Market Opportunities & Innovation

The future of fashion retail

August 13, 2015

The continued rise of online shopping and the consequential sales decline on the high street demand a fundamental rethink and new, visionary shop concepts. German fashion retailers are responding to the changing situation on the basis of trial and error. This has resulted in the spontaneous …

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The Power of Ethnograpic Immersions

January 13, 2015

“I want to understand the world from your point of view. I want to know what you know in the way you know it. I want to understand the meaning of your experience, to walk in your shoes, to feel things as you feel them, to explain things as you explain them. Will you become my teacher and help …

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Future of Subscription Services

November 25, 2014

Subscription services are a bit of a no-brainer in 2014. Spotify, Netflix et al are well-established; Amazon this year announced Kindle Unlimited, the eBook service which may be their most successful subscription service yet; and HBO and Vimeo recently announced their intentions in the area. …

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Adventures in Cord-Cutting

October 6, 2014

Now in its 34th year, our recently released 2014 Ownership and Trend Report not only provides subscribers with long-term trends, but also insights into contemporary media business issues. A key issue of recent concern is cord-cutting – how prevalent is it, and what do cord-cutter homes look …

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Is the time right for the smartwatch?

September 16, 2014

With the headline news at IFA 2014 that Apple will be joining the likes of Samsung, Huawei and Sony in launching a smartwatch, our new global study* offers a unique insight into consumers’ views on wearable technology in China, Germany, South Korea, the UK and the US. What expectations do …

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