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Beauty & Wellness

June 20, 2020

The Changing Face of Beauty

Instinctively, one would assume that the world of eyeshadow, lipsticks and face masks would have come to a screeching halt during a global pandemic. However, despite the disruption of global supply chains and lockdown, the beauty industry and the consumer are both adapting.

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Industry Smarts

May 29, 2020

Pet Parenting in a Pandemic: Cat

Our lives have been hugely disrupted over the past few months, but what impact has COVID-19 had on the lives of our pets? We've explored 10 tensions for both Cat and Dog Pet Parents during a pandemic and the challenges and opportunities the present for brands.

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Industry Smarts

May 29, 2020

Pet Parenting in a Pandemic: Dog

Our lives have been hugely disrupted over the past few months, but what impact has COVID-19 had on the lives of our pets? We've explored 10 tensions for both Cat and Dog Pet Parents during a pandemic and the challenges and opportunities the present for brands.

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Industry Smarts

May 28, 2020

Pet Parenting in a Pandemic

Our lives have been hugely disrupted over the past few months, but what impact has COVID-19 had on the lives of our pets? We've explored 10 tensions for both Cat and Dog Pet Parents during a pandemic and the challenges and opportunities the present for brands.

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Empathy

April 10, 2020

Empathy: a Decade in Review

Empathy is as hot a topic as the economy these days, so we decided to reflect on how brands have been dialing it up to make deeper connection with people.

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Empathy

February 4, 2020

Empathy with a Side of Wings

We love the SuperBowl and ads almost as much as we love the snacks. So, our team spent Sunday night pounding queso and wings, while taking notes on how brands showed up with empathy this year.

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Empathy

December 18, 2019

Walk a Mile in My Shoes

Recently I’ve adopted a mentality of working with partners and clients that vibrate a little higher. I don’t know exactly when it began, but it’s created a tangible feeling: more overall happiness. 

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Cultural Insights

December 11, 2019

Fascinatingly Familiar

The Sound has spent years combing the globe for interesting movements emerging on the fringes of culture. But to start the next decade we decided to look closer at the everyday.

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Industry Smarts

November 22, 2019

True Chicago 2019

Saturday, November 16th, 2019  |  Columbia College, Chicago   The thing about being an avid explorer of the world is that exploration never sleeps. At...

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Industry Smarts

November 12, 2019

The Sound Reads #001

Reads: Fall and Winter 2019.  As researchers, explorers, and strategists, we’re constantly seeking out new perspectives and lenses through which to observe, listen to, and...

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