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Take a fascinating journey into the future as Stylus experts, alongside industry thought-leaders and commentators, unpack tomorrow’s trends and unearth bold new opportunities.

Take a fascinating journey into the future as Stylus experts, alongside industry thought-leaders and commentators, unpack tomorrow’s trends and unearth bold new opportunities.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Take a fascinating journey into the future as Stylus experts, alongside industry thought-leaders and commentators, unpack tomorrow’s trends and unearth bold new opportunities.

Twitter:

@wearestylus

Language:

English


Episodes

Marketing Imperatives in a Post-Covid World

4/26/2022
Molly Baker, founder and chief executive of US marketing agency Indie Consulting, discusses key marketing necessities every brand needs to understand to drive growth in a post-Covid world. We also explore the Innovation of the Week and The Next Big Opportunity with Stylus experts.

Duration:00:15:41

Innovations Changing the World with the Tony Blair Institute

4/5/2022
Jess Northend, policy lead at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, joins Future Thinking to explore innovations that are changing the world – from AI to biotech to crypto – and how brands and organisations can keep up with the pace of change. We also explore the Innovation of the Week and the Next Big Opportunity with Stylus experts.

Duration:00:18:44

SXSW 2022 Special

3/22/2022
Future Thinking was in Austin, Texas last week for the annual SXSW festival, where we spoke with brands including extended reality (XR) specialists Spatial, wireless tech giant Qualcomm, and the Human Rights Foundations, and a host of start-ups showcasing their innovations at the SXSW Creative Expo. Also featuring insights on key SXSW trends from Stylus experts.

Duration:00:19:44

The State of Tech with Benedict Evans

3/1/2022
Benedict Evans, independent analyst, and former partner at US venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, joins us to discuss the state of tech in 2022 – covering everything from crypto and privacy to the metaverse and beyond. We also explore the Innovation of the Week and the Next Big Opportunity with Stylus experts.

Duration:00:19:09

Culturally Diverse Engagement with H&M

2/22/2022
Donna Dozier Gordon, head of inclusion & diversity at H&M, joins us to discuss the retail brand’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) work, why it makes both ethical and commercial sense, and how socially conscious Gen Z consumers are reshaping the cultural landscape. We also explore the Innovation of the Week and the Next Big Opportunity with Stylus experts.

Duration:00:17:26

Bruce Daisley on the Future of Work

2/15/2022
Bruce Daisley, ex-VP EMEA at Twitter – now host of the business podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat and author of The Joy of Work – joins us to discuss the future of the workplace post-pandemic. We also explore the Innovation of the Week and The Next Big Opportunity with Stylus experts.

Duration:00:19:15

Forecasting the Future with Ford

12/9/2021
Ford’s chief futurist Sheryl Connelly discusses the automotive brand’s 2022 Trend Report, which explores the macro trends set to shape the next few decades of consumer engagement. From the future of family to work and socialising, Connelly reveals how businesses can embrace the power and potential of change. We also examine the Innovation of the Week and The Next Big Opportunity with Stylus experts.

Duration:00:19:35

China Trends for 2022

11/25/2021
Manya Koetse, editor-in-chief of What’s On Weibo, and Rui Ma, founder of Tech Buzz China, discuss key tech, media and consumer trends in China – from what’s shaking up e-commerce, to opportunities in social media engagement. We also explore the Innovation of the Week and The Next Big Opportunity with Stylus experts.

Duration:00:27:33

The Truth About Gen Z with Kelsey Weekman

11/9/2021
Kelsey Weekman, editor at Yahoo’s youth culture platform In The Know, reveals the secrets to successfully engaging with Gen Z. Also on the show, Kimberly Joi McDonald, founder of interior design firm Designing Joi, discusses how she advocates for diversity and inclusion in design; and we explore the Innovation of the Week and The Next Big Opportunity with Stylus experts.

Duration:00:18:02

Better Brand Purpose with Ben & Jerry’s

11/2/2021
Kerry Thorpe, head of communications at Ben & Jerry’s, discusses all aspects of the ice-cream company’s activist mission – from balancing purpose and playfulness, to ensuring brand fans are engaged long-term. Also, Carlos Silis, founder of Mexican marketing firm The Moonshot Company, talks digital strategy; and we explore the Innovation of the Week and The Next Big Opportunity with Stylus experts.

Duration:00:15:44

Key Trends for 2022

10/21/2021
A special edition of Future Thinking exploring key trends that will impact brands and consumers in 2022. Amanda Ho, CEO of conscious travel platform Regenerative Travel, and Sam Field, Director of Creative Technology at Yahoo Creative Studios, offer insight and inspiration for the year ahead; and Stylus experts discuss Stylus’s Look Ahead 2022 series of reports.

Duration:00:20:39

Tackling Toxic Tech with Paul Carr

10/5/2021
Paul Carr – tech journalist, author, and co-founder of Chairman Mom, an online community for working women – gets real about the state of Silicon Valley and tells us why and how we need to combat the problem of toxic tech. We also talk to gender-free fashion platform The Phluid Project and identify this week’s next big consumer opportunity for brands.

Duration:00:15:39

Charles Arthur on Social Warming

9/28/2021
Charles Arthur, ex-technology editor of The Guardian, discusses his new book Social Warming: The Dangerous and Polarising Effects of Social Media. We also talk about the bottom-line benefits of touting your sustainable credentials with UK platform Compare Ethics, and find out how the BeBot is cleaning up US beaches.

Duration:00:16:07

Reinventing Social Media

7/20/2021
In this episode, Stylus speaks to Rex Woodbury, principal at Index Ventures, and Julia Errens, Editor of Pop Culture & Media at Stylus, about the reinvention of social media in the post-pandemic era.

Duration:00:27:55

Key Trends in Podcasting

6/29/2021
In this episode, Stylus talks to James Cridland, editor of Podnews, about the current and future state of podcasting: how the pandemic has changed listening behaviours, what brands need to know about getting into podcasting, future trends in audio, and much more.

Duration:00:30:16

The Best Stuff on the Internet

6/17/2021
In this episode, Stylus speaks with Matt Muir, communications consultant and creator of Web Curios (a weekly newsletter that spotlights the most interesting stuff online), to discuss how brands and creatives can take inspiration from internet culture for their own work.

Duration:00:22:50

How to Fix the News

6/8/2021
In this episode, Stylus talks to Lindsey Wehking, Associate Director of Strategy at Nonfiction, about one of the biggest issues of our time: how to make sense of the world when news, journalism and communication in general has become toxic and divisive.

Duration:00:32:00

What Brands Need to Know About Latinx Consumers

6/2/2021
In this episode, Stylus talks to Ana Flores, founder of We All Grow Latina, a network of young Latina creators and entrepreneurs. Ana discusses how marketers can evolve their engagement with Latinx communities, and what brands need to know about today’s young Latinx consumers.

Duration:00:24:45

How Creative Conflict Can Boost Your Business

5/25/2021
In this episode, Stylus talks to Ian Leslie, journalist and author of Conflicted: Why Arguments Are Tearing Us Apart And How They Can Bring Us Together. Ian discusses how conflict can be a good thing for your business. With Estella Shardlow – Senior Editor of Consumer Lifestyle, Stylus.

Duration:00:29:28

Adapting to the Pace of Change

5/18/2021
In this episode Stylus talks to Zoe Scaman, founder of Bodacious, about adapting to the pace of change as a brand. When technology, media and culture move so fast, how do you actually grab the opportunities out there and make tangible use of them?

Duration:00:30:03