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COVID-19

May 5, 2021

Studying Connection in the Age of COVID

In case you missed it, Check out our latest piece, “Exploring Connection in the age of COVID,” a conversation with Katie Survance of Constellation Brands International. first presented at the MRS Digital Ethnography Summit 2021.

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February 10, 2021

Virtual Research 2020: The Loved And Loathed

Virtual methodologies existed pre-COVID, but 2020 forced everyone to go all-in with virtual research. While we’ve been surprised by what we can achieve virtually, we realised there are some things that truly thrive in-person. So, what warrants being back in-person, and what can we continue leaning on virtual tools for? Here’s a rundown of some of what we loved and loathed about virtual research, and how we see things playing out in the future!

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COVID-19

December 28, 2020

Sustaining the Boom in Home Entertainment

COVID-19 has led to an explosion of new behaviors in home entertainment. What will stick and become a ritual? And how can brands anticipate what's to come so they can shape a proactive plan for the future? The answer lies in understanding the motivations driving our new behaviors, and the shift in what we may value as a result.

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December 2, 2020

A Dogged Attempt at Food Switching in a Pandemic

Dog parents are facing a plethora of new challenges and choices as they strive to keep their pets healthy and happy amid the ongoing crisis. We interviewed over 500 dog owners across the US, Canada and UK to explore those challenges and in particular, the shifting attitudes and behaviours towards trialling different foods and diets.

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COVID-19

October 19, 2020

The Sound of Quarantine 2020

The world as we knew it may never be the same. This pandemic has turned our lives upside down making us vulnerable but also showing how connected we all are. Six months into quarantine, we reveal our own unique experiences and some intimate moments showing the highs, the lows, and everything in between.

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COVID-19

September 29, 2020

Releasing the Pressure: Responsibility & COVID-19

The pressure to be responsible has only intensified during COVID-19 as people have taken on additional roles, such as parent and educator, and dealt with new situations, such as work from home. We set off to explore how our relationship with responsibility is changing and what happens when the pressure gets to be too much.

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COVID-19

September 28, 2020

The Antidote #016

The Antidote is our way of navigating the surreal and strange waters of this unsettling new reality. Born from our need to have some positive distraction, laughter and heart-soaring moments as we witness humanity at its best, our team started sharing all the different things we found that lifted our spirits, brightened our days and made lockdown a little less lonely.

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COVID-19

September 14, 2020

The Antidote #015

The Antidote is our way of navigating the surreal and strange waters of this unsettling new reality. Born from our need to have some positive distraction, laughter and heart-soaring moments as we witness humanity at its best, our team started sharing all the different things we found that lifted our spirits, brightened our days and made lockdown a little less lonely.

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COVID-19

August 31, 2020

The Antidote #014

The Antidote is our way of navigating the surreal and strange waters of this unsettling new reality. Born from our need to have some positive distraction, laughter and heart-soaring moments as we witness humanity at its best, our team started sharing all the different things we found that lifted our spirits, brightened our days and made lockdown a little less lonely.

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