now and in… Read More »

Some good things we’ve seen #4

good things, just for fun, trends

Some good things we’ve seen #4

Compiled by Oliver Wright It’s been a little while since we last posted an assortment of links, but this is a selection of some of the things which have been… Read More »

The future of consumer advocacy

consumers, trends

The future of consumer advocacy

Andrew Curry writes: Another organisation which has changed its name recently is the National Consumer Council, which became Consumer Focus on 1st November – not just a piece of rebranding,… Read More »