Food & Beverage

January 28, 2021

Oat Milk and the Choices We Make

The recent rise and staying power of oat milk has shown how we are taking actions toward sustainability, and how these motivations, while they lead to the same place, are very different and worth investigating.

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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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COVID-19

September 29, 2020

Releasing the Pressure: Responsibility & COVID-19

The pressure to be responsible has only intensified during COVID-19 as people have taken on additional roles, such as parent and educator, and dealt with new situations, such as work from home. We set off to explore how our relationship with responsibility is changing and what happens when the pressure gets to be too much.

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Industry Smarts

August 27, 2020

Human Motivations: Toolkit for Brands

Find new ways for your brand to understand human motivations and add value and meaning to people’s lives with our Motivation 101 Toolkit. At-home starter kit with 4 exercises will enable you and your team to explore, understand, imagine and plan ways to accelerate the growth of your brand.

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COVID-19

August 24, 2020

Reclaiming Relaxation During the Great Pause

As COVID-19 has forced us to slow down, we've begun to see a transformation in how and why we relax. We see people around the world taking a more holistic and proactive approach to relaxation, and a movement towards putting in the time and effort to truly "reset" ourselves. But what does this all mean as we look to the future and a world that's beginning to open up again?

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COVID-19

July 27, 2020

Travel Motivations in the Turbulent Time of COVID-19

A booming travel industry came to a screeching halt with the news of a pandemic. However, some people are beginning to feel hopeful and are starting to think about travel again. Even though they are aware of the risks of travelling in the time of COVID-19, why are people travelling again and what are some of the needs that travel is fulfilling in these highly unprecedented times?

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