Are cities ready for new demographics?

Headline global statistics highlighting growing urban populations mask slowing rates of growth in some developed countries and many cities remain woefully underprepared for the unprecedented demographic shifts underway

Rise of the ‘brandless’ brand

Brandless

With the very foundations of a brand designed to ensure consumer protection and signify reliability and quality, will brandless organisations ever have the power to change the concept of brand-building altogether?

The true cost of white-washed research

Genetics and medical studies have largely over-represented people of white, European descent, which could have huge ramifications for the advancement of health research

D2C brands making magic with packaging

With packaging now a vital part of the product proposition, innovative brands in the online direct-to-consumer (D2C) market are giving customers more than just a product, they’re using packaging to deliver an experience

The new recycling system punishing waste producers

The UK is in need of improved recycling systems, laws and infrastructure, and while change may be slow, companies must be prepared

Why brands must embrace hyperpersonalisation

An evermore discerning customer demands greater personalisation and will engage with those brands that can create a truly bespoke experience, but how can this be taken to the next level?

Is your crisis management plan good enough?

In the event of a crisis, business leaders must communicate effectively, with speed, honesty and compassion, in a bid to limit damage to their company

Could a business hub give your startup a head start?

Flying in the face of cyberspace and virtual connectivity, physical clusters of like-minded businesses can energise and accelerate enterprise