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Cultural Insights

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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Industry Smarts

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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Cultural Insights

November 2, 2020

Plant-Based Trends and Motivations

Plant-based foods are skyrocketing in demand, even more so now during COVID-19. The Sound dives into the consumer motivations, trends, and brand strategy behind the category’s massive growth. From the eco-friendly trendsetters, to the health-motivated newbies, the motivations behind trying plant-based foods are as diverse as the products available on shelves right now.

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Cultural Insights

September 8, 2020

The Circular Economy is Driving Innovation

A $4.5 trillion innovation opportunity? (Yes, trillion with a T). New business models to create long-term customer relationships for your brand? Read our take on why you need to look at the Circular Economy to inspire your team and fill your innovation pipeline for 2021.

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Industry Smarts

August 27, 2020

Human Motivations: Toolkit for Brands

Find new ways for your brand to understand human motivations and add value and meaning to people’s lives with our Motivation 101 Toolkit. At-home starter kit with 4 exercises will enable you and your team to explore, understand, imagine and plan ways to accelerate the growth of your brand.

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Home

August 24, 2020

Reclaiming Relaxation During the Great Pause

As COVID-19 has forced us to slow down, we've begun to see a transformation in how and why we relax. We see people around the world taking a more holistic and proactive approach to relaxation, and a movement towards putting in the time and effort to truly "reset" ourselves. But what does this all mean as we look to the future and a world that's beginning to open up again?

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Cultural Insights

July 27, 2020

Travel Motivations in the Turbulent Time of COVID-19

A booming travel industry came to a screeching halt with the news of a pandemic. However, some people are beginning to feel hopeful and are starting to think about travel again. Even though they are aware of the risks of travelling in the time of COVID-19, why are people travelling again and what are some of the needs that travel is fulfilling in these highly unprecedented times?

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Home

June 29, 2020

Future-proofing Trends for the Near Term

Why has interest in seemingly random categories like freezers, wine-making kits and gaming chairs skyrocketed during a pandemic? Our homes have quite literally been the only shelter we have from the current storm. However, this new microscopic focus on home is also forcing us to notice where it’s falling short. What’s lacking? The answers to that question will fuel near and long-term opportunities for brands.

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