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Cultural Insights

July 1, 2020

Sex in the Time of Covid-19

The headlines tell us about how Covid-19 has impacted businesses and the boardroom...but what about the bedroom? What's the number one biggest sexual behavior change expected post-COVID? Our quantitative exploration (inclusive of a proprietary survey) has illuminated an eye-opening new reality that is equal parts startling and hopeful. Download the report inside!

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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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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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Cultural Insights

June 18, 2020

The Pursuit of Progress During the Big Pause

During Covid-19, our desire for progress is stronger than ever, yet there’s no clear destination in sight. As the days blur together, people are engaging in new at-home entertainment behaviors to feel a sense of purpose and avoid losing this time. The Sound set off to explore these new behaviors and understand which habits will last.

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Home

June 15, 2020

Paradoxes of Home in the Time of Covid-19

As the fixed boundaries of home are increasingly tested, the feelings associated with home (stability, creativity, belonging) are harder to achieve than ever, yet perhaps are more important than ever. Our recent exploration has unearthed several paradoxes tied to home, and in doing so, revealed opportunities for brands to help reinforce these feelings, connect to their audience and echo consumer behavior within the new boundaries created by the pandemic.

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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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Home

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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Cultural Insights

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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