Market ecologies

It’s a commonly held view that the world is hurtling through change at a breakneck pace. That our increasingly globalised culture is being changed by technological disruption faster than our brains, bodies, business and government processes and structures can cope with. Stop. Step out of your bubble. Realise this: the pace of change is subjective.

The History of a City is Rubbish

Really?! Yes. Look at it this way. Humankind has been throwing things into rivers for thousands of years – rubbish, talismans or coins, items which accidentally fall in or which are dramatically dumped, and we all know about the ubiquitous shopping trolleys right? River beds are a microcosm of human history and chart the developmentContinue reading “The History of a City is Rubbish”

Happiness

Happiness (below) is a short film made by Steve Cutts. It’s a masterpiece. We live in a society where the focus on well being and mindfulness is in the ascendant. It’s the natural corollary to lives lived in the shadow of an exploitative system – where what we buy is, we are told, what definesContinue reading “Happiness”

Marketing – Trends for 2016?

In an age where the late middle aged and middle income property owning demographic hold many of the financial cards, I’m interested to know what millenials (16-34 year olds) think and especially, how this impacts on marketing trends. With that in mind this (from Bauer Knowledge) is interesting:

Exploring Community

‘Exploring Community’ – a recurring event looking:

to find out what really concerns local people
to ensure that different community groups get together – speed dating style
to erode some of the artificial / assumed boundaries between groups to ensure more cohesive working.

Food Waste

Food waste bugs me. Food producers spend millions getting food to ‘look’ just right, often sacrificing flavour and nutrition in the process.   Processing food for convenience consumes vast quantities of water and other scarce natural resources.   In addition, our lack of understanding of where food really comes from and willingness to purchase food thatContinue reading “Food Waste”

Digital Design: Trends

Mobile has changed the way designers and developers look at web design.   Can I verify this?   Sure can: As this post from eConsultancy summarising the TNS research commissioned by Google shows, the UK has the highest percentage of people who make a monthly purchase on their smartphones, with 32% of those surveyed as comparedContinue reading “Digital Design: Trends”