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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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COVID-19

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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Food & Beverage

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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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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Industry Smarts

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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