Packaging and sustainability: towards cleaner oceans

It has been more than five years since the Ellen MacArthur Foundation stated that if we did not change as consumers, by 2050 there would be as much plastic in the ocean as fish. As shocking as it sounds, the climate crisis continues to be one of the biggest issues of our time. According to…

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Trends and Innovation: Smart Homes

Imagine being able to control the air quality of your entire house from the comfort of your sofa, or controlling the lights when you are out. Sounds good, doesn't it? In an increasingly busy society, experiencing a shift towards spending more time at home, Smart Homes have arrived to make our day-to-day life easier, safer…

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Chaos Culture

As consumers deal with the consequences of the pandemic, chaos culture is a new concept that has been posed as a solution to cope with such challenging times. Young consumers are experimenting with creating their own chaotic worlds, spaces and content, with a view to exploring the concept of chaos on their own terms. These…

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The Single Era

As the number of people remaining single is continuing to grow, knock-on effects for brands will be far-reaching. This will create a new ecosystem of consumers to address, and they will have to be taken into account. According to a report carried out by the entity Euromonitor International, in 2030 the number of single-person households…

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China’s trends and new consumer profiles

COVID-19 has pushed for a swift adoption of e-commerce among businesses. Confinement has encouraged new consumers to jump into the online channel, driven by necessity to follow the example of other first-time online shoppers, leading to an increase in cyber purchases. This has led many old-school SMEs, which had been resting on their laurels, to…

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The future of Fake News: “Deep Fakes”

The internet user has gone from experiencing primitive websites that contained nothing more than text to semantic one (unlike simpler websites where they would have found answers before). It is characterised by the use of mobile devices and tools such as the “cloud”. It allows us to store our information on the web, without the…

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Brands Getting Corporate Social Responsibility Right

Have you thought about why you choose to support certain brands and withhold support to some? Here’s a cue - Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). When companies choose to do something for the community and think beyond merely their bottom-line, it doesn’t just benefit them financially but also builds trust for them amongst consumers. To be…

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