Cultural Insights

February 11, 2021

The Future Of Retail: What’s In Store For In-Store

The pandemic has been, and continues to be a challenging time for brands and businesses across all categories. Lately, we’ve been thinking about what it means for the future of retail. Does the ramped up shift from in-store to online shopping over the past ten months cue doom and gloom for brick and mortar 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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Cultural Insights

December 7, 2020

In Case You Missed It 2020

As the year we could never have anticipated, imagined or even dreamed up is almost over; we’re taking a moment to look back at some of the highlights we’ve experienced amidst this crazy and often confounding time in captivity.

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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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Empathy

November 9, 2020

Planet Will Be Fine. Climate Change is a Threat to Us

What if talking about climate change didn’t have to be so hopeless and divisive? What if being part of the solution didn’t mean having to become an “eco warrior”? Turns out, more of us are better at doing things to help solve climate change than we might think—and we have the research to prove it.

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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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Cultural Insights

October 26, 2020

Anthology 002

For insight hunters, brand mavericks and innovation geniuses Anthology is our biweekly collection of thought-provoking, convention challenging and status-quo disrupting content curated from the world around us.

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Cultural Insights

October 19, 2020

Anthology 001

For insight hunters, brand mavericks and innovation geniuses Anthology is our weekly collection of thought-provoking, convention challenging and status-quo disrupting content curated from the world around us.

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