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Cultural Insights

July 6, 2020

The Antidote #010

The Antidote is our way of navigating the surreal and strange waters of this unsettling new reality. Born from our need to have some positive distraction, laughter and heart-soaring moments as we witness humanity at its best, our team started sharing all the different things we found that lifted our spirits, brightened our days and made lockdown a little less lonely.

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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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Cultural Insights

June 22, 2020

The Antidote #009

The Antidote is our way of navigating the surreal and strange waters of this unsettling new reality. Born from our need to have some positive distraction, laughter and heart-soaring moments as we witness humanity at its best, our team started sharing all the different things we found that lifted our spirits, brightened our days and made lockdown a little less lonely.

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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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Cultural Insights

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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Cultural Insights

June 8, 2020

The Antidote #008

The Antidote is our way of navigating the surreal and strange waters of this unsettling new reality. Born from our need to have some positive distraction, laughter and heart-soaring moments as we witness humanity at its best, our team started sharing all the different things we found that lifted our spirits, brightened our days and made lockdown a little less lonely.

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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

The Antidote #007

The Antidote is our way of navigating the surreal and strange waters of this unsettling new reality. Born from our need to have some positive distraction, laughter and heart-soaring moments as we witness humanity at its best, our team started sharing all the different things we found that lifted our spirits, brightened our days and made lockdown a little less lonely.

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