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June 9, 2020

Nostalgia: Stabilizing and Coping in Pandemic Times

How can we re-establish stability in the highly uncertain times of today? Our daily lives and routine have always provided us with a sense of stability. However, being hit by a pandemic has changed life as we knew it. Disrupted lives and looming uncertainty of a “new world” have left us in a state of flux.As we cope with the situation at hand we find ourselves leaning on Nostalgia to derive the lost sense of stability that we earlier got from our daily routines and lives.

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May 25, 2020

Home and Re-entering Society

We’ve been through the 2008 recession, we’re worried about climate change, we’re living with insurmountable student debt. We’re concerned about finding a job and 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 adults in America experience an anxiety disorder over any 12-month period–and an astonishing 65% of 13-39-year-olds say they feel stressed constantly.

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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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May 5, 2020

Home in Flux: Mumbai Edition

India’s lockdown has changed everything, including Home. With social distancing and stay-at-home orders, our key emotional needs associated with home - stability, belonging, comfort, creativity - are under threat, no matter where you live. Let’s explore the changing experience of home through the eyes of two of our strategists in Mumbai.

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Beauty & Wellness

April 29, 2020

Hair Care: How Lockdown Is Fuelling

COVID-19 has given home hair color and cutting brands the perfect opportunity to access people who would never normally color or cut their hair at home. After food and toilet paper, hair dye and hairdressing tools are fast becoming hot products during the lockdown.

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Home & Entertainment

April 23, 2020


At The Sound, we’re firm believers in placing humans at the center of our stories. One story that fascinates us most is the story of “home,” and how its ongoing evolution creates changing opportunities for brands.

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