This series is part of a year-long exploration of consumer discontentment both here and across the pond since the EU referendum and American election of 2016
In the run-up to the General Election, four diverse British consumers from across the country discuss how a year of sociopolitical...
London – When trying to imagine what life will be like in 2022, opinions range from confident optimism to hesitant hopefulness.
London – In part two of our original documentary series An Uncertain Future, we speak to four diverse consumers about how they feel...
London – The Future Laboratory has launched part one of An Uncertain Future, an original documentary series that examines consumer...
The American middle class, once the aspirational ideal, is becoming a myth. Brands must learn to speak to this demographic that have...
In a world dominated by distrust, disconnection and disenfranchisement it is time for brands to take a stand and choose what type of...
Why the creative industries will be crucial to securing Britain’s post-Brexit future.
British luxury brands might benefit from no longer being beholden to the industry’s European origin story.
The best response to the EU referendum
for UK brands is to be even more internationalist.
Although the UK technology sector was vocally pro-remain, it is also best placed to weather the Brexit fallout.
While it's unavoidable for modern brands to take a political position, best leave the placards at home.
The decision to leave the EU was partly the result of friction between two opposed consumer mindsets.
UK – The results come as part of a new
survey by YouGov, commissioned by the National Farmers’ Union.
The UK's EU membership referendum was yet another example of how our need for speed is harming our future.
How short-term thinking has derailed the debate around the European Union referendum.
On the surface, the fashion industry’s global
impact shows no sign of waning. But look away
from the catwalks and you’ll discover an industry struggling to change with the times.
In today’s daily digest: GF Smith upcycles coffee cups, tea as a beauty product at The Botanical Store, how offline is a new luxury signifier, and other stories.
The beauty industry is faring well, despite political and economic uncertainty on the global stage.
UK – Consumers are choosing British food produce above foreign alternatives, but only up to a certain price point, according to a new survey.
Grey London has embarked on a major rebranding
to honour its founders and promote diversity.
London – The creative company Grey London is being rebranded as Valenstein
& Fatt to honour its Jewish founders and to stand up to modern-day
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Chinese consumer mindsets and the most effective retail models were key topics at this year’s Retail Week Live.
UK – The UK government has announced its digital strategy for a post-Brexit nation.
UK – The Beautiful Meme and Bong have developed an interactive game that examines the future of Europe.
US – QallOut is a new video platform for head-to-head livestream video debates.
The MiVote founder explains why the events of 2016 will usher in an era of digitally powered direct democracy.
Artificial intelligence, post-referendum anxiety and new takes on social networking were the key talking points at this year’s event, held at The Copper Box in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
2016 will be remembered as the year when political norms were turned on their head, but should brands join the debate or remain politically neutral?
Global – Jaguar previewed its first I-PACE concept electric car with an ad that addresses a dislocated world.
US – The latest Ben and Jerry’s campaign is a poignant parable of cooperation at a time of increasing social and political division.