US Media Consumption Report 2019
March 25, 2019

US Media Consumption Report 2019

The US is one of the world’s biggest consumer markets, and it’s known for its commercials. Data from 2016 reveals that 10.9 minutes of each hour of TV is dedicated to commercials, and this number will likely have grown since then. The US also has some of the most expensive TV advertising slots on the […]

2019 Health and Wellness Consumer Trends Report
March 06, 2019

2019 Health and Wellness Consumer Trends Report

The start of a year is a time when health is on our minds more than usual. Winter colds have us dosing up on Strepsils; flu season keeps GPs busy; and New Year’s resolutions have many people optimistically venturing to the gym and spending more time in the vegetable aisle. Whatever your exercise routine or […]

How to Find and Validate Your Next Big Idea
February 01, 2019

How to Find and Validate Your Next Big Idea

Has the instantaneous thought “This is genius, why has no one ever thought of it before?!” ever crossed your mind? You pause everything you’re doing to note it down. And when it’s out of your head and on a sheet of paper, it’s only then that you realise you’ve invented the paperclip… Or, maybe inspiration […]

2018 Media Consumption Report: Festive Special
November 14, 2018

2018 Media Consumption Report: Festive Special

Back in 2017 we conducted our first Media Consumption Report, and earlier this year we reported key shifts and trends in the market when we produced our 2018 report. As we approach the festive period, consumers’ attention turns to buying gifts for loved ones, and getting in the festive spirit with the help of media […]

Practical Guide to Concept Testing and Development
October 19, 2018

Practical Guide to Concept Testing and Development

Concept testing can help to ground your visionary ideas in practical reality, quantify the likelihood for success, and optimise your go to market strategy before you enter the market. But there’s a lot to be learned about concept testing before you embark on this journey, to make the most out of the process and ensure […]

2018 Food & Drink Consumer Trends Report
September 19, 2018

2018 Food & Drink Consumer Trends Report

The UK Food and Drink market is a big pie. The Food & Drink Federation reports that the industry contributed £28.8bn to the UK economy in 2017, making it a larger manufacturing sector than the automotive and aerospace industries combined. It’s a huge and growing market, fuelled by shifting consumer tastes that force innovation, improvement […]

How to Build a Strong Brand
August 31, 2018

How to Build a Strong Brand

In 2018, what will help you succeed in a difficult economic climate? A sound strategy, operational excellence, and a talented team will no doubt be up there as critical factors. But so will a strong brand. Many different studies and research have shown the growing importance of brand on a range of businesses-critical metrics: overall […]

A Practical Guide to Understanding Consumer Journeys
August 31, 2018

A Practical Guide to Understanding Consumer Journeys

“Customer Journey” is a term frequently used by marketing folk, but what does it really mean? Essentially, the customer journey is every interaction a customer has in the run-up to purchasing your brand (or perhaps a competitor’s). Why do customer journeys matter? Because if you don’t know what drives customers to make purchases, how can […]

The Connected Consumer: A World Survey 2018
August 30, 2018

The Connected Consumer: A World Survey 2018

As we embark on a year of shifting changes in legislation (GDPR and ePrivacy), UK membership of the EU and the increasing adoption of AI and voice interfaces it’s critical more than ever to bring the consumer into the fold. After all they’re the intended beneficiary of new legislation, most impacted by Brexit and also […]

A Practical Guide to Successful Rebranding
August 22, 2018

A Practical Guide to Successful Rebranding

Once upon a time there was an unstoppable empire, glinting under golden arches, loved by millions of families around the globe. Then one day a young man decided to eat McDonald’s, and only McDonald’s, every day for 30 days. The result? He got really ill, wrote a book and made a movie about it…and the […]