In this episode, hosts Andrew Curry and J. Walker Smith hear from three experts about what luxury means today and the opportunities for brands to leverage premium elements to their advantage.
The Future of Consumption
In this episode, hosts Andrew Curry and J. Walker Smith dig into the challenge of growth for companies today. Rapid change is transforming what it takes to grow, in particular, the five principles of Kantar Consulting’s approach called W.H.O.L.E. demand.
In this episode, hosts Andrew and Walker preview the year ahead, digging into a forthcoming thought-piece from Kantar and discussing books that have influenced the thinking of strategic thinkers in the business.
Growth is the focus of this episode. Growth is the biggest challenge in the future of consumption. Hosts Andrew Curry and Walker Smith discuss how companies can rise to this challenge.
This episode digs into the BrandZ U.S. report on top brands that has just been released. Dmitri Seredenko of Kantar Vermeer reviews key findings and discusses what they reveal about brand equity and growth.
This episode looks at the three ways in which brands can deliver the benefit of improved social experiences and relationships for consumers – social currency, social matching and social context.
This episode digs into the digital disruption that has transformed music from a product into a service, and what that shows brands in other categories about how to win in a future driven by digital.
This episode features Kantar Consulting’s experts Jennifer James, SVP and Head of Global MONITOR, and Alice Sweitzer, Senior Product Manager of Streetscapes, who offer their insights into three of the major dynamics reshaping the marketplace around the world.
In episode 4 of the Kantar Futures podcast, The Future of Consumption, co-hosts J. Walker Smith and Andrew Curry talk to Joe Ballantyne about slowing growth, archetypes of business model innovation, and learning from Dollar Shave Club.
This episode digs into the shift from brand-to-consumer engagement to people-to-people relationships as the foundation for brand value, and the associated imperative to transact more in social currency that people can spend on other people.
This episode takes an in-depth look at Centennials, the next generation on the horizon, with special insights about Centennial values and aspirations provided by Kantar Futures consultants and youth experts Jo Phillips and Kate Turkcan.
This episode takes a long look at the limits of cognitive, economic and resource capacities now forcing companies to reinvent their business models to measure up to consumers who want to Live Large yet Carry Little through experiences, relationships and algorithms.