puppy and kitten

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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young person using vr goggles

May 27, 2020

Sustaining the Boom in Home Entertainment

COVID-19 hasn’t changed our desires, but it has changed how we solve them. And today, in-home entertainment is witnessing a boom. But what happens when the cage door swings open? The Sound is diving deep to uncover what new twists on entertainment are hereto stay, and what’s just a temporary fix.

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person staring out of a closed window

May 25, 2020

Home and Re-entering Society

We’vebeen through the 2008 recession, we’re worried about climate change, we’re living with insurmountable student debt. We’re concerned about finding a joband the health and well-being of our loved ones. We’re facing multiple stressors in all aspects of our lives, making us an overall anxious people. Nearly 1 in 5 adultsin America experience an anxiety disorder over any 12-month period–andan astonishing 65% of 13-39-year-olds say they feel stressed constantly.

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freshly baked bread

May 6, 2020

Home Baking: A Category On the Rise

As pandemic preparation ramped up, bread was one of the first things to sell out. Bread machines sales are up 652%, with flour and baking mixes following not too far behind. So why are people turning to breadmaking with such fervor during a global pandemic? Are there any far-reaching implications for brands beyond the baking category?

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Cultural Insights

August 29, 2018

In Defence of Empathy

Empathy is having a rough go lately In 2010, a study from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research found that college students’ self-reported levels of...

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